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.
For those of you that don’t know, the Tire Rack One Lap of America starts and finishes at the Tire Rack headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. This years event will cover over 3,600 miles in 8 days and take us through 12 states to some of the best race tracks in the country. It’s by far one of the toughest, most demanding open road events out there and will test not only your car, but your constitution as well. This year both myself and Kurt will be tackling the One Lap, but in two vehicles that couldn’t be more different.
I have the privilege of piloting a 2011 Porsche GT3 RS courtesy of my buddy Todd and Mr. Kurt will be rolling heavy in a 450 hp Dodge Magnum SRT8 with buddy Basil. It seems crazy, but at this time next week, we’ll both be on the open road, eating road food, and racing from dusk till dawn. Don’t worry though, we’ll post up from time to time to let you know that were still alive, just cut us some slack if our grammar and spelling are a little off.