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2017 Blytheville ProSolo

I had the amazing opportunity to hop into someone else's car for a ProSolo for the first time. Tim White and his 'Whitebaru', a SM-prepared 2000 Subaru RSTi that runs on corn fuel and contacts the ground with purple crack. It was my first time on Hoosiers since 2012, where I drove Jay Storm's FP Subaru Impreza L build. I was recovering from an abdominal surgery just 2 weeks before, and hadn' ...
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PB Gets a new Clutch!

After some careful thought, and a blown front transmission seal that helped 'seal' the deal, we have purchased and installed a new Competition Clutch and Flywheel for the NB Miata project. Where can you buy this piece of joy and 'turn my Miata into an "nearly-un-streetable-closest-thing-to-a-motorcycle-on-4-wheels-conversion" kit'? 949racing.com of course. This is the carbon-Kevlar option, as ...
First Magnet Cuts – Roland CAMM-1 GS-24

First Magnet Cuts – Roland CAMM-1 GS-24

Soooo.... the ole US Cutter finally is dying out, and it was time for a new cutter to get graphics out. Our goal was quality and reliability, as we wanted to get out custom cuts to all of the #fastandfluffy fans out there, along with our grasssroots teamates, etc. The great news is: WE CAN CUT MAGNETS!!! With this particular roll, 3-overcuts was all it took to get the test letters out usin ...
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Bad Panda Badly Drifts a 240

Bad Panda Badly Drifts a 240

Did we get your attention? No, its not really drifting, just some over-steer autocross. Chris Gervais took out Kenny Whitford's SR20DET swapped SM Nissan 240 for a fun local wiregrass drift-a-thon. (AKA, old R-Comps and some unintentional over-steer situations).  Enjoy!  
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Always bring a tire patch kit…

Always bring a tire patch kit…

It finally happened. After many years of autox events, finally picked up something that was enough to puncture the tire. Thanks to Jesse Waymire (owner of the POS2000 in FP) for lending us his kit and allowing us to patch it on site, and of course, Ken Whitford, for being awesome.
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Basic Maintenance on Marcy Day

Basic Maintenance on Marcy Day

Preparation for Dixie National Tour has begun. Today's task is simple: a quick overlook of Marceline (the BMW M2) prior to the SCCA Dixie National Tour, along with an oil change. She's sitting right at around 4k miles now, and almost 1 year since we picked her up. The tires are right at 5/32, still plenty left for a Wiregrass Autox tomorrow (3/12) and then for the asphalt of Dixie National To ...
First Track Session in Project Miata

First Track Session in Project Miata

On Feb 3/4 we took out our 99 NB project Miata (codename: Princess Bubblegum) to NOLA for its first track shake-down at a NASA HPDE event. Being still new to HPDE and NASA, Chris Gervais and I both ran HPDE1 with Chris Tuttle (King Tut) as our instructor.  Our goals for this session included learning the balance of the Miata, threshold braking without ABS, and learning a couple different line ...
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