Colin Holte posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 PM
As we left off in the previous installment, we’d completed our prototype suspension design, done some analysis on the springs and arms, and sent the dissected chassis off to the body shop to get some much needed love. Now comes the part that is almost as much fun as driving – bringing the design concept to life!
Dave Zipf posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:50 PM
The Indianapolis 500 is an American icon. For 104 years, a 2.5 mile rectangular oval set in the Indiana countryside has been host to one of the longest enduring motorsports events in the world. The challenge is simple: build the fastest car you can. Tune it for maximum speed. Then, make it last for 500 miles at 225 miles an hour. Oh and make sure you do that faster than 32 other drivers. But cross that single yard of historic paving bricks first, and you join racing royalty. Drink the milk. Kiss the bricks. Have your likeness and name engraved on an antique silver cup. Be written into history as an Indianapolis 500 champion.
Frank Ewald posted on Monday, May 25, 2015 9:36 PM
We quickly got our car through tech, got the Volks and RRs mounted, and headed onto the recently redesigned Driver’s Development Track at CTMP. It took three to four laps to get the car warmed up, a couple of more to be sure that it was ready, and then – with the GFB Electronic Boost Gauge set to 12 lbs – with Katie in the passenger seat we went hot. And literally started laughing and high fiving. On the way down in the RV Katie had a discussion with me that the car simply was not working. It was not fun. It was not reliable. All of that was forgotten as we could step on the gas and it would simply take off. Exiting the corner… at the apex… even before the apex. The Nismo LSD was literally better than I had even imagined – the car pulled like mad through the corners. After two laps I had to pull off. Katie knew it was to give her a turn behind the wheel – when in actuality it was because I was on such an adrenaline buzz that I had to park.
Dave Zipf posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:54 PM
The stories going into qualifying for the 99th running of the Greatest Spectcle in Racing were supposed to be grand. New aero kits. Ed Carpenter going for a record setting third straight 500 pole. Chevy's dominance in racing. Team Penske's dominance in qualifying. Honda's desperate attempt to close the gap to Chevy. And the biggest story of all: would the long standing 1996 track record finally fall?
Frank Ewald posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:04 AM
The weather was clear and sunny for the four days at the Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Qualifying began on Thursday and continued throughout the weekend, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday. The range of cars was incredible as the events included Formula 1600 Super Series, Canadian Supercar Series, Canadian Touring Car Championship, Porsche GT3 Challenge, and the Pirelli World Challenge with three classes running. This was also the first event for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - so there was a huge range of cars to capture the attention of race fans.
Dave Zipf posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:22 PM
The Verizon IndyCar Series decided to fluff up the Month of May by hosting a road race on the former Formula 1 circuit that runs through the infield of Indy. The first event was best remembered for its disastrous start when pole sitter Sebastian Saavedra’s car stalled on the grid and was rear-ended at speed. In 2015, the boys and girls of IndyCar returned to the speedway’s road course to put on another show. Only one week after showing off their fancy oval kits, the teams strapped on road course bodywork and took to the flowing roval circuit.
Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:40 PM
IndyCar's new oval aero packages are here! In February Chevy and Honda both unveiled their road course aero kits, which have been used at the first four IndyCar races in the 2015 calendar. However Indy runs on huge superspeedways and if you know anything about IndyCar, you know the granddaddy of all IndyCar races is the Indianapolis 500. On Sunday May 3rd, the first public test of the new oval aero kits happened at the Brickyard and MotoIQ was there, spying on teams and getting the scoop on these new aero kits.
Moto IQ posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 5:10 PM
When the Nemo Racing Evo debuted in August 2012 at the World Time Attack Challenge, it underwent little testing prior to the event. Ran at the hands of MR Tuning from Queensland Australia, it then proceeded to annihilate existing records. People tend to use a lot of superlatives when discussing track records, even when they are bumped by just a couple of tenths, but this was truly monumental, a jump of 3.8 seconds from the Cyber Evo’s 2011 record and nearly two seconds ahead of Tilton Interiors who were the favorites to win and packing 1000 HP. Nemo was more than just a champion car; it was a game changer! Fear and disarray followed among other competitors and even the fans. The backlash resulted in a shake up of the regulations for the first time. Nemo appeared once more in 2013 and limped to a third place finish. Then the car disappeared, with no more public appearances, most notably absent from WTAC 2014.
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, May 03, 2015 7:32 PM
21 year old Matt Coffman is currently in his second year of Formula D competition. The second youngest driver on the Formula D circuit, in his freshman year Matt campaigned his S13 to 33rd in points. Lacking experience Matt had a tough time on his first Formula D tour and didn't qualify for 3 of the 7 rounds. For his second time around, Matt and his team have attacked the season with renewed vigor, building a new car and having an aggressive pre season test schedule to enable Matt to become more familiar with his new ride.
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