JL Racing selling their Saab race cars

JL Racing, the Canadian racing team who were using Saabs for a few recent seasons, are moving on to a RWD maker (Hyundai, I think) and consequently, are now offering their Saab racing cars up for sale.
I’m not sure that anyone here would be interesting in a couple of 9-3 racers, but I thought I’d post this up on site anyway, if only for the curiosity factor.
There’s one complete car that’s ready to race, and one rolling chassis as well as a third body.
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The three ‘vehicles’ are currently being offered at $40,000 for the full package, which actually sounds pretty decent.
Some specs on the bodies:
White car #92 Raced in CCTCC and CASC with victories in both
– GM FM 57 5 spd transmission complete w Quaife LCD
– 3 sets of 17 X 8″ wheels
– Nira 13+ engine management system
– AIM data acquisition system
– GM/Saab stock brake system complete w ABS, or AP Brakes front
– Ohlin shock system 3 way adjustable w remote reservoirs
– Ground Control camber plates
– SPA fire suppression system
– Recaro race seat
– APR GT 2 rear wing
– Front splitter
– Stainless steel Stebro 3 inch custom exhaust system
– Car runs 1.35 – 1.36 at Mosport
Black car #93 Rolling Chassis built for Touring Car
– Obrien Motorsports cage
– 2008 complete body retro fit with tons of spare panels, covers, and trim
– Very light
– Lexan rear and side windows
Stripped and dipped unit body
– 2005 93 unit body
– Acid dipped
– Stripped and lightened
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And you also get two race-prepared engines……..
Engine #1

  • Complete race build
  • Hone and machine surface block
  • Balance
  • Micro polish journals
  • Port and polish cylinder head
  • Multi angle valve job
  • Ecotec head stud kit
  • Edlebrock Victor 70 mm throttle body
  • Comp Cams 2.0 l Ecotec steel roller cams
  • Valve spring kit
  • Valve set includes titanium retainers, cups, seals
  • Custom intake
  • Diamond pistons
  • Eagle Rods
  • Peterson dry sump pump
  • Custom oil pan set for dry sump
  • 3 Gallon Peterson oil tank
  • Garrett GT 30 Turbo
  • Built for 350 to 450 hp on 94 Octane

Engine #2 is the same as engine #1 but without the custom intake or the dry sump pump.
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Thanks to Bernard C for the tip. I’m sure that if anyone’s interested then enquiries would be welcome at the JL Racing homepage.

JL Racing want you to watch them race

UPDATE
There are no longer any passes available for this event.
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JL Racing are offering you some free access to an upcoming race meeting at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Ottawa.
There’s been a few other pressing matters going on in the last few months, so JL Racing fell off my radar a little but I love the idea of Saabs in motorsport and love to see well organised teams like JL Racing putting Saabs out there to be seen.
Here’s the invitation:
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Mark your calendar!
July 24th to 26th 2009
JL Racing and Turpin Saab are pleased to offer you complimentary passes for customers who would like to come out for an exciting day at the races, Saab style! Come and see what your Saab is truly capable of and cheer on the Saab sponsored racing team, JL Racing (www.jlracing.net).
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This Invitation Includes:

  • Complimentary passes sponsored by JL Racing and Turpin Saab
  • Entry for Friday practice plus Saturday and Sunday race action
  • A chance to meet the JL Racing team in the paddocks
  • Free Parking
  • Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge

The Motorsport Club of Ottawa (www.mco.org ) announced a fully packed car race weekend. This year’s third-annual Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend, will be held July 24 to 26, 2009, at the new, world-class Calabogie Motorsports Park.
Ted Powell was an Ottawa-area race legend whose many achievements resulted in the Motorsport Club of Ottawa naming its Lifetime Achievement Award after him. A Canadian national road racing champion in the late 1960s and early ’70s in the “Under 2-Liter” class, he rubbed fenders with some of the true legends, like Peter Revson and Mark Donohue in the popular North American Trans-Am series.
This Ted Powell race weekend attracts well-known racers such as Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, commander of the UN forces in Bosnia, who races a Formula Ford, and the full semi-professional field of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship (www.touringcar.ca). These are race-prepared sedans that the public can identify with, such as Saab’s, BMW’s, Audi’s, Subaru’s, Chevrolet’s and Honda’s. Racing takes place all day long from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Calabogie Motorsports Park is the first new world-class motorsport race track built in Canada in more than 25 years. It opened in September of 2006, and this year will be its third full season of operation. The Calabogie track is longer than Mosport, (near Toronto), or Mont-Tremblant, (near St-Jovite, north of Montreal) . Located about 40 minutes from Turpin Saab, and a little over two hours from Montreal, “Calabogie” is 5 km long, spectacular and very challenging. It has lots of opportunities for passing, making for a great race experience.
Spectator viewing takes place from along a high berm that permits unimpeded viewing of more than five turns, which is more than at many tracks. To get to Calabogie Motorsports Park from Turpin Saab, take Hwy 417 to Arnprior. Seven km west of Arnprior, turn left onto Calabogie Road (Hwy 508). As you enter Calabogie, turn left on Hwy 511. Go four km and turn left onto Wilson Farm Road. We will have maps ready when you pick up your passes.
RSVP before Monday, July 13th by contacting Sue Sorenson from the Turpin Saab team during regular business hours at (613) 591-0889 or via email [email protected]

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