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What it Actually Takes to Race a $500 Car for 24 Hours!



  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  Місяць тому +7145

    So I have been having a bunch of problems with my computer and editing software but after 400hrs of editing (started in October) the video is finally done. There were a total of 8 cameras, 4TB of footage, and for whatever reason my supercomputer kept crashing. I am happy to say this one is done and now onto the DIY!!!! The 7th annual Christmas Gift Idea video is in a few days so stay tuned!!

    • Brenden pepper
      Brenden pepper 13 днів тому

      Guys didn't do anything wrong on the spin the Miata the way it looked floored it and got on the tight part of the turn and lost traction a little and that's why he hit you so nothing bad but then again I'm only a drag racer and on this subject could you guys in the future do a drag car please

    • Gopnik Mario
      Gopnik Mario 21 день тому

      it crashes cause hdd got overloaded with footage use external hard disk

    • Abdul Shakoor Badr
      Abdul Shakoor Badr 23 дні тому


    • Abdul Shakoor Badr
      Abdul Shakoor Badr 23 дні тому

      You are welcome and happy with your login information transmitted with the advent and other services provided as well in the future and will circle the new one in a few weeks and see idol for a quick talk about this

    • Priestly Garments
      Priestly Garments Місяць тому

      My 2009 Honda Accord Stalled 5 years ago After I Drove Through High Waters But After A Few Tries It Started Again But With The Engine Light 5 Years Ago And Was Told The Catalytic Converter Is Bad, That’s The Code That Comes Up. As I’m Driving Sometimes Exhaust Smells Permeate The Interior Which Smell Like Rotten Eggs. Also Somehow I’ve Managed To Pass DMV Inspection 4 Years Straight With A Check Engine Light & Bad Catalytic Converter. What’s crazy is that this year I failed the DMV EMISSION TEST 4x and then I went to a shop and asked them to clear the codes and prayed and when they checked again at the DMV it passed 😂. This year they were strict but prior years they weren’t even checking! The dealership says I have Low Compression On The Number 4 Cylinder & P0420 & P0304. They say the engine was at 60psi. They performed the diagnostic in July. I heard Cataclean cleans the catalytic converter. I saw it on Amazon. What do you think? Is That Bad Catalytic Converter Endangering My Life?

  • Tavarish
    Tavarish Місяць тому +4847

    It was a pleasure racing with you dude.

    • Abdul Shakoor Badr
      Abdul Shakoor Badr 24 дні тому

      Very much Regards and Aina Maryam

    • Priestly Garments
      Priestly Garments Місяць тому

      My 2009 Honda Accord Stalled 5 years ago After I Drove Through High Waters But After A Few Tries It Started Again But With The Engine Light 5 Years Ago And Was Told The Catalytic Converter Is Bad, That’s The Code That Comes Up. As I’m Driving Sometimes Exhaust Smells Permeate The Interior Which Smell Like Rotten Eggs. Also Somehow I’ve Managed To Pass DMV Inspection 4 Years Straight With A Check Engine Light & Bad Catalytic Converter. What’s crazy is that this year I failed the DMV EMISSION TEST 4x and then I went to a shop and asked them to clear the codes and prayed and when they checked again at the DMV it passed 😂. This year they were strict but prior years they weren’t even checking! The dealership says I have Low Compression On The Number 4 Cylinder & P0420 & P0304. They say the engine was at 60psi. They performed the diagnostic in July. I heard Cataclean cleans the catalytic converter. I saw it on Amazon. What do you think? Is That Bad Catalytic Converter Endangering My Life?

    • Aiden
      Aiden Місяць тому

      @ChrisFix hi

    • hs ar
      hs ar Місяць тому

      @Swaggyson so rude bruh

    • drumboarder1
      drumboarder1 Місяць тому

      Hi B is for Build!

  • Davey Jones
    Davey Jones Місяць тому +52

    Chris is the only mechanic that doesn’t curse when fixing cars.

    • Michael
      Michael 6 днів тому

      Ah, but what about off camera?

      ANTHONY VIDAL 8 днів тому

      I was saying the same thing every time I watch his videos. Thats what makes him unique. the big question is. why doesn't he show his face?

  • Brad Maas
    Brad Maas Місяць тому +161

    The second Miata contact wasn't anything you could fix; he came in hot and he either slow down or didn't want to. He might be working out some daddy issues. I did SCCA, 20 and 30 minute races, never got to do a long race. Good job.

    • Brandon Holt
      Brandon Holt 19 днів тому +2

      Yeah... the BMW had that line and the miata was living in the vortex of danger. In the Miata's defense... I suppose it's possible he had a mechanical issue such as brake fade. At the end of the race a good bit of the cars are having some form of issue or another.

