TheFactoryRacing

 

 

 

The Factory Racing

Vehicle Specifications

 

 

DRIVER:                         Dan Chamlee

 

ALTERNATE                  Thomas Chamlee and Daniel Chamlee, Jr.

& CO-DRIVERS:            Whitney Chamlee, Stacy Chamlee-Jacobsen, Laurie Chamlee, Ian Graham, Amy

                                           Tate, and David Owens

 

CLASS:                            Score International – Class 7 unlimited Mini or midsize pick-up

 

VEHICLE:                       2003 Ford Ranger Standard Cab, long bed,

                                          2-wheel drive

 

ENGINE:                         Ford 4.3 V6, fuel injected, 

                                          Aluminum heads & intake ported & polished, forged pistons,

                                          H-Beam rods, racing cam,

                                          Roller rockers, high flow injectors, and

                                          Throttle body

 

 

FUEL:                                                                                    

  Capacity:                        32 Gallon fuel cell

   Type                               ASB Performance Sunoco Fuel – 112 Octane race gas           

 

 

TRANSMISSION:          Tremec TK0600 5 speed manual

   Clutch                             Mustang Cobra

   Flywheel                         Billet Steel

 

 

REAR AXLE:                  Tubeworks Ford 9” full floater chromoly housing & axle tubes

  Differential:                    40 splined Spool 5.78-1 Richmond gears

                                                         

SUSPENSION:                               

Front                                Modified and reinforced F150 I-beams, equal length,

                                         King 2.5” Coilover shocks,

                                         King 3”By-pass shocks and hydraulic bump stops,

                                         25” wheel travel

Rear                                Four-link trailing arms

                                         King 2.5” coil over shocks,

                                         King 3” By-pass shocks and hydraulic bump stops,

                                         30” wheel travel

                                             

 BRAKES:                       C.N.C. pedal assemblies with Outlaw four piston race calipers and

                                          12.2” vented disc brakes                                               

 

 

WHEELS and TIRES:          

  Wheels:                          KMC 17” x 8”

  Tires:                              BF Goodrich – Baja T/A KM 35-12.5-17

 

 

DIMENSIONS:

  Wheel Base                   117 inches

  Overall Length              18 feet

  Overall Width                78 inches

  Race Weight                  4300 pounds

 

 

LIGHTS:                          Acro Off Road Lights 7” HID 3 front and 4 on light bar

 

 

INSTRUMENTATION: Autometer liquid filled gauges

 

 

TELEMETRY SYSTEM:Lowrance GPS

                                           Kenwood Race Radio

                                           By PCI Race Radio


 

 

 

Daniel Chamlee

Vital Statistics

 

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                     May 17, 1962

 

BIRTHPLACE:                          Santa Barbara, California

 

RESIDENCE:                             Montecito, California

 

WIFE:                                          Laurie

 

CHILDREN:                               Daniel, Jr.  – 27

                                                      Jamie – 25

                                                      Thomas – 23

                                                      Stacy – 21

                                                      Whitney – 19

                                                       Valerie – 18

 

OCCUPATION:                          The Factory Appliance, Inc. – CEO

                                                            Appliance sales and service

      Maytag, Amana, Jenn-air, Whirlpool, Kitchen-Aid  and Estate

                                                                   Authorized Dealer

CIRCUITS:                                   SCORE International Desert Series

                                                           

 

RACE VEHICLE & CLASS:       SCORE Class 7 Ford Ranger

 

TEAM:                                           thefactoryracing.com

 

 

Daniel Chamlee has racing in his blood.  His grandfather, Thomas Newton loved to design, fabricate and race boats.  Tom has many championship titles and still holds many records.  Dan loves to go fast, but mostly he loves the challenge of designing and fabricating parts & proving that they work.  His father just happened to be a welder so building parts was 2nd nature growing up in a steel shop.  Dan’s first car at 15 was a Baja bug he built from the pan up.  He has designed and built many unusual street legal 4×4’s and custom cars.

            Dan has spent years going to races studying the many different classes and styles.  He read the SCORE rulebook from cover to cover until he had nearly memorized it in order to understand the advantages and disadvantages in each class before he began his own truck.  Dan has a gift for understanding how things work.  By trade he is an appliance repairman and knows the inside and out of every domestic appliance made.  He often has technicians from competing businesses call him when they are stuck on a problem.  Because they know he’ll know the answer.

            Dan spent many hours sketching different options for suspension before beginning his work.  Once he had decided he took an old service truck with 350,000 miles on it and a blown engine and began the transformation.  He would spend a long day repairing appliances then come home in the evening and work all night on the truck.  And then go to work again the next day.  Each step brought new and exciting challenges.  Often he would spend hours just thinking through the next process.  His biggest thrill is seeing his ideas implemented.  Now that he has a few seasons under his belt he loves knowing that the suspension he has designed and built is very competitive. 

            Dan has enjoyed the time he has spent with his sons and daughters, each learning and contributing with their own strengths and many sleepless nights.

 

Pit Crew and Chase Team

 

Laurie Chamlee – Crew Chief

Daniel Chamlee, Jr.

Thomas Chamlee

Jamie Chamlee-Lehl

Stacy Chamlee-Jacobsen

Whitney Chamlee

Valerie Chamlee

 

Scott Brady

Bill Chamlee

Ryan Gomez

Amy Tate

David Owens

AJ Denunzio

Sammy VanNess

Jake Spears

Jessy VanHoy

Ian Graham

 

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