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SRF Rentals!

SRF RentalLooking for an SRF Rental for events at COTA, Harris Hill Road, SCCA or NASA? We’ve got 2 SRF’s ready to go! While we’re pretty new to the SRF game, we’re more than competitive on pricing for SRF Rentals, including travel, so give us a shout! Whether it’s a track day, driver’s school, instruction, race weekend or anything you can imagine, we would love to rent you an SRF! Or an SRX7/STL car for that matter!

SRF Rental

The SRF rentals use Goodyear race tires which are plentiful from the top half of the field with just a handful of heat cycles. At around 1500 pounds with 115-120HP they’ll stomp on a Miata and give even turbo Porsche’s a hard time on a twisty enough track. Real racecar feel with production car operating costs make these bad boys the ultimate in track day and driver instruction tools, and since we have 2 you can bring your top dollar instructor or have Chris help you with racecraft and advanced driving techniques. Learning a new track? Our Chatterbox and Miata/RX7 rentals will help you get up to speed quickly, while our GoPro’s, radio system and AiM data acquisition will ensure you’re getting the most out of the car! Best of all, our relationship with Harris Hill Road allows an entire day of track use for only $250 ($150 for a half day).

To see what events we’re planning on this year, check out the calendar at the Events page, and shoot us a message with any questions or availability for your desired event.

SRF Rental Cost

$800-1,000 per day depending on number of days, travel distance, etc. Includes fuel, tires, everything. If you wish to have sticker rubber, we’ll provide you a set of wheels, otherwise we ensure the tires will be round, black and have a good amount of grip… we use take-off’s from Goodyear that start out generally with 6-7 heat cycles.

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Racecar Rentals for 2014!

Racecar RentalsThe 2014 season has already kicked off with The Abominable put on by Houston Region, SCCA at MSR-Houston. We were there with 2 Spec Racer Fords and an SRX7 and had a blast. Our new customer David Hancock won both the Qualifying Race and the Regional Race on Saturday in dominating fashion with a Chris Taylor Racing Services racecar rental! After the test day on Friday, David dropped another 10 seconds from his laptime on Saturday, and this was without the benefit of data! Just old fashioned driver coaching, observation, and competitiveness! We look forward to finishing up his SpecRX7 build and many, many more events in the future!

While there we ran the 2 SRFs with support from Shakey Graves (my buddy and awesome native-Austinite musician), Black Armor Helmets and Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill! Without these folks we wouldn’t be listening to sweet tunes, saving our head with a crazy light and awesomely affordable carbon fiber helmet, or staving off hunger with a delicious wild game burger and fries (or chili if you’re WT). Keep your eyes peeled for some updates soon from Chris Taylor Racing Services and Black Armor Helmets. We’re talking racing radio setups and package deals! Plus, James at Black Armor is a fellow racer, and you know how important it is to help support fellow LOCAL racers and enthusiasts! Thanks to Black Armor we now have loaner helmets available. If you’re looking at getting into racing, in addition to racecar rentals we also have a limited supply of gear to loan out. Suits, shoes, and now helmets! Sizing is the important factor here, but contact us with any questions!

We’re working on a race-specific schedule for 2014. If you’re interested in a racecar rental for any SCCA, NASA or track events, let us know! We have 2 SRF’s available, 2 SRX7’s/STL cars, and we’re working on an enduro/STU car that should be finished up by Spring! To see what we’ve got planned so far, head over to the Events Page, and shoot us a message if your event isn’t on it!

In other news, Chris was featured in an article on the alumni blog from his High School! Check it out on the St. Andrews Alumni Blog site, here.

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Driver Instruction & Racecar Rental at H2R!

driver instructionThings just keep blowing and going here at Chris Taylor Racing Services! This weekend we’re headed down to Harris Hill Raceway to do some driver instruction in one of our SpecRX7’s with a fantastic new customer. It’s great to see somebody chomping at the bit so hard they want as much seat time as they can get while we build his car! He’ll be competing in 2014 in a brand-new Chris Taylor Racing Services/Taylor Rotorsports built Spec7, so it should be an exciting season as we do trackside prep and instruction with him. Stay tuned for pictures and updates on the build, and on the coming season!

