#GRIDLIFE2016

#GRIDLIFE2016

Where to start… This past weekend was even crazier than last year. Gridlife 2015 was rather nuts, and I would say the amount of precipitation that weekend could be defined as torrential. This weekend was dry; albeit a bit hot, and 10x crazier. We arrived (I carpooled with a friend)…
Idaho Rally 2016

Idaho Rally 2016

It had been some time since I was able to co-drive at a rally. The last time ending in a rather quick DNF in a Porsche before we  reached the start of the first stage. When my friend AJ asked me to co-drive a few months back for the Idaho Rally,…
Nurburgring Crash, Fail, and Win!

Nurburgring Crash, Fail, and Win!

The Nurburgring makes for the best crash videos by far. It’s not because its so fast or dangerous but rather that the track is so accessible. Anyone with a drivers license go can go out and run at full speed. You don’t need a helmet or any safety gear. You…
DIY: Porsche 911 Cup Holder Repair (997)

DIY: Porsche 911 Cup Holder Repair (997)

The Porsche 911 sold from 2004 to 2012(997) is a great car, but the cupholders suck and constantly stop working. Generally they fail to open when you push the button. Sometimes they fail to close. The good news is that it’s an easy fix. The problem lies in this little…
How Ford Built The Focus RX

How Ford Built The Focus RX

Racecars are amazing vehicles but we usually only see the finished product and rarely get a look behind the scenes at how they are built. This video series by Ford Performance changes that with an in depth look at the Ford Focus RX thats driven by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud…
Olympus: First Real Rally

Olympus: First Real Rally

If you know anything about the Olympus Rally, you might know that it was a round of the first ever US rally championship, a former WRC event, and was the last rally for Group B cars. Tough. Technical. Legendary. If you’ve been following my season, you probably know that Sno*Drift…
Tanner Foust Dominates Red Bull GRC Phoenix

Tanner Foust Dominates Red Bull GRC Phoenix

Tanner Foust won both Red Bull GRC races in Phoenix this weekend! Tanner and his teammate, Scott Speed dominated their heats and semi-finals on both days and if it weren’t for a late race issue for Speed on Saturday, the two would have taken the top two spots all weekend in their VW’s.…
Red Bull Global Rallycross – Phoenix 2016

Red Bull Global Rallycross – Phoenix 2016

The 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season kicks off with a doubleheader at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix. Here are the changes to the grid in a nutshell. Most of the regulars are back likeArpin (Chip Ganassi Racing), Patrik Sandell (Bryan Herta Rallysport), Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross), and…
Red Bull GRC Tv Schedule

Red Bull GRC Tv Schedule

Red Bull GRC just announced their Tv schedule for 2016. Before you go looking for it on cable. RedBull Tv is its own platform found on its website or through the Red Bull Tv app on most devices(Apple Tv, Roku, Iphone, Android, etc). The good news is that its free! The bad…
[BROKAGAIN] – Cone Carnage at Event 2

[BROKAGAIN] – Cone Carnage at Event 2

This past weekend was Event 2 for the Chicago Region SCCA. It was the first event with the new upgrades to setup (alignment, brakes, wheels & tires). Let’s just say, it was amazingly different. The car was a million times more responsive on all fronts, and with the loss in…
DIY Baja – The Return of the Pig!

DIY Baja – The Return of the Pig!

Six years ago I built a BMW for the Baja 1000 in just 14 days. We knew the car wouldn’t survive the full 1000 miles but Miller Welders dared me to even make the starting line. Even one mile in the race would be a huge success. We succeeded and…
Toyota Returns to Desert Racing with BJ Baldwin!

Toyota Returns to Desert Racing with BJ Baldwin!