    • Yipchi Taywonga
      Yipchi Taywonga Місяць тому +10

      @Liam Dennehy I agree 100% with the Miata being able to brake later, IMO he dove in too late. If he had been alongside (at least front wheel to front door) before turn in, that would have been fine, BMW would/should have given him space. But in this case BMW should have gotten right of way, BMW was faster, the pass was going to happen anyways.
      Don't get me wrong I like so aggressive racing but I don't think it was appropriate for this kind of race.

    • Brad Maas
      Brad Maas Місяць тому +12

      @Liam Dennehy The Miata is smaller and lighter, he had enough room, he came in hotter and failed to brake sufficiently to avoid contact.

    • Liam Dennehy
      Liam Dennehy Місяць тому +5

      I disagree, I think the Miata is just able to brake much later being so light, so even though it seems the BMW is ahead at the start of the turn the Miata is alongside in the corner. Not blaming the BMW driver, but these two cars have vastly different performance.

    • Yipchi Taywonga
      Yipchi Taywonga Місяць тому +23

      exactly, miata over cooked it, even leaving him more room would have just moved the accident further ahead.

  • D4RKBRU73
    D4RKBRU73 Місяць тому +48

    Omg the whole event is just hilarious. The inspector in the funny outfit, the guy in charge, the penalties.... This is exactly what i am looking for, the video made me wanna take part there so bad.
    Looks like so much fun with great people !
    *Edit:* Damn those Miatas 🤣

  • MythicFilms
    MythicFilms Місяць тому +36

    i really love how he lets his friends drive and have fun too instead of just standing around, this is what racing is really about.

  • Nicknos73
    Nicknos73 Місяць тому +902

    346 laps stands for 3 series E46, that's the perfect number!
    In my opinion, this is the best spirit in facing a race, and this is the best kind of races: normal cars with a thorough tuning, amateur pilots, very nice people all around. We want to see more! Thanks a lot

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  23 дні тому +5

      I didnt even realize that haha. Crazy!!!! What are the odds?

    • KIO
      KIO Місяць тому +2

      This video has 46k likes on it as well lol

    • Lóránd Kerekes
      Lóránd Kerekes Місяць тому +1

      Man the likes too

      ORS-ALTINAK Місяць тому +4


    • john pedersen
      john pedersen Місяць тому +12

      That is crazy, even i didnt see that..

  • hazel
    hazel Місяць тому +9

    I really dig the wholesome connections between rivals. Rather than trying to pretend like everyone's your enemy, you're friendly and not trying to make people feel inferior. Just some good ol' racing. I would've loved to try this out!

    • hazel
      hazel Місяць тому +1

      @ChrisFix I can imagine! I love how you cheer on the less fortunate gang that ended up like you did last year. I really hope we get to see them finish and make their comeback like you did! Looking forward to next race already. Keep it up ❤️

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +3

      It's fun because at the end of the day we are all out here having a good time. It's not like there is a big cash prize up for grabs. It is just bragging rights if you win. So everyone is out there to help each other. Lots of fun!

  • RTDragonCommando
    RTDragonCommando Місяць тому +6

    Congrats on the success, you guys did amazing for a second time out! And that Miata driver was 100% at fault imo, that was a hard inside dive they pulled, something that might work in sims but is way too risky to pull at that skill level in real life. Especially because they probably didn't have the brakes or traction to pull off the corner even if they made it past.

  • Fabian K
    Fabian K Місяць тому +4

    If you want a good suggestion for motor oil, use the best German oil, which is Ravenol, just take the 10W60 it's the same Wich is in all the M engines 😉 I think this might be the best choice for your application 😉

  • Scoon
    Scoon Місяць тому +2

    Congratulations on finishing, great to see you guys made it after the last race!

  • X NX
    X NX Місяць тому +579

    Chris has a strong positive attitude and he shares to the whole team. Great team, great job, great video, great channel, you just great, Chris

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +29

      Thanks a lot!

  • skippygirl959
    skippygirl959 Місяць тому +4

    Great work, Chris! Im so happy for you guys, you have all put so much work in this car.

  • Rubbish Definition Gaming
    Rubbish Definition Gaming Місяць тому

    28:07 in my opinion, I feel it was the MX5's fault as it is up to the passing car to overtake safely in most motorsports. However, I also feel more room could have been left, but I also appreciate that it was a bit of a divebomb. Either way, open to other interpretations

  • eme fx.u
    eme fx.u Місяць тому +2

    Wonderful job and a hell of a weekend ^^, Congratulations to the whole team!.

  • JKclassy
    JKclassy Місяць тому +2

    14:00 better engine mounts make a whole heap of difference to the e46 platform.

  • Corey Francesca
    Corey Francesca Місяць тому +792

    Get the M3 fuel tank baffle and you'll be able to run the fuel much lower without starvation issues. Also for a 2 day race, change the oil after day one and the break down wont be an issue if its not against the rules. Congrats btw and what a comeback year!

