Optima NCM Recap and SEMA Prep!

So, I’ve done at least half a dozen recaps of events at NCM, you can go digging into the archives if you want more nitty gritty details. I’m going to give you the final numbers: Finished 7th in GTV at the event.Finished 8th in GTV Overall for the season. Here’s a great picture that drives …

Huge Update! Time Trials, Optima, explosions, fire!

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated anything here. Time for a long post. The tldr; Turbocharged the Probe Tuned the Probe Raced the Probe and broke it Fixed the Probe Race the Probe again and really broke it Switched to the Buick Raced the Buick, broke it Fixed the Buick Raced the Buick again That’s …

More Probe Updates (including the DYNO!)

We’ve been busy. This Probe is just about ready for its debut. In our last update we had largely completed the turbo build, but there were lots of odds and ends to deal with after that. Prior to buttoning up the front end of the car, for instance, we had to do some body and …

Turbocharging a Ford Probe, Parts 2 and 3

Well, last installment was the beginning of taking the car apart to turbocharge it. The rest of it is all about trying to put it back together. And man, too much to write. So I made videos! Part 1: Part 2: And today’s installment, Part 3: This get’s us caught up. There’s still a lot …

Turbocharging a Ford Probe – Part 1

Well, after finishing off the interior of the car, including carpeting and a new sound system, it was finally time to move on to the fun part: The turbocharger kit. I did an unboxing video for the very incomplete kit a few weeks ago, you can find that video here. Now has come time to …

OUSCI at COTA and the season recap

Well, the 2020 racing season has come to a close for me. I can sum it up in one word: Wow. The decision to run this Probe turned out to be one of the best automotive decisions I’ve ever made. The car is fun. The risk level is low. The consumables are lower. Plus, it …

2020 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car wrap-up (NCM + OUSCI)

Well, this past weekend was the last regularly scheduled racing date for me for the year. I trudged 100 miles down the road to NCM Motorsports Park for round 7 of the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car. I really enjoy this series, and if you remember from my post last December unveiling the …

A Probe visits the 2020 SCCA Time Trials Nationals

Year three of the SCCA’s revamped time trials program culminated in the third Time Trials Nationals at NCM Motorsport Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this past weekend. The relaunch of the program formerly known (or unknown) as Solo I three years ago was met with a lot of excitement and some predictions of doom. The …