Small child approves
It’s been a tough year for my local rallycross group, Stateline Rallycross. Every event since June has been cancelled for low car count, wet conditions, or both. As many of you know, in an effort to recruit more drivers, the owner of the league sponsored me to run the Gambler 500-Illinois in the RallyMetro. I’m sure…
Today’s rallycross was very different. We froze our asses off. We got filfthy. We had a ball. For once, I didn’t come in last!
The two stroke machines up front are ready to rock. The single stage snow blower up front was garbage picked by my dad a few years ago.
The RallyMetro front wheel bearings are driving me crazy. While prepping for the Gambler 500, I noticed the driver’s side bearing had a ton of slop in it. I took it to a shop and had a new one pressed in.
Most of you have read a lot about how much fun this stuff is. It’s not been a great year for the northern division of Stateline Rallycross. Car counts have dropped way down since this spring. The last three events have been canceled. They need eight more registered drivers by midnight Wednesday, or all remaining…
When I first read David Tracy’s article about the Detroit Gambler 500 this spring, I thought, “That looks like an insane amount of fun. I’d like to try that someday.” Then I promptly forgot all about it. Cut to about a month and a half ago, when the owner of Stateline Rallycross contacted me, wondering if the…
The RallyMetro lives to fight another day! After two days, hundreds of miles, and a gestimated 16 hours at WOT, the only thing it needs is an oil change and a right front wheel bearing. It’s one tough little donkey!
So this happened. And it was a successful operation doctor. I’m thinking of starting a new business: RallyMetro recovery service.
Tomorrow morning we roll! Gambler 500-Illinois here we come!
Anybody know if the Jalopnik bump still applies, if the sticker is bootleg? Asking for a friend.
All the Stateline Rallycross stickers have been stuck. The oil has been topped off. I thought about changing it, but nope. The CB radio is installed. I even installed a navigation system.
It’s really a racecar now! It haz sponsorship!
Some of you already know that I got sponsored by Stateline Rallycross to run the Gambler-500 Illinois to promote for them. I’ve been working hard, with some help from my friends, to get the RallyMetro prepped for the event.
I officially have a sponsor to run the Gambler 500-Illinois next month. OK, technically I’m a sponsored competitor, because the Gambler is a road rally and not a race, but close enough!
I got an email a couple days ago from the organizer of Stateline Rallycross. He wants to sponsor the RallyMetro to run the Gambler 500-Illinois ... which I did not know was a thing. I remember reading David Tracy’s story about the Michigan version, and it sounds like a stupid amount of fun. There are two big…
This weekend’s rallycross was canceled, due to low car count. Their last two events ran with very low counts. When I checked last week, there were only 4 cars registered for this weekend, including me.
Last month I found out what I had done messed up on the RallyMetro. The short version, for those who are not interested in clicking on the link, is one of the bolts holding the front left lower control arm backed out, causing the front end alignment to go radically wrong. I FUBARED the front left tire just towing it…
This past Saturday, I competed in my third rallycross event, and the RallyMetro completed it’s second event. It was an unusual event, in that there were only 11 drivers there in 10 cars (two drivers are allowed to share one car). What that meant for those of us who were there, was lots of runs.