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After Taking an Integra to the Driver’s Side, My Racecar is More Broken Than We Thought

Last month, my friend Taylor was working his way through competition school at Virginia International Raceway. His green BMW 325i was suffering from severe power loss, and to finish out his day and pass the school, I tossed him the keys to my purple E36 BMW M3. He took the M3 out for the final …

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How to Go Racing: Taylor’s Competition School with the National Auto Sport Association

The idea of “going racing” as a regular human with a regular job making regular money can seem daunting at best and impossible at worst. While we’ve shared snippets of competitive efforts from people who already have racing licenses and some experience, we also wanted to show the process of graduating from someone who does …

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Telekinesis Can Make You Faster: Playing Mind Games with Jordan and Ricky Taylor

Author’s note: This article was originally written in 2016. Here, it has been reworked for the Out Motorsports community in 2020. Since many members of this community are grassroots racers themselves, I hope themes in this piece can be applied to your own lives behind the wheel. Shoot, I’ve applied exercises like these to great …

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My 2020 Racing Season Was Short, but Ended in a Championship Win

The last time I wrote about a race weekend, I’d returned home from Virginia International Raceway with a broken car that had questionable stopping power. Even though my mechanic was able to put the car back together with ease, I didn’t have much faith in the brakes as the car simply didn’t want to stop …

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Here’s The Damage from Last Month’s Braking Incident at VIR

“On our way home that afternoon, we stopped at my mechanic’s shop to hand over the #404. I rolled the car out of my trailer and pulled the Aerocatch hood latches open. Kevin quickly assessed the damage and felt confident he could repair it prior to my next race in mid-September.” I ended last month’s weekend of …

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Summer Racing at VIR: Peaks and Valleys Back-to-Back

Though our 2020 racing season has been cut short due to COVID-19, NASA Mid-Atlantic has been able to host events in recent months. Our first event this year, at Summit Point, was an exceptionally fun time even with COVID-related restrictions in place. Two weeks ago, we made it to Virginia International Raceway for the first …

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Seven Month Slumber: Racing at Summit Point in a COVID-19 World

Our 2020 racing season with NASA Mid-Atlantic was supposed to begin in mid-March. Right around that time, the ‘novel coronavirus’ also known as COVID-19 made its way to the United States. Think what you will of how things have been mishandled, but regardless, we couldn’t have any gatherings until recently. And so, that’s how I …

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“Fall Finish Line” at Summit Point and Year-End Results

As the seasons (and clocks) changed in early November, those of us vying for one final race weekend met up at Summit Point Motorsports Park. NASA Mid-Atlantic hosts their final “finish line” event of every season at Summit Point. Weather was cold but the racing was still hot, as multiple race classes had season championships …

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Consistent Speed: Oktoberfast at VIR with NASA Mid-Atlantic

NASA Mid-Atlantic recently took over the north paddock at Virginia International Raceway for one of our most anticipated events of the season – Oktoberfast. It always seems to be “horsepower weather” at VIR in October, and we get drivers joining us from regions north and south as a result. This time last year, I wrote about …

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