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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.…
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,…
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…