Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP night Qualifying with Alex Wurz

Some impressive night qualifying from former F1 pilot Alex Wurz in the Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP.  Can only imagine what those speeds are like are the Circuit de la Sarthe at night, plus when you look at how far ahead the lights are projecting, I would think that you are over driving the beam by 4 or 5 seconds. Awesome courage and skill.

2010 LeMans 24h - Audi Preview

It looks like it will be another battle of the oil-burners at the Circuit de la Sarthe this year with Audi going at it with hammer and tongs against the closed top Peugeots.  Should be some decent battles back in the GT category, but generally the GT class winner has been decided by "who can avoid battle damage from back markers," more than "who has the fastest car and runs the best race."  Should be fun

Monday, June 7, 2010

Scuderia Back on Track - Gingerman Raceway with Auto Interests - New Turn 10B

Over Memorial Day weekend we had the opportunity to head out to Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI, for the launch of Gingerman's new turn 10B, which completely changes the nature of the track.

Now I've always been a Gman-hater myself and unfortunately the go-pro video of it sucks, but I'll work on posting something. Here's the deal: The transition out of 9 is a constant left arc to the turn in for 10. The track FALLS away off camber to a super late apex then it starts back uphill blind from track out back right across the track to end up mid point down the straight to 11. Much faster and the outside of 10 is all graded downhill, so an off leads to a long ride down the hill.

Looking forward to my next trip out once they plant some grass.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I wonder if they'll have to put truck nutz under the cars, aka The 2012 US Formula 1 moves to Austin Texas

[Via Cold Track Days]
After a three year absence, it appears Formula One will return to the United States in 2012. According to Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited, Austin, Texas will host the United States Grand Prix from 2012 to 2021. A new facility will be built to accommodate the USGP and, according to Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group, this "will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US."

Follow the link for a look at the official press release..

Formula One returns to the United States
Austin, Texas, from the east. The Austin skyline by night, Texas. Austin hill country, Texas. The Austin skyline by day, Texas.

Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.

"We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 Commercial Rights Holder. We have been diligently working together for several years to bring this great event to Austin, the State of Texas and back to the United States. All parties involved have a great amount of trust and confidence in each other and are committed to establishing the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin, Texas as a prestigious global event," stated Tavo Hellmund, Managing Partner of Full Throttle Productions, LP.

Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group stated: "For the first time in the history of Formula One in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event. It was thirty years ago that the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ was last held on a purpose-built permanent road course circuit in Watkins Glen, NY (1961-1980), which enjoyed great success. Since then, Formula One has been hosted by Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix all on temporary street circuits. Indianapolis joined the ranks of host cities in 2000 when they added a road course inside the famed oval. Lewis Hamilton won the last Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in 2007, signalling the end to eight years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This however, will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US."

Mr. Hellmund added: "This is a case of the right timing in the right place. As many Americans know, Austin has earned a reputation as one of the 'it' cities in the United States. Austin features that rare combination of ideal geographic location and beauty. Its fine dining, world-renowned hospitality and excellent transportation infrastructure make Austin ideally suited to host and manage an event of this magnitude. Few cities if any in America could rival the connectivity of all the key elements needed for hosting a Formula 1 event as well as Austin. Now, many people around the world will have the opportunity to experience a world-class event, facility and city."

"We are pleased Texas has the opportunity to be involved with Formula 1 and that an event of this magnitude is coming to Austin," said Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. "It has been a pleasure working with Full Throttle Productions, LP and Mr. Hellmund on this project. Their tradition of producing successful major events coupled with a thirty year relationship with Mr. Ecclestone has us looking forward to this worldwide event and the benefits it will bring, including local job creation, increased tourism and a significant economic impact added to our state economy. The visibility and prestige of this event will spotlight our state on an international stage."

Texas Governor Rick Perry conveyed his enthusiasm for the project, explaining "Texas' relatively strong economy continues to draw both national and international attention and I commend Comptroller Combs for her work in bringing this exciting event to the Lone Star State."

City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell continued the positive sentiments, adding "The City of Austin will be proud to host this magnificent event and I look forward to welcoming the participants and fans of Formula One to our City."

Full Throttle Productions, LP acknowledges with great appreciation the efforts of all parties involved including Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group, and the local and state officials of Texas.

