Dare 2 Dream Motorsports http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net Don't just dream it. Drive it! Fri, 13 May 2016 16:38:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap 5/6 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/05/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-56/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/05/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-56/#respond Mon, 09 May 2016 01:38:21 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=763 Continue reading

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midiv trophysecond mark. He had a solid first run of 50.256, but cones and other struggles kept him the 53-second range the next 2 runs. Things finally clicked on his final run and he finished with 49.680, 1.377 seconds back from 1st. Jeremy finished the 2-day event with a 2nd place trophy with a combined time of 100.212, 2.734 seconds off Shawn's 1st place finish. Jeremy also had the 2nd fastest raw time of both days and finished 27th in PAX overall - he was 29th after Day 1 and 27th after Day 2. Jessica took the Doof Wagon out for her second time. She took it relatively easier this time as she went back to basics - focusing on straight-line breaking, steering with the throttle, and getting used to the POWER of the Doof! Jessica's kept shaving time off and went from a first run of 72.930 to a 64.146. However, when you consider how fast the DW should be (Brad Smith and Dan Wheeler ran the course in the 53's in the Doof Wagon), she has a lot of improving to do. She ended up 117th in PAX overall. All small recap this week, but we will be back with more over the next couple weeks.]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/05/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-56/feed/ 0
Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap 4/29 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-429/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-429/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:25:51 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=761 Continue reading

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Lance in the back at RPM.

Lance in the back at RPM.

The event was hosted by World Racing League at Raceway Park of the Midlands. Lance loved the track and learned a lot, especially some driving line tricks and tuning tweaks from fellow drivers. Lance was fortunate enough to drive in all conditions. It was hot and dry the beginning of day 1, and Lance took advantage of the horsepower upgrades he made over the winter. Then the rain came, and Lance loved racing in the rain. "It takes so much away from the car and setup and puts it right in the driver's hands," noted Lance. He finished up his weekend racing in drying conditions and having a blast.
Adam waiting for the bike night at Poole Quay.

Adam waiting for the bike night at Poole Quay.

Adam and family spent some time back home in the UK. Not only did they reconnect with family and friends, but Adam also found himself riding along with a few thousand bikers down the scenic Poole Quay.   Jeremy and Doug discussed crazy ideas for Doug's "brokus" Focus recently. Who knows, maybe after the rat rod and the trike, the Dare 2 Dream garage will have a sensible car to work on... but based on their brainstorming session, even sensible can be sensationalized. Stay tuned for more updates as many of us head out to Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) for the SCCA Midwest Divisional this Trike3weekend for a 2-day event. Not only is HPT a great site for autocross with the large asphalt slab, but it will make for the perfect testing ground for the new trike. So far we have been limited to our driveway, and now we can truly see what this beast can do on the long straights and large enough room for proper drifting!]]>
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Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap 4/21/16 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-42116/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-42116/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:22:26 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=737 Continue reading

