Tag - Rob Krider

Speed:Sport:Life Second Place at ChumpCar!

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The Krider Racing Nissan Sentra SE-R takes second place at the world famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the ChumpCar 7.5 hour enduro.

After lunching an engine at the ChumpCar Laguna Seca event in November 2011, the team throws a new engine in the car and heads back to “The Corkscrew” to take second place just weeks later. After some countless hours nerding out in front of a laptop the post-race compilation video is up and viewable here.
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One Man, One Motor

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Rob Krider hosts the ?Club Racer? show on GoRacingTV.com which shows racers the ?how-to? for car prep.

Every racer has an ?off-season? to do list. It is usually those few items that didn?t get taken care of during the year because other matters were more pressing (like an engine throwing the piston out of the side of the block). In the winter, you can finally get around to maybe throwing in some S Gear gauges or updating your old racing harnesses with new ones from I/O Port Racing Supplies. Or, if you?re not in the mood to hang around the garage and stress out about how hard your unused Hoosier tires are getting in the off-season, you can always numb your mind with some Mexican beers and think about summer. Of course, in California, winter is summer, so we skip all of our off-season to do lists, go to the beach and procrastinate. It is a good time to kick back, turn on the iPad and flip through the National Auto Sport Association?s (NASA?s) new e-magazine called SpeedNews. Yes, I?m glad you asked, you will see coverage from Speed:Sport:Life in future issues.
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Racer Boy: K1 Speed –Go Karts Get Electric

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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!

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Forza 4 and a Home Built Driving Simulator

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No this is not an HD screen capture from a recent episode of Top Gear. This Forza Motorsport 4 and it has the Top Gear test track in it. You can be the Stig. Sounds good? Well, it also has one of the coolest features in racing game history… a rewind button. If you make a mistake, don’t sweat it. You don’t need to restart a thirty minute race, you can just REWIND back a corner or two before you went way too hot and missed a corner (wish I could add that feature to my real race car). Click the link below to check out more on the game and see how we built a trick little driving simulator out of random garage parts.

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2011 Ford Taurus SHO Racer Boy Review

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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.

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