Saturday, September 29, 2012

Advanced Course Design Techniques: Making Use of Trees

Here is an advanced autocross course design technique: Using trees for the layout. Saves time on course setup and breakdown, and it cuts down on the number of corner workers needed, as there are fewer cones to shag. Event registration open to tough autocrossers only!

Friday, September 28, 2012

This Is How Every Weekend Should Start!

As long as the smoke is coming out of the rear and not the front, it's all good!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This Is What Club Racing Enduros Look Like

Today we are going onboard the Veloz Media E30 M3 art car for the 90-minute enduro with BMWCCA Club Racing at Mid-Ohio. The video is worth watching to get an idea for what club racing looks like and what the driver etiquette is like out on the track.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This Is Adenau, Where You Went Shopping Today

Very funny video on many levels! Heads-up: worked much better for me with the volume on mute.
 Hat Tip to Hristo S.

"Here's a corner called Flugplataz. The car will jump there."
"Please don't jump. Don't jump."

This is a good line to borrow when you get pulled over and need to explain to the cop why you were driving too fast:
"I'm driving very sensibly."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Off to Watkins Glen!

I am off to Watkins Glen for a 3-day driving school with the Genesee Valley Chapter. This is one of my favorite driving events of the year!!

The OneHotLap Z4 M Coupe at Watkins Glen's Turn 10

Come check out OneHotLap's booth in garage bay 5. We will have awesome freebies, great driving advise, very funny jokes, and the best part: The Turner Motorsport Girls will be there wearing OneHotLap outfits! OK, I'm kidding about the girls but you know if there is a story about Six Canadian Baby Squirrels Flying Around Watkins Glen in a BMW Coupe's Airbox, any exciting Condom-Vette developments or any new contenders at the Saran Wrap Masters, we will always have the inside scoop and be the first ones to break the news!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Autocross Explained: Standing in a Parking Lot for 10 Hours for the Best 6 Minutes!

Not understanding why anyone would stand in a parking lot for 10 hours with the hope of driving for 6 minutes? Imagine those 6 minutes were as good as 6 minutes with Scarlett Johansson. You would wait 10 hours in a parking lot to spend 6 minutes with her, wouldn't you?

Monday, September 17, 2012

BMW CCA Boston Autocross Event 6: FTD Video and Top Times

Fresh off his podium finish at the SCCA Nationals, Hank Wallace pulled off another FTD for the season. This one had the widest margin to the second-fastest raw time so far in 2012:

Fastest Lap Recorded in a Daily Driver around Watkins Glen!!

A year ago, we reported on a 2:13 lap time around Watkins Glen by Nick DeRosa in his daily driver - an E36 M3. A year later, Nick has managed to knock off THREE more seconds from his lap time:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rated R Sequel to Trackday Comedy (Not Safe for Work)

This is the Rated R sequel to Trackday ComedyWARNING: Not Safe for Work!

Hat Tip to Gary R.

Lots of profanity but very funny. Let's hear how this instructors *really* feel at times.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sending in My Entry to Turner Motorsport's 2013 Calendar Photo Contest

Thought I'd throw in my entry in Turner Motorsport's 2013 Calendar photo contest. It's a bonus that it goes out to "sponsors and thousands of customers and fans" as they say in the above link but hey -- if I'm the only sponsor and fan that ever sees it, that's good enough for me!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Favorite Porsche 356

Something about this red color makes the curves really stand out. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OneHotLap Poll: Who Is the Best Driver Anywhere Today?

We were curious to find who is considered the best driver anywhere, in any race series today. So if you were the team owner and wanted to hire the best driver for a new race series without knowing any of its rules, who would it be?

Here's how OneHotLap fans voted:

1. Sebastian Vettel (36%)
It was tossup between Vettel and Loeb. They have squared off a few times in the Race of Champions with both of them winning it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Newest Olympic Sport: The Long Bike Jump

First surfing, gymnastics, rodeo, bowling and breakdancing, and now the long jump! In preparation for the newest Olympic sport, bikers have been experimenting with various techniques to gain that extra distance in the air.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Alex Zanardi Is a True Hero!

After all these years, I still vividly remember Alex Zanardi's formula car get t-boned at 200+ mph. It happened at the 2000 CART race in Germany. He had won the championship twice in the past but had a crappy car that 2000 season and things weren't going his way. This was the first race in a while that the car worked reasonably well and he came from behind to take the lead in the closing laps of the race. You could tell by the way he was driving that he was doing his best and really enjoying himself out on the track.

Zanardi was leaving the pits after a quick stop, got on the throttle a bit too aggressively at the end of pit road, spun his car, and crossed into the path of travel of cars on their hot laps. It was just gruesome to watch the accident and frankly, hard to imagine at the time that anyone would survive after his car (including the shell) broke up in two. His legs were severed, he lost 3/4 of his blood and had literally 10 minutes to live in that condition after the accident! It was remarkable that the doctors were able to save him with a rapid intervention!

Sunday, September 2, 2012