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!!
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.
Ya’ll have asked, but here’s the answer: Yes, we DO have COTA rentals available! Whether it’s for a track day, photo shoot, TV segment or anything else, we’ll gladly provide a car or cars for you! It’s a short trip, so as long as everything is prepped and ready to go we can be there with as little as 24 hours notice! Pricing depends on availability so Contact Us today to find out!
COTA Rental Availability:
Any of our rental cars are available for events at the Circuit of the Americas. This includes Spec Racer Ford (SRF), any of our RX7 racecars, and our bone-stock 1991 Miata with a hardtop. Pricing varies depending on duration, lead time, and how many drivers expected. For more specific info on the cars, head over to our Rentals page. For track days and photo/TV shoots we have more options with tires and grip. I cannot guarantee acceptance of cars for classes or groups other than those they’re intended for — if your track day group doesn’t like purpose built racecars with no passenger seats, the RX7s are probably a better choice than an SRF. Without writing a novel here, your best bet is to shoot me a message and I’ll gladly work with you to find a suitable car for your event!