Saturday, August 30, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This short video Lewis Hamilton posted of himself driving the Pagani Zonda 760RS through the Monaco tunnel had me drooling. Why can't Formula 1 cars sound like THIS?? I had to go and find more Pagani Zonda 760RS videos at WOT. I love this one from evo magazine. Skip to 7:50 for the best sound.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
So it looks like the Mustang is getting a 10-speed gearbox. Not sure what the big deal is -- Fast & Furious cars have had the 18-speed gearbox for years!!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The goal for the first few laps is to avoid the inevitable carnage resulting from having 130 cars racing on a 2.2-mile track. I was happy to start the race in P74 and move up to P5 by the end of the first stint.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Watch The Cosmonaughts clip the curbing on the inside of the Downhill, fishtail across the grass, and crash into the wall on the outside of the turn. Mighty scary and it's really good to see that they were unharmed. Amazingly, they waited in the car for 5 minutes and since it was taking the tow truck too long to get there, they restarted the car and drove themselves back into the pits. Just as impressive, they were able to get the car back on track after 4 1/2 hours. Throw in a Like to encourage them and support them on their Facebook page. That is one tough team and they also happen to be some of the nicest drivers I have run into at LeMons and Chump.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
This was my first session in the Near Orbital Space Monkeys' '88 Mustang LX. This is probably the toughest car I've ever driven. Good power and excellent torque but it handles like a brick. This is one of my better practice laps - a 1:48.5 in clean air.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Here's the colorful tech line.
It's good to be the judge - look at the loot they piled up well before day's end.
Professional videos and interviews during tech
Some teams brought their kids to help bribe the judges. These sweet kids even had
a cheer jingle ready for the judge. Only a hearltess judge would give this team penalty laps.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Here's Part II of the epic Miata chase at Chumpcar's Lime Rock Park race, July 21, 2014. The Park Bench Racing Team had passed the Miata on lap 15. The onboard action here picks up at lap 18.