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doug 1link was broken on the front and he could not make his 4th run in the FiST. Like great competitors do, Mike Hill gave Doug the keys to his Mini Cooper so he could complete his final run. He gave it everything he had but wasn't able to find any time in the borrowed car. Mike Hill was able to find 9 tenths on his final run and took the class win by 5 tenths. That leaves Doug second overall in HS class for year-end points. Doug was able to pull off 11/ 150 overall and is on pace for a top ten year-end PAX place. Jessica Dorn took a big challenge and drove a brand new car for the first time. She drove Brad Smith's 1989 Red Devil in the FML class. You read that correctly, FML class! It's a small open wheel car with a 593cc snowmobile engine on it. She was definitely a little worried about driving the car, as it had a few small issues over the first couple fmod 1events and in general is very different than the Mini she usually drives. She did have a couple small mishaps on course. She had to be pushed back on course to finish one run after she miscalculated how fast she could take the 180-degree turn and drove the car off course. On her final run, she was able to put together a good run as she got a little more comfortable and came off course with a new found joy for the car. She did pretty well in a brand new car and finished 124/150 overall for the event. Respectable for such a different car than she usually drives. Jeremy Salenius was back in the shifter kart for his second event. Every run was feeling better. This course was definitely a fun one to drive in the kart. The top of 6th gear in the kart is about 84 mph, and there were 2 sections of the course that were very fast and just about used up all of 6th gear. Each run in the kart feels better for him and he isjeremy 1 learning how the kart reacts quickly. Shawn Hill was again co-driving with him as he will the whole year and finished 3/150 overall for the event. Jeremy still has a little bit of a learning curve on the kart and was once again about 1.8 seconds behind Shawn finishing 22/ 150 for the event. Jeremy, Doug and Jessica will all be at the KS/ KCR MiDiv Event on April 30- May 1. The majority of the team will be off this weekend getting things ready for the next event. Lance will be the only team member on track this weekend as he is in Iowa at the World Racing League (WRL) Momentum Performance Driving Academy. An High Performance Driving Event where drivers at the top groups can earn their WRL drivers license. Lance has Barney with him and I'm sure he will be providing plenty of information on how the weekend is progressing. Look for updates throughout the weekend. In the D2D Garage there was quite a bit of progress on the Rat Rod project and the new 420cc Drift Trike. Almost all of the parts have been ordered for the new trike and it is crunch time in order to get it done in time for the KS/ KCR MiDiv event weekend because Jeremy sold the blue trike on Monday. The front end setup is done and we are waiting on a custom cut motor plate in order to start welding up the frame. Once the frame starts coming together and parts start to go on we will be putting pictures on our social media pages. The Rat Rod project is also starting to get to crunch time. The Hot Rod Power Tour is getting closer and there is still quite a bit to do on the project. This week has marked a couple pretty big milestones for the project. The body has all of the supports welded in for the floorboards and the sheetmetal is already getting mocked up for the floor. The body mounts for the frame are now complete and the body can be bolted down when ready. The brake setup is complete and just needs brake fluid and to be bled in order to function properly. The steering system is being mocked up and should also be completed by the next weekly update. That only leaves bolting in the seat, buttoning up the clutch pedal and master cylinder and the driveshaft and I just might be able to see if it will move under its own power! Keep an eye out on social media for more updates and pictures! -Jeremy]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-42116/feed/ 0
Dare 2 Dream’s First Event Weekend http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dreams-first-event-weekend/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dreams-first-event-weekend/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:27:30 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=685 Continue reading

