Beta #23: The First and Best
The car known as “Beta” was the initial development mule for SB Racing and SVOC. This was the car that started it all. The one I said, “Ok, I’ll bite, let’s see what we can do”. We found Beta through a contact of SVOC, and I was assured that, while the car wasn’t running, it would be only a small effort to get it on the track. This was a complete leap of faith on my part. Jeff Harris and I were friends, although not close ones at this time, even though through a strange twist of fate, we’re neighbors without even knowing it. I could sense that Jeff had some sort of higher knowledge that was being tapped into, so I went for it.
Beta spent 10 years resting in a field, or a yard, or God knows where. It was ugly:
Truly, it had only one flaw: a sunroof. That was against our rules. As I recently posted, we fixed that issue. Beta is now living out “her” or “his” (we haven’t sexed the car yet) life at Harris Hill Raceway these days, innocently sitting in the paddock waiting for the next drive. The car has more than 6000 track miles on it since we started the build, and all we’ve had to do is change tires, oil and make minor racing-related repairs. Beta is pretty much spoken for for season 2, but we have six other cars ready and raring to go, and with our season opener on February 13th, we hope to see some admirers at the track this season. Stop in and say “hi”. Beta, and the rest of the fleet would be happy to see you.