At the last ChumpCar race you blew the engine up on your racecar going up the hill toward the corkscrew at Laguna Seca. Bummer. Now your racecar is sitting dead in the garage and your wife is storing Christmas decorations on it –a felony in some states. Your old sponsor isn’t answering your e-mails, because he knows you’re just looking for free parts for the nuked motor. You, good Sir, are a long, long way from your next checkered flag. Or are you? Borrow your wife’s Hyundai (since the motor in that car still runs) and head over to a K1 Speed near you for some adrenaline pumping wheel-to-wheel racing action!
GoRacingTV.com sent its camera crew to Buttonwillow Raceway to cover the ChumpCar Summer Sunset 14-hour enduro. The race began at 9:00 a.m. continued through the sunset and into the darkness until 11:00 p.m. when the checker fell after fourteen grueling hours of racing in the summer heat.
Back in the day, Ford took their RoboCop starring, grocery getting, soccer player hauling, workhorse vehicle with a terrible name (Taurus) and somehow actually made it cool. It was called the SHO and that acronym stood or Super High Output. The SHO was fast and it even handled quite well. In 2011, Ford brought the SHO brand back. Would this car be just a “badge” glued on the trunk lid to try and score props from the successes of yesteryear or would the new SHO actually bring the juice?
Check out how this all-wheel drive twin-turbo-charged asphalt chewer handled the Racer Boy Review Categories and find out.
Growing up with the last name “Krider” means you’ll probably spend a lot of time at the race track while your dad, uncle, grandpa, etc. are up to their usual Krider Racing shenanigans (running hard, crashing cars and winning races). While most kids are enjoying a weekend of sitting on the couch killing zombies on Call of Duty you’re stuck at the racetrack doing menial tasks like cleaning wheels, sweeping out the racecar trailer and writing down lap times. But eventually, if you’re patient, it will be your time behind the wheel. Last weekend it was finally Gus Krider’s time to race and for the rest of family to crew for him. It was an All-American Soap Box Derby race in Palo Alto, California, and the results of that race are sending Gus to Akron, Ohio, for the World Championships.