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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You already have a car with a rollcage and you finally got your competition license. The only problem now is you’re totally broke from installing the rollcage and paying to go to driving school. With limited funds, how are you going to race? Simple, split the operating costs with a few friends and go endurance racing. With endurance racing, you and your friends will each get more than enough seat time and you can all share the
burden fun of working on the car and paying for tires.
Speed:Sport:Life is all about the cars. Recently we were blessed with one particular car we couldn’t wait to run hard and put away wet. We
hammered the crap out of drove the 2011 Ford SVT Shelby GT 500 (Can I get a hallelujah?!) in the Targa Trophy Rally. Check out how this physics defying horsepower monger faired through the Racer Boy Review Categories.
Here at Speed:Sport:Life we have covered all sorts of different motorsports in our Racer Boy series. We have given you the how-to and low down on Road Racing with NASA, E.T. Bracket Drag Racing with the NHRA, Rallycross with FRX, and crap-can racing with ChumpCar.
Each of those events takes a little different skill set and obviously some different car set up. But what if there was one event that required you to compete in all of those different types of races at once? Insanely enough, now there is and it’s called The Leadfoot Rally.
The Leadfoot Rally Recession Racing Class has drivers competing in $2,500 cars in five events: drag race, road race, rallycross, paved oval circle track and dirt oval circle track. The rally kicks off in Colorado August 4-7, 2010, and has plans to migrate to California in Spring of 2011 (when we will bring you a full Racer Boy write up). If you’re a guy who doesn’t know how to spend less than $2,500 on a car then you can run in the Unlimited Class (shine up your Enzo and raise the adjustable ride height for the rallycross).
And this year after you win the event and you’re crowned “The Ultimate Shoe” make sure when the champagne is sprayed and cameras are in your face to say, “I learned everything I know about racing from Speed:Sport:Life!
You’ve always wanted to get into road racing but you don’t own the requisite Spec Miata or Spec E30. No problem. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) has you covered. Their Performance Touring class allows just about any four wheeled production car to run in their series. Using a system of points based on modifications allows almost any car to be equally competitive in a multi-class system. So forget the excuses, take the back seat out of your Mom’s Buick and start welding in a roll cage. Chances are NASA is holding a race in the next few weeks at a track somewhere right around the corner from your house.
Obviously, here at Speed:Sport:Life we love our cars. Welcome to a new segment where I will be
beating the shit out of borrowed cars doing some car reviews. Of course, we can’t do things like everyone else so I’ve broken the review categories into things I think are interesting with a little Speed, a lot of Sport, and some Life thrown in. I’ll let the guys at Car & Driver complain about the materials used to make a domestic car’s interior –most of the racecars I drive don’t even have interiors so I don’t really have an opinion about the matter.
Our first contestant is the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, yes, I said hybrid. And below are the Racer Boy Review Catagories.