Articles Written By: Keanna

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Ojibwe: Blink

Ojibwe: Blink

Ojibwe happened really fast.  Normally, I remember a lot about each rally, but that is not the case. A quick test on Wednesday, 2 pass recce on Thursday, rally Friday and Saturday. The test was fine.  The road wasn’t super indicative of the stages that we would be racing on, even…
Yay or Nay: Omni-Freeze ZERO

Yay or Nay: Omni-Freeze ZERO

I was really excited after Oregon Trail Rally. At the airport, we were having a chat with the guys at Columbia Sportswear and one associate ran off to get something.  Upon returning, he had a sleeve…. And it was magic. The fabric sample was for their patent-pending Omni-Freeze ZERO.  Its…
NEFR: 3000 Miles

NEFR: 3000 Miles

It’s been a hell of a season so far. After DNF’ing LSPR last fall, Sno*Drift was a “warm up” and the only intent was to have a clean rally.  It would turn out that we would walk away from Sno* with the highest speed factor we’d see for a while,…
STPR: The Late Recap; Into The Circus

STPR: The Late Recap; Into The Circus

STPR had four B-Spec entries, but Matt Hoffman in the Sonic was just getting out of the co-driver’s seat and opted to run just the regional events.  In national, that left the usual suspects, myself and the Maxxis/HRD entry with Jordan Guitar and Billy Jang.  The last entry was Nitro…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Mid-Ohio Recap: American Endurance Racing

Mid-Ohio Recap: American Endurance Racing

With cars in sixth and eighth place in the season championship standing, we decided to focus on those two cars, and not bring the others. Friday’s practice and qualifying went off without a hitch, and we classed both #999 (Heat Miser) and #90 (Smurf) in the Indy class. This time,…
Build, Race, Study?

Build, Race, Study?

On Tuesday, I board a plane to Michigan to compete in my first rally, LSPR. On Sunday, I board a plane back to Manhattan where I will get ready to head to Ohio for the final round of AER. In between? Midterms. I’m a full time student at the New…
Could This Be The Future Of The Racetrack Surface?

Could This Be The Future Of The Racetrack Surface?

Tarmac has developed a new permeable concrete called Topmix Permeable that can withstand up to 880 gallons of water at a time.  Topmix Permeable is based of an existing permeable concrete, but has been built to withstand the weight of traffic.  It is intended to be implemented in urban areas…
Summit Point Recap: American Endurance Racing

Summit Point Recap: American Endurance Racing

We seemed to be starting off Summit Point strong.  The ETD Racing Miazda qualified in Indy class and so did the G-tron cars, with the exception of Smurf, #90, which broke into the bottom of Sebring.  However, during qualifying on Friday, the front diff went on Mr. Freeze, #72.  The…
Mid-Season Recap: American Endurance Racing

Mid-Season Recap: American Endurance Racing

Round 1: New Jersey Motorsports Park American Endurance Racing’s first event of the season was back in May at New Jersey Motorsports Park and we raced on Lightning.  It was great weather, and lots of good people came out to compete for the Jalopnik Cup of Excellence.  G-tron brought three…
American Endurance Racing, an Introduction

American Endurance Racing, an Introduction

    What is American Endurance Racing? American Endurance Racing is a new endurance road-racing series in it’s second year based out of the Northeast US.  It’s “race what ya got” style with a six-page rulebook.  Typically, AER has seven hours of practice and qualifying followed by eighteen hours of…