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Giving Thanks // Black Friday Deals

It's hard to believe that this is the 18th post to RISING EDGE. I promised myself that I'd write one article a week for one year, and then reassess from there. With this post, I'm already more than 1/3rd to that milestone. By this stage, RE has a small...

Why is safety such an after-thought?

When I'm at the track, I like to poke around the paddock and check out other cars for inspiration. Sometimes I'm more appalled than inspired. I can't understand why safety is often neglected in race cars. (Note that I am speaking here about dedicated track and race cars; not street/...

Quick Hits: A052 2nd Try + Sim Racing Update

Call it an update of sorts regarding some recent topics of discussion. Today I am revisiting the Yokohama A052, as well as providing an update on my Sim Racing journey. Yokohama A052, take two. The A052s don't fit into the tire class I am claiming for NASA TT, so I...

On Motivation & Proving Oneself

Motivation, and lack thereof What motivates you when it comes to cars/racing? I have been contemplating this a lot lately, because in the wake of some major life events, including losing my father to cancer, I have struggled with finding any motivation to work on my cars. Thinking back,...

The Right Tool for the Job

The adage "the right tool for the job" is typically referring to, quite literally, using the correct tool for the task at hand. But what if your tool is a race car? Something from a recent conversation has really stuck with me. In discussing with Carlos Mendez how a particular...

Quick Hits: Death of Forums + Sim Racing

I'm trying something a little different this week with quick(er) thoughts on two different topics. Let me know what you think of this format: your feedback is highly important to me. The Death of Car Forums Bulletin Boards and Usenet groups were replaced by forums in the 2000s. Then,...

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