Score of a century for me. Found a piece of mitsubishi racing history.
Can't believe thi thing popped up on craigslist 12 miles from my house.
It's what I believe to be number 88 from the scca coors race truck series. Loking at the scca logbook, dave wolin signed every entry, which I believe has to do with being the team owner. But there is one log in the 1988 race at mid ohio that mentions Peter Schwartzott needing to have a new sticker placed on his helmet before he races. I assume this was the driver of the truck on that race, and according to the results I found. He was driving number 88. That is also the truck dave wolin and a few other people like charley hexom would drive during the series.
The truck has had all the vinyle removed, and had been converted to badging. It's actually titled as a mighty max, and the cage has matching scca stamps for the log book. I think the previous owner wanted to make it a d50. He removed most of the stickers and penalty weight that was in the back,
He bought it from charley hexom who raced for mitsubishi quite a bit back in the day. exom and fred lux who actually prepped the mitsubishi team cars back in the 80s were working on converting it into a starion powered car. The end result was a old tep modified 4 injector intake, tec 2, spearco air water intercooled with a vw rabbit radiator behind the rear axle with fans for cooling. and 2.5 exhaust. It dynoed 245hp and 285ftlbs on a stock turbo. I guess the first time the keith who I bought it from took it out he developed rod knock. He also mentioned the trans oil temp was getting high, and thinks it needs a cooler. It sat ever since then. THe picture of the truck just red is I believe keith.
Tomorrow I will be going to pick up the original stock 109hp factor engine, along with the starion engine from fred lux shop. It will be awesome to pick his brain on the old mitsubishi cars he did. I will try and get as much info as possible.
I'll get some better pictures tomorrow, it was dark and raining when I got home. It is cool to see the fire supressionr system is still intact and full
Great video of a coors truck race. and a close up of the 87 mitsubishi
Pikes peak, mitsubishi finished 1, 2 and 3 in their class