Since Daniel O’Donnell (driver of the Professional Awesome EVO) already wrote a preview article about Superlap battle for motoiq, I figured it was kind of pointless to do my own halfassed version of the same thing. Instead I’m going to make my own lap time predictions based off previous times and pure guesswork. Continue reading →
Superlap is only a few weeks away and is shaping up to be a good one. From what I am hearing the turnout will be very good with the potential for new records in every class. The car with the best chance of setting a new overall record and going into the 1:39s is the current record holder, the Factor X Motorsports Development NSX:
Well I certainly have been lazy about getting new posts up on here. I suppose that happens when you start a business to try to make money. Anyhow, it’s spring and that means more motorsports. In the last few weeks we have had Global Time Attack’s season opener and Buttonwillow, some NASA race weekends, Formula D, and the LBGP. Formula D means my favorite drifting-related-web-video-series, Behind the Smoke, is back at it again. Ok that might actually be the only drifting related web video series but anyway here is the newest episode:
Up next is a short video from Ryan Upham’s NASA season debut:
Unfortunately this year has not been great for Ryan and after a long delay in getting suspension parts he suffered a catastrophic engine failure at the event. If anyone has an EVO shortblock sitting around I’m sure he would be interested.
Speaking of engine failures, Christian Rado had a pretty good one last weekend in the FWing Scion 2.0 and caught it on video:
From what I hear it was incredibly hot out and that combined with the first event of the season where teams have many untested and incomplete changes meant neither GST Motorsports or FXMD were able to come close to the track record or their previous best times. GST is back to their all black color scheme, and has a new rear-mount radiator setup:
photo by Sportcar Motion
Despite the conditions, Berk Technology was able to set new Street and Limited RWD records in their 135i thanks to some new Aero parts, the new Hankook Ventus TD, and Carl Rydquist:
photo by Sportcar Motion
Sportcar Motion has a ton of great pictures of the event on their facebook page so I suggest heading over there to check them out.
I’ve been following a thread on the Subaru forums for a couple weeks now about a guy who bought a header from a company called Batlground Motorsports in Atlanta. While Batlground claims that this header is their own production, it appears to be made by a place called privatelabelmfg, which may or may not actually be the same people.
On thing I’ve been meaning to do for a long time is feature people from the motorsports world who I arbitrarily decide deserve extra attention. Matt Dennison, who I’ve known for a couple years now, is one such person. Matt has a pretty cool evo that he uses to drive the kids to school and race with sometimes:
I just came across this old article about a replacement for the Audi group-b rally car that, had the project and group B stayed alive, would have taken the Lancias and Peugeots and everyone else to school.