Friday, July 13, 2007

Messenger Building Tatuus/Dauntless-GSXR

Jay Messenger, long time Sports 2000 racer, announced plans to build a DSR/CSR car. The basis of the chassis will be a 1998 Tatuus Formula Continental (pictured to the right). Current plans are to power the car with a George Dean built 2007 Suzuki GSXR engine, & cover the entire assembly with Dauntless Racing bodywork.

Jay says that the Messenger SR will be based on a 1998 Tatuus FC "highly developed and modified from its original state. It ran at the 2006 runoffs and had a fastest lap of the week at 1.40.479 in qualifying."

"As far as final drive/engine bay mods I am teaming up with Mike Alexander of PDG Racing Technologies in Austin, Texas (512)431-7400. Mike is a Professional Engineer with 30+ years experience in SCCA with an emphasis in CSR/DSR. Mike will be testing the torsional rigidity of the Tatuus chassis and the related computer modeling as he adapts his chain drive design to the unique Tatuus chassis."

Jay adds, "While not final, I am currently working with Rennie Clayton to develop a unique version of the Dauntless bodywork (unveiled in March 2007) that will incorporate the Tatuus nose, cockpit and low rise tail section."

"I will look at doing some additional conversions for any '98 or newer VD, or any '97 or newer Tatuus chassis. The designs, engineering and concepts will be very readily adapted to any of these chassis. If someone is out there with an interest in one, they should contact me directly with questions, comments, or suggestions. I look forward to joining the XSR community!"

Jay Messenger
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