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Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YYMA4NdB9M&w=854&h=480] Competition karting is some of the purest form of racing that I’ve experienced. Nothing will provide you with a more immersive experience with a race track than a kart. Nothing at all. You’re sitting as one with the machine, as the entire chassis is flexing around you. You feel…
Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Two weeks have passed now since we made our triumphant return to Goodwood Festival of Speed and I still have a sweet taste in my mouth of burnt tyre rubber and Verve Cliquet champagne. It’s a strange combination but one I am happy to get used to as we now…
THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the new car is focused on providing…
The Ram Rebel Is Here!

The Ram Rebel Is Here!

     In this day and age most people buy a car based on fuel economy and practicality. As luck would have it Dodge has been delivering just that, sort of…on the practicality side.      For example you want a car to blast across the county with? Challenger Hellcat of…
#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

With the inaugural GRIDLIFE being last year, I was all too excited to get the opportunity to cover it this year as it happens to be the first year of their new ‘Track Battle” time attack series. What started just over 15 years ago as some Honda enthusiasts who decided to set…
Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

IN BRIEF: Ken Block broke his streak of bad luck in Red Bull Global Rallycross season openers with a statement victory in the 2015 kickoff round in Fort Lauderdale. Block, last year’s championship runner-up, held off fellow 2014 title contenders Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. for the victory. HEAT RECAPS: Polesitter…
2015 Club Loose’s East Coast Bash

2015 Club Loose’s East Coast Bash

Once again Club Loose does not disappoint, putting together such a huge event takes a whole lot of skill, and the guys at Club Loose do it phenomenally. If you’re unfamiliar with drifting, what it is and how the competitive side of things works, well, you may want to take…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

Vitals: Born: December 27, 1998 // Hometown: Osmo, SWE 2015 Team: #16 Olsbergs MSE GRC Lites 2014 Results: The younger Eriksson brother landed a three-race GRC Lites program last year, impressing with a fourth place finish in New York and backing it up with a podium in Charlotte just six…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

Vitals: Born: April 21, 1982 // Hometown: Ostersund, SWE 2015 Team: #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Sandell broke through for his first race victory in Washington DC in June, and on the whole was slightly more consistent, missing only one final as opposed to three the…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

Vitals: Born: May 15, 1997 // Hometown: Folsom, CA 2015 Team: #61 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Keyes competed in the Formula Pro Mazda championship last year, winning 10 of 12 races and taking the championship. This week’s race in Fort Lauderdale will be his rallycross debut.…
For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

Now this more our style. Yes it’s expensive at $20,000 but it’s less than a 1/10th of the motor swapped e30 M3 that was for sale earlier this week for $224,000. Mostly because this M3 is fitted with a 6.0L LS2 out of a 2006 GTO. Yes, Its an 88…
Why No WRC In The USA?

Why No WRC In The USA?

It’s been 28 years since we last saw the World Rally Championships on stages in the USA. The Olympus Rally, outside of Seattle, was the last time we saw the top level cars in the United States and that was back in 1988. Could you imagine F1 taking a 30 year…
New Rally Game by CodeMasters

New Rally Game by CodeMasters

This is one of the greatest video game announcements in years! I love rally. I also love rally video games and have been waiting for years for someone to build a new game. The Dirt franchise has been amazing but Richard Burns Rally is where it’s at for most of…
Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Those that follow sports car racing in the south east likely have seen and appreciated the talent of young Daytona Beach racer Bobby Kennedy. Last year, the Kennedy family invested heavily to build a Trans Am Series racer for the fast growing TA2 class. A new Mustang was constructed by…
Chuckwalla Raceparty

Chuckwalla Raceparty

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015The BuildupLike most of our coordinated amateur race weekends, the instigator of our group, Duke Stachington, got the tires spinning with a simple email: Hey guys, Letting you know that Manstache O’Toole, [pointless name 1], [pointless name 2] and myself are going to be doing the track…
1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

280 bhp, 2,927 cc DOHC 16-valve transversely mounted V-8 engine with Weber carburettors, five-speed close-ratio manual transmission, double wishbone independent front and rear suspension with adjustable dampers, and four-wheel AP Lockheed ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,340 mm. Converted to Group B specifications Raced by 1980 European Rally Champion and nine-time…
An Open Letter to the Guardian on Jeremy Clarkson

An Open Letter to the Guardian on Jeremy Clarkson

Dear Zoe Williams, With regard to your brilliant article about Jeremy Clarkson and the future path of Top Gear, I’m afraid you’re wrong in every single imaginable and unimaginable way. No. What you apparently do not realize is that Top Gear is a television programme intended for 18-30 year old…
[BROKAGAIN] – The Cost to Autocross

[BROKAGAIN] – The Cost to Autocross

This is going to be the first in a year long series about the actual costs to race. I’ve been autocrossing my 2005 Subaru STi in local clubs including Chicago Region SCCA, and Tri-State Sports Car Council. This year I plan on running full seasons with both clubs along with…
Manor F1 Passes The Crash Test

Manor F1 Passes The Crash Test

Manor Marussia F1 team, which was almost shut down last year, passed all of the mandatory FIA crash tests and will be on its way to Melbourne. Following is their oficial statement for the 2015 season: The Manor Marussia F1 Team looks forward to its participation in the 2015 FIA…
Herculiner DIY Bedliner paint review

Herculiner DIY Bedliner paint review

Have you gotten through your winter list of race car and race day maintenance items? Was “refinish / maintain my trailer” on your list? If so, I recommend taking a look at the Herculiner brand of DIY bedliner paint as a durable, tough option to paint. One of the most critical…