Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#199 C-Street


Number plate we will use this year for my C-Street Scion FR-S at SCCA National Solo events. Ali made the design and we have the materials/equipment to make it at home. I think it'll turn it out pretty well!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tucson Travellin': EVO School and AZ Border Region Autocross

Rocky Backdrop for Saturdays' Phase One EVO School in Tucson
I flew to Tucson last weekend to teach my first Phase One EVO School at the Marana Regional Airport with three other instructors. We had a total of 24 students which made for a busy but very fun day. There were a wide range of cars at the  - anything from a 700hp Vette to a stock Mini. I'm looking forward to work with Evolution Schools again in the future. Here are a few pictures from the school:

700hp Hennessey Stingray Corvette Leaving the Line - that thing was awesome to drive
FR-S at the Line
Action during the instructed sessions
Who doesn't like CTS-Vs?


Following the Evo school on Saturday, there was a local Arizona Border Region at the Marana Airport on Sunday. I co-drove this beautiful 650hp supercharged Shelby GT500 setup for Street Mod class. The lot is adjacent to two active runways so it sported a nice backdrop of hot air balloons, ultra-lights, and all sorts of small airplanes taking off and landing all day long. The lot is a great size for local events, but the surface is raveling so it can be a bit like rallycrossing for the first few runs. The AZ Border Region does something that I have not seen with other clubs - the first run of the day is an un-timed run used just to clean off the surface. It does mean that the first heat gets an extra look at the course, but does make the course conditions more even for all involved so overall I think it's a good practice.

Overall, the event was a blast so thanks to Bruce for the co-drive! I finished 5th in their PAX class but had a few quicker raw times thrown away since I couldn't stay off the cones in the tight slalom coming back around the hairpin. See below for some onboard footage:

The Flying Shelby


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Our visit to AMA Supercross in Dallas!

The 2015 Monster Energy Cup...nice looking trophy 
Geico Honda Pits

RCH Suzuki Pits

Yoshimura Suzuki Pits

KTM Juniors!

Vintage Motocross Museum...cool to see this at the pit party

Vintage pro Motocross bikes

This Place is HUGE

The view when you walk in is pretty spectacular
A little track maintenance before the races
The view from our seats...check out that screen!

I would definitely recommend going to a Supercross race if there is one near you. The show was great, pit party was fun, and the racing was action-packed as always. There are a total of 10 races (heats, semis, LCQs, and features for 250cc and 450cc) once the "show" starts at around 7pm after the qualifying and practice sessions in the afternoon. As an added bonus, you are truly seeing the best of the best riders out there with the 450cc being an FIM World Championship,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Enjoying WRC+


Good views on my computer screen from the Monte Carlo Rally highlights.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Plans




AMA Supercross at JerryWorld! This will be our first time to the gargantuan stadium and we are super pumped. We have some good seats on the non-whoops side and pit passes - a no-brainer at $10 a pop. Romantic dinner will have to be a bit early this year on Friday....

Here is this year's track map:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Building Distraction in the Shop....

Portable BBall hoop for the concrete pad in front of my race shop

Coming together..... 
It is up and weighted down with water and non-toxic RV Anti-Freeze. Works well so far.
Rigged up a way to secure the hoop during Texas thunderstorms.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SWAG Off-Road Bandsaw



Best tool I've bought in a long-time:

http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Portaband-Tables-Accessories_c_35.html

It turns a port-a-band into a vertical band saw and works great for sheet metal, bar stock, and tubing. It's a perfect low-cost solution for making racecar sized brackets, chassis stands, etc. It comes with a foot pedal on/off switch which makes it easy to use up on a work bench or on the ground with a small rolling stool.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Texas-izing the Truck

I've been here for five years so it seemed like the time was right....

The lift was handy for this one

Bring on the 'Roos....