Yup it’s that time of year when some sort of formula determines how each SCCA Autocross will compare to another class. After a full year of stock class cars being on street tires there have been some changes that should make things more accurate. CSP, STF and SMF also had some rather large adjustments. Also of note is the addition of a new Street Touring class, STP.
It seems like every year Nationals sneaks up on me quicker than the previous year and this year was no exception. I felt the least prepared for Nationals this year than I ever have and my driving showed it, but we’ll get to that in a bit. My Nationals ‘week’ started early, it actually started the Tuesday before as I made my way out to Lincoln Air Park to help set up the fence that forms a perimeter between Nationals and the active air port. Setting up the fence is no small feat, as there is well over a mile of fence to set up and usually a relatively small group to do so. Luckily that group has a lot of practice and we have it down to a science. More…
Autocross, featured, photos, SCCA, Solo National Championships
Photos from the 2015 SCCA TireRack Solo National Championships held in Lincoln, NE at Lincoln Air Park have been posted in the 2015 SCCA Solo National Championships Photo Gallery. Nearly 10,000 photos from all 4 days have been posted and are separated by class. I am working on recovering photos from Thursday morning Heats 1 & 2 from a corrupted memory card and hope to have them posted soon. Also coming soon is a recap of the event and ProSolo Finale photos! Keep checking back for those!
I recovered about 1000 photos from my corrupted memory card of Heats 1 & 2 on Thursday morning. They have been uploaded and added to their respective class galleries. Photos from the ProSolo have been uploaded as well to the 2015 SCCA ProSolo Finale and Speedway CAM Invitational Photo Gallery
We all knew that Sebastien Loeb was a god among men when it came to rally driving. His domination of the WRC over the years easily proves that. When he decided to switch things up and tackle the WTCC, we were all sad to see him leave the WRC, but excited to see what he could do with consistent grip. Well he shows just how crazy good he is in this video of his 9 minute lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in his WTCC car.
Hold on tight, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.
Citroen, Loeb, Nurburgring, WRC, WTCC
Everyday I see cars on the road that make me think, “out of all the cars in the world, why would you choose that one?” Sometimes I think that because the vehicle is absolutely, dreadfully boring, but a lot of times it’s because the car is just downright ugly. So if you want your car to look good you may consider How to remove oxidation and see the benefits of it. We all know about the Pontiac Aztek and how it is considered one of the ugliest creations of all time, but what other cars could claim a shot at the title?
If you regularly get your car’s oil changed at your mechanic’s, you will notice that it is more of a hassle. However, at Walmart, you don’t have to waste any time. You are not bound with the car, and instead of waiting for the mechanic to finish, you can go do your shopping at the Walmart store and come back to a serviced vehicle. It doesn’t get better than that, you can have a peek at these oil change prices at Walmart here for your preferences!
Here’s my list in no particular order, you might not agree, but since I’m writing this my opinion is the only one that counts!
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, having a reputable motorcycle accident attorney will help you cope with the consequences, if you were actually injured by someone driving a motorcycle then you should contact a personal injury lawyer for your claims.More…
Oregon Trail is always one of the most beautiful rally locations of the Rally America National Championship season. This year was no different, with Mt. Hood as the backdrop and wide open flowing gravel roads creating the perfect scenery.
With no Ken Block, Travis Pastrana or other factory sponsored driver, the 2015 Rally America Championship is Subaru Rally Team’s David Higgins and Craig Drew’s to lose. And lose, they have not. SRTUSA has been dominant all year, taking victories at Sno*Drift, 100 Acre Wood and now Oregon Trail. It’s gonna be a steep road for anyone trying to make a run at them the rest of the season.
David Higgins, featured, Oregon Trail Rally, rally, Rally America, SRTUSA, Subaru
Well, we are now almost a fourth of the way through 2015, so I guess it’s about time one of the most famous driving personalities in the U.S. announced his schedule for the year. Apparently rally will not be a priority for Mr. Hoonigan himself in 2015, with only 4 rally events in total on the calendar and only 2 of those will be stateside at Rally America New England Forest Rally and Lake Superior Performance Rally. If you want to see one of the most exciting drivers in the world ripping it up on gravel roads, hopefully you live in the East half of the country or New Zealand. More…
featured, Ford, Global Rallycross, Hoonigan, Ken Block, rally, Rallycross
When you think about the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, immediately visions of fast sweeping gravel roads pop into your head. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular Rally America events of the year. This year was set to be no exception with 65 entries, but Mother Nature had her own plan. With snow and ice already on the ground, bitterly cold temps moved in for Friday morning. Shakedown started at 8 AM and the temp on my BMW 128i’s dash read 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Why had I got up at 5:30 AM for this, I thought to myself as I pulled on my Columbia snow pants over top of my jeans to try to stay warm. Then as I wandered down the ice covered gravel road towards a tight corner at the top of the hill I remembered just how beautiful the forest was at this time in the morning. It was quiet and peaceful and soon to be filled with the glorious sound of rally cars tearing through it. More…
100 Acre Wood, featured, rally, Rally America, stage rally, Subaru
Out of the water and darkness of night
Emerges a roaring chariot made of metal and light
1991 BMW 318i
Steve Egger / Alexandria Pearl
2014 Rally America Oregon Trail Rally
BMW, HD wallpaper, Oregon Trail Rally, photos, rally, Rally America, stage rally
The 2015 version of the autocross index you love to hate is now out. The PAX/RTP index is used to compare SCCA event results across classes. This year all street tire and stock classes now require a minimum tread wear rating of 200 on all tires. Also gone are the race tire ‘stock’ classes. More…