June 2014 – First start up in the new car
Video (click here) First start up
May 2014 – It’s starting to come together… Motor, Gearbox and rear end are in
April 2014 -
March 2014 -
Progress on the rear over fenders
The under body, engine bay and cabin are finished with the final coat of white. Came out pretty nice until I made a bad decision to give some missed areas a touch-up. The over spray really changed the nice first coat .. live and learn! So I’ll decided just to move forward, it a race car. Now I need to make some extra rear over fenders…
A BIG thanks to HC Farver A/S for helping us out again. HC Farver A/S is located in Randers but you can also use there online shop. http://www.autolak-online.dk/
February 2014 -
She’s now welded and seamed…
Welding the cage has started. Big thanks to Jim @ Jim’s Biler & Dækservice – Tlf. 25302073
She’s good to go and pointed in the right direction again
January 2014 – Happy New Years from Rush Motorsports
26/12/13 – Starting the engine bay bracing
20/12/13 – First fitment of the roll cage
19/10/13 – Original parts have been removed. Next, seam welding and roll cage
13/10/13 – Our new Rx7 has arrived. After a long waiting period, we can now move forward for 2014
26/06/13 – Rush Motorsports wishes to express our profound sadness regarding the death of Allan Simonsen during the 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
08/06/13 – Small update: The engine has been removed today, along with most of the car components. Next, some final prep work and a confirmed date before it goes to the bench.
02/06/13 – Work continues to see if we can have the car ready for Ring Djursland in September. Car will be completely stripped and put on the bench to be straighten, due to the heavy damage after the Classic race in Aarhus. Never give up!
19/05/13 – 26,000 spectators and we were ready for Heat 2. We started 5th on the grid and got a good start at the light today, then fell back going into the first corner but quickly moved up again to 5th position. A few laps later, the 4th place car spun in a blind right hand corner. Although avoiding a collision, we did make contact with the wall with the left rear tire but moved up to 4th place overall. During the next lap, the car behavior changed and a lap later, entering the chicane I had a big crash. The race was over for us. Very disappointing. photos from Lars Krall.. many thanks!
In car video from the #199 BMW
The early save and the later aftermath. photographers unknown
18/05/13 – First heat started late Saturday. We had a bad start… my fault. I couldn’t see the starting lights. We did survive the first corner incident involving three cars. For the restart, we were moved back two positions because the officials use lap times and not race position, this was disappointing because we had moved up the ladder. Again for the restart, I was unable to see the starting lights. During the remainder of the race, we had a comfortable pace in 5th position until the last lap, where we gained a spot up to 4th overall. Photos from Denner photo and unknown
17/05/13 – We have arrived
16/05/13 – 24 hours before we head out to Aarhus
04/05/13 – Our racer is back. We want to give a BIG THANKS to Per and Frank Jensen at PJ AUTO, located in Randers Denmark. With no hesitation, they excepted to help us with the respray. They have been fantastic putting in many long hours and making schedule adjustment along the way. PJ AUTO is also a full auto service shop. Tlf: 86467823
03/05/13 – We officially have a new color.
13/04/13 – Small update. Our racer has been primed and now we are finishing the final sanding before paint.
13/04/13 – Rush Motorsports welcomes Autolak-Online, a division of Sadolin Farveland – HC Farver A/S. Autolak-Online offers a wide range of professional products for painting cars at low online prices. Autolak-Online products are of the highest quality and are used by professionals throughout the industry, offering custom spray for your car from RAL, NCS and similar color codes. http://www.autolak-online.dk
08/04/13 – With only 5 weeks before our first race. We have made a late decision and decided to go with a new look. Work in progress!
24/03/13 – For 2013, Rush motorsports will once again work together with A.K. Iversen A/S as a primary sponsor. A.K. Iversen A/S has been a successful family business for the past 69 years, specializing in Plastic Injection Molding & Tooling. For more information: http://www.ak-iversen.dk
01/01/13 - Latest news for the teams of Yountimers. We have been invited to race at the Classic Race Aarhus event. This is very exiting for us and our partners. For more in formation: http://www.craa.dk
03/09/12 – Our Second race at Jyllands-Ringen. I would have to sum it up as positive but not what we had hoped for.
During Saturday’s first training, we quickly ran into a problem. We were unable to run wide open due to a unexpected boost cut, in the higher rpm’s. A bit of a disappointment, we qualified 13th out of 36 cars. Adjustment for the first race made the boost cut worse but surprisingly, we were able to finish the race with a 9th place position. Late Saturday night, we made the final decision and changes to the car, that we hoped would eliminate the boost cut for the second training. Sunday was a rebirth for us. Our changes were working and we qualified 3rd.. we were back in business!
Race day on Sunday, our Mazda got a great start and moved up to 2nd. This was short lived and we fell back to 3rd. We stayed there for a while until the car behind us, gave me a ever so lightly tap in the rear… we slid back again to 4th and that’s were we finished. The weekend was over for us..we were very pleased to have solved the problem and go home with some decent points. BUT…That was until we and two other teams battling for 4th, were called up and later given a 20 second penalty for yellow flag infraction. Our final position was dropped to 9th. Clip of the yellow zone infraction.
30/5/12 – Press release (motorsporten.dk) in Danish. We say thanks for a good weekend at Ring Djursland, which ended with a podium position. Read it here.
21/05/12 – Our first race for 2012 is over. It was a fantastic weekend with good weather and high results. Early morning test, we were able to bed in our new front and rear pads provided by Carbotech and get a feel for the new Stance coilovers. First qualifying the track was wet and we decided to run rain tires which was a mistake as the track dried quickly midway. First laps we were in the top 4 but soon dropped to 8th, to those who chose slicks. Second qualifying, on a dry track, we climbed to the top quickly setting pole position, two seconds quicker than last year even though we have + 85 kilo’s. The new brake and suspension really worked well together. First heat, starting 8th out of 28 cars. We were hit hard in the first turn by another car avoiding an incident. Now unable to run with the front pack, we were able to move up the ladder and finish a respectable 4th place over all. Second heat, starting from pole position. coming in to the first corner we were bumped from behind but this time we held position until the third corner were we slipped to second position. On the final lap we had secured second place, just one second behind the leader. A fantastic weekend which we thank to our loyal sponsors and team.
04/05/12 – After waiting 6 months, our 3 way Stance coilovers have arrived. Big thanks to our associate sponsor www.autornd.com We now have two weeks to prepare the car for our first race in 2012.
01/04/12 – A short update. Unfortunately, Rush Motorsports will not be attending the F&F show this year.
This is due to delays from Japan. Important parts that have not arrived in time to show our car. We are very disappointed for our sponsors but this is beyond our control. We will continue to focus on our first race in May. Stay tuned
04/02/2012 – Rush Motorsports will attend the Fast and Furious Car show in Fredericia from the 4th to the 6th of May, 2012. We are located in Hall C. For more information go to www.streetfire.dk
23/01/2012 - We are happy to announce that Carbotech-Europe is now an associate sponsor. For your high performance brake solutions, please contact Ian at www.carbotech-europe.com
20/01/2012 - Thank you for visiting. As you can see, our new website is under construction. Winter has arrived and we are working hard preparing our Mazda RX-7. Over the coming weeks, Rush Motorsports will continue to make more changes and updates…please visit us again.
16/01/2012 – We have officially started our new website! We hope you will continue to visit Rush Motorsports and follow us to the upcoming 2012 race season.