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  • MG Midget WOMP from the paint both!

    We ran a 6 hour WOMP enduro at the local commercial track using multi-man teams, using the same rules that we use for our Sunday Spec Womp series. For the enduro, each team had to run an MG Midget body and have it fitted with the provided LED light board. I decided to have some fun with the body that I painted up for our team's entry.


    The paint masks for this livery were all cut on my Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter and the full body is done in paint from the inside (no decals / stickers). The main color is a mix of Folk Art Turquoise Shimmer mixed with a touch of Royal Blue and then backed with white to help bring out the metallic shimmer. The covid mask for the car is made from folded Burger King napkin material and attached via roll on double sided adhesive on the lower edge and a thin strip of vinyl on the ends to simulate the normal elastic. (and yes - the driver has a little mask as well!)

    The format was 45 minutes per lane, and kicked off in "full sun" (full light) for the first lane, then went to "dusk" (half the lights in the shop turned out) through lanes 2 & 3, full dark for lanes 4 & 5, then returned returned in reverse order with "sun rise" (half lighting) for lanes 6 & 7 and full light for lane 8. Our team, coming back from an early deficit during the full dark portion of the race, managed to take top honors at the checkered flag, logging 2555 laps for a total of 69.68 actual miles traveled!

    Here are a couple of pictures of the body in progress along with pictures of it in use.
    Definitely happy with how it turned out.



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  • #2
    Todd, another fine paint job! And Congrats on your guys win!
    Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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    • #3
      Awesome work sir! May have to get one of those vinyl cutters someday. Love that mask, that is a riot!
      Mike - Galena Ohio

      "When you're back there with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked." - Graham Rahal

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      • #4
        Cool as always, good job!

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        • #5
          Don't know I have ever seen the MG midget body for a Womp. It is always a struggle to get a proportioned body on those chassis - this actually is not that bad.

          Mask on driver is a good touch for these times.

          NYMODIFIEDS.COM

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          • TuscoTodd
            TuscoTodd commented
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            The MG Midget bodies are a creation of the shop owner (he had a number of WOMP bodies that he pulls of his own design in addition to this one like the Mini Cooper, etc) - it makes for a cool variant - and this body is decently suited to mounting LED lights into for use in the enduro type application as well.

        • #6
          Thanks guys! I am definitely happy with the way the body turned out and I am really happy with how we did in the enduro!
          The four team captains tried to make sure that no one team had a real advantage over the others - as we wanted the racing to be as fun and close as possible for all participating. And I have to say - we did a pretty darn good job of balancing things out!
          After the first lane, our team was down 8 laps to the leader:

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          We slipped a bit further in the second lane - dropping to 10 laps back and third place in the process...
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          We made up ground in the third lane though (dusk conditions - half the lights off) to end up in a tie for first at 964 laps - with third place only being 3 laps behind the two of use after 2.25 hours of racing!!!

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          The night time was definitely our time to shine!
          That is where we took our tie for the lead and stretched it out into a 19 lap lead!

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          Here is a short video link to the racing in the dark at the start of lane 4 before the "moon" (the TV) was turned off as well : https://fb.watch/2cJ-in87qv/

          The second lane in the dark allowed our team to hold on to our 19 lap lead...

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          Lane 6 started the "sunrise" where half of the lights were slowly turned on through the course of the lane - we were able to really up our lead during this portion - increasing it to a 42 lap advantage after 1933 laps...

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          Unfortunately, Team Muni experienced a mechanical failure of the motor at the end of lane 6 due to a gear bind issue after a nasty deslot, taking them out of contention (they opted not to do a motor change as it would be done during green flag conditions and for as tight as the racing had been up to that point, felt that they were out of the running, which is unfortunate).

          For lane seven, we held our own and grew our lead by two more laps to a 43 lap advantage...

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          Lane 8 is where the second place team really came to life and were working at reeling us in! Halving our advantage over the course of the lane!
          At the checkered flag, we finished with a 21 lap lead which is less than a 1% difference between our team and 2nd place team after 6 hours of racing with 10 different drivers between the two teams!
          (third wasn't that far off either being 2.3% behind)
          Definitely some FUN racing and we are looking forward to doing another one with these cars in another 6 months or so.


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