    • Brandon Holt
      Brandon Holt 19 днів тому

      @Nevir202 I've never heard anything about changing fluids being against the rules, it certainly isn't enforced if so. With that said, us and most teams just fix what's broken and rarely do anything preventative overnight. Any repair that isn't absolutely necessary really cuts into the Saturday night beer drinking time.

    • Guntis Murāns
      Guntis Murāns 24 дні тому +1

      Quickly went through the rulebook and it says nothing about oil changes, so it must be doable. Also: that body roll... I hope there is a way to squeeze in anti roll bars or coilovers into that budget, but i'm not sure how.

    • Aaron S
      Aaron S Місяць тому +1

      Also, a lot of people race with thicker oil. I'm sure forums have lots of opinions on it, but he could also go from say 5w-30 to 5w-40 and so on until it doesn't degrade past a reasonable amount. But really, what he had doesn't seem bad when you're driving all out for 14 hours.

    • for4ever2004
      for4ever2004 Місяць тому +1

      I love this comment section just giving advices so cool

    • Jaraskur
      Jaraskur Місяць тому

      @Nevir202 I just know it from the Nürburgring 12h where the cars get locked up during the „pause“. I could imagine you can swap the motor because you won‘t have any chances of getting a good pole position anyways and practically race for the fun or the test-time. I don‘t know this race in particular, but I know that this is done to simulate really driving for 14h straight, without having to race into the night

  • Joseph Penn
    Joseph Penn Місяць тому +1

    I've always used Motul personally. That is usually the oil of choice for most endurance racing teams including 2022 IMSA GTD Pro champions Pfaff Motorsports, BMW Rahal, and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. If it's good enough to win Daytona and to compete at Le Mans it's good enough for me.

  • Never Falter
    Never Falter Місяць тому +6

    You guys didn’t do anything wrong when the red Miata hit you, the Miata braked way to late. I enjoyed the video! Congratulations on the finish!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому

      Awesome! Thank you!

  • E D
    E D Місяць тому +4

    I had a great joy to watch the whole seconds. Really great team, great event.
    It is only pitty that lemons race ist once a year. I am excited to watch it next year.
    Greetings from Germany.

  • Baton789
    Baton789 Місяць тому +1

    That was a great adventure for the whole team, for sure!🤩 Greatings from Poland for you!

  • Stiggzywara
    Stiggzywara Місяць тому +101

    @Chrisfix I am a local driving instructor for people trying to learn proper racing etiquette, racing line, and car control. You guys did well, and the red Miata incident was due to that car braking too late and missing the racing line. He went inside and had about 5 mph too much speed. Once he missed the braking point he couldn't do anything about it. The car couldn't hold that inside line with the available grip, so as soon as he hit the rumble strip it unloaded that side of the suspension slightly. That put to much stress on the outer front tire and he understeered into you guys.

    • Chris Rawlings
      Chris Rawlings Місяць тому

      @Stiggzywara lol
      I know all the instructor at NJMP
      Which one are you???

    • Stiggzywara
      Stiggzywara Місяць тому

      @Chris Rawlings your entitled to your opinion as I am mine.

    • Loebane
      Loebane Місяць тому +4

      @Chris Rawlings lol cool, I'll just check through 5.8 thousand comments for the one you posted.

    • Chris Rawlings
      Chris Rawlings Місяць тому

      @Loebane I posted in the main comments. Many people are asking me about this and I believe it was both drivers fault

    • Loebane
      Loebane Місяць тому

      @Chris Rawlings well you can't just end with that, what IS correct then?

  • st co
    st co Місяць тому +1

    Absolutely loved this and so well done. I’ve been very impressed with you, Chris Fix for your great, yet simple and straightforward advice over the years. Many thanks for this.
    On this vid, really loved the sense of camaraderie and humour that the race engendered and that the organisers instilled. Great to see how well you all did.
    For a similar though UK perspective on barging racing (can any motor racing really be bargain) I really recommend the ‘Bargain Racement’ videos from ‘Bad Obsession Motorsport’. Not only is it fun and great content but end point is really interesting. Hope you like if you view.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому

      Thanks a lot!!!!

  • Wyatt Wilson
    Wyatt Wilson Місяць тому +1

    Both chris and the rest of the soapy wooder race team are extremely admirable and so humble. I am a rather inexperienced racer in the real world, and have not yet achieved the level of respect that all of the lemon drivers have. Furthermore, if I were driving and that mx-5 hit me, I would immediately have said "what an jerk that miata driver is, learn to drive, jackwang." But that team has found that level of respect toward racing, and I look up to this dedicated team of soapy wooder racecar drivers.
    Edit: Just a thought, what if the racers got custom racing gloves that resembled the classic chrisfix blue latex gloves?

