September 25, 2011

Attack Of The Cones

Photo by Ed Savage - NoWin Photography
If I were to compare NER’s recent courses to this year’s previous courses, I would have to say they have become harder and harder (which makes me worried about the finale event coming up!). The sea of cones was intimidating to some of the novices that came out, but if you just focused on the cones that mattered most, you wouldn’t have a problem. Unfortunately, I focused too much on which cones mattered and not on my line, which was probably the intention behind the course design in the first place; misdirection.

September 18, 2011

Dodging Orange DISASTER!

Photo by Ed Savage - NoWin Photography
SCCA NER's 7th points event was today and it was unfortunately a disaster. The course was amazing (big ups to PJ for the setup), with many elements that were featured at this year's Solo Nationals event. My disaster was not with the course however, but it was actually in my car's transmission. 2nd gear had been grinding occasionally, but it was not often enough to have me worried this late into the season.

September 10, 2011

Godzilla's Visit

Today was the 5th points event for the Renegade Miata club, however, I did not bring home any points in the "Other Mazdas" class. Instead, I ran in the "Non Mazdas" class with Kaizen Tuning's Nissan Skyline GT-R 35! This track monster is specifically setup for Lime Rock Park and Watkins Glenn, sporting some 295/19 front and 315/19 rear Hoosier R6 tires, Cobb suspension, 600 all-wheel horse power, and a lot of other modifications. The full list of Scott's build can be seen here on his shop's website. This thing was an absolute blast and it surprised me in it's overall performance on the autocross course.

September 7, 2011

Exhaust Install At Kaizen

The long wait is finally over... For the most part at least. I finally was reunited with my exhaust system, except without the re-designed header. That won't be finalized until after the season is over unfortunately. In the meantime, I wanted to at least run the rest of the exhaust system. Looks like I'll have to pay a visit to my friends over at Kaizen Tuning.

September 6, 2011

Francesco's "Blueberry"

Francesco is a friend of mine who is currently building up his RX-8 for NASA Time Trial (National Auto Sport Association). He had sent me some of these great pictures of his RX-8 taken by Bazooka Photography. The picture above was featured on Enkei's Facebook page as an advertisement for the Enkei RPF-1 wheels. These pictures were just too good to not turn into desktop wallpapers!

I definitely enjoy the great angles and excellent backgrounds in the pictures, as it gives the pictures a Gran Turismo 5 "Picture Mode" feel to it. He is planning on having a bridge ported Renesis engine with some other great mods for next season, so keep an eye on his blog for more information on that. In the meantime, be sure to check out the desktops page for more desktop wallpapers of his car.