|Video| Evolving Formula – Classic #F1 Sounds

It’s a Friday, so I’m just going to leave you with some fun motorsports noises to get everyone excited for the weekend.

What are your weekend plans? I’ve got a practice day in the kart this weekend, tuning some setup pieces and shaking some rust off, while I wait for my new motor to arrive to prep for Gold Cup.

Also a new video project is in the works, so that should be coming soon! Have a good weekend!

|Video| Mazda RX-8 shows who is boss in FIA Rallycross Championship

I’ve been watching plenty of rallycross videos, since catching notice of Subaru’s Launch Control series on Youtube. However what I recently found, I thought was worth sharing. Although you’d think that AWD would rule the Rallycross arena, the 2wd class has some exciting battles too.

Enter this RX-8. It isn’t the car that I would think of when selecting a 2WD rallycross car, but this one has got the business all over it!

|Video| This is how a S13 should be used…

…as a two-wheel drive rally car. Bill Caswell, and the team over at Build/Race/Party have always been known for doing awesome grassroots racing projects, but this was just looks straight fun! Check out William Petrow at Team ONeal Rally School, having some fun.

We might need to forget any drifting ambitions we had, and get a 240SX for rally!

|Introduction| Philip Thompson

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Hey y’all, I’m Philip Thompson from East Tennessee.

I currently race “classic cars” on dirt ovals locally. This past season, I have had a breakout performance claiming 16 feature wins! I grew up around dirt oval, following my dad and helping him on his cars from a young age. Karting on dirt ovals was my first experience behind the wheel after a brief stint in motocross. Continue reading

|Video| Kimi races a lawnmower! #F1

So it’s Friday, and my brain is tangled up in writing another article, so here is Kimi racing a lawnmower. Also I’ve got two questions for everyone.

  1. Why isn’t lawnmower racing more of a thing? I mean they already have a lawnmoyer that can go 117mph.., so why don’t we see more of that?
  2. Do you think that Ferrari’s contract only is allowing Kimi to just go lawnmoyer racing, outside of F1?

Enjoy the weekend, guys.

 

|Introduction| Kyle Keenan

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Photo Credit: Camden Thrasher

Hello StartingGrid.org viewers! My name is Kyle Keenan, and I’ve grown up around racing.

As a child, I grew up rolling indy car tires around Rolla Vollstedt’s race shop in Portland, Oregon. When the opportunity arrived at the age of 6 to hop in a kart, with the help of my Dad, I began racing. Since then, I’ve raced everything from dirt oval karts, shifter karts, a couple drift events, road rallies, autocrosses, and of course, road racing.  More recently, I’ve competed in SCCA’s US Majors Tour, Pirelli World Challenge, and ICSCC events.

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