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  • Remember To Drive

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    Deep in the heart of central Texas, it’s twenty nine degrees. I’m hungover, waking with a half-eaten McDonald’s burger laying next to me. What a waste, I tell myself. Eventually, I collect my head, walk out into the cold and crank over my two-week old 1986 BMW 325. These little cars have a funny high-pitch […]

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  • X Games 2014: Stadium SUPER Trucks take to the sky

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    Stadium SUPER Trucks are perfect — tough and rowdy trucks with 600 horse power V8’s that brawl with each other while wailing over jumps with 30 feet of dusty air between their tires and the dirt. Compared to the GRC cars, the scaled down trophy truck suspension allowed the SST machines to use more of the […]

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  • 2014 X Games: Global Rally Cross & GRC Lites

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    How often can a scene from the Circuit of the Americas appear to be right out of a WRC stage rally? Last weekend’s X Games proved that the facility can be incredibly flexible, setting down the guilded Formula 1 image to lay the ground work for a bit of off-road racing. Global Rallycross ,and its […]

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  • Rest In Peace, Ash Turner – Memorial Cruise

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    Photographer and friend of Hooniverse, Ash Turner, passed away last Sunday evening. Last fall, he worked with us for the ALMS and WEC race at the Circuit of the Americas and he was a massively friendly, passionate car enthusiast with a good eye in photowork. A few of the local car culture organizations are hosting memorial […]

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  • Remember The Alamo: Three Texans Return To Pikes Peak

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      It’s that time of year again. The mad-crazy dash to rebuild the wicked race car that’s been sitting in the corner of the shop for about a year or two. At least, it is for Pikes Peak veterans Dave Carapetyan and Brianne Corn; and driving new-comer Yuri Kouznetsov. For those who need need a […]

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  • 2014 X Games: Motorsports Preview – GRC, GRC Lites, and Stadium SUPER Trucks

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    “Circuit of the Americas is becoming the duct tape of racetracks,” my friend comments after I shared the track picture above with him — and I couldn’t agree more. In less than three weeks, the facility switched gears as the track was tweaked for the X Games. Turns 12 through 15 have been tweaked to build a multi-surface […]

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  • How to Enter Your Pro SCCA Road Racing Debut a Week Before the Race

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    If you know Brianne Corn, you know that nothing ever goes quite as planned or happens on time. Let me recap this last year: The day we left for Pikes Peak, we were all still building the STI’s aero bits at Vorshlag before loading it onto the trailer for the 14 hour drive. For the […]

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  • V8 Supercars is a Strong Series with a Few New Kid Quirks

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    After years of waiting, Australia’s V8 Supercars has finally crossed the other pond and introduced their fierce touring car series to the US. After a weekend at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, I’ve had a good taste of the action… but they only teased us. I don’t want to sound disappointed, because that’s not entirely the case, […]

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  • Build, Race, Crash, Fix, Repeat: The Battle-Torn V8 Supercars [Photos]

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    I’ll admit it, I have a strange affinity for beat up race cars. Battle dents scars tell stories; some of great triumph and success in adverse situations. Other times, fierce disappointment or travesty as things come to an end. I’ll tease y’all with some beat up, taped up V8 Supercars. 

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  • V8 Supercars Austin 400 Schedule Announced

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    We’re about a week away from the Austin 400, Australian V8 Supercar’s US debut race. Along with fender-into-fender racing, they bring a full weekend of racing with heats on both Saturday and Sunday. On top of that, V8SC will run the Circuit of the Americas short course, eliminating the back straight from the track. Say what you […]

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