Thomas Lathrop

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Striving to Be an Average Racer

There’s a funny thing about averages. Statistically speaking, half of us are below average. Yet, I think if you ask drivers in any track group and with any level of experience, most of them would tell you that they’re above-average drivers. We know this cannot always be the...

Tire Tips for Racers

If you're new to competitive racing and want to get the most out of your tires, this introductory racing tire guide is for you. With any luck, you'll soon be standing on the podium and winning contingency prizes. Need help deciding what tires to run? Grassroots...

Testing & Racing at CMP

NASA Southeast hosted a 3-day test and race weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) in February. I had convinced Carlos to drive up from Florida since our first Gridlife event of the season is at CMP in April. The plan was to test and develop our GLTC cars and improve...

Unpredictable Turns & Automotive 'Black Swans'

This is my third draft of this post. I've written over 600 words each time before realizing that my writing wasn't supporting my intended conclusion that sometimes we don't know what we don't know. This metaphor is also known as a black...

Photo Report: N52 Swap

I can't believe it's already Friday. I'm getting to the point of needing to work on my E90 every day to try and finish up an engine swap, amongst other upgrades that the car needs before the season starts. As such, I didn'...

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