One Lap of America

Protecting Your Car’s Paint on the Track – DRIVE Moment

Posted in Best of, Car Care, DRIVE, Funny Videos, General, Motorcycle, One Lap of America, Parking, Videos by MrAngry | May 15th, 2013 | 1 Response |

Larry Kosilla

If you run your car on the race track then you know first hand how punishing it can be on not only the mechanics of the vehicle, but on the paint as well. Rocks and debris can chip and damage your cars finish, as can spilled fluids. Have no fear though because master detailer and car care expert Larry Kosilla of DRIVE CLEAN is here to let you in on a few little tips that will not only extend the life of your cars paint, but protect it during everyday driving as well.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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BMW X5M Review: The One Lap of America – A Novel

Posted in BMW, European Rides, Event Coverage, One Lap of America, Racing Coverage, Rides by MrAngry | May 24th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

2012 BMW X5 M

“I’ve been rallying since 2007, and after five Bullrun Rallies, realized it’s time for a change. It could be the $1,000 per month that I (happily) shell out to Mr. Ticket, or it could be my ludicrous insurance premiums. It could be that I’m just getting older and am finally starting to find long-distance, endurance street racing a little, well, childish. But, in all honesty, it isn’t. It’s the stopwatch. That damn stopwatch bit me hard, and it was finally time to see if I could really drive in a competitive environment, where driving skill, tire management, and car choice are what matters, not the size of your balls, ego, and wallet.”

– MATT FARAH, The Smoking Tire

Click here for Matt’s stellar review of not only the BMW X5 M, but the One Lap of America!

Getting Ready for the 2012 One Lap of America

Posted in BMW, European Rides, One Lap of America, Rides by MrAngry | May 6th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

2012 One Lap of America

Well it’s that time of year again, time to get ready for another edition of the One Lap of America. This will be my third consecutive running of the event and there’s no question that it gets better and better every year. The One Lap is not for the faint of heart. In fact it’s one of the toughest open road events you can do. The event consists of running 8-9 race tracks over an 8-day period while at the same time covering around 3,500 miles. You’re at the track at 7am, racing until 2pm-3pm in the afternoon and then jumping back in the car (barring you don’t wreck) and then hitting the road for a quaint 300-600 mile drive to the next track. Sleeping is not really an option as you’ll only get about 2-3 hrs per night and eating, well, that’s secondary as well. The menu in our car usually consists of powdered donuts, red bull, beef jerky, granola bars, water and a shitload of 5-hour energy (trucker crack).

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2012 One Lap of America: The Route… Well Kinda’.

Posted in Best of, Cool Stuff, Event Coverage, General, One Lap of America, Racing Coverage, Top of the Heap by MrAngry | July 20th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

One Lap of America

Everyone each and every year has a few things that they look forward to. For some it’s Christmas, for others it’s a birthday, but for me, it’s Brock Yates’ One Lap of America – the toughest 8 days of racing in the United States. You see this event signifies my one true vacation per year where I get to cut loose and race around the country with my buddies in fast cars. We did our first event back in 2010 and from then on we were hooked. The One Lap offers three components that no other event out there brings to the table. First, it grants you access to some of the greatest raceways in the United States. Second, it brings together what is probably the best group of people in all of amateur motor sports. And third, it gives wannabe race car drivers like myself the chance to explore the limits of their vehicle in a truly safe environment… oh yeah, it’s also 3,500 mile long. Recently Brock Yates Jr. posted up the proposed route for 2012 and I have to say I’m diggin’ it.
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Getting Ready for the “2011 One Lap of America”

Posted in Event Coverage, General, One Lap of America, Racing Coverage, Rally by MrAngry | April 24th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

2011 Porsche GT3 RS

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to inflate the tires and get the bags packed for another edition of the One Lap of America. Some of you may recall that I ran this event last year in my 1968 Dodge Charger, a car that was too big, too loud and that, at the end of the day, drank WAY to much fuel (10 mpg sucks). Don’t get me wrong, we had an absolute blast of a time, but trying to compete against Nissan GT-R’s and Porsche 911 Turbo’s in a 42 year old muscle car probably wasn’t the best idea. This year however we’ve upped the ante the little bit and are now prepared to run with some of the best cars and drivers that this country has to offer.
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Upcoming Event: 2011 One Lap of America