"It has been a shared vision and monumental task to reach this agreement. We realize that over the last 30 years there have been one or two missing pieces from the previous editions of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. We have a tremendous opportunity at hand to do it right - to feature Austin as the backdrop and produce the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ as one of the great sporting events in the world," stated Hellmund.

In addition to the State of Texas being the 11th strongest economy in the world, it has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other state. Key features of Austin include:
- State capital nicknamed 'Silicon Hills' for being one of the most important regions in the US for the Technology Industry;
- USA's 15th largest city and is located 145 miles from Houston (4th largest US city), 70 miles from San Antonio (7th largest US city), and 180 miles from Dallas (8th largest US city), population in this triangle is over 22 million;
- perfectly located geographically for North, South and Central American visitors;
- over 130 daily departing international flights within 180 miles;
- over 250,000 hotel rooms within 180 miles;
- desirable year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius);
- geographically located in the Texas Hill Country, easily the most beautiful city in the State, and considered one of the most in the US;
- hotels/downtown/Formula 1 circuit/airport located within close proximity of each other, which is nearly impossible for any other large city in the US;
- world class night life entertainment along renowned 'Sixth Street'; and
- large film industry presence - many movies filmed in the area.

Austin's National Recognition
- Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World"
- Voted "Greenest City in America" (MSN)
- Voted "Least Stressful Large Metro" in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Two "Best Cities" in the United States (Money Magazine)
- Voted Top Three "Hippest Cities" in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Five "Safest Cities" in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Ten "Sports & Fitness Cities" in the USA (Sports Business Journal)

Full Throttle Productions, LP is an Austin, Texas, special event and sports production company that provides event conception, event project management, day of event oversight, staffing and volunteer services, venue planning and logistics support.

More information on the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, all queries should be directed to

Saturday, May 22, 2010

In-Car Video of Bill Auberlen and the RLR M3 during ALMS Qualifying at Laguna Seca

Get a load of the sights and sounds of BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team driver Bill Auberlen during qualifying for the May 22, 2010 six-hour race at Laguna Seca.[via BMW of North America, LLC.]

Friday, May 21, 2010

A 2010 Nurburgring Night Lap - Onboard Aston Martin N24 Vantage V8

24H Nordschleife Race at Night 2010 Onboard Aston Martin N24 Vantage V8. Driver: Fredy Barth. Video by SOHAPPY RACING.

[via So Happy Racing]

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Too bad they don't award style points in Kart racing.

The racer's name is Kyle Prokup (no really) and he blames handling issues on this amazing spin back across the line finish at the Midstate Kart Club. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe - "Always Sunny in Snetterton" edition - Team Schirmer M3CSL Cup

Back in July of last year The Scuderia was clued into the CSL CUP. For those of you that enjoy close racing action between BMW M3 and M3CSL e46's you've come to the right place. Take a ride along with Team Schirmer in a pretty trick cup car.  These guys are going at it pretty hard in the wet, plus some great S54CSL sounds.  Enjoy!

Team Schirmer in the CSL Cup Race 1 Snetterton 2010 from Stephen Gill on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours Finish Video - Spoiler alert.

Congratulations to BMW Motorsports!
[via MT89Motorsports]

Saturday, May 15, 2010

2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours Hour 1-6 Recap

[via MT89 Motorsports]

2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours BMW M3 E92 Nordschleife Onboard Video

Turn this one up. The sound is amazing!
[via MT89Motorsport]

2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race #98 Audi R8 LMS Frank Stippler Onboard

[via MT89 Motorsports]
Long onboard with Frank Stippler on the Nordschleife, just look at all the traffic he has to deal with!

Controlled Chaos- The start of the 2010 ADAC 24hr Nurburgring video

[viaMT89 Motorsports]
The start of the 38th Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nordschleife.

Friday, May 14, 2010

2010 ADAC Nordschleife Qualifying Viedo - Audi R8

[via MT89Motorsports}
Footage of the Audi R8 LMS cars on the Nordschleife during Qualifying for europe's biggest race, more than 200 cars will start the 38th Nürburgring 24 Hours

Trailer for the 2010 ADAC Nurburgring 24hr Race.

I'll try to find a live feed for tomorrow. Enjoy!

