Endurance

Endurance racing: more fun, harder than expected

Endurance racing: more fun, harder than expected

My friends and I recently competed in our first endurance race with AER (American Endurance Racing) at Watkins Glen International. It was incredible. And, a lot harder on equipment than I imagined.   We started with my well-maintained 1989 BMW 325is that I previously used for racing in NASA’s Spec E30 series.…
Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

I first heard about this situation from a post on Cooper McNeil’s Facebook Page and assumed it was one team that was tired of losing and decided to quit. Which is sort of what it is. The team made the following statement about their withdrawal. “The decision to stop racing…
24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

The 24hrs of LeMans is the most prestigious endurance race in the world. Its also the oldest endurance race dating back to 1923. LeMans is the top of the racing career for drivers and also where the car manufacturer’s compete for bragging rights. There’s nothing like it in the world. The problem is…
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!  
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…
Glickenhaus SCG003C Sets Hockeneheim Ring Record

Glickenhaus SCG003C Sets Hockeneheim Ring Record

Glickenhaus just shattered the Hockenheim Ring Record by 4 seconds! The previous lap holder was the Porsche 918 which is no slouch. Keep in mind that Hockenheim is a small track and the Glickenhaus record lap time was 1:01.8 according to Sport Auto. Even wilder is how close the top ten times…
Ford Gt Lemans Car SEMA Pictures!!!

Ford Gt Lemans Car SEMA Pictures!!!

While working at SEMA i had the chance to snap a couple phone pictures of the new Ford GT Lemans Car, and holy $@&* its a beast in person.  The diffuser extends far behind the rear bumper and every single curve on the car has the impression that its purpose…
IMSA GT3: Pay If You Want To Play

IMSA GT3: Pay If You Want To Play

IMSA has made some pretty bad decisions in recent years causing the Weathertech field to shrink substantially over the past year. Now they are requiring manufacturer’s to pay to race in the Weathertech series. The teams already pay an annual member fee and pay for each race they enter but…
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,…
1971 Nurburgring 1000km

1971 Nurburgring 1000km

The early 70’s produced some of the best race cars on the planet. Porsche was going nuts with the 908 and Ferrari was still running the 512 and had just unveiled the 312PB but it was no match for the Porsche’s. Alfa was competing with the T33 but Porsche still…
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…
Trans Am: Madness At Mid-Ohio

Trans Am: Madness At Mid-Ohio

This is pretty unbelievable. Not the year long suspension given to Tommy Drissi for his conduct at the Mid Ohio Trans Am race on August 15th, but the series of incidents that led up to the suspension. Drissi is not a regular competitor or in the championship hunt but he is…
What Happened to IMSA Tudor?

What Happened to IMSA Tudor?

The IMSA Tudor racing series was at Road America at last weekend and only 33 cars went out for qualifying. One year ago the field was 57% larger than this year. What happened? I think it starts a few years back when these cars were a part of the two premier sports car series in the United States:…
Media Credentials Denied?!  Huh? Really?

Media Credentials Denied?! Huh? Really?

When you have a media hard-card for three separate racing series, getting blatantly denied credentials by a different series tends to come as a shock. An even bigger shock is getting denied media access by the race track that is hosting the event. But the biggest shock of all.. is after…
2015 ADAC 24H Rennen Nurburgring

2015 ADAC 24H Rennen Nurburgring

So now that we’re all coming down off of our Le Mans high from 3 weeks ago, let’s look back at another 24 hour endurance race that happened the month before: the ADAC 24H Rennen Nurburgring (“N24”). Why am I talking about this race now? Well, because if it isn’t on your bucket…
Flying Cars at the Nurburgring

Flying Cars at the Nurburgring

Thirty of the fastest competitors (all GT3- spec vehicles) for the ADAC 24 Rennen took to the historic Nurburgring circuit to determine the top 30 grid positions. Drive quickly they did and in some cases, they flew as well. Following the tragic accident at Flugplatz corner earlier this year, the stewards…
The History of the Mille Miglia

