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How Sim Racing Is Making Me Faster

Please pardon another sim racing related post. My planned trip to Sebring last weekend didn't happen, so sim racing is all that I've been able to do since my last NASA event in early November. When I first bought my racing simulator, I guessed that I would spend a lot...

CMP Race Report - Nov. '22

The penultimate NASA event of the 2022 season was at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP). I was excited to drive CMP, because it is only an hour from me, but after a year and a half in Charlotte, I hadn't driven it yet! Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Moving to TT6...

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/...

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...

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