Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Trans AM TA2 at Belle Isle

Live stream from the 3-Dimensional Services Motor City Dash featuring TA2 at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.  The reason we don't see the broadcasted race after the event is: Select Trans Am races are streamed live on Motor Trend On Demand and will be posted online roughly 30 days after the original streaming date.  I did not know this, thanks for posting that.  Well, better late than never!  Been waiting for the TA2 Belle Isle race, tight and bumpy track with unforgiving concrete walls!  Parts everywhere after impact!  Oh and this happened because the track condition was slightly damp after a rain.  I feel bad for the Crew Chief and team, you literally have to broom the parts off the track!

News from Trans AM at Belle Isle - Matos, the current TA2 points leader and driver of the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Chevrolet Camaro, began the race in second position but overtook polesitter Gar Robinson, in the No. 74 Palate of Milford/ 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro, on the fourth lap of the race.  Matos would lead the field through three full-course yellows over the 38-lap race and was consistently able to pull away from second position.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

2018 - Trans-Am Australia TA2

From TA2 Racing:
TA2 Muscle Car Series Management was formed to operate the TA2 Muscle Car Series and to establish a competition agreement and racing entitlement policy. Designed, built and tuned with only one thing in mind - performance.  The TA2 Muscle Car Series formula is built on a cost effective platform, combining the prowess of a purpose-built racing chassis and a 525 horsepower engine package that causes every head in the paddock to turn and take notice. (end TA2 Racing)

I'm going to say this until I'm blue in the face!  The Trans AM series is the best in racing today.  Come on guys, (Australia & U.S.) mic the frickin track, add some more field cameras and hide the announcer's mic!  We come for the engine sound and cars, not some swinging nut sack!  Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.  More full races and track sound!  Pretty Please with a Big Block on Top!

Winton Motor Raceway

Oh Boy, 1min and 21sec!

Enjoy some raw sound highlights from round three of the 2018 Performance Wheels Australian Trans-Am Series from the Two Days of Thunder at Queensland Raceway.

One can only hope for more down on the track action and full races from the Trans-Am series from Australia and here in the U.S.

What are you guys afraid of?  Being the best in the Motorsport series?  Is the budget tight?  Do a 'Crowed Fund Me', I'll help promote your Ass!  Along with others.


Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Historic Trans Am Race

The original race cars from the Trans Am series during the heyday from 1966 to 1972.  The complete roster of cars have been painstakingly restored to their original condition.  Then driven hard, the way they were meant to be!

"The Trans Am was a no-holds-barred, highly competitive series.  We had the best American drivers, we ran on the best North American circuits, and we drove cars that were spectacular to watch and that the fans could easily identify with.  The Trans Am was the greatest road racing series that has ever been run over here." -- Parnelli Jones

The teams were at Grand Prix Long Beach, April 13 - 14 of this year.  I'll tell ya something you're in for a real treat during this broadcast, no hype narration and we can hear the cars!  The race starts to roll at the 3:40 timestamp if you can't bear to wait!  Then after or before the race go out to Historic Trans AM Roster page ( just click on the cars pic) and get ready for some real eye-candy pics on these beautiful machines, you will be drooling!

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 INDY 500 - Phenomenal!

The 2018 INDY 500 was just phenomenal!  All the teams were at an incredible pace.

"The Greatest Spectacle in Racing"

Number 1 Man - Will Power, earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory.  Hall of Fame team owner Roger Penske, after celebrating his record 17th career Indy 500 win, conceded that Power needed some time to get used to driving on ovals.

INDY Home Page

Team Penske

ED Carpenter

Number 2 Man - (with Team, Family and Friends)  Only one individual in the Verizon IndyCar Series handles both the responsibility of driving the racecar and owning his own team: Ed Carpenter.  As one of the most experienced drivers in the field, 2018 will be Carpenter’s 16th season of Indy car competition.  Even now as he competes in only the oval events, the 36-year-old has 14 top-ten finishes since starting his own team and has led at least one race in each of the last ten seasons.

The Teams were Flying at INDY

 Top speeds at practice

Fast Nine Qualifiers

All Time Records

What a Show

We're going to miss you Danica, and the way you Ride!

Patrick’s 14-year run through the top levels of American motorsports will end Sunday with the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.  It will be her 307th race – 116 in the Verizon IndyCar Series, 191 in NASCAR.  "Strap That On!"

