Most of ya’ll know I’m a big proponent of helping others out, especially local businesses… well, Chin Motorsports may not be local, but they’ve got a local putting on their events in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana! Close enough! So, I’m proud to announce a deal from me to you, fellow racer/track enthusiast! If you put a deposit on a rental down by April 1 on ANY rental for Chin Motorsports’ April 12-13 event at Texas World Speedway, I’ll PAY YOUR ENTRY! That’s right, your entry fee is on Chris Taylor Racing Services! SRF, RX7, or Miata rentals all qualify, and I’m not even marking rentals up by the entry amount!
April 12-13 Chin Motorsports at TWS rental fees:
SRF, $2200 for the weekend
Miata, $1100 for the weekend
RX7, $950 for the weekend
Don’t believe me? Rental for the RX7s at the NASA event at TWS later that month are the same price! That’s how excited I am about Chin Motorsports coming to Texas. If that isn’t a personal testimony, I don’t know what is! They’re also running at MSR-Houston May 17-18; so help give me the best birthday present ever and get ALL my rentals at the track for that weekend! They’re coming back to TWS in August and NOLA, so head over to Chin Motorsports’ website to check out their schedule!
I’m in such a giving mood, I’m even offering 20% off shop rate for the entire month of March! If you’re a fan of ours on Facebook you’ve already seen it, but I’m posting it here now, too! If you’re not a follower on Facebook, go give us a like and stay tuned for more sweet deals like this! If you’re into Twitter or Instagram, you can find me on there, too! It’s a little look into my personal life with updates and pics from daily activities. There’s links at the top of the main page to all my social media sites! @CTRacingServ on Twitter and racerchristaylor on Instagram!
This past weekend we had the opportunity to provide racecar rental services to another satisfied Chris Taylor Racing Customer for MVP Track Time at Circuit of the Americas! This really is an astounding track, and it’s a real treat to get on the track whenever possible. It seems like we’re getting fewer and fewer opportunities so I’m personally grateful when events pop up for regular folks, and even more grateful when folks rent an SRF, Miata, or RX7 from me! Among the many reasons is the viewing opportunities this track provides, and that’s part of what this little article is about. I’ll give ya’ll a brief history lesson!
The 2 SRFs have quite a few frequent flier miles, and I don’t mean that in an off-course excursion sort of way! The cars were shipped over to the Middle East and were part of the MeCar series, which ran at various racetracks throughout the Middle East. The red/white car has an interesting paint scheme that ties into this: the paint scheme is the Bahrainian flag! There was another car with the opposite (white front/red back), but our car was actually driven by a Sheik! I’ve had these cars over a year, knew they were from the middle east but had never heard that details… and never put together that the paint scheme was the Bahraini flag! How cool!
Our other car was just the Ford car, blue and white, and is currently having a new to us engine installed in it after an eventful weekend last month at Motorsports Ranch Cresson! As is somewhat customary, we ended up helping trackside with several friends and new customers. Another local outfit just dropped a Miata off for our customer’s friend, so we helped with gas, tires and instruction. It’s never too hard to get me to hop in a car, and I’m always glad to help folks! I almost pulled out my phone to take some pics while we went around but I was afraid that would throw the driver off so I just sat back and relaxed!
Both SRFs should be back 100% within the next week, so if you’re looking for a racecar rental for any events at COTA or Harris Hill, SCCA or NASA, shoot us a message! we look forward to hearing from you!!
Looking 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!
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.
Anybody looking for hauling and crew/support for the 24 Hours of LeMons at Eagles Canyon raceway that would like to join a 944 team, we have room in the trailer! Cost is $500 to haul it up and $100 per day for support. Somewhat negotiable, it’s more important for us to fill the trailer than eek out every extra dollar! Shoot us an email with any questions!
We’ll have RX7 and Miata spares along with us, as well as quick dump 5 gallon fuel jugs, tools, and various equipment. The 20×30 canopy will be setup, and camping in the trailer is available for interested parties!
The 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.
Things 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!
Wow! 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:
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.
At 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!
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!
Whew it’s been a busy couple of months… Taylor Rotorsports is building a new SpecRX7 for a client, we’ve had a ton of rentals in the last few months, and have a ton more coming up soon! But, there’s still a few cars available for SCCA rentals at TWS in May, as well as Eagles Canyon in April.
SRF, STL RX7 and SpecRX7s are all still available — and we’re still looking for more season leases as well as arrive-and-drive customers! Our past customers have always commended our Texas hospitality, and our 48 foot trailer can hold any amount of tools and spares needed for speedy repairs! Contact us today for pricing and availability.
SCCA Rentals and more!
Whether you’re on a budget or looking to win races and championships, Chris Taylor Racing Services can help you out! Our affiliation with Harris Hill Road allows for easy and affordable track testing pretty much any day of the week and for days at a time. Driver coaching, data acquisition and video analysis or just good old fashioned seat time — we’re your one stop shop for racing in Central Texas! SCCA, NASA, PCA, BMWCCA — we’ll go anywhere, any time!
I’m super stoked how much visibilty my COTA Walkthrough post has gotten — I’m just a schmuck with some racecars, but everybody’s been SUPER complimentary and thanked me for posting it which gives me the warm fuzzies. But to have an online magazine mention and link my COTA tips is just incredible! If you haven’t read through my writeup, go check it out, and if you haven’t read Winding Road before, go check out their April issue!
Other current events:
The BFG Super Tour put on by Lone Star Region, SCCA at COTA is all sold out already, but if you’ll be in the neighborhood come stop by the trailer and say hi! I’ll have an RX7 and the Harris Hill Road Formula Ford there. And if you’re looking for a rental for BMW Club or any other event, drop me a note!
I’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!