Bakkster
Bakkster, touring car driver
Bakkster
Dec 13
2

FIA’s website is a mess, but mulsannescorner.com has copies of the regulations. While rotaries weren’t specifically disallowed like in 1992, the 2014 rules say “Only Petrol and Diesel 4 stroke engines with reciprocating pistons are permitted.” I guess they didn’t want turbine electric motors racing.

Dec 13
2

They weren’t. It’s a myth. They continued to race in other classes and even competed in LMP, the highest class at the time, in 1997. Read more

Dec 12
21

I don’t know if they were banned again, but after Group C collapsed they came back but with air restrictors that choked them and no variable length intakes.

Aug 21 2019
174

Neutral: Stop judging executives so harshly on quarterly results. Start looking at annual and longer performance windows instead, then adjusting their compensation accordingly — including holdbacks for certain long-term goals. Read more

Aug 14 2019
3

Alanis, I’m with you. Long-time NASCAR fan and not so keen on the super-bro vibe of Barstool. Sadly, NASCAR keeps trying to find a way back to 1998, though it was a much better product in the 80s and early 90s.  And, despite some of the silliness of rules-changes and other gimmickry, the racing today is better than Read more

Aug 14 2019
23

This is excellent. Kudos for bringing light to it.

Aug 14 2019
33

Its amazing how up in arms you get AFTER the fact. Read more

Aug 14 2019
79

good article but i weep for the amount of shit you’re going to get for it 

Aug 7 2019
3

You’re confused. The question was, what will Fernando Alonso do?...Not, what would Brian Boitano do?

Aug 7 2019
9

Ya boy’s goin’ to stadium super trucks for 2020

Aug 2 2019
1.1K

[Rubs hands together] Aw yeah, I’ve been looking forward to 2019's Why Your Executive Team Sucks series.

Jun 4 2019
8

IMO, Chilton’s cars not performing well on ovals or that last sentence speak to the problem at all. The danger of ovals is simply way beyond suitable levels or risk in racing. That was the feeling everyone had when we went to Las Vegas in 2011 and it’s what everyone factually knew after we watched Dan Wheldon die. Read more

Apr 20 2019
1

Also most manufacturers actually end up profiting off of their customer gt3 programs. There are almost not customer GTLM programs and very little interest in them given the cost. 

Apr 20 2019
7

Because it’s several orders of magnitude more expensive to build a GTE car than a GT3 car. Like, running in GTLM in IMSA is claimed to be more expensive than running in Prototype.

Apr 20 2019
57

Mazel tov on being the neighborhood Shabbos goy.

Apr 14 2019
26

Tucker would probably try to offer him a loan with 700% interest.

Apr 14 2019
4

Funding a Le Mans team with dirty money?!??! What would Scott Tucker say?!

Jan 2 2019
20

I’ve gotta admit, I wouldn’t want a self-driving van tootling around my neighborhood with my kids walking down the street either.  Then again, I’m not sure what good driving your car at it or trying to run it off the road would do.  Seems a simple call to their headquarters requesting they avoid your neighborhood Read more

Jan 2 2019
30

A similar mentality as the “truck bros” blocking Teslas? Cultural changes are hard on some. I heard there was a lot of backlash against the first automobiles 100 yrs ago as well...