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel Місяць тому

    Congratulations guys i love this race its amazing btw stay safe guys we love you❤

  • Clyde Builds
    Clyde Builds Місяць тому +2

    Fucking love this dude. Always making me feel happy and motivated.

  • dave
    dave Місяць тому +306

    I’m guessing those front runners in each class are there mainly because they’re so efficient. No penalties, minimal pitting, and few mistakes. I’ll bet you guys can get there with experience!

    • Will Pitts
      Will Pitts Місяць тому +3

      @Meme Man Fresh🦊

    • Meme Man Fresh
      Meme Man Fresh Місяць тому +7

      they need to fox the refueling issue some how

    • CBRKID
      CBRKID Місяць тому +11

      bone head move from that red miata,, you guys were in the right

    • Stasiek_Zabojca
      Stasiek_Zabojca Місяць тому +17

      That's exactly what endurance racing is all about. 🙂

  • Goodly
    Goodly Місяць тому

    Hi Chris I love your videos I watch them almost everyday stay positive and keep your head up. I also wanted to ask when more DriftStang videos are coming up

  • Alex Tarven
    Alex Tarven Місяць тому +2

    For the next run, a better gas tank for sure 👌.
    Awesome work & awesome racing 💯

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +1

      That's the plan!

  • duudlew
    duudlew Місяць тому

    You did so well on this comeback Crishfix! love the car btw :D

  • Automotive Widget
    Automotive Widget Місяць тому +11

    I got tears in my eyes...I'm so happy for you guys and the kind gesture of donating that money at the beginning. That's why God continues blessing you all. Excellent team work. Congrats 👏🏽 💪🏽🙏

  • Natalia Klynina
    Natalia Klynina Місяць тому +2553

    Can we appreciate that Chris's mom is worried about this but she is still ok with it

    • 𝟓𝟕𝟎𝟎𝐓
      𝟓𝟕𝟎𝟎𝐓 Місяць тому

      W mom

    • Trillnix
      Trillnix Місяць тому

      @aserta If I do something that my mom or parents don’t approve, that means I’m rebelling? I’m 29 years old and made a lot of mistakes for sure. I understand the last part but living your own life based on what others want you to do sounds miserable. I’ll take certain things into consideration if my parents are sketched out by it but if it’s something I’m passionate about, im gonna do it and risk it

    • Jeremy DeCaro
      Jeremy DeCaro Місяць тому

      Repent. Believe in Jesus. John 3:16 KJV - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
      Luke 13:3 KJV - I tell you nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
      2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    • MicaLovesKPOP
      MicaLovesKPOP Місяць тому

      that'd be exactly my mom! haha

    • George B
      George B Місяць тому

      @RSD3 He may be drifting and crashing for him be something like losing a bumper, wich is common in motorsports.

  • TheSkidds
    TheSkidds Місяць тому +1

    Big congrats! This was awesome to watch! You guys did amazing!

  • kacper schulz
    kacper schulz Місяць тому

    Such a thrill inducing video I love this racing can’t wait till I can

  • Ronin pickle
    Ronin pickle Місяць тому +2

    Almost 4 years watching you and still waiting for the face reveal
    Would gladly wait another 4 years for it

  • Dodge Rider
    Dodge Rider Місяць тому

    28:10 If it's behind you, its in the past. You focus on the future. Immediately after a clean pass, it becomes the responsibility of the (now second position) other driver to make a clean pass on their own. That miata was 10000% at fault for carrying too much speed into the inside line on the turn and failing to negotiate the turn without contact.

  • Wrzeworz
    Wrzeworz Місяць тому +338

    As a 3 series owner I shed a few tears witnessing how much of a beating this beast of a car can take. Thank you for making such a wonderful content. My at-home car mechanic adventure started with your channel!

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      Ryan Eslava 15 днів тому


    • yardman0001
      yardman0001 Місяць тому

      You're kidding right?

    • Night
      Night Місяць тому +6

      @Mirhan Huricto be fair this is another stock engine, the one they got from the junkyard

    • Mirhan Huric
      Mirhan Huric Місяць тому +3

      @Paul TC lol even tho the stock engine gave out in 15 laps

    • Paul TC
      Paul TC Місяць тому +3

      I had a damn 318ci e46 (143hp) convertible (1450kg) and I miss it

  • Dan Hoang
    Dan Hoang Місяць тому

    Just binged this series and the drift-stang series, honestly time well spent. Need closure on the drift-stang tho, want to see that supercharger installed. Great stuff man.

  • michael blacktree
    michael blacktree Місяць тому

    What a great video! My project car is an E46 sedan, and I'm thinking of installing a surge tank to address the fuel starvation issue.

  • EtsRoad
    EtsRoad Місяць тому

    very excited for you. Great job team!

  • FoxyWoxy7035
    FoxyWoxy7035 Місяць тому

    WoooHooo! You put on a great example, it's not about winning in a casual race like this, it's about having tons of fun

  • Groot 200
    Groot 200 Місяць тому +1

    What a friendly race! It looks a lot of fun with good freinds with yours.

