|World Formula| Recapping the end of the year…or something.

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Honestly, I’m not sure what to title this post, seeing that I wanted to put so many things in it. Now that it’s the winter time, I figured it was a good idea to do a end of the year wrap up post. Seeing that it’s been a few months since the last Gold Cup race, I’d been holding off on any new posts for a little while, as I’ve been wrapping up the year and prepping for 2015.

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|Video| A beginner’s guide to Formula E

As Formula E is going through development in it’s initial season, I really like how the series is doing it’s best to spread more media awareness of the cars, series and the technologies around them.

I wish that Formula 1 did this, because I feel like in a year where the series has some of the most technological advanced engines in the history of the sport, no one knows about it.

|Video| What happens when you take a #F1 car to a club track day?

If you’re into cars, you’ve joked about it at least once. What would happened if someone took a Formula 1 car to a track day. Well, some clever old guy took an Arrows A22 F1 car out to a club day, and had a go! Watch as basically he just crushes everything out there *and then probably brags to his friends that he does everything “flat out”*.;)

Long story short, this needs to be one of the things I do now. ;)

|Video| @Lotus_F1Team Transporter Jumps over #F1 Car

So it’s been a busy last few months in the background, which is why there haven’t been as many posts on |StartingGrid| Between work, and getting ready for the 2015 race season, I haven’t taken the chance to post like I’d like. (I still have a season-end karting post that I’ve been meaning to get out.)

However, in the meantime, here is a transporter jumping over a F1 car, because cool things are cool. ;)

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|SCCA Runoffs| My Runoffs Experience – Kyle Keenan

(L to R) Travis Washay, Kyle Keenan, and David Daughtery

(L to R) Travis Washay, Kyle Keenan, and David Daughtery

I’ll never forget riding in our $200 Nissan pick up truck, on our way home from our first go-kart race. Just as we were about to get on the freeway, my Dad looks over, and quietly says “Kyle, I’m sorry……I wish I could give you the equipment everyone else has.” As I sat there, half confused as to what he meant, by the time I got home I knew exactly what it meant. Since that day, I’ve been 100% devoted to my racing efforts. From racing a bike around the block, to a Spec Miata while 3-wide down the back straight at Portland, it’s been a long, crazy road, one that ironically enough, ended up putting Team KBR and myself on the top step of the podium at the SCCA Runoffs.
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