Porsche GT3R overcomes rain and fog at the Nurburgring

[VIA PORSCHE] Stuttgart. Right place, right time – for Porsche works driver Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), the timing at the first qualifying session of the 24 hour race was perfect. At the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, he opted for slicks at the right moment before heavier rain set in again. With a lap time of 9:26.421 minutes on the 25.378 kilometre combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife, Bergmeister planted Porsche Team Manthey’s orange and white liveried 911, with its 480 hp combustion engine supplemented by two 60 kilowatt electric motors, on second place. The German teams up with works driver Richard Lietz (Austria), Porsche junior Marco Holzer (Germany), and the former Porsche junior driver Martin Ragginger (Austria).

Because of thick fog, the first qualifying session was halted at 22.20 hours after three of the scheduled four hours. Tomorrow, the second and final two-hour qualifying session takes place at 12.45 hours, before the 38th edition of the Eifel classic takes off on Saturday at 15.00 hours. The Porsche teams were well prepared. Under cold and changeable weather conditions, they completed the first qualifying without any problems and safely covered the minimum amount of laps as required by the regulations.

Third position went to Team Mamerow Racing. Former Porsche junior Chris Mamerow (Germany) achieved the third quickest time of the field in the 911 GT3 R. Mamerow competes alongside Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler and his German compatriot Joerg Hardt.

For the title defenders from Manthey Racing, Porsche works driver Marc Lieb (Germany) claimed the quickest time with sixth. After winning three times in succession, the driver quartet returns this year to compete under team boss Olaf Manthey. Sharing driving duties are works drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) as well as experienced Manthey pilot Marcel Tiemann (Monaco).

The 911 GT3 R run by Haribo Team Manthey secured 16th position in qualifying. At the wheel of the 911 sporting the Haribo gold bear design is a racing pro line-up consisting of Lance David Arnold (Germany), Christian Menzel (Germany), Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) and Alexander Margaritis (Germany).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BMW M3 GTS - Nurburgring Test Drive

I have to say that the BMW M3 GTS is causing me to finally start liking the e92 M3's.  Sue they have no low-end torque, weight too much, and are too complex, but when you rip out half the junk, bolt on a front splitter and rear wing, and paint the whole thing orange, it becomes a little more interesting.

The New Porsche GT-2RS Promo Video

The view from the driver's seat is likely the last thing that several doctors and investment bankers will ever see. Awesome.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rat Rod Part Deux - The birth of a dedicated track car

To take a cue from Aaron, and the changes he made to his Cayman S, I decided to start tearing apart my 2004 M3 to build safer, lighter, faster track car, and make it almost undriveable on public roads

After 4 years of using it as a daily driver / track car, I thought that I should get serious an build out a more single purpose car. This is phase one, where I added Cobra Seats, Schroth Harnesses, a custom Fall-line Motorsports half-cage, and a Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber roof.

 I bought a 335xi as a daily driver, added a hitch and a brake controller to my wife's V8 Touareg, and called Fall Line Motorsports. Attached are some pics of the process and the end result.

Interior out, Sunroof Gone, Half-cage welded in.

Seats fitted, waiting for Carbon Fiber Vorsteiner roof. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe- "I'm in love with a Goat" edition - More Ferrari 599 GTO!

Check out the sound of the 599 GTO in the tunnel! Amore!

[via Autocar]

Car Porn Deluxe- "One Fast Goat Edition "- Ferrari 599 GTO and Dario Benuzzi

The legendary Ferrari test driver Dario Benuzzi takes for a ride onboard of the 599 GTO. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe -"Tasmanian Devil Edition" - Targa Tasmania winning Lamborghini

Take a ride with Targa Tasmania winner Jason White (with Uncle and co-driver John White) as he gets the most out of his Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Strada in the Paloona stage.  White beat his next closest competitor by 63 seconds over the course of the event. Enjoy!

The Porsche Cayman Interseries - Everything New is Old Again

 Credit to Ron Barnaba and Napleton Porsche for developing this extremely interesting series and bringing it to HSR.  A true tribute to the Porsche marque.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Launch Control - When passing on the left or right just won't do

If you think that you've seen a Formula car take flight, wait until you see this leap frog move in Marakesh.

(via Ricardo Teixeira walked away unscathed from a spectacular aerial accident in the second Formula 2 race at Marrakech on Sunday.

The Portuguese Angolan driver, who had scored the best result of his career with fifth place in Saturday's race, hit the back of Ivan Samarin's car and was launched skywards into a barrel roll.