  • K-Star12
    K-Star12 Місяць тому +1

    So glad you did it ChrisFix! I was wondering at the oil analysis part, idk I might be wrong, would a racing oil be a solution for your next year’s race?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +1

      Technically we were using a racing oil already so I want to try another brand.

  • FTZ 47
    FTZ 47 Місяць тому +1

    I waited for this come back, I’m glad you made it.
    Hope to see you again next year 😁

  • Bean Bear
    Bean Bear Місяць тому

    Loved this content never enjoyed competitive racing but this was great

  • struckino
    struckino Місяць тому

    Very nice. In my opinion the best oil for track days is mobil1 but in an Endurance race it won't be enough, what about installing an oil radiator to keep oil temperatures low?

  • Xostriyad
    Xostriyad Місяць тому

    I do track days monthly at NJMP during the warm months, love seeing the track on a youtube channel I follow! I am in the 'novice class' and you have get a 'point by' to pass someone in designated passing zones... and even after 3*20 minute sessions I can be absolutely beat. Crazy respect that you all were out there for hour or longer straight sessions far more stressful passing rules then getting right back in there.

  • Ahmed hossain Nafis
    Ahmed hossain Nafis Місяць тому

    What a comeback! I love the energy of your car and your team, keep it up

  • Michael_D
    Michael_D Місяць тому +1

    Hello Chris, hope you’re well. I really enjoy your films. I know you are a crazy busy guy but I said to myself why not shoot my shot at it. I recently got myself my first car in high school being a 1993 keep Cherokee. Being quite old but a beauty. She has her issues and there’s a lot I’d like to do. My point is I’d love to be able to meet you, along side work on it and even you able to make some UAclips films out of it. Otherwise enjoy your films and keep up the work. Thanks

    • Write me on Telegrám @ChrisFix0
      Write me on Telegrám @ChrisFix0 Місяць тому

      Great fan 🏅🏅^^⬆️⬆️
      You are among the shortlisted winners to receive my Christmas gift 🏆 Use the above name to acknowledge your prize. 🎁🎁🎁^⬆️

  • FC70
    FC70 Місяць тому +213

    The thing that I absolutely love about this channel is how much work ChrisFix and his team that dedicate their time to show us how cars work, and how to fix it, let‘s try to help him reach 100 million subs!

    • August235
      August235 Місяць тому

      Give it a year, we already know it’s gonna happen 😤

    • Ossama Adil
      Ossama Adil Місяць тому +2

      @ChrisFix 100 million 😂😂😂🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉💣💣💣💣💣

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +28


  • Julian Watchman
    Julian Watchman Місяць тому

    Question. When the oil heats up it looses viscosity (or the viscosity changes). what caused the first engine to blow was too thin of oil. So theoretically would an oil cooler fix this problem? I know it might go over the $500 limit but does using a thicker oil counter needing an oil cooler? Thanks

  • TheCarDemotic
    TheCarDemotic Місяць тому +263

    I believe that you guys were fine, that’s the expected line I would have predicted too.
    I believe the Miata probably mistook the distance and braked late or was trying to sneak into the inside where there wasn’t space

    • Kevin Meyer
      Kevin Meyer 24 дні тому

      He Larsoned it like at Indy, turn 1 .

    • Frank Lugo
      Frank Lugo Місяць тому +1

      @TheCarDemotic yep, thems the rules, which is why it wasn't a long one like writing on your car a hundred tune tune times. But I hope the Miata had too write "I will learn how to slow down going into a corner" at least 500 times.

    • hail050288
      hail050288 Місяць тому +3

      Miata dive bombed he should have left racing room

    • Ondřej Nejeschleba
      Ondřej Nejeschleba Місяць тому

      i am not sure by that - i understand both. The BMW lifted way too early with having a car this close behind them. I know it's an endurance race, but still, you've got to expect that if you lift off that early in a corner with someone not that far back, they might send it. But yeah, the miata was a lot slower anyway and they would probably get passed on the first opportunity, so it was very unnecessary by them.

    • TheCarDemotic
      TheCarDemotic Місяць тому +10

      @The Electric Monk Yeah that penalty isn’t deserved in my opinion. For something that’s not your fault and for ensuring the safety of yourself and the fellow drivers I think the 10-20 second time loss from going off track is more than sufficient.
      Rules are rules though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • reaperrr71
    reaperrr71 Місяць тому

    looked to me like the Mazda driver was reckless in trying to retake position. It didn't look like your driver brake checked him. wish we had outside cam track footage of it. Great job racing :D

  • Ben
    Ben Місяць тому +1

    According to our engineering department, lab tests, mobile 1 15W-50 was the absolute best oil in the country, Chris, I hope you take my advice

  • Mithun
    Mithun Місяць тому +138

    Immense Respect to the whole team and ChrisFix himself. Can't believe its been a year since the previous race. Happy to see the car doing wonders this time.

