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A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« on: Feb 01, 2010, 06:55:40 PM »
Recently picked up a class 1 race car. It's a Jimco Champion chassis with ls7, Albins 5 speed sequential trans bypasses and coils so on and so on. All the good stuff. Anyway our first race is Feb 6th in Parker Arizona. We plan on runnin the complete best in the desert 2010 season. We're based in Downey California the driver is Ray Griffith. Previously we raced jeepspeed and are currently 3 time defending class champs but are looking for a real challenge. So here it goes. New number is #1553














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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2010, 07:17:44 PM »
good luck man!!! keep us updated!!! all the info!

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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2010, 07:07:00 PM »
Just got back from Parker. Qualifying went awesome we actually nailed down the 2nd position overall. Beat all trophy trucks and only missed the first starting position by 4 seconds to Sam Berry the defending class champion. Totally awesome first time out.

Race was going good through 2 of 3 laps through 280 miles we were 3rd on course and second in class. Then at mile 401 the steering rack came completely off the car and before Ray could get it stopped it hit a pole and folded the lower a arm. Race over.

For a rookie team from jeepspeed to come out and nail down 2nd in qualifying and at one point in time have the overall lead of the race before a logistic issue( out of fuel ) is absolutely amazing. So proud of Ray and our whole team for steppin up and makin things happen.

We actually got lots of praise from HUGE race teams with million dollar budgets and race cars far superior than ours, and potential sponsorship opportunities from BFG, King shocks and a few other companies. So hopefully we will be able to improve our car even more and keep runin at the top of the class.

Next race is the Best In The Desert Mesquite race in Mesquite Nevada in April

Big thanks to Mike Stapleton and Wilson Motorsports. Without you we would have never of had this good of a run out of the box
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2010, 07:39:35 PM »
Here's some pics i found online













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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2010, 08:15:10 PM »
Here's a cool sequence i found of thursdays qualifying












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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2010, 10:16:14 AM »
Good news, the car is at KING getting fitted for the brand new KING 3.5's tripple bypass shocks with KING 3.5 coilovers all the way around. Gonna make a huge difference compared to the old out of date fox's that we had. Big thanks to KING SHOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should get the car back in about a week
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2010, 08:52:04 PM »
Just got the car back from King. They put their brand new 3.5 tripple bypass and coilovers in the front and their massive 4.0 King Kings in the rear. Great work guys and a big thanks. They also got the car to sit about 8 inches lower it should handle 1000 times better
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2010, 03:34:43 PM »
The car is completely tore down for a full prep for next race. Best in the deserts silver state bilkek 300 in mesquite nevada. Sent the trans in for a rebuild, also ordered a completely new steering assembly from HOWE and got new front a arms from jimco. Hope to give'em hell april 24th
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #8 on: Mar 21, 2010, 01:23:38 PM »
nice have fun, looks like a blast, and wish u guys luck
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #9 on: Apr 11, 2010, 10:53:59 AM »
Well the car is 90% back together, should have it done by wednesday and test thursday. Can't wait this is gonna be a great race. We leave for the race tuesday april 20th :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #10 on: Apr 13, 2010, 10:00:14 AM »
Good luck
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #11 on: Apr 13, 2010, 10:17:18 AM »
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #12 on: Apr 13, 2010, 10:44:10 AM »
Hey man I just mover down to Riverside not to long to attend The Fab School.  Im really interested in getting into desert racing and just picked up a little baja toyota myself... I was wondering if you needed any help with anything.. Im no genius but have some knowledge and the drive to learn as much as possible.  Changing oil, tightening loose nuts and bolts, chasing whatever you need I would be willing to help out as much as possible.