Teixeira's car landed the right way up just as it hit the concrete wall, and spun down the track spitting out flames from the back. He was fortunate to climb out unhurt.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ferrari 599XX production-derived sports car record at the Nordschleife - 6:58.16

The Ferrari 599XX is the first ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832 km Nordschleife circuit, lapping in 6 min 58.16 sec. Now some might question the definition of "production-derived ", but this is a pretty awesome lap. Enjoy!

[via World Car Fans] 

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Fire Spitting, Tank Slapping Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

I had to post this up because from the moment that I first saw this car I wanted one.  I even drove a Merkur XR4ti for awhile just because it was the closest thing that I could find in the states to the "made to race" rally beast.   Enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonder.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe- "Return to Glory Edition"- BMW Practice for the 24 Hours at the Nurburgring

The BMW team prepares for the 24 Hours Race on the most challenging race track on earth - the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Enjoy!(via Tim Hahne and Vimeo)

Ausdauertraining from tim hahne on Vimeo.

Porsche to Completely Switch to HyBrid Power for 2012 Model Year

Stuttgart -In a surprise move designed to allow Porsche to better compete with Tesla, Fisker and the Chevy Volt, the Chairman of Volkswagen AG, Mr. Ferdinand Piech, has announced that Porsche will be switching to Hybrid Power as the standard for their 2012 model line-up. The system will be known as Hybrid Porsche Control Rennsport Central Integration (HyPoCRaCI)

In his press release Mr. Piech states "In order to better suit the evolving needs of Porsche Owners, and to provide benefit to the Environment, Porsche feels that the move to HyPoCraCI is an important first step is making up for all of the oil that our cars have spilled at race tracks around the world." When questioned about the impact that Porsche's New System will have on the environment Mr Piech responded, "...Sure we know that most Porsche owners never take their cars out the garage, so we know that the impact will be minimal, but just think how emissions will be reduced at the Starbucks drive through line." he added, "I see a future where barristas accross america breath fresh clean air."

Happy April Fools Day

Michael Skeen, VIR, Ferrari F430 and one Fast Monte Carlo

Some fun video of Mr. Michael Skeen working through the field at a NASA Mid-Atlantic event in a Ferrari F430 Challenge car. The Ferrari sounds amazing, and there are some surprisingly fast cars in the field including what appears to be the world's fastest Monte Carlo. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mark "The Lou Ham Skewer" Webber - Malaysian GP Preview

After a hard week at his home GP, Mark Webber provides us with a preview of the Malaysian GP's Sepang Circuit. In all seriousness if Hamilton wasn't busy bad mouthing his team on the radio he might of anticipated Webber's move. Anyway, I'm sure it will either be exciting (raining) or a snooze (Not raining)in Malaysia.

First Lap - BMW Z4 GT3 at the Nurburgring - Turn up the Volume

First lap of the BMW Z4 GT3 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Driver Richarad Göransson for the Schubert Motorsport Team. Awesome Sound and Video. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Turner Motorsports - "Journey to 24" by Veloz Media

Here's the trailer for the upcoming movie Journey to 24 by Veloz Media. The film is due out in the Spring of 2010. If the trailer is any indication of the quality of the film, it should be amazing. Enjoy!

JOURNEY TO 24 - The Turner Motorsport Webumentary (Final Teaser) from Veloz Media on Vimeo.

Friday, March 5, 2010

USF1 Fail - Exclusive behind the scenes video - Tailenders

There is no way that they could have known how accurate they really were when they created these videos! Enjoy

Tailenders via

The best one !!!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scuderia on track - Road Trip edition

The Porsche contingent of the Scuderia was at VIR this last weekend with NASA southeast. Cars from all of sports-cardom were there from Spec Miatas and Spec E30s to F430 challenge cars, a couple of stock cars, and this beautiful F430 droptop that parked next to us.

Paul Newman said "If there is a heaven on earth, it is VIR." For the track enthusiast, I agree. The rolling hills are quite picturesque to look at and make the driving quite interesting and challenging. This track can be fun whether you have 100 or 500 horsepower. The climbing esses can be navigated at 100+ MPH, but dont ever apex early here:

The back straight after the oak tree turn is long and lets the high horsepower cars stretch their legs. You can always go into turn 14 faster than you think. There is also the 3-4-5 section where you will be punished if you get too greedy with the throttle. The amazing thing about the technical nature of this track is that it was laid out back in 1957 mostly by a trial and error method of grading the dirt, driving around on it, and grading some more.