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FB_IMG_1460505181449Let's start with Adam. The car was ready and feeling great. It was his first race at Gateway and he was feeling confident. Things were going really well until the last session on Saturday when the engine decided to start a mosh pit and rattle many things up on the inside.  However, he got to take the family to the City Museum and Stephen Johnson let him take his care out for the last session on Sunday so the whole day wasn't a loss. He is already looking forward to the rebuild and has a few ideas on how to make tweak things and make the car better overall. More on the rebuild as it pans out. His next scheduled race with the road race car is just next month so keep an eye out in the weekly recap series to see just what happens. Doug didn't really like his event this weekend either. His Ford Fiesta is back in HS to give everyone a run for their money at the top. He said he didn't really have his rhythm going this weekend and couldn't seem to get everything put together in a single run and was .939 behind the leader in the class and finishing second. Not a bad place to start for the season and once the season really gets going I can't wait to see him D2D-KCR-Solo1_04-10-16_13really take the FiST to the top of HS. Keep in mind that the FiST is still very much under prepared compared to the top cars in HS. Jeremy's weekend went pretty well overall. On Saturday at the test and tune he finally had some seat time in this years ride. He is driving Shawn Hill's 2008 Mike Wilson kart in KM this year. He took about 15 runs and all of them were really just to get the feel of the shifter kart for the first time and to get a little bit comfortable in the seat. By the end of the day 3 things were apparent. 1) The kart was crazy fun. 2) It would have much more of a learning curve than anything else he had ever driven. 3) It was going to leave a lot of bruises.... By the end of D2D-KCR-Solo1_04-10-16_03Saturday he was about 2.7 seconds behind co-driver Shawn Hill. Not a bad place to start the year off. Bring on Sunday, the actual race day, and the kart felt a little better to drive each run. One thing is for sure however, no matter how small the kart is it will still collect cones. It is quite twitchy and will step out if you are not careful it will step way out. On his final run he had a good run going all the way through the finish, but the back of the kart began to slide as he powered through the finish and he collected 4 cones in the slow down chute erasing his best time. His co-driver had the same cone problems however and they were separated by 1.864 seconds when the final results were in. Shawn finishing 3rd overall for the event. The two real winners from the team however were Lance and Jessica. Both of them made great breakthroughs with their cars this weekend. Lance took all of his offseason engine and suspension modifications and put them to good use. He is back again driving Barney is Monte Carlo in the CAM-C class. During the test and tune on Saturday he was a bit off the pace of the competition, just under a second behind the top car in class. All Saturday night he was trying to figure out what it was that he needed to do in order to improve the car for Sunday. On Sunday when the times counted he was able to put together a run and nail all of the elements on course and out together a time that would D2D-KCR-Solo1_04-10-16_08take the class win. His first class win in about a year finishing .212 seconds ahead of second place. It should be a good battle in CAM-C this year. Jessica was also at both days this weekend. She is back driving the Mini in STFL to begin the season until she possibly jumps into Brad Smith's F-Mod car after they get a couple of brake issues figured out. Her big goal for this weekend was to really take advantage of all the power the car makes with the tune and being at full power for as long as possible. Saturday she knocked the rust off and took some took some good strides toward her goal of using up the cars full power potential. On Sunday she really started to get comfortable behind the wheel again and did very well on her third run taking nearly 2 seconds off her time from her 2nd run, but managed to just clip the last cone on D2D-KCR-Solo1_04-10-16_05course. On her fourth run she was able to keep the speed and make a clean run to finish with a time of 46.065. The fastest time in her class and good enough for 48/142 overall. It will be good to watch her improvement this season as she really takes full potential of the car. Full class results for Jeremy, Lance, Doug and Jessica can be found here. http://www.kcrscca.org/results/solo/2016/2016event1_fin.htm Full results for Adam will be posted later. Enjoy a few more pictures from KCRSCCA Event 1!  ]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dreams-first-event-weekend/feed/ 0
Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap4/8/16 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap4816/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap4816/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:19:13 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=629 Continue reading