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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #13 on: Apr 13, 2010, 06:30:34 PM »
 The driver does 99% of everything on the car himself. I'll hit'em up and get back with you
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #14 on: Apr 14, 2010, 07:26:27 PM »
Went to barstow today to test with king shocks. They got our new shocks completely dialed in. King shocks rule, everything is just silly. New tranny worked great also if she holds together we should be in for a good run :thumbs:
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #15 on: Apr 15, 2010, 01:04:49 PM »
Nice thanks man
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Right on is Barstow a legit spot to to jam around I just moved to SoCal and dont have a clue where anything is at.

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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #16 on: Apr 15, 2010, 09:22:04 PM »
Nice thanks man
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Right on is Barstow a legit spot to to jam around I just moved to SoCal and dont have a clue where anything is at.


Yea 10-4 barstow is where most race teams test thier stuff. 15 freeway exit outlet center turn right and you can't miss it. It's actually about 7 miles before barstow. MDR and MORE hold alot of races out there.


Me and my buddy got our new chase truck almost done today also. Looks pretty sick. We get our rack back from powder coat tomorrow. I"ll try to get some pics up this weekend
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #17 on: Apr 16, 2010, 12:27:41 PM »
Hell ya man im gunna have to head up there one weekend and go check it out.  What all do you need to be a chaser?

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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #18 on: Apr 16, 2010, 05:19:38 PM »
What all do you need to be a chaser?


LOTS of things. My best advice is just go to a few local races and see it for yourself. ALOT of dedication helps also. Chase crew guys are a HUGE part of any race team


Also big thanks to vision x for our new lights
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #19 on: Apr 16, 2010, 07:58:42 PM »
I second that! It takes alot to chase we pretty much do all the work to get the drivers to the finish, with the bigger trucks you need more help for sure!!!

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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #20 on: Apr 16, 2010, 08:13:11 PM »
I second that! It takes alot to chase we pretty much do all the work to get the drivers to the finish, with the bigger trucks you need more help for sure!!!


Exactly. They can't do it without us that's for sure. Total team effort. We have 2 chase trucks and 1 fuel truck. Besides main pit but this race next week is a chase race, no main pit. Definately need to plan your logistics
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #21 on: Apr 17, 2010, 08:36:26 PM »
A few pics of our new chase truck








All the stuff in the back are no longer needed it's all in the side boxes now




I'll get some better pics wednesday morning when were all loaded up and rollin out for the race
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #22 on: Apr 17, 2010, 10:20:10 PM »
the car and chase truck look good man! when you guys racing it next?
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #23 on: Apr 18, 2010, 09:17:56 AM »
the car and chase truck look good man! when you guys racing it next?


Next week April 24th. Best in the desert's silver state bilek 300. We qualify thursday, tech and contigency friday, and race saturday
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #24 on: Apr 18, 2010, 11:05:24 AM »

Next week April 24th. Best in the desert's silver state bilek 300. We qualify thursday, tech and contigency friday, and race saturday
nice. I kinda figured as much... did you guys go to the DRIVE race this weekend?
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #25 on: Apr 18, 2010, 11:28:19 AM »
No didn't make it out there, too busy at the race shop gettin everything ready for next week :beer:
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 18, 2010, 12:49:14 PM »
oh right on.. I hear it was a fun race...
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #27 on: Apr 21, 2010, 07:37:45 AM »
Got the car as good as were gonna get it. Leavin this morning

We qualify tomorrow and race saturday. Good times for sure
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 23, 2010, 09:12:23 PM »
Good luck. That's a good car, no problems in Mexico in 2007.
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Re: A&G Motorsports Class 1 Race Team
« Reply #29 on: Apr 25, 2010, 02:01:09 PM »
Qualified 2nd out of 40 class1's and trophy trucks. Missed the pole by a 1/2 second.

Unfortunately electrical issues took us out at mile 22. They were able to limp it in to pit 1 race mile 43 and loaded it on the trailer. As we are not racing for points and were already 2 hours down at that point we made a team secision to save the car. Seat time would have been good but since this course is all fire roads it wasn't really worth it. Might race a night race in a few weeks to get some night driving under his belt and then focus on vegas to reno
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