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Old 01-17-2018, 12:32 PM   #1243
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:38 PM   #1244
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Good deal on extending the yaris' death sentence. Congrats on setting a new record at ACS!
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:33 PM   #1245
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We were pleasantly surprised to see the 2015 get a stay of execution - it was supposed to get crushed at the end of the season ..
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Is that an SCCA rule or ...? And is it against the rules to smuggle the vehicle out of state or country?!

+1 congrats on the win.

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:27 AM   #1246
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Is that an SCCA rule or ...? And is it against the rules to smuggle the vehicle out of state or country?!

+1 congrats on the win.

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No, that is a Toyota thing, they own the car. It's not a car that can be sold or titled, has to be sent back to country of origin or crushed no later than five years after it hits the ground here.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:38 PM   #1247
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Nice driving Jason, I always enjoy watching your videos to prepare for events. I plant to hit this track in March with the Optima Challenge.

Why are comments disabled on the video?
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 PM   #1248
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Because haters gonna hate!
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:48 PM   #1249
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Because haters gonna hate!
LOL. I normally leave supportive comments on videos I like, but there are some that I will call out for using click-bait titles when their content sucks.

But if people hate on race footage and that bothers you, just delete it right? Personally when I get hate comments, I just out-troll them until they are confused
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #1250
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Pretty cool shot of the Yaris/podium from Indy in the latest issue of SportsCar.

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Old 01-30-2018, 05:37 PM   #1251
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:34 AM   #1252
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Hey Jason!

I don't know if you're aware, but that JDM TRD exhaust you sold to Garm back in 2012 is alive and well on my '08 hatch. Crazy story. To make a long story short though, when Garm had purchased it off you, I was stuck in the warehouse cleaning it... and admiring it. I was later told by Garm and Jeff that it was sold. I had spent what seemed to be an eternity talking about how rare it was to my wife and how how badly I wanted one (at the time, there were only 2 other known Yaris owners who had one. I had no idea that my wife had taken note of my ramblings and contacted Jeff at Micro Image who set up a crazy mission to keep the sale under wraps. I was later surprised at home on Valentines day with your muffler with a big red bow wrapped snugly around it. Garm had also purchased your race driven clutch which was ready to get slapped on at the time.

If you're ever selling any other goodies, let me know, I'll be more than glad to purchase your hand me downs (:
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:27 PM   #1253
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Took the old car out to Sonoma Raceway for the SCCA US Majors Tour. It was a huge event, with over 400 cars. Having never raced there before it was a great test for the Runoffs, which will be there in Oct. Went in to the event with no expectations, simply looking at it as a test day.

The weekend started a little rough... A vibration that showed up a Buttonwillow in April finally got bad enough I could identify it, for the first time in 8 years of racing these cars we had a CV go bad. Ended up having to cut qualifying short, just going out long enough to post a decent lap so we wouldn't push our luck. Got an axle from a local auto parts store in time to make the race.

Brutal hot on Saturday, and while I was having to manage my front tires the little British roadsters that were flying in qualifying were suffering even worse from the heat. I was able to get the win on Saturday.

On Sunday we had an ugly incident at the start when two Grand Touring Lite cars got together in Turn 2. It created a bit of a log jam, and next thing you know the top three H Prod cars are all piled together. Fortunately the Yaris can take a hit, I was able to restart after falling to last in the field, and work my way back up to take the win.

Learned a lot from our weekend, and have made some chassis changes that will make the car better for the Runoffs.



Sunday's start (full videos later): https://youtu.be/0gs_py2oXgI

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But it might be more fun to update to the 2018 we picked up last week.

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Old 07-02-2018, 06:40 PM   #1254
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Nice! and yes the yaris is pretty hearty!
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:14 PM   #1255
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Need a new grill? I have one laying around. Itís 2 years old but all there. Just supply your own hardware.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:31 AM   #1256
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I <3 Jason's updates.

New Yaris looks great, I can't wait to see what you guys do to it. :)
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:15 PM   #1257
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I <3 Jason's updates.

New Yaris looks great, I can't wait to see what you guys do to it. :)
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:43 PM   #1258
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Thanks for the offer, but no, we are going to update to the 2018.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:35 PM   #1259
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Prep for the 2018 Runoffs at Sonoma is almost done. Rather than building a new car for one race (the program ends this year) we decide to update the 2015. So all the applicable pieces from the 2018 were removed and it was sent to the crusher. The 2015 gets a facelift, and one last race - seemed wrong not to run the chassis that has brought us two Runoffs poles, a championship, and two second place finishes.

Happy to be going in the favorite, but its going to be a very challenging track to get it done on.

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Old 10-13-2018, 02:51 PM   #1260
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Wow, that incident on Sunday really shows why you need crash protection, maybe I should put the beam back on mine before the next TRD cup.

Great job Jason.
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