I spent Boxing Day racing a friend’s BMW in an event on an airfield. Much better than a typical Monday, I have to say.
Do you occasionally race yourself and enjoy reading event recaps from like minded petrolheads? Boy, do I have a tribe for you!
A bit more than a week ago, we had our final event of the supersprint (if you’ve not yet read my previous entries: supersprint = more awesome form of SCAA autox) season, with me having a chance to sneak in and steal second place in the championship.
I like winter. Why can’t we have it for the whole year?
It finally happened! In my second year of racing (somewhat) seriously, I’ve finally won a national championship event in my own class (in a car that’s not mine). And yes, there is an onboard video.
You know the feeling when you’ve desperately wanted something for 10+ years and then finally make it happen? Well, I do now, after competing in Rally Tartu 2016 - my first ever proper rally with a fully caged car. There’s even an onboard video!
That’s a clickbaity headline, isn’t it? To be fair, this post does contain a video and it includes some light drifting as part of my quickest gymkhana run of yesterday.
Having changed the brake pads to something that will actually lock up the rear tires when I pull the hydraulic handbrake, I had a chance to try everything out yesterday in a small Gymkhana event.
Speaking of drifting videos, here’s a new one from the Latvian Formula-D drifter Kristaps Blušs (driving an HGK prepared and, frankly, ridiculous E46), with footage taken in the port of Liepāja. Trust me, you probably want to see this.
Here’s a quick recap of Sunday’s event - it was slippery, and then it wasn’t slippery anymore. OK, it was, but not as slippery as before. In other news, I’m not great at writing introductory paragraphs.
A bit more than a year ago, I bought a BMW E36 compact so that I could finally get into racing a bit more seriously. Here’s a summary of how, probably, a typical first year in racing looks like for everyone. Also, there’s a small list of tips at the end for those who wish to get into racing themselves.
For those who missed the first part, it can be found HERE. Now, the first story concluded with my first winter race at the very end of 2014, and this story will take us through the remaining winter season, and, judging by the length of the first part, I have a feeling that this is going to be a long one.
Hello everyone. Since this is my first post, I guess some background information is in order - I’ve been around racing for quite some time (~10 years) in various capacities, from track marshal to chief timekeeper, creating regulations for the events and occasionally as a competitor myself.