I don't like to be negative but, facts are facts, the more we run these trans, the more promblems we have. In the last two events we have not had a day without trans issues.<br>Mid-Ohio, we where strong there as we thought we should be, Andy Pilgrim #8 car was at the top of the practice sheets and qualified 2nd. Randy Pobst #1 car didn't get in practice or qualifying laps (trans), so had to start last. Great race, Andy really kept the pressure on Brandon Davis and his fire breathing Mustang and felt he had a shot at the top spot near the 1/2 mark, then over the radio comes, "we are out, no gears, no gears, I'll try and coast in". Need I say more. Randy #1 car, after starting last, moved up to fourth, recieved the "Sunoco hard charger" award and the " Auotweek move of the race" award. Also recorded the 2nd fastest lap of the race at .016 seconds off the fastest lap.<p>Road America, we chosse to limit practice so as to save the trans, still had to repair one. We know we would not do so well with all the long straights with our H/P and larger frontal area, but as we know all cars have their tracks that are more suited to their potential. We where looking at the best finish of a 4th / 5th combo, Andy's car broke 6 laps into the race, although the trans was leaking alot and would have struggled to get to the end, our problem was a broken left rear toe-link bolt. We will need to re-examine our hardware and the time we put on each piece. Randy hung on well for a 6th palce, we picked up a miss at high revs, so he was short shifting and gave up one place to a Viber. As of now it seem we lost the # 1 coil, or at least it was giving out under load. <br>So we do now have enough time on the cars to start finding other issue we need to correct for next year.<br>We have entered an agreement with a different gear manufacture to make new stronger gears for our current trans. There are more issues to solve with these units but not enough to resolved and make the last 2 races. We are hopeful this stop gap measure will allow is to continue the 2009 season. We have 5 weeks until we leave for Road Atlanta, not much time for want needs to be done, but we hope to be ready. Atlanta will be some H/P and some handling, so we shound't be as far out as we were at R/Amer. The last event is at Mazda Raceway, I still call it Laguna Seca, but I'm old. We hope to kick some butt there and end the season on a high note.