Tom O’Gorman wanted a Jalopnik sticker on his Tomo Racing Honda Civic Si the second he saw me at a pre-race party, but I thought I was all out. Then we found a couple more at the bottom of Kurt’s bag, and gave O’Gorman the bump for today’s Pirelli World Challenge TCA race at Circuit of the Americas.
Some of you may doubt the powers of the Jalopnik Bump, but the K-Pax Bentley team’s result today should put that to rest. Their No. 3 Continental GT3 won first place in the GTA class in today’s Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X race.
The Jalopnik Bump isn’t just our blessing to go forth and dominate. It’s known to propel racing teams to a decent result, if not an outright win*. If you’re tuning in to Pirelli World Challenge this weekend, pay close attention to the K-Pax Bentley Continental GT3s and the Team HMA Civic Type R.
One of America’s most infamous endurance races is this Saturday: the 12 Hours of Sebring. It’s half as long as the Rolex 24 but just as crazy; run on a former airstrip-turned-race track that’s so bumpy that teams use it for shakedown tests (and we do mean “shake”). Here’s our guide to what’s important and how to…
The addition of a small Jalopnik sticker on a race car is believed to have mystical qualities that propel you to the front of the field. This weekend, we’re seeing if the mighty Jalopnik bump works on a group of Honda employees’ epic side project: the No. 69 Honda of America Racing Team Acura NSX GT3.
Part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and occasional Jalopnik contributor Parker Kligerman just surprised everybody and won at Talladega Superspeedway. When trucks started to pile up behind him on the last lap, he simply drove away from it to nab his second career NCWTS win at ‘Dega.
Does having an off-season Jalopnik feature on your team count as the Jalopnik Bump? That’s exactly what happened with the Mini JCW Team, whose No. 73 car finally got the team’s first win this afternoon in its first Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race of 2017 at Daytona.
The Jalopnik bump lives! Recent Q&A feature Jeff Segal’s Scuderia Corsa team cruised to a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in the LM GTE Am class. Congrats to the No. 62 team for taking their Ferrari 458 Italia to the top of the podium!
Trans-Am team owner Peter Stark of Loshak/Stark Racing came to us asking for a bit of extra luck for his new TA2 car last weekend: the Jalopnik bump. While they didn’t add to the bump’s win streak, they improved the most number of positions during the race.
The folks at GMG Racing are the latest to get the Jalopnik bump in the GT class at today’s Pirelli World Challenge race at Circuit of the Americas. Godspeed, GMG!
As typical of NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway, Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series opener had a lot of wrecks. Big wrecks, at that. But of the few trucks that made it through the carnage, one—driven by racer and occasional contributor Parker Kligerman—carried a Jalopnik sticker plastered on its…
Racing game Assetto Corsa’s Dream Pack 2 of add-on content is pretty special: not only does it include the Circuit of Catalunya, but now you can race a car with the Jalopnik bump, right there, in the game. We’re right there on the Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003’s rear fender.
Surprise! Jalopnik favorite Andy Lally is making his debut in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup No. 90 Camaro early, but didn’t know for sure that he was going to do the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until the last minute. He’s vastly under-resourced but managed to finish fourteenth in practice anyway.
If there’s anyone who needs the Jalopnik bump for a race that will probably be cold, wet and miserable tomorrow, it’s a car driven by a pair of Texans. Look out for the Murillo Racing Cayman in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this weekend at Watkins Glen.
I drove all night to make sure I got to the Ring in time for the Jalopnik bump(s) to be added to the SCG 003’s livery before it was shown to the public in the nearby village of Adenau. That’s at least ten extra horsepower right there, success is inevitable.
The Rotek Racing team of Robb Holland, Tom Chilton and David Thilenius were propelled forward at a high rate of speed by a certain wing endplate sticker to a first place class finish in the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race.
Some cars have gremlins. Other cars have, erm, acquire possum. If you ever need a good reason for why your race car is parked, crunched and/or no longer in the race, you can always blame someone who won't mind at all: Fluffy Bunny.
Shortly after our Q&A with him Friday, K-PAX McLaren 650S GT3 driver Kévin Estre ran away with the win for Race 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge race, beating the next fastest GT car by half a second. Estre led every single lap of the race, showing everyone why he's one of McLaren GT's factory drivers.