    GAMERZ ZONE CPM Місяць тому +1

    Great job bro go team soapy wodder💯

  • Jeff Bumgravy
    Jeff Bumgravy Місяць тому

    You're definitely nice racers than I am - that corner was yours (Garrett's), the red MX5 throwing it up the inside was a ridiculous manoeuvre

  • Doug Blackman
    Doug Blackman Місяць тому

    Congrats on the great race!!

  • Mayank Bhatta
    Mayank Bhatta Місяць тому

    Congratulations! I feel happy for you. I am 12 and have subscribed to you for a long time. Can't wait for your next race. Also, please update us on the driftstang.

  • stockcobra03
    stockcobra03 Місяць тому +279

    Let’s just appreciate this guys effort into his videos ! 🎉🎉

    • stockcobra03
      stockcobra03 Місяць тому

      @Ree B lol

    • Roy Portalise
      Roy Portalise Місяць тому


    • Ree B
      Ree B Місяць тому +3

      You write like a bot.

    • Eeyore Shorts
      Eeyore Shorts Місяць тому +3

      @stockcobra03 ok just making sure

    • stockcobra03
      stockcobra03 Місяць тому

      @Eeyore Shorts i’m not lol

  • Corey 62
    Corey 62 Місяць тому

    I found it really interesting to see some different content from you . Thanks for the video!

  • kacper schulz
    kacper schulz Місяць тому

    The miata could of stopped that from happening but when your going 100 mph I’m assuming you have lots of adrenaline and it’s more of a both teams watch of for it it’s a great learning opportunity

  • Jerod Austin
    Jerod Austin Місяць тому

    This was literally so beautiful, I watched It like a movie and almost cried lol

  • Armouredfalcon
    Armouredfalcon Місяць тому

    That MX5 coming up from behind was his fault, you had heaps of room and you had the line. He went in for a massive dive from waaay too far back that was absolutely not going to happen and locked up.
    I think its dumb that you guys were given a penalty for that.

  • BigSim1
    BigSim1 Місяць тому +79

    I've literally been waiting for this ALL YEAR! Every since you blew up the engine last year I wanted you guys to do well so bad, and you did! Good job guys!

    • ProfessorTurtleGuy
      ProfessorTurtleGuy Місяць тому +1

      me too i was sad to hear abt it since it isnt an often thing for Chris to be racing but when i saw the video about them preping the car for the race i got so exited

  • Nicholas Anirude
    Nicholas Anirude Місяць тому

    i would recommend that you try the shell brand oil specifically the 20w-50 synthetic type

  • Nick G
    Nick G Місяць тому

    You can install the oil filter housing from an m3 they cost like 300 or so and you can get the oem e46 m3 oil cooler for like 100-200

  • JESSEverything
    JESSEverything Місяць тому

    The 24 Hour of LeMons is such a neat idea. Love it!

  • Paul Nuterwal
    Paul Nuterwal Місяць тому +1

    The 2nd miata hit wasn't you guy's fault I think. I personally think it's kind of hard to race with miatas while not in a miata. They're usually slower but they maintain more speed through turns than most cars, so you expect them to be behind you and they're going for a pass at 80mph through a sweeping turn instead.
    I feel like miatas make you feel like you can always go for that inside line overtake through turns and you've gotta learn to be like "nahh I probably shouldn't" sometimes.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +1

      That’s a good point actually because he came into that turn very very quickly and hard on the brakes.

  • MowingINdaRAIN
    MowingINdaRAIN Місяць тому +35

    So know we get a dent removal video, tie rod replacement video, AND a rim buff out video … can’t wait! Great job on keeping that beast on the track. I had no idea the $500 endurance cars pushed so far over 100mph continuously … btw, great job editing … watched the vid … never got dull.

  • MATE_TimiTime
    MATE_TimiTime Місяць тому

    now i understand that you want to win and have a race with little to no issues but i feel it might be a good test to see how servo oil fairs in this application

  • Ryan McQuade
    Ryan McQuade Місяць тому

    with the miata having clear visibility of the bmw into the turn off the straight, he should have respected the clear driving line you guys were taking around the turn.
    he also started braking way too late, he would have lost traction trying to dive the inside like that what a jerk move

  • ChopperDowny
    ChopperDowny Місяць тому

    As far as the oil goes, I would look into Rotella t6 5w40. its marketed for diesel, but ive had plenty of luck with 4+ year old boosted cars running on it.

  • Wilson Stamford
    Wilson Stamford Місяць тому

    I love lemons races, I’ve been to the past two orp races and had a blast both times, I’m only 17 so I couldn’t drive but I still loved every minute helping my team in the pits. The people working the events are amazing and all of the other teams are so cool. I would %100 recommend attending one of these races even if you can’t drive just yet!

