Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Dark $ecrets of Pro Racing

This article is a "must-read" for anyone thinking about becoming a pro driver. The hard, cold reality is that a lot of highly talented drivers go without rides while mediocre drivers get the big rides because they can bring money to the table. By the author's estimate, "...approximately 45% of the professional drivers in GRAND-AM’s Rolex series, 55% of the Continental series, and 55% of the SCCA’s World Challenge series are paying to race." Pay drivers can be found at all levels of pro-racing: from entry-level to Formula 1.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Is This Jump for Real?

50 yards of air is spectacular to watch! 
Love the 120 FPS slow-mo sound, just couldn't decide 
if it sounds more like a ship horn or a hockey goal horn...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GT-R Nismo at the 'Ring: Fastest Production Car?

Source: carbuzz.com

This is really thrilling footage onboard the Nissan GT-R Nismo that ran the Nurburgring in 7:08: faster than the Lexus LFA and Porsche 918 Spyder, which makes the GT-R Nismo the fastest volume production car! Well done, Nissan!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From First to Eleventh and back to First!

This is a truly inspiring drive from the World Challenge race at St. Pete. After a horrendous start, Tomas Enge dropped to 11th and somehow managed to work his way all the way back to first place. The onboard footage is a real treat!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Turner's Championship-Winning Touring Car is for Sale!

If you've been dreaming about owning a real championship-winning race car, here's your chance. There are 5 days remaining on the Ebay listing for Turner Motorsport's World Challenge Touring Car driven by Bill Auberlen. I've seen a few DE E46 325i's with gutted interiors that weigh ~2,700 lbs but it's amazing that this one makes 270 HP out of the stock naturally aspirated 2.5-ltr motor! A 10:1 power-to-weight ratio is nothing to sneer at! 

This would be a good time to sell all of your cars, take up a second mortgage or sell one of your kidneys. Whatever you need to do to get the 62k requried to buy this car!

Hat tip to Brian G.