According to Dr. Hooper Johnson, one of the founders of VIR: (courtesy of

"The club members were looking for a place to build a track. George Arnold said he knew of a place that was not being used. He brought us some aerial photographs of the Foote farm up in Milton. I sat down at a table in the dining room at Baptist Hospital and sketched out where I thought the track should go. One of the doctors, Jesse Meridith knew a couple of road grading contractors, Horace and Harry Strickland from near his hometown of Mount Airy. They actually lived over in Virginia at Fancy Gap. Ed Welch, George Arnold and I took them up to the farm and drove through the grass to show them where the track should go. Dick Snyder was there with his Mercedes 300SL and we used the turning radius of his car to mark the radius of the horseshoe turn at the end of the front straight. The turning radius of the Strickland brothers' road grader was used to set the radius of Oak Tree turn. After they did the rough grading we would take our cars up there on weekends and run around on the dirt at up to 100 mph. We found one place where the cars would get airborne so Horace just took his grader and shaved off enough dirt to correct the problem. We became concerned about the drainage around the track so we waited for a big rainy spell and went up there and corrected the problems we saw."

Here is some video of my laps around the place: (no track records were broken here!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Porsche Intelligent Performance - 911 GT3 R Hybrid

(via Edmunds) The GT3 R Hybrid will be used as what the Porsche engineers describe as a "racing laboratory" to gather knowledge about hybrid drive under the pressure of a racing environment. At the same time it will also advance the German carmaker's plans to introduce hybrid technology to selected road cars in its lineup. Indeed, a gasoline-electric hybrid was recently spied testing at the Porsche R&D facility at Weissach, near the company's headquarters in Stuttgart, apparently part of a program dubbed "Porsche Intelligent Performance."
In a departure from conventional battery-based electric systems used for hybrid drive by makers of both street cars and even racing cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid features a flywheel system. It gathers kinetic energy under braking to power two electric motors that are mounted in a single assembly connected to the front wheels. After each charge, the motors provide 6-8-second bursts of power.
The flywheel will spin as fast as 40,000 rpm. In the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, it's mounted where the passenger seat ordinarily would be and connected to the electric assembly in the front by a high-voltage cable. Two electronic management modules oversee the complete hybrid system, and the electric motors are engaged by pressing a button mounted on the steering wheel.
The electric motors provide a burst of 120 kilowatts (161 horsepower) to the front wheels, supplementing the 911 GT3 R Hybrid's 480-hp 4.0-liter flat-6 that powers the rear wheels. The benefit, according to Porsche, is quicker acceleration out of corners and during overtaking, and there are apparently unspecified fuel savings as well.
No official performance claims for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid have been made prior to its unveiling in Geneva, but Porsche has confirmed the new car will appear at the Nürburgring 24 Hours on May 15. Meanwhile, Porsche's new purpose-built racing car with hybrid technology is expected to be prepared for the 2012 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when the race's regulations will favor hybrid racing cars.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Zen lap of the Nurburgring - BMW M3

I thought there was something beautifully simple about this lap of the Nordschliefe in this perfectly stock e46 M3. If you happen to be one of the folks, (like me) that started with a bone-stock car for track days that soon morphed into a collection of adjustable shocks, springs, brakes, wheels, seats and harnesses, it is kind of nice to see the purity of machine and track that exists in this video.  Enjoy!

The new Porsche Turbo S - In Four Acts - Responsibility, Personality, Efficiency and History

Although it sounds a little like a cross between the seven deadly sins and the launch of a new car, we bring you four new spots for the new Porsche Turbo S.  Please enjoy "Responsibility," "Personality," "Efficiency demands Performance," and "History".  A mix of some amazing footage with the narration style of a high-school hygiene film. (via Porsche)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fall-line Motorsport at the Fresh from Florida 200 at Daytona.

