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    Black Series to Race World Challenge

    Feb. 2, 2012
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    MBBS Racing Names Craig Stanton as Lead Driver and Team Principal.
    Stanton and Team to Compete in Pirelli World Challenge GT
    MBBS Racing - MBBS Racing and its affiliate Evosport Engineering today announced that they have named veteran GT driver Craig Stanton as lead driver and team development manager. MBBS Racing is developing an AMG Black Series car for the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge GT class. Stanton will be overseeing all racing operations and acting as the development driver for Evosport Engineering in the further development of their full range of performance products for Mercedes-Benz automobiles.
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    Craig is very uniquely qualified for this new role, having won numerous pro titles in addition to years of testing for manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz/AMG, Porsche, Michelin, Nissan, Infiniti, Yokohama, Continental, Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru.

    “I was contacted by the principals of MBBS several months ago with the concept, and everything fell into line” said Stanton. “In the racing world, sometimes being in the right place at the right time is key. This AMG Black Series is going to be one remarkable racecar. I’m thrilled to be leading the charge for MBBS and representing the Evosport brand.”

    Evosport has been a leader in performance products for the European car market since 1999, specializing in race car prep, street car service, and the highest-quality performance parts for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, and Ferrari vehicles. Noteworthy is the fact that Evosport has touched more Black Series vehicles than anyone save Mercedes-Benz themselves. MBBS Racing is the road racing arm of the company, and strives to push product development that directly results from the team’s experience on the track. Situated in Huntington Beach, California, Evosport Engineering and MBBS Racing maintain one of the premier operations in the industry. www.evosport.com


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    Interesting Evosport is involved with this.

    Thanks.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Interesting Evosport is involved with this.

    Thanks.
    Sounds like they're headlining this effort - since it appears MBBS and Evosport are parts of the same organization.

    Anyone know if they're campaigning a clk, sl, or c? The release simply states Black Series, unless I missed it...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
    Sounds like they're headlining this effort - since it appears MBBS and Evosport are parts of the same organization.

    Anyone know if they're campaigning a clk, sl, or c? The release simply states Black Series, unless I missed it...
    I would assume CLK63 Black Series.

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    Its a CLK BS
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    Its a CLK BS
    Figured, thanks.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Figured, thanks.
    Wonder if they will run it at the 1/4 mile to see if they can take the record lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Wonder if they will run it at the 1/4 mile to see if they can take the record lol
    They are going to need more than a 700 weight reduction to challenge even the current 63 record let alone what Earl, Keith or I can manage to do in the next week or two.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    They are going to need more than a 700 weight reduction to challenge even the current 63 record let alone what Earl, Keith or I can manage to do in the next week or two.
    From what I've heard, they've taken out over 1000lbs.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    From what I've heard, they've taken out over 1000lbs.
    Then they are full of $#@!...unless they are planning on running without a cage. Luke, remember I have had my car taken apart and nearly stripped for various mods and repais, I know what everything weighs and they will be hard pressed to get 1000 pounds out of a CLK BS, my guess would be that the car weighs about 750 pounds less than a stock BS wet. I bet it weighs in at over 3100 pounds with. They have to be running a larger radiator, larger oil cooler(or two of them) as well as a trans cooler. If they didn't change those thing the car will not finish the first race. All that extra fluid is gonna add up and since nobody race dry wet weights are all that matter.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    Then they are full of $#@!...unless they are planning on running without a cage. Luke, remember I have had my car taken apart and nearly stripped for various mods and repais, I know what everything weighs and they will be hard pressed to get 1000 pounds out of a CLK BS, my guess would be that the car weighs about 750 pounds less than a stock BS wet. I bet it weighs in at over 3100 pounds with. They have to be running a larger radiator, larger oil cooler(or two of them) as well as a trans cooler. If they didn't change those thing the car will not finish the first race. All that extra fluid is gonna add up and since nobody race dry wet weights are all that matter.

    Remove/replace Doors, AC compressor, all HVAC, heater core, radio, all interior and seats, sound dampening materials some bodywork, all glass replaced with Lexan etc and you are over 1000lbs removed or replaced. Sure the added cooling mods will add some weight back and a cage but if you are building a full race car, it's very easy to get 1000 lbs out of the overweight to begin with BS. I guess we will just have to wait and see. I wonder if Jim Brady donated his car for this Click here to enlarge

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    Luke, I know what everything weighs and yes it is easy to strip 1000 pounds out of one of these but all the extra fluids, radiators cage, fire supression sytem start adding up pretty quickly. I bet it weighs in at over 3100 pounds wet with no driver in full race trim.

    I'm not sure what Brady and the boys caughed up for this but I'm not sure why they didn't drop a few extra bucks on the new BS. Either way I think its cool as hell that they are doing it.
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    I’ve met Craig Stanton. He’s an intelligent and motivated man. Wishing him all the best with this endeavor.

    http://www.craigstanton.com/bio/

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    This is interesting.....anyone catch this???

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...-and-mbbs.html

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz280SL Click here to enlarge
    This is interesting.....anyone catch this???

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...-and-mbbs.html
    Can't help but feel you are involved with Evosport in some way.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Can't help but feel you are involved with Evosport in some way.
    Not. Just been watching and waiting for something to happen on this......and haven't. I think its pretty intriguing.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz280SL Click here to enlarge
    Not. Just been watching and waiting for something to happen on this......and haven't. I think its pretty intriguing.
    Really, and you are located in Newport Beach eh?

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    I am......if that is somehow germane. Just wondering if anyone had seen the Auto Guide piece.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz280SL Click here to enlarge
    I am......if that is somehow germane. Just wondering if anyone had seen the Auto Guide piece.
    I just think you may know more than you are letting on, I think I have a good idea as to who you are.

    Regardless, sure, it's interesting.

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    Whatever.

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    Drop the hammer Sticky!!!!!!

    From the pic in that article it looks like they did a roof scoop and an HUGE tail. Will be interesting to see how it looks and performs. Wonder what they are going to do if it gets stuck into a wall...do they have a backup car ? Funny, I proposed this same idea to Brad years ago when I first bought my car...But I wanted to run Grand Am GT class.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Brad years ago when I first bought my car...But I wanted to run Grand Am GT class.
    Brad isn't even involved with his own company any longer. He is now working for... well, I'll keep my mouth shut.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Brad isn't even involved with his own company any longer. He is now working for... well, I'll keep my mouth shut.
    I don't think its any secret who Brad is working for, he told me who it was and I have since heard it from four or five other people.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    I don't think its any secret who Brad is working for, he told me who it was and I have since heard it from four or five other people.
    Well I said I would keep my mouth shut so I'm doing it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    I don't think its any secret who Brad is working for, he told me who it was and I have since heard it from four or five other people.
    Who is he working for, Jim ?

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