C & D Sports Racer, track day cars
Official Stohr DSR web site
As featured in the February/March, 2002 edition, Issue 40, of RaceTech magazine.
This article is reproduced with permission from RaceTech editor Ian Bamsey, and the images are reproduced with permission from Lee Stohr.
Note: The information below is from early 2001.
Noted formula car designer Lee Stohr has announced he is building six D Sports Racers by the spring of 2001. After designing innovative and competitive Formula Fords for 10 years, Stohr has designed a revolutionary DSR. His Stohr FF99 has finished second and third in the highly competitive SCCA Runoffs for the past two years. The Oregon-based engineer is very excited by the new car and says, "DSR looks like a smart place to be."
The Stohr DSR will have very low frontal area
following the Audi concept of low bodywork between fenders and cockpit. It is
carried even further using the Stohr FF style low rear upper a-arm. The car will
have an under nose venturi, dumping over a floor splitter, requiring a raised
frame in the foot area, as on the Stohr FF. It will evacuate air from the front
wheel wells as is done by the Audi. No rear diffuser is initially planned due to
weight, cost and practicality (special jacking points, vulnerability to
off-course damage, access, etc.)
Lee Stohr commented, "It is surprising how much room is needed to swing an 8" front tire lock-to-lock. Especially if the body is low between the fenders. Don't be surprised if my final body shape is a little different than the initial CAD renderings."
Long-time FF and FC racer, Sean Maisey, has purchased the first car, and two more have been sold. Only 3 production slots are left for 2001 deliveries.
Lee Stohr stated, "The design for the new Stohr
DSR is now frozen. Final dimensions are being put on parts drawings. Parts are
being built and ordered every day. Some small changes have been made since
submitting info to Sports Car magazine.
Revised: January 20, 2006.
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