Sunday, February 21, 2010

Engine Failure

The team suffered a major setback last week with the failure of our Yamaha R6 engine. During a test run last Wednesday white smoke began pouring out of the exhaust and we knew something was wrong. Upon further inspection we found that one of the connecting rods had broken and seriously damaged a cylinder ans one of the valves. Unfortunately we will not be able to salvage this engine and are looking for another. The team will continue to build the car while we hunt down another engine. We are confident that we can still make it to competition and be competitive.

Some of the carnage