Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The new Bobcat Jr

The Screamin' Bobcat Pulling Team from Ijsselmuiden, in the Netherlands have built a new Bobcat Jr. during the last winter. After the win of the Bowling Green Ring and the NTPA Grand National title, they sold their old Bobcat Jr. to Joe Eder in the end of September 2017. After that, the Team around Bertus and Berrie Boer decided again to built a new improved Bobcat Jr. for the 2018 season. But what's different from the 2017 to the 2018 version of the Bobcat Jr.?
The new 2050lbs. Mini Mod is lighter than the old one and the chassis received some small changes and improvements. The new Bobcat Jr. Chassis got a new homemade chrome-moly tube frame with a homemade chrome-moly Rollcage, a sheet metal rear axle housing by Vampire Gears, a self built steering and new carbon fiber fenders by Gertie Leusink from Dronten, in the Netherlands.
The new design on the fenders, side shields and on the oil and fuel tank were done by PB Design and Kooiker BV. from Zwolle, in the Netherlands made the paintjob on the Tractor.
The sheet metal rearend has a Vampire Gears Ford 9" inch center section with a billet aluminium differential, a special built ring and pinion gear, special made planetaries with billet aluminium planetaries carrier housing and Willwood brake calipers with homemade brake discs. The whole parts in the rear axle of the Tractor were built by Bennie Vreeman of Vampire Gears from Neede, in the Netherlands. The new ride also received a Vampire Gears transmission with a billet Vampire Gears driveline and a 8" inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with a Browell aluminium clutch bell housing. The Team purchased for their new Vehicle a set of new polished Real Wheel aluminium rims with Pioneer Giant Puller tires from CM Pulling tires in the USA.
The new Bobcat Jr. is powered by a Sassy Racing V8 Hemi engine on methanol fuel. The new engine should have some more horses than on the 2017 Bobcat Jr. version. The completely new powerplant got a BAE billet aluminium engine block with BAE Alcohol cylinder heads, Moroso valve covers, a billet Winberg steel crankshaft with billet MGP aluminium rods and Sassy Racing pistons, Sassy Racing exhaust headers, a 14-71 Mike Janis supercharger with a Rage carbon fiber injector, a Sassy Racing fuel system with a Saasy Racing fuel pump, a homemade fuel and oil tank, a dry sump lubrication with a System 1 oil pump, a Racepak data logger and a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition. The new Sassy Racing Hemi was built together in the workshop of Sassy Racing Engines in Weare, New Hampshire in the USA.
The Screamin' Bobcat Pulling Team compete with their new US Version of the Bobcat Jr. in the NTPA Shell Rotella Cup this year.
The whole Team hopes to continue with the success in the Mini Mod class in the USA this year.

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