Sunday, September 12, 2010
Text, text, text ...
Oh hai, ur no. 1!!
Jason Becker in grid in his SSM BMW M Coupe.
i am at ur solo nats, stealing ur downforces.
Jason Huepenbecker, Lee Piccione and Terry Baker watch Holly Schwedler hit the course in Lee's Kao-lifornia Special Shelby Mustang.
Shane Chinnon-Rhoden works the camera on Jason B's BMW.
Team Ziptie chillaxing in grid.
Sam Strano advises Learic Cramer: "Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."
Josh Luster, Sam and Shane help keep Learic's tires nice and cozy.
Allen Kugler advises Brian Karwan: "You make a gnarly run like that and girls will get sterile just looking at you."
Jeff Jacobs (center) and Big Mike Snyder (right) try and figure out who dumped oil on the east course on Friday.
1,200 horsepower combined between these two cars. But in the rain, they rarely went flat out.
In the long run, I'm not sure if this was such a bright idea. The Garfield kids make adults look slow as it is driving little karts -- what will it be like when they drive real cars?
When you're fast, people want to talk to you.
For more pictures and hi-resolution images, see my collection on flickr.
Friday, September 10, 2010
More details and photos to come. Probably more on the photo side.
As for the rest of the WDCR members, Mike and Mike with the University of Maryland FSAE car are puttin' a hurtin' on the rest of the competition. Stanley leads Cook by 0.902, and Cook is ahead of his next closest rival by 1.6 seconds.
Brian Karwan has almost a two tenths lead in the SMurF class. Nobody knows who that is in the faaaaassssssssssst little white Civic except us. Hopefully he can keep it up on Friday.
Brian was running in the third heat on the west course on Thursday, and it was interesting because there were three other WDCR members in the same heat. Learic Cramer and Holly Schwedler came through on their final runs to move into second place in C Stock Ladies and F Stock Ladies, respectively. Learic is two tenths out of first while Holly is three tenths out, so both of them definitely have a shot on Friday. Jason Baker was also running in that same heat and after hitting multiple cones on his first two runs, he pulled out a clean run to move his BMW M Coupe into 12th place in Super Street Modified. There is A LOT of firepower in that class.
Speaking of firepower, in ASP, Courtney Cormier is in a trophy spot in fifth place but coned a run that would have had him in second behind his co-driver, Junior Johnson. ASP ran in drizzling conditions that had most of them running about a second off their faster times on their third runs.
In C Stock, the Robeson-Thomas Mazda RX-8 is attracting attention from the cones, but I think both of them are just happy to be driving after 2-3 days of sitting around and watching everybody else drive.
Don't forget, things kick off Friday at 9 a.m. EST, and you can keep track of the action at http://sololive.scca.com. Results have been posted in near-real time -- many competitors can be seen in grid staring intensely at their phones as they figure out where they are standing in class.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
With the deadline for the $150 entry fee passing yesterday (you can still register but the fee is now $300), it's time to look at who of the 1,170 entrants are from the WDCR and heading to Cornhusker land in three weeks:
Pat Griffith, Pontiac Excitement Solstice GXP
Clyde Caplan, Mulletproof Corvette
Eric Kriemelmeyer, Solstice
Brendan Bengermino, Corvette
Andrew Baker, Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V OMG WTF ASAP PDQ
Kenny Sorensen, ditto
JohnV, Mazda Beer Keg
Ian Baker, Honda CRX
Rod McGeorge, Subaru Impreza STi
Shane Chinonn-Rhoden, Subaru Impreza STi
Josh Luster, Subaru Impreza STi
David Ogburn, Mini
Typhoon Danny, Swiss Hutless Toxic (WTF does that mean?)
Mike Kline, CRG Road Rebel (seriously, there are different karts?)
Edwin Liu, Tony Kart Krypton (they all look the same)
Brian Garfield, CTS Honda (like motorcycles or something)
Formula Weedwacker Ladies
Lisa Garfield, CTS Honda (a-ha, a duplicate)
Formula Junior Weedwacker-A
Julian Garfield, Arrow AX-9 4S (I think they make this up)
Formula Junior Weedwacker-B
Carson Garfield, CRG Cadet/KT100
Andy Thomas, Mazda RX-8
Robert Robeson, Mazda RX-8
Learic Cramer, Nissan 370Z
Big Mike Snyder, Mustang of some flavor
Sam Strano, Mustang of some flavor
Terry Baker, Shelby Mustang
Lee Piccione, Shelby Mustang Kao-lifornia Special
Holly Schwedler, Shelby Mustang Kao-lifornia Special
Courtney Cormier, Chevy Corvette
Jason Becker, BMW M Coupe
Brian Karwan, VTAAAK!
