Tag - Acura

2012 NAIAS – Acura NSX Concept Photo Gallery

This is the new Acura NSX Concept which was just unveiled here at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.  While this concept is still a couple of years away from becoming a realistic production car, Acura did make note that it will take advantage of the Acura SH AWD system and will utilize hybrid technology in the powertrain department.  The biggest announcement was that the new Acura NSX will eventually built at Honda’s Ohio plant.  We’re excited to see this car progress and hopefully will see a production announcement sooner than later.

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Never Ever Be Late To The Soccer Game. ChumpCar Results.

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You are seeing the image correctly. That is a Plymouth Voyager road racing! The van, run hard by “The Soccer Moms” race team, traveled from Oregon down to Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California to run in the 14-hour “Summer Sunset” ChumpCar endurance race. The van did quite well getting the kids to practice and put down some pretty fast laps. Hit the jump below to see how it faired overall in the ChumpCar race. Photo by VanHap Photography.

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Krider Racing Wins ChumpCar 14-Hour Enduro!

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Photos by Adam Haas

Happy Father’s Day! Here is a quick update on the ChumpCar race this weekend. I’ll post a full report later.

The last time Krider Racing ran the Big Sausage Pizza Delivery Acura Integra around Buttonwillow Raceway they were leading on the last lap and then had an epic roll-over at the “Phil Hill” turn costing them the race. The team came back to Buttonwillow with the same car and a new plan. The new plan was “don’t roll-over” and “win” the race.

The ChumpCar 14-hour enduro would set the stage for Krider Racing’s return to Buttonwillow. It was a lengthy tough battle with some awesome racing and great teams in attendance. Steve Kuhtz, AJ Gracy, Randy Krider, Keith Kramer and Rob Krider all shared driving duties during the long event. As the checkered flag was thrown on the dark racecourse at 11 p.m. the #38 Krider Racing Big Sausage Pizza Delivery Acura headlights were the first to illuminate the flag giving them the win –the second ChumpCar win for the team.

Huge thanks needs to go out to the Course Workers, The ChumpCar Crew, the Kramer family, the Nees family, Amanda Hargis and Stephen Young for crewing such a long race. Also thanks to I/O Port Racing Supplies, Figstone Graphics, Sampson Racing Communications, Carbotech Brakes and GoRacingTV.com.

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The Big Sausage crew weathered and tired after 14 hours of battling in the desert heat at Buttonwillow.

For more information on ChumpCar races check out the Racer Boy post on Speed:Sport:Life.com.

Big Things, Small Packages

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Right before a race weekend my favorite person on the planet is the UPS man. That truck and the dude in those sexy brown shorts are just irresistible. But seriously folks, I need the UPS man to keep our little race team rolling. Yesterday, he dropped off a cornucopia of goodies: new radio gear from Sampson Racing Radios, a new tire rack for our racing trailer from Pit Posse Motorsports, endurance brake pads from Carbotech Brakes, a rearview mirror from I/O Port Racing Supplies and new stickers from Figstone Graphics. What are we going to do with all of these random items? Well, hopefully win the 24 Hours of LeMons at Infineon this weekend.

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How Team Speed:Sport:Life / Krider Racing Won The ChumpCar World Series

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Endurance racing is never easy. It isn’t like regular driving, where you worry about your insurance here and making your commute to and fro. It isn’t even like regular racing. You have to go fast, but not too fast. You have to stay up for hours on end, but be sharp enough to make quick decisions. You have to order people around, but also get along with your teammates. And most importantly, you have to win. At Krider Racing we have done all of these things right, and we have also done a lot of these things wrong. Recently we remembered how to do them right again and found ourselves showered in beer and holding up a first place trophy. Here is the story of the long endurance racing road back to victory lane.
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