10th Feb2017

CAMcast: Mike & Dave Watch Stuff

by Michael Chandler

Just in time for you to ignore what is either the last day of your work week, or just another work day: it’s the latest episode of the CAMcast!  Light crew today, but some heavy conversation.  Mike and Dave talk about:

  • The Bathurst 12 Hour
  • The Grand Tour
  • Drifting
  • What cars they’d buy if they won the lottery
  • Bad drivers
  • Cars that bad drivers drive

Thank you guys for listening to us.  If you’re enjoying us, feel free to tell your friends about us!  The more the merrier.  And while you’re at it, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Feel free to stream the episode, head to iTunes to download the episode without fear of using any precious data, or head here to download it.

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06th Feb2017

Weekend Video Roundup

by Michael Chandler

A lot of cool stuff happened over the weekend, here’s what you might have missed.

 

Team Take Luck: Vegas Drift from Tannerspencercreative on Vimeo.

Tanner Spencer dropped a video from Vegas Drift, featuring the Take Luck guys.  We’re trying to figure out the logistics so we can make it down to one, and bring you our brand of shenanigans… uhhh, I mean coverage…

 

It’s hard to distill the Bathurst 12 Hour down into two minutes, but since there isn’t a full upload of the race anywhere this is the best option.  It’s two minutes of highlights from the insanity that was the Bathurst 12 Hours.  As soon as someone uploads the whole race (the NISMO TV stream cuts off the last half hour), we’ll let you know.

 

Alexi, AKA Noriyaro, went to the Drift Chou Drift Tengoku event in Odaiba last Christmas Eve.  The half hour long video dropped a couple days ago, and it’s worth the watch.

Anything we missed?  Drop it in the comments, let your fellow enthusiasts know what’s good!

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26th Aug2016

Gavin After Dark: Utah 6 Hour Gallery

by Michael Chandler

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Photos by Gavin Pouquette

That title made it sound like this thing was gonna get weird, but it isn’t going to be any weirder than usual.  After I told him to only send me twenty images from the Utah 6 Hour, he sent me twenty-two!  TWENTY-TWO!!!  HOW DARE HE!  Anyway, because it’s easier to upload all of the photos in a folder than it is to not, here’s his oversized gallery from the Utah 6 Hour.

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18th Aug2016

MOAR! Another NASA Utah and Utah 6 Hour Gallery

by Michael Chandler

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More NASA Utah and Utah 6 Hour goodness!  Fast cars, bright lights, and possibly the most dramatic photo of Jeff Burton anyone has ever taken!

I’ve got the photos for sale!  Purchase one, or several, and help keep this crazy ship afloat.

 

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12th Aug2016

The Utah 6 Hour

by Michael Chandler

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It was the beginning of the best ten days on this year’s calendar.  Acting as the meat in a sandwich where the delicious bread is a Salt City Drift event and Pirelli World Challenge, and the condiments are a NASA Utah weekend, was the annual Utah 6 Hour.  Now a staple on the NASA Utah calendar, the Western Endurance Racing Championship stop provides a unique opportunity for the drivers and fans to drive into the night, and see nothing but lights piercing the dark Tooele night.  And if you were out around turn 5 around 10:30-11, you would’ve seen me with a string of LED lights strewn about my torso.  I was easily identifiable, for safety!  Anywell, let’s talk about who took home a trophy!

E0

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Lyfe Motorsport was out with one of their own Spec Z’s (the Towne Storage Z) and supporting the #99 DLG Racing Z.  Showing that 350Z is life, the Lyfe backed teams finished 1-2 in E0!  The Towne Storage Z completed 147 laps in the 6 hours, with the DLG Z four laps behind them.

E1

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In E1, completing 153 laps in the allotted time, was the #65 E46 BMW of Strom Motorsports.  It was the teams second win of the day, having taken the win in the GTS5 class during the Lightning sprint race earlier.

E2

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The Fit is fucking go!  The #12 Honda Fit of Honda Performance Development completed 143 laps in 6:01:09.257, and probably had to stop for fuel once.

E3

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It was a battle of the Miatas in E3: the mighty and legendary Paul Mitchell versus the bug-eyed RJ Racing Miata.  I mean bug-eyed in the nicest way.  Look at those lights!  Those lights lit the way for 147 laps, and lit their way to victory.

