I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to partake in a few motorsports events, snap a couple of blurry photographs, mistype some finishing results, and report back here on Jalopnik. Here is a top 10 list of those adventures.
Las Vegas is the city of sin and of some wicked cars. We hit The Strip, enjoyed the sights and ended up doing battle at a local go-kart track.
At a Thursday midnight showing, I sat in a theater filled with nerds waiting for the start of Tron Legacy in 3D. Why were we all there? Light cycles, of course.
It took 25 long hours and nearly 2,000 miles of racing but Mercer Motorsports won the 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mercer Motorsports won the event last year and wanted to come back to repeat. They did just that by completing 628 laps, winning the ES Class and the event overall.
After endless hours of darkness, hard racing and fatigue, the sun rose at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill making things easier to see. With the morning light, and the end of the race nearing (but still 6 hours away), teams started to pick up the pace on a wet track. This combination led to the following great shots of…
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is about to begin. We know that 82 cars will see the green flag but after 25 hours of racing, how many will actually see the checker?
If you walk into the parts department of your local Nissan dealership you might see a calendar hanging on the wall. For the month of November the car displayed is a prior Jalopnik-featured car.
Sometimes the best fix for a mechanical problem is the simplest one. This chain link "muffler bracket" is a perfect example.
Even though it's November, the weather is great in California so we dropped the top on the appropriate car, a Ford Mustang GT/CS (the CS stands for California Special) and ran a road rallye.
Ten reasons (besides the fact that he survived this fire) why Boris Said is the coolest guy to ever get behind the wheel of a racecar.
Automobile racing is a lot of fun, a very expensive, time consuming, amount of fun. But just because it can be ridiculously expensive doesn't mean you can't be involved in motorsports. Join a pit crew.
Performance alignment settings are great for the track, but they'll eat your tires alive on the street.