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lance tow rigI'm sure Lance has had the car on the trailer for the last 2 days already hooked to the tow rig and his alarm set for an early rise at 4am! Because whoever wins the race to the site doesn't get any cone penalties for the test and tune. Insert eyeroll emoji! Final touches are coming down to the wire with the Mini that Jessica will be driving this year. Jeremy finally got a rough idle and stumbling on throttle issue figured out and the Mini is as strong as ever. A couple suspension tweaks to see if they help out this weekend and throw the racing seats back in are all that is left before it leaves for the site tomorrow morning. Shawn has been thrashing on the Mike Wilson chassis kart that he and Jeremy will be driving this year. Over the last couple days it has gone from a freshly painted bare chassis to what will hopefully be a fully prepared kart later on today! If you don't remember what the teaser picture of the new color looked like I here is a picture to remind you. Doug's season green plastics 1preparations for Solo will be the same as they are for any other race he goes to, chuck the jack, tools and wheels into the hatch! Doug will be missing the Test and Tune due to work, but I have a feeling his season preparations are already complete! So far it looks like Adam will unfortunately be missing the Test and Tune and Event 1 this weekend. However, he will be over in St. Louis at Gateway racing his. Hopefully the prep work on his track Miata has gone well. In other news at the Dare 2 Dream shop, Jeremy is rolling right along with the other projects he is working on. He finally finished up the paint on the square frame trike that he completed putting together a couple months ago! It was just a little too much fun to take apart... However, now that it is finished up it looks great! A nice bright blue on the main frame and a red/white/blue swirl combo on the forks and handlebars to set it apart. Currently it is spoken for, but will be put up for sale if the deal falls through. Such a blue drift trikefun ride! On other trike notes, Jeremy has started gathering parts and building the pieces for the baddest trike to come out of the shop yet! It will be a 420cc engine that sits in front of the rider, a full sport bike front end setup, bobber style seat wider wheels to handle the extra power and a torque converter that should make this trike just fast enough to be unsafe. Thankfully there will be full hydraulic brake setup front and rear in order to slow it down! Pictures and details should be coming from the shop in the next week or so. The Rat Rod project is getting slightly behind schedule due to being busy with many other things the last couple weeks. However, the list of things to do is shrinking ever so slightly. This week the focus was to get the bracing for the floor, pedals and transmission/ driveshaft tunnels welded up. This is just about finished up and next week the body should be able to come back off so we can button things up on the underside and finish weld the bracing from the underside. Steering components will be next on the bracing 2list as well as finish up the driveshaft. Once that's done if all goes well it just might be time for it to roll out of the garage under it's own power! We will just have to see how long it is until that happens. If you don't remember the goal is to make the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. Keep an eye out for team updates and pictures from this weekend on our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages. It's going to be a fun weekend!   EDIT: I have been updated with the fact that Lance will be driving the Monte Carlo to the event this weekend. hopefully things go smooth all the way around! -Jeremy]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap4816/feed/ 0
Rally Fan Visits a Stage Rally for the First Time http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/rally-fan-visits-a-stage-rally-for-the-first-time/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/rally-fan-visits-a-stage-rally-for-the-first-time/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:59:08 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=591 Continue reading

