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Race Technician WRX Build

August 1, 2012 Leave a comment

A nice article about two Subaru racing technicians that were asked what mods they would put on a 2012 Subaru WRX for street.

Link: Subaru Drive Performance Magazine

Toyota Electric Car On the Nurburgring

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

This is not a Prius. It did a lap in 7 mins 47.794 secs. It has 590 ft/lbs torque and top speed of 161.55651 MPH. That’s quick!

Lucky Squirrel Should Buy Lotto Ticket

This squirrel had his whole life flash before him when a Lamborghini LP670-4 SV passed over him at 100+ MPH.

Heat Tape is Convenient

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Have you removed your front brake dust shields and worried about the heat from the rotors melting your  rubber bits in close proximity? Try slapping on some heat shield tape around them like Subaru did on their 24 hours of Nurburgring STI. They placed 21st overall! Here are the race results in PDF.

Ragdoll Passenger

June 9, 2011 1 comment

Watch as this passenger is thrashed about in the hands of a professional driver on the track.

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Wreck At Cayuga

This is my first post of the year. Funny thing called real life was keeping me away from my favorite interest and blog. A friend sent me a video link to this wreck during a hot lapping day at Cayuga Motor Speedway in Canada.

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Mario Andretti Racing Experience Accident

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Condolences to her family and friends.

A Los Angeles woman was killed Friday [OCT 15] while participating in a simulated Indy race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Ashley Sara Phalen, 24, was participating in the Mario Andretti Racing Experience Driving 101 class that taught members of the public the basics of open wheel racing by allowing them to drive replica Indy racecars, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office.
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Driving Pucker Moment

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment

A “pucker moment” is the involuntary tightening of the sphincter when one escapes a close call to severe personal injury. You will most likely experience this yourself if you are a track driving enthusiast. I present to you JC Meynet’s pucker moment on Willow Springs International Raceway at Subiefest this past weekend.

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Want To Drive the Nurburgring?

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I may have to start a Ring fund because it is pricey! I am not sure if I would spend a lot. I would be happy just do a couple of laps just to scratch it from my bucket list. Check out Dave Coleman’s guide on the Nurburgring on MotoIQ at the Source link below!

Source: MotoIQ

Ever Met This Driver?

August 1, 2010 Leave a comment

This video could use some editing. You may have run into this type of driver at a track day. Do you have a funny story to share? Please post it in the commments.

Interesting Info on Snell Compliant Helmets

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The NY Times article is about the dangers of small M2005 rated motorcycle helmets. It was interesting that some think Snell’s test results should be updated. The writer ends up being fired by his magazine.

Source: NY Times

Southern California Track Organizer

I found a new track organizer. Well new to me. Hmm, they say they were doing track events since 1999. First time I heard of ’em. Check out their schedule. Their prices look good, $120 for Streets of Willow with free  lap timing (usually additional $20). If you have run with them in the past, comment below about your experience. Click the link below to visit their website.

Source: Extreme Speed Track Events

American Road Courses

Some American road courses are covered in this July’s Car and Driver Magazine. Check it out for the record laps recorded on there and some info on the tracks.

    Road Atlanta
    Infineon Raceway
    Virginia International Raceway
    Watkins Glen
    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    Road America

Source: Car and Driver Magazine

Pagani Zonda R Breaks Nurburgring Lap Record

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Pagani Zonda R breaks the lap record for production derived car on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe. The Zonda was driven by Marc Basseng with a recorded laptime of 6 minutes 47 seconds.

Here’s a list of the fastest laptimes on the Ring fpr comparison:
supercars.net – Nurburgring Lap Times

Source: Evo

Garage Tragedy

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

A friend found this on a forum. My condolences to Mr. Flores’ family and friends.

This is old news but I just wanted to remind everyone to be safe while working on your car. Take every safety precaution and do not get too comfortable to think you do not need it.

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