Chris is pretty excited about some driver instruction gigs, so if you’ve got any interest in learning race craft or bettering your laptimes, contact us today! In addition to GoPro’s for post-session debrief, we’ve also got a Chatterbox Tandem Pro 2 with headset adaptors for helmets with racing radio setups and a student headset for those that don’t; some brand new 2-way radios on the way (with both IMSA and NASCAR connectors); and our new scales should be on the way shortly! All this combined with our AiM data acquisition means if you want to run at the front this year, you’ll either be looking at one of our cars or, preferably, IN ONE!

But that’s not all! We’re also gearing up for the USGP at our fabulous neighbors facility, COTA! We’re all looking forward to making new friends and hopefully long time customers with our Circuit of the Americas Camping & Parking customers — and who knows, maybe some of them will be so jazzed they’ll want to go racing! If you haven’t already RSVP’d for camping or parking, head over to those respective pages and get onboard now!

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MotoGP Camping, Shop Updates & more!

COTA racecar rental, MotoGP CampingWow! It’s been a crazy couple of months… lots of new and exciting things happening in and around the shop! So here’s a quick update:

MotoGP Camping

We’re VERY excited to be hosting 50-100 of our fellow enthusiasts for Moto GP camping April 19-21! With 17 acres there should be plenty of room for everybody to spread out and keep off each others toes. We hope the weather will cooperate, and that we’ll get enough rain before then to get this burn ban lifted so we can have a good old fashioned, Texas-sized bonfire! But fear not, for those attending, we’ll have some grills available for you to cook on and hopefully a “burn ban approved” fire pit/area so we can gather ’round, roast marshmellows and listen to some FANTASTIC local, live music from our friend Matt A. Foster!

If you’re one of the folks doing MotoGP camping with us in a few weeks, stay tuned –we’ll be sending out a confirmation email with some maps and info about local amenities and landmarks.

Racecar Rentals

Harris Hill SRF Racecar RentalsAt this point I’d like to send a public thank you to all our rental customers so far this year! It’s great that we’ve got a world-class, several hundred million dollar racing facility across the street… and even greater that we’ve had so many wonderful customers that have been able to experience it in our equipment! But more importantly I’d like to thank Harris Hill Road for their continued support of our program. Without them we wouldn’t be able to get on track as quickly and as easily as we do! It’s because of them we can do full day and half day rentals and driver instruction pretty much any day of the week, any week of the year!

Shop Stuff

Lastly, I’ve been hard at work re-organizing the shop to handle all of our rental and customer cars… and I’m running out of room! I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to break ground on a bigger, newer, nicer shop here soon, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Interested in an investment opportunity? Shoot me a message! I’m looking to expand shop rental as well as F1 and MotoGP Camping facilities!

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Onboard at Harris Hill from a SRF!

Harris Hill onboard YouTubeI’ve been trying to shoot video like crazy so I have some fun and cool stuff to post on YouTube, and I got a couple laps onboard one of the SRFs at Harris Hill! The camera angle is pretty cool to watch, you can see me sawing on the wheel and having a good time (as you can see from the screenshot here). If you want to kill some time check out the YouTube channel, or go straight to the video! Hint: There’s a similar one from COTA with a customer driving!

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Family race car rental day at Harris Hill Road

Race Car Rental & Driver Training

Back before the holidays, some customers wanted to get the family together and drive some racecars and get the younger folks some time in a stick shift and on track, and I was more than happy to help with an SRF race car rental! It was an enjoyable afternoon for everybody, and many thanks to Harris Hill Road for the facility and loaner Mazda’s for the younger folks to get used to before hopping in the SRF’s!

If you need an SRF race car rental to hone your driving skills or racecraft I’ll happily meet you anywhere in the continental United States! Although to be honest, it’s best if you can meet me at Harris Hill Road or Circuit of the Americas… diesel is expensive! All kidding aside, whether you just want to try something different, need help getting quicker in your own car or want to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to equal-equipment racing; you’ve found the right place! With 2 identically prepared Spec Racer Ford’s we can work on your driving, racecraft, or just have a fun afternoon away from the office! Head over to the Contact Page to inquire about a  race car rental today!