2018 INDY 500 Highlights:

A 500 with so many Peaks and Valleys (history) for The Teams.  Highlights here are of Practice and the Race.

Sports Recap: Indy 500

Dawn Breaks on The 2018 INDY 500
It's Race Day, Indycar

Hats off to the editor of this clip for Indycar.

Bob is asked, "can they top this years race?"


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Tucson Dragway by Les Mayhew

2018 UNFC Tucson Dragway by Les Mayhew
Les Mayhew of NitroAmerica is Back!  It's been a year since we could sit behind a screen and feel that you're down on the track!  Les takes us out to Tucson Dragway and films the 2018 UNFC. (United Nitro Funny Cars)

From Tucson Dragway:  Tucson Dragway is committed to making sure that the community has a place to race and enjoy great shows like the Tucson Dragway Reunion, Fall Fuel Extravaganza, The Super Chevy Show and Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags!  They are happy to host great Drag Racing Schools like Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School and The Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience.  The track has been trying to get a wide variety of races for 2018 and are happy to welcome Street Outlaw Boddie's 1/8th Mile No Time Racing Association, Mike Murrilo's Big Bracket Race and The DigNight Street Style Race! (end Tucson)

Wow, that's some lineup with hands on experience!  All right let's kick this off and as usual burp that Jerrycan of 101octane (unless you have Nitro?) in the room and burn a cut piece of radiator-hose in the ashtray because now your standing next to Les on the track!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 Trans Am Series at Road Atlanta

TA Class - Chris Dyson #20
From: The Trans Am Series

Second-to-last lap pass gives Matos first TA2 victory in seventh Trans Am start:

TA2 Muscle Car Challenge - Rafa #88
BRASELTON, Ga. [March 31, 2018] – Rafa Matos captured his first career Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory today at Road Atlanta in the TA2 Muscle Car Challenge powered by AEM. Matos, making his seventh start in the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro, secured what had proven to be an allusive win through a second-to-last lap pass over Justin Haley during the 40-lap, 101.6-mile contest. Haley would finish second while Tony Buffomante captured third.

TA3 Class Randy Kinsland #11
TA and TA3 Class - Road racing veteran Chris Dyson secured his first career Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory in the TA class today at Road Atlanta.  Dyson was joined in the celebrations by Randy Kinsland, who secured his second consecutive TA3 class Road Atlanta win following the conclusion of the multi-class competition. (end Trans Am Series)

Note from the editor: (me)  The clip contains videos and pics (Chris Clark) from TheTransAmSeries at Road Atlanta, of track sight and sound. Mixed with a low-level volume of Revolt Production Music 'Rise'; song is 'Still Breathing'.  The production simulates for the time during live broadcast of a race.  A time-out on the narrative and put the fans down on the track.  Adding more mics in track view of the camera would really set this Soundstage.

Sound mix added is position music, offers great timing.  Sound Warning!  The cars are very loud when near the camera.  No track sound for 30sec. at the beginning of the clip, you've been warned!  If by chance you did blow your sound system, referring to the term performance, you have a wimpy system.  Time for a upgrade MAGA and put US on the track, Mate.

Thanks, Gentlemen just a little tweak.

Clips from: TheTransAmSeries
TA2 Muscle Car Challenge - Rafa Matos #88 

Track: Road Atlanta

Music: Revolt Production Music
Song: Still Breathing

"Enjoy The Clip"


Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 Bentley Continental GT3 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8

 From Bentley: (Full Specs)

The New Continental GT3

Development of the new car has been led by the engineers of Bentley Motorsport’s in-house team based in Crewe, together with designers and technicians at Bentley’s motorsport technical partner, M-Sport.

The new Continental GT3 has been designed from the all-new Continental GT road car, utilizing it’s mostly aluminum structure as the foundation to deliver a race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg and helping to deliver an ideal weight distribution for racing.

The engine is a new development of the renowned and race-proven 4.0-litre Bentley twin-turbo V8, with a totally redesigned dry sump system and all-new intake and exhaust systems.  Unrestricted power is in excess of 550 bhp.

The new Continental GT3 will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza.  Updates from the development program of the new racer, and confirmation of the 2018 driver line-up, will be issued by Bentley Motorsport.  Bentley GT3 team is led by Bentley Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush supported by M-Sport’s Chief Engineer, Christian Loriaux.  (we were watching the Bentley Boys at the 2018 opener at Bathurst)

New Bentley Continental GT3 Testing