Kind of an odd, not to mention abbreviated, season, but with one very strong positive.
Back in 2009, the 5 or 6 guys in the “Ground Pounder Drivers Association” (they all drive big ol’ tube-framed stock cars) decided to organize a kart enduro that would raise money for the ICSCC race workers’ fund. It was, by all accounts, a big success, with everyone having a great time and a fair … Read More “2nd Annual GPDA “6 Heuers of Kartrrera Panolympia”” »
My sixth season of racing started well enough, quite well, but ended prematurely for reasons that had nothing to do with racing, or even me personally. Next year, unfortunately, looks worse.
If you’ve read my report for the previous running of this race, back in the fall of 2007, you’d know that I’d intended to run my car in an enduro for the first time, but the costs associated with giving it full-fledged enduro capability were looking to be a fair bit more than I’d expected. … Read More “Four Hours of Pacific Raceways” »
Oh dear… another season where what I thought was going to happen and what actually did happen took one look at each other and ran in opposite directions. Still, and based on why the season went the way it did as much as how it went, I’m feeling pretty good about next year. (Yes, I … Read More “2007 racing year in review” »
One of the first things I realized after I bought the M3 in 2005 was that I would soon have a car that could be competitive in one of the enduro classes we have around here. (The Integra, although a fantastic car, would be outmatched in the P2 class.) First things first, though, and that … Read More “Four Hours of Pacific Raceways” »
A trouble-free week-end in Seattle a couple weeks earlier had me confident of finally having a good outing at Portland with the M3… but I’d felt that way before. A strangely-rare opportunity to race against Lou Greenberg’s 1995 M3 (essentially the same engine/intake/exhaust modifications as me, but still with the original body panels) had me … Read More “Jim Swanson Memorial XI” »
Although the car’s issues were dealt with shortly after the May race in Portland, work obligations kept me from June’s race in Portland as well as the double week-end (plus special BMW-only race) in Spokane. Having decided that enough was enough, I quit my job to have more time for racing. (I’m kidding. Mostly.) My … Read More “Car Tender Challenge” »
After the teething problems (and other, uh, “episodes“) that kept me from racing much last year, and especially after the enduro earlier this year, I was rarin’ to go racing with the M3. Unfortunately, and despite a decent end-of-year race in 2006 and an awesome day with the BMW Club in February, there was more … Read More “Rose City Opener XVI” »
After my one-year hiatus from the Cascade enduro, 2007 saw the return of the driving lineup for the 2005 race, as well as a crew of endurance race veterans (the sole exception being Stephen Guy, who bravely showed up in his very pretty, street-trim 968), ready to take on the P1 class. The scheduled repaving … Read More “32nd Annual CSCC “8 Hours of the Cascades”” »