Fiat X1/9 # 109 Myron Samila - Shannonville Motorsport Park 2002
This video was shot from Graham Tullet's VW Rabbit (powered with a 2L
Passat motor) - It's hard to make out, but I'm racing the red #109 Fiat
X1/9 around Shannonville Motorsport Park - I'm 2nd car in front of the
camera car at the mock grid roll out. Sorry about the poor video quality -
this is pre digital era.. I end up on the right of the grid while we group
for the green flag.
At the green I defend the line going into corner 1 - and later on the first
lap I get squeezed at corner 10 just before the front straight - but I
caught up to the Rabbit and stuck to his back bumper.
At 7:18 we come out of the hairpin and you can hear me at his side door - I
eventually pass Graham on the back straight and maintain the lead on him
(We're battling for 1st/2nd/3rd for GTD in CASC-OR Regional Championship
races). I had some great close racing with Graham!
#109 was a purpose built race car built on a 1.5L 5spd Fiat X1/9 platform.
It used a PBS big valve head with a high lift cam, Mahle high compression
pistons, dual Weber 45DCOE carburetors, PBS header + custom straight Exhaust, custom camber plates of my own
design, Tokico RZ1100 race dampers with 10" coil overs, anti roll bars,
corrected suspension geometry after substantial lowering of ride height
(adjustable), lightened flywheel, Crane HI-6 ignition, Holley fuel pump,
and 135HP crank at 6900 RPM (Dynojet). I sold the car in
2004 after one more race at Shannonville - best lap time there was 1:16's
on pro circuit & 1:40's at Mosport