The 2019 SCCA Solo National Championships in the book and it was a good one. It was the first year in quite awhile that somehow managed to miss any significant rainfall during competition which made for some extra grippy courses. Check out all the action in the GotCone 2019 SCCA Solo National Championships Photo GalleryMore…
Another September, another SCCA Solo National Championship week and more records broken. The turn out at 2017 SCCA TireRack Solo National Championships set yet another record, topping 1300 competitors. I myself set a new record taking over 20,000 photos between the National Championship and the ProSolo Finale. Photos from nearly every heat is available in the photo gallery. I did miss heats 4 and 5 on Thursday and Friday, due to competing in STU which ran heat 5.
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The Oregon Trail Rally never fails to disappoint with it’s amazing stages and the backdrops to those stages. It’d been 3 years since the last time I had made the journey out for the event and I had been itching to go back, so I decided there’s no time like the present. And boy, it did not disappoint.
David Higgins and Craig Drew had won the event 6 years in a row and would be looking to keep their streak in tact. Challenging them would teammates Travis Pastrana and Robbie Durant, Jeff Seehorn and Karen Jankowski in their brand new Subaru and Barry McKenna and Leon Jordan in a WRC prepared Ford Fiesta. Little did Higgins and Drew know what sort of battle they were in for when their car started to break down. Even after an extensive auto repair, there were a few minor aspects left unfixed that led to the breakdown.
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As with any lump of moving parts hurtling through the air, like an airplane or a robot fired from a catapult, cars will have issues. Usually these issues aren’t a big deal: the occasional paint chip or dulled clear coat, dirty hood, scratched bumper. Most of the time they go largely unnoticed. As for mechanical issues, you always want to know of a good automotive repair company you can take your vehicle to if anything happens. As long as you keep an eye on your car’s regular maintenance and it’s not too old, that shouldn’t happen too often.
There are a few problems though that, despite their universality, inexplicably give off an unwarranted expression of your entire lifestyle. Namely that you don’t have one. You live under a bridge in a fridge-box house where all the different rooms are stuck together with boogers. It is not specifically known by science* what separates these issues from others, but the bottom line is that these 5 problems are definitely the least that make you look the worst. Such as… More…