  • CLiFF AKweenda
    CLiFF AKweenda Місяць тому +160

    The comeback is always greater than the setback. I’m happy that your team was able to complete the race. After last year’s fiasco, it’s a relief to see everybody having a good time. Keep it up 🙏🏾💪🏾

  • bicanoo_magic
    bicanoo_magic Місяць тому

    I'm barely 2mins into the vid and I'm already stoked to see what happens. Love the concept. I'd love to see costs.

    • Write me on Telegrám @ChrisFix0
      Write me on Telegrám @ChrisFix0 Місяць тому

      Great fan 🏅🏅^^⬆️⬆️
      You are among the shortlisted winners to receive my Christmas gift 🏆 Use the above name to acknowledge your prize. 🎁🎁🎁^⬆️

  • Jake
    Jake Місяць тому

    Oh yeah that red Miata definitely seems to have divebombed, and I would not expect Garrett to have seen that coming.

  • DC t
    DC t Місяць тому +34

    I would love to see a full price breakdown for what it costs to run a season of lemons. espeically because the 500$ does not include things like safety items, wear items like tires and brakes, and all those little stuff that add up

    • Engineered Obsolesce
      Engineered Obsolesce  Місяць тому +3

      The entry fee per event is $1600 now lol. UAclipsrs have ruined the event, it’s no longer cheap to do. I seriously doubt you could do a single event for $5k

  • Oscar Littlewood
    Oscar Littlewood Місяць тому +2

    19:53 the hand bump/fist shake😂

  • 1n5uff1c13n7
    1n5uff1c13n7 Місяць тому +99

    Hey ChrisFix, I want to tell you that it really shows how much work and passion goes into all you do. Thanks for teaching us and entertaining us so much!

  • Wabefuhon
    Wabefuhon Місяць тому +1

    I wish they would increase the base price because it's near impossible to find a car for 500 dollars. On top of that, it's difficult to make a cheap car run. And the most difficult part is finding people who want to join in on this.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +1

      So it doesn’t have to be $500. Our car was $1100 but we sold parts off of it to bring it below $500. Think of it as a way to keep people from spending a ton of money. Find a junky car and Turn it into a racecar.

  • Partha Saikia
    Partha Saikia Місяць тому

    Great video. Thanks for such rich content be it the BMW lemon race or some hack that would save much necessary time than visiting the mechanic.

  • trwsandford
    trwsandford Місяць тому

    Not being familiar with the rules myself, could you do an oil change after the first day?

  • JoiceVaderd
    JoiceVaderd Місяць тому

    That gas tank has fucked me up, before. My E46 was basically empty at 1 quarter of a tank. The transfer pump was... Kinda broken. Never replaced it. First time, it left me without gas, in Florida, on a cross country road trip. Confused the hell out of me. Second time, I was in Connecticut and forgot about that because it was 2 years later. My E90 doesn't have that same issue

  • LiquidZero
    LiquidZero Місяць тому +83

    I absolutely love your positive attitude. Nothing unfortunate turns you away or keeps you from your goal. The positivity you spread about your competition, your humility; your just an overwhelmingly humble person. Congratulations to you and your team. I hope you guys do this again next year! I love your videos!

  • Salty
    Salty Місяць тому

    That car seems to work pretty well as a miata magnet on the side

  • Nelson Swanberg
    Nelson Swanberg Місяць тому

    A well designed road course has at least one turn that cannot be driven right no matter what.

  • BCmac
    BCmac Місяць тому

    Hey Chris you should do a video on how to replace a shift linkage lever or bushing.

  • hippynurd
    hippynurd Місяць тому

    Wow, not only did I watch the whole video, but I acutally enjoyed a chrisfix video, which surprises none more than me! Thanks.

  • Mark Scott
    Mark Scott Місяць тому +1

    To see you promise that 5k for the charity brought a tear to my eye. Also great video makes me want to do this with some of my buddies

    • Mark Scott
      Mark Scott Місяць тому

      @chrisfix that's awesome that hr was able to make it. My local Autocross club did a make a wish kind of thing for a kid along side with our local race track. He got to if I remember correctly watch a race at the track for free then come to paddock where we were doing the autocross and pick 5 cars to ride on course in. One member provided a child safety seat for him as well. I don't remember if he was terminal or recovering but it was great to see him have a good time and be happy

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +2

      Thanks a lot man! It was almost like it was meant to be. I didnt include it in the video because I didnt want people to think I was using it as a way to get views or something but a young fan who had cancer and was recovering came to the race... His parents took him because he was a huge fan and then at the drivers meeting this happened... I had to!

