Category Archives: Track Events

The Shake Down – RACE edition – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Well I survived the first outing with the Javelin! Pretty amazing. I started the build over a year ago and had delusions of finishing in time to start racing in Feb. of this year!? Obviously that didn’t happen. But on … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Track Events, video

It’s GO TIME!!! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Ok, I’m signed up for a track day at Infineon this Saturday (Nov. 19th) with Track Masters! My friend Matt will be there too running his Porsche 914. Should be a fun day. Just hope it doesn’t rain. The thing … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Track Events

ChumpCar – Fontana double 7hr Oct. 15/16 2011

The Dirt Track Pirates headed down to SoCal for our second ChumpCar race of 2011. This was a two race weekend with a 7hr enduro on both Saturday and Sunday. This was the first time I’d ever been to Fontana … Continue reading

ChumpCar, Racing, Track Events

ChumpCar – Buttonwillow 14 hr June 18th 2011 Report

Wow! Ok, the ChumpCar race was really cool! I thought I would enjoy it but it was even better than I expected. And that’s considering that we had some real issues with the motor that kept the car off track … Continue reading

Racing, Track Events, video

Goin’ Chump Car racing!

I can’t believe it’s June and I still haven’t gotten the Javelin on Track 🙁 but I am going racing in a few weeks. I got invited to join some guys I know who are running an RX-7 at the … Continue reading

Misc, Racing, Track Events

New Years resolution…

This post is about my LAST YEAR’s resolution (yeah, I know I’m a little late in posting this). I don’t think I’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution until this past year. First a little background. Back in the early … Continue reading

Misc, Track Events

corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca

Survived another track outing with my trusty ’73 Javelin. This was my last track event of the year (probably ever) in this car as I plan to retire it back to street only duty. I hope to have the American … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Track Events, video, Wheels and Tires

Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…

If you follow this blog at all you might remember that I’ve been leaking rear end gear fluid all year. I noticed it back in March when I did a shake down of the Javelin on Thunderhill’s skid pad. Initially … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Misc, Track Events

Plan B – Laguna Seca prep…

My next (and last) track day for the year will be Nov. 1st with NCRC.  Now that I’ve done 6 track days on my Kumho’s I’ve decided I really don’t want to drive the 2 1/2 hrs each way on … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Track Events, Wheels and Tires

Track Attack Thunderhill – with NASA

Spent this past weekend at Thunderhill with NASA. I ran in their HPDE 3 group. This is the second time with the Javelin at Thunderhill but the first time running the turn 5 bypass. NASA always runs the bypass and … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Racing, Track Events, video