ENP

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The ENP had one entrant, the Valkyrie Autosport Elan NP01.  Despite the teams best efforst, the little prototype went behind the wall after 29 laps.

ES

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This was a battle: the TruSpeed Autosport 997 Cup car versus the Makes & Models Huracan Super Trofeo.  A tried and true chassis versus a sprint race car.  WERC class leaders one win away from clinching their championship versus a team with multiple regional championships under their belt?  If you’ve been paying any attention to how these posts go, you know that by seeing the picture of the TruSpeed car that they won.  Not only did they win the Utah 6 Hour, they locked up the ES Class championship.  Congratulations to them!

ESR

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Now we arrive at the car I was most excited to see running.  Toby Crawford, driver of the Pink Ribbon Racing/Makes & Models Subaru BRZ, told me that there was a Ginetta G57 at UMC and that it was racing in the enduro.  It was the Ryno Racing team, sponsored by Design Masonry.  The G57 is based on Ginetta’s LMP3 design, and is probably a lot the same.*  The big difference is that the LMP3 spec Nissan engine, rated at 420bhp, has been replaced with a Chevrolet LS3, which makes 150 more horsepower than the LMP3 engine.  I was excited to see and hear the 900kg prototype tearing through the night, but unfortunately the car was retired after just 72 laps.

And there it is, another six hour race in the books!  I’m already looking forward to next year.  A tremendous shout out to all the race officials, corner workers, and safety crew for sticking it out until midnight.  A big thank you to the family, friends, and well wishers who came out and watched the race and cheered the teams on.  And all of the congratulations to all of the drivers and crew members for racing in the longest race on the NASA Utah calendar!  There were over thirty cars entered in the race, and they all took the green flag.  It was, as always, an amazing experience.

We can’t wait for next year.

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08th Aug2016

Coming This Week: Actual Content!

by Michael Chandler

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YES!  After… However long it has been, there will be some new content!  Specifically coverage of some killer events.  On Saturday we had NASA Utah racing, where we saw Tom Kaminski debut his new, HKS inspired livery.

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On Friday night the Salt City Drift season soldiered on, and we saw David Curtis break out his Corolla.

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And on Saturday night we had the Utah 6 Hour, a Western Endurance Racing Championship race that ran deep into the night.  Makes & Models pitted their Super Trofeo Huracan, a car that normally runs sprint races, against the field and the clock.

We’ve got a ton of coverage of all of those events coming up this week!  KEEP YOUR INTERNET BOX POINTED IN OUR DIRECTION!

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05th Apr2016

Are You Craving Some Racing?

by Michael Chandler

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I missed the F1 race (How about Haas, eh?), and the 24H series race at Silverstone.  I’m not too torn up about it, but I’ve got a hankering for some racing!  Today I listened to some highlights of the Silverstone race on Radio Le Mans, but I want to watch something damnit!  What to do?  Well, there are a number of options available.

The 24H Series has all of their races on their YouTube page, and the fine folks at NISMO have a ton of races on their page as well.  Is DTM more your flavor?  You can watch every race and qualifying session from the 2015 season!  If judged motorsports are more your flavor, you can check out the 2016 D1GP and Formula D events, with English commentary on the D1 stuff by Alexi from Nori Yaro, over on the Scrapeddd YouTube page.

There’s a lot for you to watch, and I’m conveniently showing this to you in the middle of the day… Hmm, I wounder what could ever come of this…

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05th Feb2016

The Bathurst 12 Hour Starts Tomorrow!

by Michael Chandler

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Do you want to see a house that thinks it’s a car tackle one of the most treacherous tracks in the world?  OF COURSE YOU DO!  Go to the live stream at 6:30PM and watch the driving ensue!

02nd Feb2016

Goodnight Tooele

by Michael Chandler

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We love having Michael Wells contributing photos, because he sends us stuff like this.  Plus he’s a great guy to hang out with at the track.

28th Jan2016

The Other Enduro

by Michael Chandler

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There was a time that the season at Miller Motorsports Park opened up with an endurance race.  It was pretty cool book ending the season with endurance races.  By the way, that’s Madison Snow driving.  You can see him driving in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend in a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Paul Miller Racing in GTD

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