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LuluLandRover Review: 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover’s early years in the United States saw a simple product lineup: the Defender was the small off-roader, and the Range Rover was the larger, nicer off-roader. Since then, their range of models has expanded in every direction, and they enter 2018 with seven distinct offerings, of varying sense to the casual observer. When …

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Winning the HPDE: Five Years in a Mazda Miata

As I prepare to start my 10th year (really) working with NASA Mid-Atlantic, and seventh year behind the wheel on track, it only feels appropriate to give a little nod to the equally-little car that set me down the path of autocross, Hyperdrive, HPDE, Time Trial, and eventually, racing.

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2013 Honda Fit on Track: Winter Circuitcross Fun

For motorsport enthusiasts winter is usually a sad time — events are fewer and motivation to get out in the biting cold isn’t there. I was feeling it particularly strong myself. Thankfully Twitchy Racing and Get Fast have been putting on an annual “circuitcross” series along with BSR at Summit Point Raceway. Summit Point consists …

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Jake’s First Time on Track: November 2008 at Summit Point

Apparently, as part of some SMAD class at JMU my sophomore year, I had a WordPress blog. I forgot about it until this morning, when WordPress emailed me, requesting I change my account password to something stronger. The blog contents are mostly nothing too special, but I did find this gem, recounting my first-ever time …

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NASA’s East Coast Championships at Sebring – Jake’s Final GTS2 Race for 2017

I usually try to write up race weekends a few days after getting home, but NASA’s East Coast Championships left me exhausted both physically and mentally, and I’m only now finding some time to review the week of debauchery. The event ran from Thursday to Sunday, but I left Tuesday morning as Sebring, Florida is …

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Oktoberfast at VIR and 2017 Review

NASA Mid-Atlantic wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend at VIR, with their annual “Oktoberfast” event – always a favorite. Three of us piled into my newly-acquired 2010 Range Rover, hooked the trailer to the hitch, and set off south down I-95 on Friday afternoon.

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“If You Need a Straight, Make a Straight” – Unkefer Memorial at VIR

The late Chief of Instruction, Dan Unkefer, had a saying he’d frequently utter to his HPDE students in the classroom. “If you need a straight, make a straight.” We lost Dan a few years ago, but our August event at VIR is named in his memory. All of us who have ended up with racing …

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