Weekend Peek

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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

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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 […]



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

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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

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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

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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 […]



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

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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 […]



8-21-2013 Gateway Motorsports Park SCCA PDX

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Another track day down! And boy this was a good one! This time the track day was a 1/2 day event that began around 3:30PM and ran until dark. I have never done one of these half day events but I have to say there are a few benefits to them over a full day. […]



Track day at Mid America Motorplex – Pacific Junction, IA

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As Jessica mentioned on Friday, that afternoon we loaded up the trailer and Jeep and headed to Omaha, NE. For what? A track day of course! At about 5 1/2 hours drive time, this was the furthest we have traveled to do a track day. We also took the dogs, which always makes a trip […]



Looking Legit

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It has been a while since I did a car post, so I guess I will take a moment to explain why. In 2011 I took the year off of racing to transform my 2003 Nissan 350z from a street car into a full-time track car. If you are an automotive enthusiast you will know […]



The Z Transformation pt 5 – Race Ready

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If you’re new to my posts on the Z’s transformation, check out the lead-up here, here, here, and here. After scores of weekends prepping the Z and even having to take a day off work to get it done in time, it was finally time to send it off to the cage builder. With help from […]