Former US Secretary of State and four star general Colin Powell once said, "there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." We couldn't agree more. After a pretty good weekend (4th place both days) at Sonoma Raceway back in June, our team spent the entire month of July improving, learning, and preparing for Round 5 of the 2017 NASA Super Touring Series August 12th and 13th. The result? A great weekend at Thunderhill Raceway...
One of our really good customers invited us to participate in a car show he helped created years ago. From a shop called Weksos Industries, no longer running but which primarily focused on the sale of aftermarket car accessories, evolved one of the biggest and most well-known car shows in the nation: Wekfest, which is now hosted all over the map, including Hawaii, Long Beach, Japan, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and of course, San Jose....
Barely 3 weeks have passed since our last race, but it was once again time to pack our bags and head up to sunny Sonoma, CA for Round 4 of the 2017 NASA Super Touring Series (June 17-18). This weekend was special for a variety of reasons. First, it's rare for NASA to repeat racetracks back to back during the season. Second, it was Father's Day weekend. And third, it was the first time my good friends, Graham Downey and Liam Downey were returning to NASA Pro Racing after a 6 year hiatus...
We had our first 2-hour Enduro Gokart Race this past weekend on May 27, 2017 at LeMans Karting in Fremont! ...There were 41 drivers, 11 teams. With most of the participants being experienced trackday drivers and a couple professional racers and karters, I decided to sit this one out as I wasn't in the mood for a blood bath that day.
Hey guys, Tom Tang here. I’m excited to write the first of many blog posts here on the Trackspec Autosports website. As you may have seen or heard, I’ve teamed up with Trackspec for the 2017 season and together we are campaigning my Honda S2000, “Irene,” in the NASA Super Touring series (in ST4 class).
The team hasn't been to Buttonwillow Raceway in a really long time, since March 2016 to be specific. We also rarely do trackdays on a Sunday, but yesterday, May 14, 2017, was a great day with OnGrid. This event was special because it was the first time that our Trackspec Autosports Honda S2000 “Irene” was debuting after a complete refresh during the off-season.
Sam approached me at our grand opening party about two years ago. He had just moved to California with an unfinished track-car project. He said it didn't have any windows, the cage needed to be finished, it needed seats mounted and a bunch of other random bits to put it back together. As I started to show interest in completing this project for him, he casually mentioned that the main wiring harness had been cut and the car would no longer start.
This past Saturday, March 18, we went to OnGrid's Thunderhill West trackday. Despite fears of wet weather, it only rained a couple minutes in the morning. The sun actually came out towards the end of the day.
About a year ago, we were approached by the owner of this yellow Fiat X19. We set up an appointment so that he could interview the team who would be working on his Fiat X19 Honda K20 swap. After discussing our credentials and the logistics, the owner decided that we were the right shop for this project. We don't usually work on X19s, but I felt that it would still fit well in our shop since it's a light weight, mid-engine, sports car.
We started our 3rd year in business on a high note, with some amazing new developments, partnerships, and huge goals. So we've decided to host an annual BBQ meet and greet for our sponsored drivers and some of our partners. Wanted to give everyone an opportunity to network, eat some good food, and have some fun in the sun. So on Saturday, February 25, the rain clouds finally took a break so that we could enjoy some outdoor BBQin' and drift trikes.
This past Saturday, February 4, we went to OnGrid's Season Opener event at Thunderhill Raceway. The week before is always hectic at the shop.