Toyota recently announced that they will be returning to desert racing! If you don’t know why this is such a big deal, do you remember Ivan, Ironman, Stewart? Maybe you remember his video game Super Off-Road? You have to remember this truck? Toyota signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with two-time Baja 1000 champion…
[BROKAGAIN] – Stop Fast, Turn Fast, Go Fast

[BROKAGAIN] – Stop Fast, Turn Fast, Go Fast

With the rust (see also: lack of talent) shaken off, and a couple events under my belt for this season I’m looking ahead to a planned track-day on May 27th at Autobahn Country Club. Huzzah! I wanted to also start exploring more types of events like road rallies, lapping days,…
[BROKAGAIN] Season 2

[BROKAGAIN] Season 2

…and we’re back. It’s only been about 3 months since I gave a recap of Season 1, but race season is in full swing and it’s time for a Brokagain update. While I’m writing this it is May 6th, and I have finished the first event of the season for…
Oregon Trail Rally: Rally Cliches

Oregon Trail Rally: Rally Cliches

If Oregon Trail was anything, it embodied two of rally’s favorite sayings: “hurry up and wait” and “press on regardless.” You get there, you do recce, you spend all day Friday anxiously awaiting 7pm.  OTR begins on Friday night with ten miles of super specials at Portland International Raceway. Humour ensued…
UPDATE: Corvette too loud for NCM Corvette track?

UPDATE: Corvette too loud for NCM Corvette track?

Some of you may recall last year how we gave high ranking to the the National Corvette Museum’s (NCM) Motorsports Park for a U.S. track. It’s long and technical, has easy access from the highway and convenient to most things many tracks aren’t (such as cheap fuel, food and hotels). Unfortunately,…
Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

I love this video! Two cars that shouldn’t be racing on snow, a Corvette C6 Z06 and a Toyota Supra, are ripping down a snow banked road somewhere in Russia. Yes Russia. But most of the awesome or really bizarre car videos are from Russia if you haven’t figured this out by…
The Michelin Man… isn’t?

The Michelin Man… isn’t?

In the hunt to confirm the Michelin Man’s, aka Bibendum’s, true identity, we have found the truth. There is not a Presta or Schrader valve to be found… only tread. Rest easy knowing this is “A Better Way Forward.”
GTFO Windshield Edition

GTFO Windshield Edition

This crash is pretty bad. The driver is ok, but it was so bad he exited the car through the windshield. When you’re in a car on a hot circuit and you know you need to get out, you get out any way you can!  
Racetech Supplies Aston, McLaren, and Porsche for 2016

Racetech Supplies Aston, McLaren, and Porsche for 2016

Some sponsorships are worth paying attention to. Most teams and drivers won’t sacrifice safety for a few parts and some cash. Most teams generally buy the best safety gear they can find. When they partner with those safety suppliers its worth taking note. Just recently, Racetech won deals to supply…
Clean Up Your Racecar: Door Pulls

Clean Up Your Racecar: Door Pulls

    Clean Up Your Racecar is a little series on random stuff that won’t make you faster but will make your racecar more comfortable, easier to use, or look more like a pro built car. Today we look at  door pulls” and how you close your door when you’ve…
100AW: Sweet Baby Craig Drew

100AW: Sweet Baby Craig Drew

During our testing for 100 Acre Wood, we found something interesting.  On our third or fourth time down the test stage, we suddenly lost all power.  Notably, when this happened, the temperature gauge suddenly spiked.  We re-started the car, but it was still in limp mode.  So we putted on…
Super Chicken to Challenge all at Mt Washington 2017

Super Chicken to Challenge all at Mt Washington 2017

https://moveyourmountain.org/4029 Ever wish you could give the grassroots underdog an edge over the professional racers? Here’s your chance. Paul Tingaud is regular competitor with the New England Hillclimb Association, and is looking to take down the factory backed rally teams (David Higgins, Travis Pastrana, etc.) at the 2017 Mt Washington…
Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Haas F1 Racing team has signed a deal with Santino Ferrucci as a development driver. Ferrucci, from Woodbury, Connecticut, got his start in karting at age 5. He went on to compete in Skip Barber’s open wheel series and is a member of the Lime Rock Driver’s Club. He has been…

Forza LRP – Presidential Edition

Here you see a Presidental limo reverse drifting around Lime Rock Park.  This video, released in a short clip, has fooled people into thinking it’s real with Forza 6’s realistic graphics.  If it were real, this driver would have some serious skill!  The most obvious tell might just be the…
Getting Ready: 100 Acre Wood

Getting Ready: 100 Acre Wood

100 Acre Wood is quickly approaching and there’s lots to do. Firstly, midterms are here for the eighteen credits I’m currently taking.  I’ve also been on a weeklong hunt for my New School ID card.  Today, I finally caved and purchased a new one at card services.  I’d never been…
Dempsey Quits Racing!

