Archive for September, 2012

More about lube…


So as the summer months have trundled in and brought with them several triple digit track days which have put to the test the cooling systems on every car dumb enough to go out to the track on a 107 degree day I figured it was time for another oil change and an update from Blackstone on if I should be expecting to see a trail of engine innards trailing behind me on my next outing or if alls clear to give her the beans.

Fortunately the boffins over at Blackstone seem to think its OK to go ahead and give her the beans…

S2000 challenge round 6 OR How I learned to stop worrying and love Laguna seca.


Sooo on June 30th the S2000 challenge went to Laguna Seca raceway. Yep THE Laguna Seca raceway, home of the infamous turn 8 corkscrew.

What this really meant is I was going to drive a tiny sports car 400 miles then whip the snot out of it all day on one of the most famous racetracks in the world, then, god¬†willing (OK maybe not god, ill go with Carlin on this one and worship the sun but pray to Joe Pesci), drive it 400 miles back home to LA. Now as someone whose sum total of racing experience revolves around tracking a thankless JZA70 Supra (I still love it, but British car owners have a laugh at my expense on the reliability side of things) and running a LeMons racecar which should come with a prescription for meds to ease the post-traumatic stress disorder it will induce, this had the makings of an epic story that would some day involve the phrase “And then it all went wrong”…..and here I sit, back at home still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

For the curious out there in internet land here is what a lap around that track looks like from the point of view of a rank amateur (or if you prefer, from the point of view of the bug smeared on my windshield)



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