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Creampuffs!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009 in Racing |

Shopping for a race car is not like shopping for a street car. But it’s just as frustrating. I’m looking for a Honda S2000 to race for the next several years. The ideal donor would have high miles or even a blown engine (because the second thing you do when creating a race car is rebuild its engine) and a ratty interior (because the first thing...

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Out with the old

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Conway Sax, Racing | 6 comments

Just sold the Mazda RX-7 I raced for six seasons, and I did so with no regrets whatsoever. Indeed, when the guys at the Flatout Motorsports shop told me they were set to trailer the car to its new owner and asked if I wanted to drop by, snap a few pics, and maybe pat its haunch tearfully, I said hell no – haul that sucker away and bring me a...

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It looks like the Daytona 500 in the record books

Posted by on Oct 12, 2009 in Racing |

In Victory Lane I, my daughter, my son, and my fabulous wife Martha do our best to dent my expensive aluminum hood. Photo: Amy Mills. A killjoy could peer at the results of yesterday’s Sports Car Club of America race and conclude that I won almost by default, as most of the top drivers in my class chose to skip the event at Watkins Glen International...

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Even a Blind Pig Dept.

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in Racing | 2 comments

Well what do you know! I won a race for the first time in more than a year. My company, Flatout Motorsports, made a pilgrimmage to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a double race – one Saturday, one Sunday. I invited family Saturday, whereupon Murphy’s Law kicked in: clammy drizzle prevailed. My family patiently waited for my race. I got a great...

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The season wears (and wears) on

Posted by on Sep 8, 2009 in Racing |

This picture feels right because of that blue tape patch on the fender of my race car, which reminds me of a cartoon bandage that Wile E. Coyote or Foghorn Leghorn might wind up with. A few weeks ago during qualifying for a Pro-IT race at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park, I carried too much enthusiasm – that is, speed – into a corner, skidded...

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That’s racing

Posted by on May 4, 2009 in Conway Sax, Racing | 1 comment

Boy, did my 2009 racing season get off to a lousy start. Saturday, I had a great qualifying run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. I would start the race third in class and fifth overall (out of about 30 cars) – at the sharp end of the field, ready to slug it out with fellow Mazda drivers and a bunch of fast BMWs. The green flag fell. We screamed...

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