Introducing the Go-Puck from Braille Battery
Industry Press Release
The mad scientists at Braille Battery, who are better known for bringing Lithium-Ion technology to the motorsports world, are now putting their race proven Lithium-Ion technology right in your hands! The Braille Go Puck is a portable USB charging station designed to quickly charge all your electrical goodies while on the go. The days of dead cell phones at the track are over!
NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill - 2012
By Travis Wolcott
This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Thunderhill Raceway Park, a technical 3 mile road course outside of Willows, CA, comprised of 15 corners and one rather large hill we call the "ski jump". The weekend of December 8-9th was the 10th anniversary of the country’s longest endurance sports car race, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Christa's 2013 Ride- 2013 Top Kart Twister
By Mike Kojima
Karting is perhaps one of the best training aids for racing. Karts are much cheaper to operate than cars and it's usually a simple deal to get your kart ready for a weekend of fun compared to your race car. Most of us agree that Karting is probably harder than cars as well, more akin to a formula car than a sedan. The MotoIQ crew goes karting frequently to get a speed fix without spending a lot of money.
Karts are also good training for future drivers that are too young or small to drive a full sized car! Christa Kojima has been karting ever since she was about 8 years old, starting in a 50cc kids kart, then moving up to a 100cc clutch kart at the mandatory age of 9. Now as she approaches 12 she will have to move up again from her current class of HPV-1 to Jr's.
Evolution Dynamics Pikes Peak Edition Evo
By Sarah Forst & Wes Dumalski
F1 race car driver Stirling Moss once said "To achieve anything in this game, you must prepare to dabble in the boundary of disaster." Of course, he also broke both ankles and chipped four vertebrae after falling three stories down an elevator shaft a few years back so accidents can happen to anyone...
But how do you prepare for a floor routine that involves 14 somersaults 100 feet down a 45 degree abyss polluted with boulders? They don't call Turn 16 of the Pike's Peak course "Devil's Playground" for nothing. 12,500 feet up the side of the summit - just 1500 feet shy of the finish line - the corner features a steep unprotected cliff. Perhaps the asphalt leading up to the turn should be nicknamed Skidmark Alley.
MotoIQ Radio: Danny George on his role at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Drift and Tyler McQuarrie, Overall Winner of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill
By Justin Banner & Kerryann De La Cruz
A week before last we had Formula Drift's Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage come on to discuss why they were putting on the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Drift, now we talk to the guy who came all the way from Las Vegas on his own dime for the cause. Who Is Danny George? A man willing to drive four hours to help the American Red Cross, that's who and we'll talk to him about it! We then talk to the man who won it all at Thunderhill. We'll talk to Tyler McQuarrie about his overall win and what the 25 hours means to him.
Nerd's Eye View: 2012 LA Auto Show
by Khiem Dinh
I have to say, attending a Press Day at the LA Auto Show is really nice. The crowds are minimal and you have more access to all of the vehicles. Pop the hood, poke around the engine bay, snap a bunch of pictures, spend all the time you want and no one cares. It provides me the opportunity to bring you guys and gals geeky content like this. On with the show!
MotoIQ Radio: Sean Morris of ShowOrDisplay.com and Andrie Hartanto, E0 Class Winner of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Some big, big news for you R32 Nissan NISMO Skyline GTR fans! You can now own your car as a show or display vehicle in the United States. What does that really mean? Well, Sean Morris of ShowOrDisplay.com will explain more and let you know what this means for owners of the NISMO R32. We'll also have some discussion about the R32 Skyline GT-R, including Kerryann's own R32 Time Attack Monster. Finally, we'll have Andrie Hartanto on to talk about the 25 Hours of Thunderhill and discuss what it took to get the Hankook Tire Global & El Diablo Motorsports E36 M3 to the winner's circle in E0 Class.
Industry Insider - We Visit Turn 14 Distribution!
You are probably used to our looks inside some of the more technical producers of parts for our industry here at MotoIQ but we recently had the opportunity to visit the folks at Turn 14 distribution to tour their facilities. Distribution of parts may seem boring but it is actually an important customer service item for you - the end consumer.
Mike Kojima Inspired Datsun S30
By Aaron LaBeau
When you fall in love with a car sometimes it doesn’t matter how long or how much money it takes to achieve your goal. Every editor at MotoIQ has been down that path in some form or another and it turns out our fans are pretty smitten also. On the other side of the globe, Nino Karotta from Budapest and the team at PWRacing in Hungary are building a stunning 1974 260Z. Nino plans on using the car for drifing, time attack and what he calls “generic” recreational activities.
MotoIQ Radio: Ben Hsu of Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine, Luke Lonberger of Blu808, and the Formula Drift Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Japanese Nostalgia Cars and Drifting, nothing wrong with putting two of J-Ban's favorite things together on one show! Ben Hsu from Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine will come on first to talk about Classic Japanese cars, trends in the Nostalgic side of JDM, and how the Classic cars of the USA and Japan Compare and Contrast. Then we'll have Formula Drift Driver, Luke Lonberger come on to talk about his Day Job at Blu808, his drifting Corvette, some ideas to help drifting in NorCal, and what 2013 has in store for him and the guys at Blu808. Finally, we'll talk with Formula Drift about the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundrasier that will take place next Thursday at Irwindale Speedway. Old cars and Getting Slideways on MotoIQ Radio!
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