Monday, January 28, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Joel's Daytona Picks

DP:  #2 Starworks Riley (2nd choice would be #60 Shank)

GT:  #13 Audi Sport Customer Racing/Rum Bum Racing Audi R8 (2nd choice would be #66 TRG Porsche)

GX:  #70 Mazdaspeed/Speedsource Mazda6 (2nd choice would be #16 Napleton Porsche Caymen)

My Daytona 24 Picks

Just to annoy Paul I am going with my standard top 5 style picks.
#90 Spirit of Daytona
#9 Action Express
#02 Ganassi
#60 Shank
#77 Doran

#66 TRG
#57 Stevenson
#23 Alex Job
#22 Magnus
#59 Brumhos

#22 Bullet

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daytona 24 Picks

No spotter guide this year, here is entry list.  Race starts Saturday at 3PM, there are a variety of ways to follow.  Practice begins Thursday morning.

Magnus Racing, defending GT winner released an excellent preview of the race.

Daytona Prototype:  #2 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley
GT:  #23 Alex Job Porsche GT3
GX (the x stands for xascar): #22 Bullet Racing Porsche Cayman
Laps completed by GX winner: 255

Daytona Prototype:  #01 Ganassi BMW/Riley
GT:  #64 Scuderia Corsa* Ferrari 458
GX (the x stands for xascar): #16 Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman
Laps completed by GX winner: 57

*Editors note, best team name
Greetings from the Adirondacks

Today we had a low of -26.9 and a high -4. Fun! And beautiful!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

weekend trip to Peru

Costa Verde, Lima with Lourdes
Cala Restaurant in Chorillos, Lima
Pirate themed party in Playa Palabritas
Boulevard de Asia
Sunset with Isla Asia in the background
A friend of a friend of Lourdes is the Karting and Touring Car champion of Peru (also competed in World Challenge and Porsche Supercup in 2012) who was able to set me up with a track day on the new karting circuit at Autodromo La Chutana using a EVR Tony Kart chassis with a Yamaha KT100 engine, top speed of around 75 mph at this course
This Mustang was testing at the adjacent car circuit for the 6 Horas Peruanas being held at the facility next month

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Look for the Gym Dandies tomorrow in the inaugural parade.  They are in the middle of the third, Navy, division.  Jon will be on one of the three 36 inch "big wheel" unicycles.    If you are interested in updates follow Gym Dandies on Facebook.  The parade will be covered on many channels.  The parade is at 2pm.  I'm not sure which channel to check.  CNN Inernational and CSPAN have it listed. Check out all the news channels.  Some may only show the beginning of the parade.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Oliver spent today driving a Ski Whiz around the yard. He did very well with the bigger snowmobile.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Kate's pictures of the snow this weekend.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Skip Barber Racing School

On January 28-30 I completed the Skip Barber 3-day formula car racing school, which qualifies me for an SCCA competition license. The cars were very impressive to say the least and were fantastic for driving aggressively and learning the dynamics of trail-brake rotation and trailing throttle oversteer. The sequential gearbox allows you to upshift with a throttle lift and no clutch, the downshifts were done with the clutch and heel-toe, but without the H-pattern I could perform these instantaneoulsly. The majority of the 13 other students were teenagers who currently race karts, legends cars, and quarter midgets around the country and of these students one was faster than I was (I wish I was completing this course at their age).
win shot
This was a mock start in which I was driving car #15
In this video I am driving the red and white car #9 (third car to go by)
Jon helicopter

 Megan helicopter

Christopher Tablet and tablet and tablet and mother.





 Cyndy and her castle

 Cyndy in some coconut shavings

 Cameron and Megan