Some great video from 8 five 8 Pictures highlighting the efforts of Charles Espenlaub and the Fall-Line Motorsports Team during the Fresh from Florida 200 at Daytona.  It's nice to see video that's not shot with a giant wide-angle lens. so that some perspective of speed is retained. It's even better to see Charles behind the wheel of a BMW. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Instructor = Fail - aka "Dan's last day as an Instructor"

"I wasn't going to post this initially because it seems to be popping up everywhere, but after consideration I wanted to make certain that everyone had a chance to see how not to instruct your students on track.  This guy is an embarrassment to all driving instructors. 

Please note that the good folks that run Hooked on Driving  have made certain that "Instructor Dan" is done with HOD events.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe- "Spirit of Vic Elford Edition"- Porsche Legacy at Daytona

The 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marks the 42nd anniversary of Vic Elford's victory in the Porsche 907, Porsche's first 24 hour endurance win. To celebrate the occasion, David Donohue pilots a 2010 Porsche GT3 around the Daytona road course while Vic Elford, the Grand Marshal for this year's race, tells the story of his victory for Porsche.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Car Porn Deluxe- Turner Motorsport's M6- Journey to 24

The news of Turner's move into the GT class and entry in the Daytona 24 has not only captured the attention of BMW racing fans worldwide, but also documentary filmmaking company Veloz Media, who is producing a behind-the-scenes Web TV series to chronicle the team's tremendous efforts and journey to the 24 hour race. This video production will provide a behind-closed-doors experience of preparing for and making it through this race of endurance and perseverance. A "teaser" video has been posted on the web and can be viewed at

Highlights from the 1983 Trans-Am Race at Road America

Those were the days...a field of 50 cars, going at it with hammer and tongs around the beautiful kettle moraine countryside. Plus a grid with David Hobbs, Paul Newman, and who could forget Willy T. Ribbs. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Greetings from Snowy Florida - Turner Motorsports BMW M6 winter testing at Daytona

With the cold snap that was gripping the USA the teams in Daytona were greeted by morning temps around the freezing mark, but as you can see below the Turner Motorsports Team (pictured at left) didn't let cold concrete and cold tires stop them from flying around the banking at Daytona.
(pic via Veloz Media)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2010 Midwest / Great Lakes HPDE Schedule

The cold days and snow are starting to drag me down, so I thought it might be best to start thinking about, and planning for, the warmer days ahead. (Hopefully dry and warm days ahead)

So to that end I starting compiling a master schedule of Mid-Western/Great Lakes HPDE's for 2010. Looking forward to seeing you at the track in 2010 and don't forget to check out the rest of ScuderiaAsinoGrigio.


Image via (Road America on Facebook)

April 3-4 - Gingerman - Gingerman Open Track Weekend

April 9-11 - Mid-Ohio- NASA GL

April 10 - Gingerman.- 3BallsRacing

April 10-11 - Putnam Park- MVP Tracktime

April 17-18 – Gateway International - NASA

May 1-2 – Autobahn CC - Windy City BMW

May 15-16 - Putnam Park - NASA

May 15-16 – Autobahn CC - Northwoods Region Shelby Club

May 22-23 – Brainerd International - NASA

May 22-23 - Autobahn CC - TrackDaze

June 7- Autobahn Country Club (FULL 3.56 mile track) MVP Tracktime

June 12-13 - Blackhawk Farms - NASA

June 14 - Blackhawk Farms - Badger Bimmers

June 26-27 – Gingerman - Windy City BMW

July 2-4 - Gingerman - SEMPCA

July 12 - Blackhawk Farms - Badger Bimmers

July 12-13 - Road America - PCA Nord Stern DE

July 17, 18 - Autobahn Country Club- NASA

July 23-25 - Mid-Ohio- NASA GL

August 9- Autobahn Country Club (FULL 3.56 mile track) MVP Tracktime

August 13-15 - Mid-Ohio- NASA GL

August 21-22 – Putnam Park- NASA

August 23-28 - Road America - BMWCCA Octoberfest - Badger Bimmers

August 28-29 - Calabogie- 3BallsRacing

September 3-5 - Road America - PCA-Chicago TRAC

September 11-12 - Autobahn CC - NASA

September 18-19 – Eagles Canyon TX MVP Tracktime

September 26-27 - Putnam Park - Windy City BMW

October 1-3 - Road America - BMW Octoberfast- Badger Bimmers

October 9-10- Putnam Park- NASA

October 16-17 -Road America - MVP Tracktime

November 20-21 –Road Atlanta - MVP Tracktime