BriSCA F1 Stock Car Build Diary – Part 1

Over the winter months Stock Car Builder / Engineer Wayne Helliwell is giving readers an insight into his latest BriSCA F1 build project, direct from his workshop. Over the coming weeks and months Wayne will be updating F1 Stockcars.com with a step-by-step photographic diary of the build with accompanying words from Wayne himself.

But first a brief introduction to Wayne and Wayne Helliwell Racing.

Wayne Helliwell Racing is striving to become the market leader in short oval race car fabrication. We can fabricate anything for any oval race car, from a single wheel nut to a full turn key race car at a surprisingly affordable price.

We also fabricate bespoke trailers, race transporters to your specification or ours. We supply many of BRISCA F1 drivers with our wheels including the world champion Andrew Smith who has the WHR decal on his wing.

Wayne has been involved in stockcar racing all his life, you could say he was born into it! His dad Dave was racing Formula 1 stockcars in the early 1970’s. Both Wayne’s brothers Mark and Ian have raced various formulas, Mark (170) is still actively racing Formula one. Wayne raced mini stox from the tender age of 10 until 16 then he progressed onto Formula two stockcars, when he left school Wayne served as an apprentice in the aerospace industry and then had 12 years setting and programming CNC machines for a precision engineering firm, Wayne then enjoyed 3 years working for a local firm fabricating and welding A-bars, tow poles and trailers used by the R.A.C & AA. Unfortunately Wayne was made redundant as a result of a down turn in orders due to the recession and the decision was made to turn his hobby (WHR) in to his full time employment.

You can follow the goings on of the life at the WHR workshop via our Facebook page.

Cheers – Wayne.

Tel: 07920 465 971
Email: info@waynehelliwellracing.com
Website: www.waynehelliwellracing.com

So onto the build itself –

#1 - How every Stock Car begins life.

#2 - Main Rails (Chassis Rails).

#3 - Rails laid out, levelled and squared up and the 1st x members are tacked in place.

#4 - Front cross brace all tacked in.

#5 - Rear cross brace all tacked in

#6 - The Suspension pick up points are chopped and drilled and the bushes have been welded in.

#7 - Under carriage taking shape, the front and rear panard rod mounts are tacked in along with the suspension pick up points.

#8 - Under carriage really taking shape.

#9 - A WHR F1 flat chassis.

#10 - A WHR F1 flat chassis - Underneath sideways shot! More crosses than a noughts and crosses match!

Continue to PART 2

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