At the racetrack, women are far and few between. But you can expect a different scene at the American Endurance Racing season opener. ‘The Women’ is an all-ladies team preparing to take on the Glen this weekend. They have partnered with DriveGear racing and will be piloting one of their Spec e30s.
Randy Lanier got his start in grassroots sports car racing and then financed a motorsports career by moving hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana. It’s kind of fitting that after nearly three decades in prison, convicted as one of the country’s biggest weed kingpins, that he made his return to racing there too.
Saturday, we finished with Smurf in first place in Indy class and with Heat Miser in the garage with no engine.
What would an American Endurance Racing event be if we didn’t need a new engine at some point?
I looked up and there it was, an Acura Integra pointing straight at me—spun out, stalled right on the exit of a corner. If I had a half second longer I would have remembered to relax, to curl my arms, to prepare for the impact. As it was I just closed my eyes and took the hit, 80 MPH right into to my door.
This is a list of 8 rules. Read them, memorize them, live them.
The first three rules have descended from the Team O’Neil Principles:
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 to reduce flash floods.
G-tron got crafty in the paddock at the last American Endurance Racing event at Summit Point.
Saturday results (top 3 finishes in class)
Earlier today, an announcement was made that Road & Track and Jalopnik contributors and staff will compete for the Enthusiasts Cup at Mid-Ohio in October.
Step 1: If your car hasn’t finished any of the races this season, change its number. This is proven to be an effective strategy. Example: If car #95 has podiumed before, but not yet this year, a simple change of number to, say, #999 will allow the car to finish the race.
For the first time, we did shakedown. Less than a week before heading to VIR, we took the cars to Lime Rock Park to see if everything was holding up, seek out any funny noises or weird vibrations, and there was nothing.
I guess I understand why they did it. Forbid us from finishing the rally, I mean. Our axle had fallen out, after all.
Travis Pastrana posted this video to Facebook of him riding a bike with his daughter, Addy, and it’s equal parts awesome and terrifying
Ken Block finished second at the New England Forest Rally this weekend, the biggest American rally of the decade. And that was after this soaring crash.
American Endurance Racing just had the second of five races at the new Whiskey Hill Raceway at Palmer Motorsports Park in Ware, MA. G-tron and Earn the Drive Racing went with three Audi 90s and a SM2 Miata. After a full day of practice and qualifying on Friday, we were ready to spend eighteen hours racing on Saturday…
The SCCA returned to rally style events yesterday, with the first RallySprint event taking place at Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH. A total of 26 competitors drove two different configurations of the school’s extensive network of gravel roads and training areas. This was the first SCCA event of its kind since…