Dempsey Quits Racing!

Car Snoops reported today that Patrick Dempsey quit racing to spend more time with his family. Apparently he got back together with his wife, Jillian Fink, and racing Porsches around the world isn’t the best for a lot of relationships. Too bad he couldn’t have a found a girl that…
Did They Destroy Ferrari’s for LeMans?

Did They Destroy Ferrari’s for LeMans?

I watching LeMans the other day and was blown away by the beautiful cars from 1971. Then the carnage started. This Ferrari 512s is flying in the wet and comes across another wreck sending the Ferrari off course and over an embankment.  It looks like a real 512 but maybe…

For Sale: Turbo Toyota Prerunner Truck

I randomly found this on Craigs List so Im not saying this is a good truck or a good price, but it is kind of cool. Turbo charged, King shocks, and a wide body kit. All for $5k!  I’m not sure how reliable this turbo setup is, but Toyota motors…
[BROKAGAIN] – Season 1 Recap

[BROKAGAIN] – Season 1 Recap

Wow! I’m without words. I’ve gotten some really positive feedback from y’all on the last post in the series, and all I can say is thanks for all the kind words. This series will be back for the 2016 season / foreseeable future so if you would like to see…
Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

The latest episode of Launch Control is up and it’s one of the better episodes. David Higgins and Craig Drew head over to Wales Rally GB to compete in the Group N class with a WRX STI featuring Colin McRae’s historic Subaru livery. Subaru Team USA’s Rally America rally car…
Circle Bridge Why?

Circle Bridge Why?

The internet says this bridge in Garzón, Uruguay was designed renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly to reduced speeds. This is pretty smart as most bridges aren’t set up for traffic stops or speed cameras making them a free zone for acceleration tests. Ever heard of Magnus Walker and his 6th street LA bridge?…
1995 24hrs of LeMans

1995 24hrs of LeMans

The 1995 24hrs of LeMans was won by a McLaren F1 GTR entered in the GT1 category. The F1 GTR was already well known for dominating the BPR Global GT Series with customer teams, but the car that won was actually the initial GTR prototype that was on loan to Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing which caused…
SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

Round one of the California Pro Kart challenge saw the largest field in competitive karting… in the country!  over 200 drivers made their way to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to hash it out on the black top.  My run group was a combination of Pro and Semi Pro, seeing 11 entry’s…
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Hello All here are some of my photos from Daytona. Enjoy! Flying Lizard/Krohn Racing merged and created a green R8. I personally was a fan of the Toyo Blue scheme they had on the car at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mazda was out with their new gas powered cars…
Sno*Drift: Wheelspin and Beyond

Sno*Drift: Wheelspin and Beyond

As you may or may not know, we built a 1.0L EcoBoost Fiesta rally car. It’s built for B-Spec, so performance-wise, it’s pretty much factory. My first time driving it was Wednesday. My first time racing it was Friday at Sno*Drift as part of the first round of the Rally…
GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

I don’t think I’ve seen a GT3RS on snow before! This video could be a lot better but its pretty interesting. The owner is having some financial difficulties and sold his house and some of his cars and is now living in his garage. But he won’t sell his GT3RS! And…
COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

This is a Renault Sport RS 01 that’s been converted to the coolest police car ever! Its not just a show vehicle but is fully a full equiped highway patrol car. But the RS 01 Interceptor does look like a publicity stunt which is unfortunate. It would be wild to see this…
KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

Check out this new M20 turbo kit from KAMotors Performance. For $3,600 you get a full T4 kit with an intercooler that produces 400hp and 370tq – Im not sure if that’s engine or wheel but its a lot of power for an E30. This is the latest turbo kit from…