  • thakidalex
    thakidalex Місяць тому

    I like your videos bro keep up the good work i hope you reach 10 million subs

  • Davey Riendeau
    Davey Riendeau Місяць тому +48

    As a GT3 mechanic and pit crew you guys did great. One thing that will help with driver changes is using surgical tubing and ty wraps to the belts that will pull them back out of the way once you unlatch them. Great work, great attitude and congrats on making it the distance.

    • John D
      John D Місяць тому

      @ChrisFix I tried to post a link to a tutorial for this, but these fucking youtube cunts deleted it. Just search for surgical tubing and racing belts.

    • Davey Riendeau
      Davey Riendeau Місяць тому +6

      @ChrisFix we also use magnets for the right shoulder strap to attach up to the rollbar next to the rearview mirror. Additionally a Velcro plate fixed up to the top of the rollbar as a failsafe.
      The surgical tube gets fixed to the left lap belt, crotch belt and another on the right lap belt to pull it back and out of the way as soon as the driver unlatches the belts it will pull them out of the way. I will send some photos to you or upload a video walking through it along with some other tips for pitstop efficiency. Keep up the great videos, love the channel.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +9

      Can you explain the surgical tubing more? I was thinking of magnets on the roof for the top 2 straps.

  • webslingercj
    webslingercj Місяць тому +1

    I run Castrol 20/50 in my endurance car.
    Works great.
    That red maita wanted to use ur car as the corner, he's at fault.
    Should be up that way next year.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому

      Thanks for the tip and hopefully see you out there! What car?

  • greenhouse3505
    greenhouse3505 Місяць тому +63

    Great editing (problems included). As someone who raced many, many, moons ago. Back in my 20's. Each & every one of you did a fantastic job of clean racing. That Miata, was nowhere near your "B" pillar. So underestimated himself bigtime and deserved a penalty too match.
    Overall... Well done! And with a little fine tuning. I expect a podium finish next year! =D

    • TrackLizard
      TrackLizard Місяць тому +3

      Here your bumper needs to hit their front door for it to be "overlap" and it has to be done PRIOR to any steering input by the lead car. It's always the overtaking cars responsibility to pass safely though so it's 100% on the miata. The miata is 100% in the wrong for several reasons but dive bombing post steering input of the lead car instantly makes it 200% miatas fault. Quidk edit: We don't know the rules in this specific race but there's no way that's allowed in any racing series beyond rallyX or folkrace.

  • KekMan
    KekMan Місяць тому

    I fucking love the iconic sound of BMW straight 6 engines. Goddamn sounds so good

  • LT RS
    LT RS Місяць тому

    I'll vouge for Amsoil Signature. Incredible oil!

  • Ipunk bin Partoko
    Ipunk bin Partoko Місяць тому

    That end of the straight, you need to give him space, you were on the outside line though

  • kodirati
    kodirati Місяць тому

    You should try out some Rotella T6 5W-40, it's an oil used for diesel vehicles though because of that it has a higher viscosity and holds up. I personally use it in my tuned STI motor and it's been great.

  • mcglsr2
    mcglsr2 Місяць тому +80

    Track Addict has a feature where you can set pit speeds, and it will flash/yell at you when you are exceeding it - a good reminder for when you pit while being too excited :) Awesome video, awesome time, thanks for posting!
    Oh, regarding the rear contact with the red Miata, IMO, it was his fault, not your guys. It's always the responsibility of the overtaking car to ensure a safe and clean pass. Your guy did that in the straight, just before corner entry, with a good gap. The Miata essentially tried to late-brake you guys, but you were already cutting in toward the apex. Typically, if the other car was alongside your guy BEFORE the corner entry, then you would have had to give him the inside or else make contact. He tried to get alongside you by late-braking too close to comer entry IMO. At that point, he was attempting a pass, and failed to ensure it happened safely and cleanly. He either went in a little too hot, wasn't paying attention, or was pissed at getting passed.

    • MSD Secretary
      MSD Secretary Місяць тому

      The bit where he talked about how nasty a minefield is has a personal significance for him that many people don't know about. In Vietnam he once walked into a minefield to rescue one of his men who had stepped on a mine and was bleeding to death. He described it as the most fear he ever felt, yet he did it anyway.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Місяць тому +19

      Thanks! We couldnt get the app to work. We tried it for my first time out but for some reason it was not getting the gps signal.

  • Rui Kazane
    Rui Kazane Місяць тому

    Oh yeah! The soapy wooder slipped through! As for oil suggestion...can't really say much but Amsoil Dominator or Signature Series. Still...a slight viscosity change isn't something to meddle about but oil and filter changes every race should do it!
    Then the fuel tank deal...would be curious to see if adding (or removing!?) baffles can help - or use one of those HydraMat units from Holley.
    As for tires - does the team check for tire pressures after every (other) pit in? Having the tire pressures matching across all the tires will help with grip and possibly improve wear patterns too. Onto a stronger fight next time!