September 2015 NASA Central at Kansas Speedway

I’ve come to the conclusion that Kansas Speedway is simply better than Gateway Motorsports Park as far as roval (oval tracks with turns inside the oval) track goes. And here is why… It does not have Gateway turn 1 and it does not have Gateway turn 7. That should automatically peak any driver’s interest that […]

Weekend Peek

A few pictures from our weekend. Neil was off racing in Oklahoma and Kaitlan and I were holding down the fort at home. I had hoped to piggyback of Neil’s solo weekend while I was at Regionals and get out a bunch with the stroller, but we were hampered by weather. When it wasn’t raining, […]

4-11-2015 Gateway Motorsports Park with NASA Central Region

Gateway Motorsports Park with NASA Central Region kicked off the Kohler Racing 2015 season last weekend and despite some challenges actually GETTING to the track, the weekend was a huge success; for a few reasons. First, everyone came! Yup, that’s right, both Jes and our 8 month old KK came along for the weekend in […]

10-11-2014 Heartland Park Topeka HPDE3/4

This past weekend I attended The National Auto Sport Association season closer at Heartland Park Topeka! This would be my 4th event of the year, and considering everything that has gone on in my life in 2014, that is pretty damn good! This was my first time to Heartland Park Topeka. I left Friday around […]

6-21-2014 Hallett Motor Racing Circuit – NASA HPDE3/4

So this post is about a month late, but I was waiting for the photos from the on site photographer to do a recap. Now that I have those, lets talk about Hallett Motor Racing Circuit! So I made the 7 hour trek to Hallett Motor Racing Circuit to run with the National Auto Sport […]

4-26-2014 Mid America Motorplex NASA

Coverage from the weekend elsewhere on the web: Videos from the cockpit Photos by John Hiatt I even made the NASA Central Feature Driver Profile! Another familiar sight and another track weekend! This time we were headed to one of the further tracks that we go to: Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, IA (20 […]

3-29-2014 Gateway Motorsports Park NASA HPDE

Coverage from the weekend elsewhere on the web: All videos of laps from the weekend  Photos from the weekend! FINALLY! After a very, very long winter it is finally here: my first track weekend of 2014! The opening weekend just happened to take place at Gateway Motorsports Park in Collinsville, IL. I am very familiar […]

17 Weeks Pregnant: “Nesting”

Week 17 was insanely busy. Neil’s first race of the season always sets off a slew of different activities for us, and the things that have to be done each night in order to drive away from the house on Friday evening feeling prepared is daunting, especially when the spring weather doesn’t want to cooperate. […]

How-To: Upgrading OEM 350z brakes to OEM 350z Brembo brakes

A lot of 350z owners will find themselves desiring better braking performance, either because they are the occasional track junkie, weekend warrior — or just want the peace of mind of having a great performing setup for their daily use. There are many, many aftermarket options for big brake kits, however the OEM Brembo kit […]

Video and data logging for the budget racer

Video and data logging are both very useful tools. Not only to help you analyze your laps to learn why you were significantly faster on any one lap versus the other, but its also just plain cool to be able to show your friends and family your hobby in a meaningful way. The issue is […]