Little Mike Snyder, Honda Tartan
Mike Cook, Terpmobile
Mike Stanley, Terpmobile
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
WB: Can I have your jacket?
WB: If a F1 team offers you a tire changer position right now, do you think you can do it?
WB: How does it feel now you got an official sponsorship from Monroe Shocks. Do you feel the warm and fuzzy with your billboard size picture on the Monroe trucks?
WB: We didn't see you much after the 3rd heat Tuesday and Wednesday, is the Pappa bear napping again?
BG: I'm gonna leave Vic alone because soon enough he'll have as many karts as I do to take care of.
WB: Can we put pinball machines in your new toy hauler?
WB: After disc golf with Olsen, do you recognized now that you throw like a girl, and you can't even use old age as an excuse?
WB: Rumor has it that you are switching to F-SAE or F125, is that true?
WB: Since the Wing on the Evo is gone, do you think it's a good idea to install a 5 feet Splitter?
WB: Bonus Question - Did you know that you could find Sam during your runs because Craig locked him in the trunk of the Evo?
WB: How did you manage to eat the whole laundry basket worth of snacks and still add 100 lbs of weight to your kart?
WB: Can I have your Gulf shirt from Le Mans, please???
- The entire ProSolo finale ladies class.
- The entire ladies classes at the Nationals.
- All the women at the Frisbee golf course.
- Five guys at the Frisbee golf course, which I will remain nameless.
- The bartenders at the Embassy Suites.
- And Greg Olsen - Franz.
WB: How's feel to win 2nd place and run? Is that the same as "take the money and run"?
WB: Did you have a drinking contest with Craig?
WB: When are you going to make the F125 guys cry now the Nationals is over?
WB: Since you got dusted by a pickup truck, a Econoline Van, and an old Ford Explorer on the race back to DC, isn't it time to switch to H-Stock?
#3. Chike wants to return to his drag/street racing roots and stock class doesn't allow me to bolt on the big wing, 20" rims and shoot flames out the tail pipes!!!
#2. The 370Z's are going to be kicking butt next season especially if Junior runs one...SO I WANT OUT OF THE CLASS NOW!
#1. After seeing how much Shawn and I have spent on tires and parts for a stock class car over the last two seasons, I'd rather spend 5-6K and only have to buy one set of $800 tires each season to get my autocross fix in. Plus, I get to keep that autocross speed on the street! ;-)
WB: How did the Hoosier bear do at Lincoln?
I just hope your--I mean the unknown perpetrator's--aim with a gun isn't as bad as his aim with a hammer, or I may have to start wearing Kevlar whenever I'm around Justin.
WB: What's more intense? 6 runs at the National, or 6 hours following the Crazy German in Illinois and Pennsylvania?
WB: Flying is supposed to be faster than driving. Do you have anything to say about that?
WB: Since you and Neary both didn't uphold your end of the bargain, do you feel ashamed?
CG: No, my job was to warm the tires without overheating them so that Mike would have nice sticky tires and a shot at winning. I did my job without finishing DFL once I knew he had blown the Jacket winning possibilities. Besides, Sammy said he would not ride in the trunk while I was driving yelling out instructions. He gets too bruised.
WB: Does Jane knew you sneak out during the awards presentation just to hang out with the Nebraska cheerleaders in the Atrium?
CG: I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may tend to incriminate me. Actually, truth be known, I went out to get coffee and didn’t feel like climbing back into the circle of chairs and spilling it all over everyone. Everyone knows now that I can’t walk and drink coffee, climbing over chairs would be out of the question.
WB: Did you like the food from the "Stake House" as much as I did? Or did you like Chesseburger and Peanut Butter Shakes from Sonic right afterwards as much as I did?
WB: How can you have a 15 minutes head start at the Cranberry exit in PA, and got passed by a pickup truck at Breezewood an hour later?