The History of the Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia was the original endurance rally. It ran for 24 years from 1927 to 1957 – Mussolini and then Hitler put things on hold for 6 years. The race was a 1500km loop from Brescia to Rome and back which is roughly 1000 roman miles. Some say it was…
Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is regarded as a particularly challenging event. The 25.378-kilometre combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife that was opened in 1927 is the world’s longest race track. Especially the legendary Nordschleife, also known as the ‘Green Hell,’ featuring 73 corners, inclines of…
NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO University shows you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes to get the Nissan GTR LM NISMO ready for Le Mans. From testing virtually, on-track and in the crash test facility, the team are facing and overcoming challenges that come with the development of a unique front-wheel drive LM…
Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Audi provided the DTM Champion five times in the past eight years. The aim for the 2015 season is clear: another title in the prestigious touring car series. In pursuit of this aim, the brand with the four rings can rely on the support of internationally renowned partners. The BP…
Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

If there’s been a list of World Challenge drivers who’ve been most overdue for their first win, BimmerWorld’s Seth Thomas has been atop that list for the past few years. After second place finishes, front row starting spots, and numerous fastest laps, the Georgia native took himself off that ‘most…
The Audi R18 E-TRON Quattro is Incredible

The Audi R18 E-TRON Quattro is Incredible

A twofold quantity of hybrid energy, fundamentally revised aerodynamics, the next step in lightweight design and a lot of detailed work characterize the fifth generation of the Audi R18. “The possibilities of the revolutionary regulations that have been in effect for LMP sports cars since 2014 are far from having…
Audi Sport: Green Light for 2015 Season

Audi Sport: Green Light for 2015 Season

“We have a lot on our agenda for this year,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich with respect to the extended motorsport program of AUDI AG. “Here at the new Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg we’ve created perfect prerequisites for this. We all feel comfortable in the new…
Nasa Rally Sport Holds First Test Day

Nasa Rally Sport Holds First Test Day

Ever see two guys so happy to have stuffed their rally car? It’s because they were testing. Practicing! Thirty days after announcing it would sanction rally car testing, there were two test days on the NASA Rally Sport calendar. The first one took place last weekend in Humptulips, Washington (Note:…
NISSAN READY FOR  PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENER

NISSAN READY FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENER

Nissan Motorsports is ready for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season to begin this weekend at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The biggest Nissan news is the debut of the GT-R NISMO GT3 machine, campaigned by Always Evolving and AIM Autosport,…
RSR Racing is rumored to be making switch to PWC

RSR Racing is rumored to be making switch to PWC

As the Pirelli World Challenge season draws near, additional teams are looking to make the jump from IMSA’s Tudor United SportsCar to PWC. With the departure of ESM for the WEC and the already publicly acknowledged move of Flying Lizard Motorsports to PWC, longtime participants RSR Racing is rumored to…
VIR Test Day With Bimmerworld – April 9

VIR Test Day With Bimmerworld – April 9

This is a test day for racers and guys with seriously quick cars(with lots of track experience) that want to work on their setup. The next day is the BMW CCA VIR race so test session will be open passing – like in a race. But if you want to work…
BTCC on US TV

BTCC on US TV

The British Touring Car Championship is going to be on Tv in the United States! That means we can watch the first American to contest a full season of BTCC, Robb Holland, on TV at home! Keep an eye out for Rob Austin as well. Super cool guy that I raced with at the…
Ten Days Later, A Team Finishes Last

Ten Days Later, A Team Finishes Last

The 24hrs of Daytona was ten days ago. Yet today, a Prototype Challenge was reclassified to last place even though they finished 10th. They passed tech inspection and left the track. Then someone realized the paying drivers weren't in the car long enough and the paid drivers had too much…
Build Race Party sends Virgin to Rolex 24

Build Race Party sends Virgin to Rolex 24

That’s right, I said virgin. No, not the kind of virgin you are usually thinking of, a virgin of the Rolex 24hr at Daytona. It was quite amazing, even for someone who is mostly known for his rally and drifting exploits. I arrived only about an hour or so before the…
NASA ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW AFFORDABLE PROTOTYPE SERIES

NASA ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW AFFORDABLE PROTOTYPE SERIES

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) unveiled today during the PRI Show an exciting new prototype series that will be called the NASA Prototype series (NP). The NP series will debut in fall of 2015. The NP series is a collaborative effort between NASA and Élan Technologies that will feature…