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Subaru on road day 1 Jessica and I made plans to go and we were quite excited to see the event. We packed up everything on Thursday into the teardrop camper and planned to leave really early Friday morning to make it to the campground and unpack before the event started in the afternoon. The drive down went smooth, and we checked into the campground with plenty of time to get everything unloaded and over to Steelville, MO where the Parc Expose was taking place for the first day of the Rally. The Parc Expose was great to see. The park venue had a circular drive which made it really easy to get a good look at all the cars and even talk to many of the drivers who were with their cars. Travis Pastrana, David Higgins and Nick Roberts cars were all gathering huge attention, and the best part was each driver was there to talk with the fans and sign some autographs. Cars included everything from an old Ford Cortina to brand new factory 2016 Subaru STI Rally cars. Each car had its own interesting livery and each driver was willing to tell you exactly why they chose the graphics for their car. After we checked out the cars at the Parc Expose for a while, we made the journey out to Stage 1 of the Rally. porscheAnd what a journey it was. We drove for about 20 miles on minimum maintenance back counrty roads. That would put fear in some, but to Rally fans it only pumped you up for the action you would see on the stage. Once we got to the spectator area of the first stage, we parked and walked about a mile up to to the viewing area. When we got there, I was a bit disapointed with the area that they allowed you to watch. The area was small and relatively far from the actual racing stage. The stage had the cars coming over a small crest into a right hand turn that was slightly less than 180 degrees. As with most stages on the Rally, there were many trees and viewing areas would have already been slim, however the main viewing area put you on the outside area of where the 2 roads would have intersected. Due to the fact that they had to leave run off area on the road inerstections, we were about 80-100 feet from the road and you could only see the cars for about 2-3 seconds as they passed through the hairpin turn. If allowed in different areas the viewing area would have been much bigger. I will say that listening to the cars accelerate off of the hairpin turn into what must have been a longer straight was glorious. The sounds of hard accelerations and anti-lag turbo systems were awesome on the Open Class cars. At this point it looked to us like Higgins was running strong, Pastrana seemed a little off pace and Roberts' pace looked strong based on the gap between him and Pastrana. However, based off the results Higgins was leading Pastrana by about 2 seconds and Roberts was about 24 seconds behind Pastrana with Fetala seperating Pastrana and Roberts. With our viewing of Stage 1 complete, we made our way back toward town to view the Super Special. We skipped the Stage 2 viewing area because we would have not made it to that stage in time to see all the cars. The most interesting part of the drive on the country roads that we were on was the bridges across the rivers that crisscrossed the area. The "bridges" were mearly much thicker slabs of concrete placed across the riverbed. They easily are under water in any sort of significant rain or even light flooding - making the drive to the houses on the back roads interesting I'm sure!Travis Pastrana 1 When we arrived at the Super Special, we had some time to wait before the Stage started. Not a problem to begin with as you could watch the cars come in from the previous Stage and watch as a few of the drivers and co-drivers take a walk around their car to see if it was still intact. However, things started to run behind from there with no indication as to why they were running behind. I had signed up for text alert notifications from the event so I thought there would be fairly good communication if things were running behind. No such luck as we were about 25 minutes into the 40 minute delay before there was any notification. The viewing area for this Stage was much better. With it being in a much smaller area inside the Potosi Lions Park there really wasnt a bad spot to watch the cars. They had a section of the park in the midde roped off for people to view and because we got there earlier than most, we were able to get a pretty good spot inside to watch the cars. Good pictures and video were easy to get which will be posted as we got them uploaded over the next few days. I really liked the Stage setup that they used inside the park, and it made for some great driving from the competitors. The competition was tight throughout the first few Stages and Higgins and Pastrana had swapped the lead at each stage. Coming into the 4th Stage at the Super Special, the gap between Higgins and Pastrana was just a couple seconds. Pastrana was quicker in the Super Special and finished the Stage with the overall lead by less than a second. The battle for third was also heated as only about 5 seconds separated O'Sullivan, Fetela and Roberts for third overall.Pastrana and Higgins before SS After the Super Special, we had plenty of time to get some food before we went out to the next stage due to the service that was happening back in Salem, MO. We decided not to drive the 40 minutes over to see the service just to turn around and drive 40 minutes back to the next spectator spot. We found one of the local establishments, ate some food and talked about the day so far. After eating, we went out to the last spectator stage that we would see for the day. The roads were much of the same and so was the viewing area. This time, however, it was quite cold at the viewing area and the cars were running way behind. When we were driving out to the stage we got a text notification saying that the rally was running just a few minutes behind and would start at 6:39pm. However, by 7:30pm, the only thing that had started doing anything was the weather. It was starting to drizzle at the viewing area. Couple that with the dropping temperatures and the fact that the event was way behind, the number of people at the viewing area started to dwindle fast. At about 8pm the sweep car finally came through and about 15 minutes or so later the cars were on stage at last. By the time they arrived temperatures were in the 30s with light rain, but when they were flying by you didn't even realize it. The dark made taking pictures and video of any quality very difficult. However watching the cars was awesome. Coming over a small crest the cars had to take a right turn that was soft enough to take flat out if you had the cajones for it. Of the fast open class cars, I would say that Higgins was the hero of the corner. He was flat out and the car seemed to float through the corner as he cut it and slid to toward the trees on the outside of the corner. Once the tires bit again, he shot off without even the hint of lift! It was an eventful drive out of the woods with a huge row of cars winding around the narrow road through the trees. Roberts on SSAfter a night of rest in the teardrop camper with the heating blanket, we were back up and headed over to Parc Expose. This time instead of just walking around and viewing the cars, I took advantage of grabbing a couple autographs and pictures with the drivers. I think this is one of the best parts of event. All the drivers are by their cars and so willing to chat and share information with you about their cars. We weren't going to be able to stay the whole day on Saturday because we had to get back at a decent time because of work, so we decided that we would probably have to call it a day after the first couple stages. The drive out to the spectator area that morning felt very short compared to the roughly 20 minute walk from where we had to park on the road to where the viewing area was. We thought we were making pretty good time to the stage, but little did we know that many other people were way ahead of us. When we got to the stage, we missed the first few fast guys, but were able to see a couple cars go through before the stage was closed down due to a competitor crashing up the road. With the crash most likely causing a delay on the stage times we had to make the tough decision to walk the long way back to the car and back over to the campground to pack up and head home. Overall the event was a fun and a must to view if you like Rally.  However, the organizers need to communicate with the spectators more. I thought the text alerts were going to be a very good way to get information, but the alerts were few and far between and many came long after I felt they should have. My final thoughts about the event were that I can't wait to be able to build and drive a rally car of my own. Someday soon I hope! -Jeremy  ]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/rally-fan-visits-a-stage-rally-for-the-first-time/feed/ 0
Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap 4/3/16 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-4316/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/04/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-4316/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:40:02 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=612 Continue reading

