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From the Driver’s Seat

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Racing | 2 comments

Want to know what it’s like to race a sports car? Here, split into two segments, is in-car footage shot from my Honda S2000 at a Sports Car Club of America race held at my favorite track – Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park. The lion’s share of the image is devoted to a camera aimed straight out the windshield. The inset window shows me in...

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What it looks like out there

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Racing | 3 comments

LRP NARRC Runoffs 2 Oct 2010 (ITR-ITS-ITB) from Glenn Lawton on Vimeo. I just found the in-car video above, shot by Glenn Lawton, a longtime friend and competitor. It’s pretty cool, and it turns out I’m prominently featured; I start just ahead of Glenn (the red-and-white Honda S2000, number 05) and, for the most part, stay there until I spin...

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Even in the victory lap, pratfalls lurk

Posted by on Sep 17, 2010 in Racing | 4 comments

Hey, I won one! OK, I won three – had a good weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, put the new S2000 on the pole, and checked out in all three of my sprint races. When you win, you’re entitled to a victory lap. You cruise down pit lane, a volunteer worker hands you the checkered flag, and around you go. This lap is cherished (Lord knows...

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No brakes at ninety

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Racing | 8 comments

Well that was exciting. Let’s not do it again sometime. Saturday, New Jersey Motorsports Park, 40 miles from Atlantic City. I’d spent Friday testing the new race car I’ve been posting about. I was also learning the track (dubbed Thunderbolt) and getting back in the swing of things after a 10-month layoff. The testing had gone fine (thanks...

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It lives! (Update: first action shot!)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in Racing | 3 comments

It’s been a long haul (I believe I bought the donor chassis in December), but my Honda S2000, built to compete in Sports Car Club of America‘s Improved Touring R class, has finally hit the track … … in style. Friday, my comrades at Flatout Motorsports took the car to Watkins Glen International for a couple of important races. (Why...

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The cobbler’s child

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Racing | 2 comments

Building a race car is like putting an addition on your house: it always takes far longer than you expect, but once it’s finished, the angst and impatience vanish. Because I’m co-owner of a company that builds race cars, you might think I’d have some weight to throw around. You might think I could put some pressure on the guys at the shop...

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