Foximus Motorsports

Off-season? What Off-season?

The misconception that after the season ends, the cars go back into the garage, get covered up, and then wait for spring to roll around and a new season to begin is just that – a misconception.  Honestly, I’ve always found the off season to be the busiest time of the year for us, and this 2016-2017 winter is no different.

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Back In The Saddle Again

To say that 2016 has been a year we want to forget, well that would be an understatement. Between blowing the motor up on the first lap of the season, to my finishing the blowout of my shoulder caused by a pit road accident 10 years ago, this season has been very forgettable.  And it’s hard.  And it sucks.  Not being able to race this season has been really hard on me personally, as well as on the team.  Thankfully we have some amazing sponsors that were understanding, but its hard to sell the car and bring in additional support when you aren’t racing.  Or movable.

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2016 Season Update

Rosamond, CA (May 20, 2016) – It’s with much disappointment that we must announce we are suspending our run for the 2016 GTA Pro/Am Street Class Championship.  After a 3rd place finish at Buttonwillow in Round 1 with blowing a motor, the team has been working hard to try to find additional sponsorship, work with our new partner, TJPerformance to get the motor rebuilt, as well as working on cleaning up wiring, thermal, and aero on the car.

 

However, Chris has been struggling with shoulder problems for the better part of a year now, and after consulting with 2 different doctors and partaking in physical therapy, he will be headed in next month for surgery to fix the damage in his right shoulder.  It’s been hard for him to be in the car for a full 2 day event and be able to properly and quickly get in or out of the car by the end of the second day.  Its an out patient procedure, and his recovery time won’t be known until the doctor can see what all has to be repaired.  This means, with rounds 2 and 3 being 6 and 8 weeks after surgery, that  we will miss the remaining races on the Pro/Am tour in August.  We would like to try and make Super Lap Battle in November, but that is all based on the doctor signing off that Chris is healthy and ready to be back in the car.  “As much as I want to be back in now and driving, I know I need to let this heal right and not rush myself back in so that I will be able to drive 100%.  It doesn’t do me any good to come back to soon and risk making it worse on myself, and putting out a sub-par performance for our team, sponsors, and partners” Chris said.

 

Thank you for all your support, and your understanding that this season will be a bit abridged.  We are hoping to have Phoenix back together come July, and may look to put another skilled driver in the car to help shake her out.  We will continue to update on our progress, and as we work towards finding additional opportunities for this year and beyond.  Thank you.

 

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GTA Round 1 Wrap Up: Off With A Bang

Rosamond, CA (May 8, 2016) – The opening round of the Global Time Attack Pro/Am Season didn’t quite end up how the team had planned.

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“Going into it, we were lucky to bring back a lot of our great partners from last season, as well as add a handful more.  We were also grateful for Masten Space Systems coming on board and lending us a rig for the weekend so we could tow out. We just got behind the eight ball this winter, with personnel changes, and parts, and never got a chance to fully shake out the car and see what we had.  The first laps on track were the winter shakedown, and well, it bit us this time” said Chris Hofmann. “We did see some gains with new products from TrackSpec and DEI, as well as some of our new in house fabricated parts.  The boys worked hard all day to try and fix the car, but it was a terminal failure in cylinder #1.  I just hat it for all our sponsors.  We really felt we could set a new PB today and challenge for the class win.”

 

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The team was able to still walk away with 3rd place in Street FWD, even with only being on 3 cylinders, and are actively working to get the car ready for Round 2 in August.  TJMotorsports in Modesto, CA is building the replacement motor for the team  (which we will talk about in future posts) which should be a healthier improvement over what has been powering Phoenix.

 

 

 

A1 Higher Graphics – Clutchmasters – Crate Engine Depot – Design Engineering Inc – GoPro – GoPuck – Paul L. Whitney & Assoc. – Pit Posse – RockwellTime – Slick Products – Spy Optics – TrackSpec Motorsports – Trifecta Performance – ZZPerformance

2016 Updates, Pardon the Dust

We are actively working to upgrade the site for 2016, as well as finalize our plans.  Pardon the changes, we hope to have it all ironed out soon