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Dare 2 Dream Weekly Recap 3/25/16 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/03/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-32516/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/03/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-32516/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:11:34 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=593 Continue reading

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DSC_0336DSC_0336DSC_0336Hello again everyone. It's time again for our weekly recap. This last week was quite a good one for the team. Three of our five members were at race events and there are definately some stories to tell. Starting off with Jeremy and Jessica. If you remember from last weeks recap they were headed down to the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Salem, MO. Their first experience at a Stage Rally. I won't go over too many details as there is a full article coming out on this soon. However, Things went pretty well for the most part. The racing action was fun, there were a few accidents, but no major injuries and the roads back roads to the spectator viewing areas were pretty fun to drive on. However, the organizers still need to figure out a better way to communicate with the fans who come to watch. Over in Grain Valley, MO Doug Patterson was running Kansas City Region Rallycross #1. Doug was locked in a close battle for the win in the Prepared FWD all day long. Doug had a lead of about 3 seconds built up over the first 3 runs, but slowly gave time back over the last 6 runs of the day and ended up 1.6 seconds back in 2nd place. Not a bad way to start the season and I'm sure that battle will be going on all season. FB_IMG_1458790725037Lance was able to draw a little more fame to his Monte Carlo as it was used in the newest addition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine to go along with an article that was written about the CAM Challenge taking place this year. For the article see page 24 of the magazine. With only a couple more weeks to go before the season gets started everyone is making their final preperations to the cars for the seaon. Except for Jeremy. His ride for the season is 100% stripped to the bare frame. Thankfully it takes just a couple days to put it back togther before the season starts. Jeremy will be co-driving a KM shifter kart with Shawn Hill this year. They have decided to take the whole kart apart and give it a makeover for the season. The picture shows what it looked like before it was taken apart. It will look quite different when it goes back together.FB_IMG_1458920940297 This next week is fairly slow for the team. We don't have any events going on and will be continuing to prepare for the first event of the year. Keep an eye out for updates on the cars and the event article from the 100 Acre Wood Rally. -Jeremy]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/03/dare-2-dream-weekly-recap-32516/feed/ 0
Dare 2 Dream is Gearing up for the 2016 Season http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/03/dare-2-dream-is-gearing-up-for-the-2016-season/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2016/03/dare-2-dream-is-gearing-up-for-the-2016-season/#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:08:54 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=586 Continue reading

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Lance is Ready for the USCA Weekend Event at National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2015/06/lance-is-ready-for-the-usca-weekend-event-at-national-corvette-museum-motorsports-park/ http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2015/06/lance-is-ready-for-the-usca-weekend-event-at-national-corvette-museum-motorsports-park/#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:45:59 +0000 http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/?p=571 Continue reading

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http://driveusca.com/usca-gateway-participant-shares-his-story/ I decided not long after that event that I was going to try to do more of the USCA type of events in the future, even if it meant that I'd have to back off some of the local SCCA events. There is just SO much seat time at these USCA events in several different types of competitions. At last years USCA event in St. Louis, I made 13 runs in the speed stop competition in less than 2 hours, another 14 runs on the large autocross course in the afternoon session, then (5) 20-minute sessions on the road course on Sunday. That is an incredible amount of seat time for a weekend event. And I stopped early in every event - I could have run even more if I had wanted. USCA also provides instructors on the autocross and road course sessions if you want to use them. Andy Hohl gave me some pointers on the autocross course and even rode with me a few times to try to help me beat some of the high dollar cars at the event. Chris Alvarado was my instructor on the road course session the next day. Both of those guys taught me a ton and helped me pick my times up. Where else can you get that kind of instruction, for free...during an event that gives you more seat time than you can handle? Driving on the road course is my true love though. I spent the off season putting race seats, roll bar and 5 point harnesses in my car so I can run a HANS device safely at track day events. While not required for this particular event, these safety improvements make my car legal for everything road course related up to actual door-to-door racing. But more importantly, it makes me safer in the car at speed. I just LOVE driving my car on the road course. I can't describe the adrenaline rush I have when I'm in the car and even after I get back out after a session. It's like nothing else I've ever done with a steering wheel in my hand. I can't wait to run on the already iconic National Corvette Museum Motorsports road course this weekend. I am changing the way we travel to away events a little bit. My wife Terri and I are borrowing an RV and taking our two dogs with us to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park. This will be the first time Terri has gone with me to an away event and also the first time we have camped out on site at an away event. We did a trial camping trip in the RV last weekend. Can't wait to add this adventure to what I know is will already be a fantastic weekend at the races, and I am especially happy to have Terri along with me for the weekend. lance 1 We are also looking forward to seeing all of the friends we have made over the past year from all across the Country that also participate in the USCA events. It is like an extended family, and it's been great getting to know all of these great people and I can't wait to see them (and race against them) again. I'll try to update the team on Facebook or otherwise during the weekend to let everyone know how we are fairing.]]> http://www.dare2dreammotorsports.net/2015/06/lance-is-ready-for-the-usca-weekend-event-at-national-corvette-museum-motorsports-park/feed/ 0