Racing is a blast; that’s just a simple fact. Another simple fact about racing is that it’s dangerous, possibly one of the most dangerous ways you can spend your time outside of meeting live sharks on Craigslist for unprotected sex. That’s why a good racecar must have real safety equipment and not half-assed terrors…
“If you’ve ever been in a race car,” racer Fabian Berger says, elbow-deep in the guts of a BMW E30, “then you know it’s worth wrenching the whole night.” This is the world of AER, American Endurance Racing, a budget racing series that’s not for amateurs. I, an amateur, found that out the hard way.
The easiest way to go racing on a road course — bar none — is through an amateur endurance series. You can split costs and seat time with friends, and compete in an open, friendly environment of like-minded gearheads. But is there a race near you next year? There’s now a map for that.
I looked up and there it was, an Acura Integra pointing straight at me—spun out, stalled right on the exit of a corner. If I had a half second longer I would have remembered to relax, to curl my arms, to prepare for the impact. As it was I just closed my eyes and took the hit, 80 MPH right into to my door.
Well, shit. Bad news from Mid-Ohio. An early crash put an end to our dreams of curbstomping Road & Track at this weekend’s American Endurance Racing season finale.
I may be the last person you’d ever want on your endurance racing team. Success in motorsport comes with talent and and experience, and while I’m no stranger to the track—not always in good ways!—I’ve never done any actual wheel-to-wheel racing before. So when I was tapped to race Road &…
While the racing world will no doubt have its eyes turned to Austin, Texas this weekend for the Formula One United States Grand Prix, those in the know will tell you the real action will be at Mid-Ohio! It’s where members of this esteemed publication (and one recurring character) will match wits with the guys from the…
Car racing is awesome. It's not too expensive and you don't need a dozen karting championships to get started. Here are five reasons you should seriously check out American Endurance Racing if you want to go racing.
"Something is wrong, it's misfiring." After just six laps of practice, I pull our E30 325i into the garage for repairs. And it's a repair that takes us four hours to diagnose and leaves us feeling like idiots: We didn't put any gas in it. And that was just the beginning.
This weekend, Randy Pobst ran along with us in the American Endurance Racing series's first race. He won the first race handily. Here's how the pro did it.
The first thing you learn is that the nerves before getting back into a race car for the first time in a while are nearly enough to make you taste your breakfast twice. The second taste will be far less delicious.
Ever wonder if you're faster than a Jalopnik writer? If you come out to the inaugural American Endurance Racing event at New Jersey Motorsports Park the first weekend of August, you can find that out. There's even a discounted entry price if your soul intent is to beat me.