As Steven and I are getting our World Formula karts built, one of the hurdles to get over is how we’re going to be able to afford to properly race them over a season. Really, it’s starting to look more like next year.
Taking into consideration, consumption items, repairs and all of the other racing add-ons, we’re going to need to figure how to either develop the proper sponsorship, or I’m going to start having to boiling my clothes to eat.
With that on my mind, I went to distract myself via the internet. I stumbled upon this video by the site RacerTimes, which is a social media hub for motorsport enthusiasts. They’ve released a video called ‘the Racer’ ,which tells the story of a returning Formula Ford driver who wants to attempt to get his way back into racing.
I’m using it for inspiration right now, because we can use all of the help we can get to figure this all out. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Ferrari fans are everywhere. On my trip to Cuba I was surprised to see Scuderia Ferrari stickers on an interesting variety of cars. Here are a few cars I was able to get pictures of after noticing the sticker. Normally each of these cars would have gotten a whiplash inducing response from me. In Cuba these are run of the mill cars; perhaps not the Alfa, that one was a surprise. The 1952 Chevrolet above also appears to have a Ford 5.0 badge.
With the kart racing season coming up soon for us at StartingGrid, we’ve been supporting some of the local karting teams whenever we can in order to gain more knowledge about the local tracks and going’s on about each race weekend.
One of my karting friends, Christian Carlson sent us a video of his latest battle at a PSGKA club race in Spanaway. Steven and I will be taking it on in (much slower) World Formulas later this year with our team, Xccel Racing. It’s a pretty intense track, so we like to see all of the track footage that we can.
Plus my roommate is in this battle in kart #87, oddly with the #5 bumper, so always fun to showcase (see:make fun of) his driving.
I’ve seen this car driving around in my neighborhood a number of times but had never seen it parked until one day when I was driving the Healey to the store on a quick errand. I was in a hurry but couldn’t let the opportunity to check out this cool Bimmer pass so I stopped for a few pictures.
Check out this video, which compares the differences between Lewis Hamilton’s steering wheel and his teammate Nico Rosberg.
It’s super interesting to learn how many small differences are created for the driver, just due to preference. Especially once you see how many controls are on an F1 steering wheel! (link)
Update: We just got the first World Formula Kart running last night! I could cry, as I could go racing tomorrow…if we had a way to get the karts to the track.
One step at a time. I’m super excited. We’re going to spend this weekend working on my teammate’s kart to get his running as well