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2017 Group 5 Round 5 Results

Round 5 of the 2017 Group 5 Race Series saw a good battle for second place between Marty and Alejandro, with Marty completing 216 laps and Alejandro completing 213.  David was out front with 230 laps and Steve had 208.  Shawn had a disastrous race when a motor lead came loose in his first heat,…

2017 Group 5 Round 4 Results

Round 4 of the 2017 Group 5 Race Series went as expected; there was David and then there was everyone else.  David finished with a remarkable 231 laps.  Jordan and Marty fought for second with Jordan coming in with 222.9 laps and Marty, in the new Lancia, finishing with 220 laps even.  Shawn and Alejandro…

2017 Group 5 Round 3 Results (Corrected)

After Mark’s car failed in his first heat, Mark ran one of David’s cars in a non-points manner for his final two heats.  The results below have been corrected, giving Austin the fastest lap in Group B for this race.  The leaderboards for Groups A and B below are the results after three rounds(despite the…

2017 Group 5 Round 2 Results

Second verse, same as the first.  Once again, David was in a class of his own, with over 9 laps to Jordan in second, and almost 12 laps ahead of Marty in third.  Shawn, Steve, Alejandro and Russell followed in Group A.  It was a close battle between John and Austin in Group B, with…

2017 Group 5 Round 1 Results

  Round 1 of the 2017 Group 5 Series was run July 1.  As before, the series produces quite a variety of approaches to chassis/motor configurations.  There were sidewinders, anglewinders, and inline setups with all manner of motors, from orange endbells to boxers from numerous manufacturers.  There were even motor pods made from unobtainium, which…

My First Van

I was saddened when I read this morning of the passing of automotive journalist Brock Yates.  Car and Driver was my favorite magazine for a half-century and Brock Yates was a big part of that.  Also, last week Autoweek had an video about the Dodge van cult in Japan—the Dajibans: https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/tag-along-insane-japanese-race-van?utm_source=DailyDrive20160928&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-center&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awdailydrive These two events got…