Posted in Event Coverage, One Lap of America, Racing Coverage, Test Days, Track Events by MrAngry | February 14th, 2011 | 1 Response |

2011 One Lap of America

If you live in the Northeast then you know that Mother Nature has been a total bitch this year. She’s nailed us with five snow storms and freezing temperatures that will ensure that we’ll have snow on the ground until April. What that means is that all of us up here in the land of the chosen frozen have nothing to do but look forward to this years crop of upcoming events. For example, car show season is in full swing which is great, IMPA test days are coming up and every now and again we’ll get a day that’s over 30 degrees. For me though, I’m just looking forward to my vacation. Now most people like to spend their time off either at the beach or traveling. Me… I’m a road trip guy, which means right now I’m looking forward to this years 2011 One Lap of America.
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Vehicular Highlights of 2010: Ridelust Style.

Ridelust End of Year

Over the past year both Kurt and myself have done our best to bring you guys the best that the automotive world has to offer. We’ve attended shows, reviewed loads of cars and have even managed to have a little fun along the way. The best part about what we do though are the emails, comments and feedback that we receive from our readers. For instance, if for some reason we stumble, we know damn well that you guys are going to nail us to the wall for it. Same goes if we have strong opinions about certain subject matters or if we throw some humor your way. Our goal is to make Ridelust.com a place where you guys can come, hangout and enjoy everything that the mechanized world has to offer and for 2011 I promise that it’s only going to get better. Below is quick listing of 5 of my favorite highlights from 2010… enjoy.
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One Lap of America Winning Porsche 911 GT2 for Sale!

Posted in Burnouts, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, One Lap of America, Porsche by MrAngry | November 30th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

2002 Porsche 911 GT2

For the majority of the people out there being at work sucks. We trudge into the office day in and day out, stare at the same people and make the same idle chitchat that we’ve been making for years. It’s a boring process and by the end of the day you generally feel more like the walking dead than you do a living, breathing human being. But what if I told you there was a cure for this… what if I told you that with the click of a button and a few of your hard earned green backs you could kick that zombie feeling and join the land of the living again. It’s true and all you have to do is click BUY IT NOW, on the eBay auction listed above.
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Tire Review: Continental Extreme Contact DW

Posted in European Review, One Lap of America, RideLust Review, Tires, Wheels by MrAngry | July 7th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Continental Extreme Contact DW

Earlier this year I took part in the One Lap of America, a combination road rally / track event that takes competitors on a 3500 mile journey to some of the best racetracks in the United States. This event will test not only your stamina and endurance but every single part on your car. It’s long, it’s tough and it’s probably the most fun you’ll have on four wheels. When prepping the car for this event one of the biggest decisions that I had to make was tire choice. I needed a max summer performance tire that could handle the rigors of 9 days of hardcore track duty, 3500 miles of open road and perform well in both the wet and dry. In the past I’ve run Nitto NT555’s, Goodyear Eagle F1’s, Michelin Pilot Sports and Michelin PS2s. These were all good tires but each one had some inherent drawbacks.

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2010 One Lap Of America Highlight Video

Posted in Automotive Event, Cool Stuff, driving, Fast Cars, One Lap of America, Racing by Kurt Ernst | June 4th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Motor Trend does their best to recap the 2010 One Lap of America race, but it’s damn near impossible to cover nine days and 68 cars in a twenty minute video. There are a few shots of the RideLust sponsored Ferrari F430, and even less video of Mike’s ’68 Charger, but he does have the best burnout in the video, during the segment filmed at Tulsa Raceway Park.

Check out the Mazda 5 with the Mazdaspeed 3 drive train, built by two guys at a Mazda dealership, that finished in 15th place overall. Also, be sure to catch the guys with the twincharged ’93 Civic that puts out 300 horsepower from a single cam, 1.6 liter motor. A turbo feeding a supercharger? An icewater cooled intercooler to lower intake intake air temps? Cool stuff indeed, and these guys finished in 8th place in the overall standings.