…more or less. In motorsports, the rules must change in order to fine tune the competitive atmosphere and make sure everyone gets a fair chance at the glory that is winning. If change turns against you it might feel like a cold, cruel, sideways rain on your team’s fantasy-of-winning parade. At Autosport Labs it feels like… another work party! Thanks to a rules change in the Chumpcar World Series, Labrat 1, our oil-burning, tirewalled, salvaged-titled, hack-turbo’d, 1990 Miata might now be a little too fancy to pass inspection. So,… with the help of some sound advice from the powers-that-be at Chump Central, we have begun the de-evolution of the rat. No more fancy $30 Ebay intercooler. Filling that void is a dented $10 Craigslist unit (yes, we over paid).
No longer will the Labrat sport cheaty, Aluminum intercooler tubing. Narrow and rusty-steel exhaust tubing will have to do.
Forget about those awesome, 100,000-miles-young, Koni yellows and Eibach Sport springs.
We’ve regressed to very experienced OEM shocks and springs with handy shopvac-hose dust boots.
What about the wing and the Wiz Bar you ask? Surely we aren’t removing those?! Sorry folks, they’re gone with the wind.