I am trying to gather a contact list of all owners of Enterprise Sports Racer owners. If you have one or know were one is sitting as a track day car, post here with a picture of the car, car number and region located.
Or if you are the shy type you can contact me with a pm/email at
muleshoeracer at yahoo dot com
Last edited by Messenger Racing; March 2nd, 2012 at 10:24 PM.
Not a lot actively run because of the lack of competitiveness in CSR but that is not due to a lack of interest in the car itself. There are several cars and/or kits sitting around. We have 7-8 in the middle of the US. Hoping to get them all together at some events.
Yes, it is my interest but not new.
You should try one - would be great for your program.
Jay, we have the sports racer bodywork. We ran the car in IMSA Lites in 2007. We've run the car as an FE ever since. However, we run it as a sports racer once a year in Decemeber at Carolina Motorsports Park because they don't allow open-wheeled cars for that event. FEs and SMs don't get along...
Have you compiled a list of guys that have the bodywork? If so, can you share that? I may know of some guys that have it that are not on your list.
Chris Funk and Kelly Toombs at KC Racing are stepping up and willing to serve as the official hospitality center for these events. Many of you know these guys. They are well respected great competitors at of Kansas City.
Here are some photos Chris sent me of their cars as they competed in the ex-IMSA L3 category.
I am not sure why he sent the first one - I found it difficult to see the car
Talked to Rand Donohoo out of the Denver area this week and he is very excited about having a place to run his ESR. He asked me to post this picture of his car from last season. It was taken by Rupert Berrington. You will notice he was running as an ASR while he tested a different wing and some other bits for the car.
Anybody with a FE in the middle US that wants to join us? I know where there are some used body kits cheap, contact me.
Just a quick update. We are close to finalizing some races - most likely the first one will be at High Plains at the end of June. Still looking for FE folks who might be interested in joining us. I have found 3 sets of used bodywork that can be bought at a good price if you are currently in formula car mode and would like to give it a try. The conversion is very straightforward.
Another note - I have some leads on a couple of rental cars being available - PM me for details.
Jay is doing a great job...yes, it is nice when a customer does your work...and with all the SR2 and FE/FM talk etc, I wonder if the ESR will see a hayday soon. Stranger things have happened. I know a number of SRF folks where interested, but not to run in CSR as it is today. They are "pack racers", so it takes numbers to get their interest. A few can get over the open wheel thing, which I personally prefer anyway. (Body work makes me too brave).
Just received this photo at the Topeka Runoffs. It is from Phil Brosius in Texas. He is sitting out for a while to recover from the "C" word but is really excited about running with the new series and plans to join in by late summer.
I just got an ESR/CSR. I will race mostly w/ SCCA Washington DC region. Went to qualifying last week but didn't feel brave enough to drive the new car in the rain on Sunday. Two other CSR's were washouts as well.
Hagerman Engineering has an ESR in the shop in Maryland. http://photobucket.com/davidscsr
We at Surface Exploration are on board with what Jay is doing. I have run our car in the IMSA Lites L-3 Series, but has been run in recently as an FE. Converting it back for this. We also take care of Rand Donohoo's car mentioned previously in the thread.
Here is what the car looked like back in 2007-2009. But it will look very similar to Rand's.
Chris Doyle Surface Exploration Ltd - Rocky Mountain Division - CSR for Formula Enterprises/Enterprises SportsRacer - Shop 303.940.1500 - Fax 303.940.1509 Elfwerx Engineering - Engineering & Design
Last edited by Kelf1975; May 2nd, 2012 at 6:45 PM.
I got to drive the ESR for the first time Saturday. Although my work schedule made the track time short. It was a show up, drive the car around the paddock to learn how to shift the sequential box, run one qualifying session and run the race shake down, it was still a blast.
I was amazed at how easy the car was to drive. I don't know what I expected but I assumed it would be much more physical. Other than a stiff neck from being out of the car for a while I found the car a breeze to run quickly in mid 90's heat and high humidity. It was very predictable and stable. The Hoosier spec tires were very consistent. I left a lot on the track but was pleased that my last lap of qualifying and last lap of the race were the fastest of both sessions.
Here are some shots of the Messenger Racing/Thinkfastbook.com car. I still have some more work to do on the graphics but it is an improvement over the white car with black numbers I started with.
Bottom line, I like it! Looking for one more shake down run prior to our first Sportsracer Challenge series event.
Oops! I guess I let the cat out of the bag, yes that will be the name for our new series.