BarkingSpyder

BarkingSpyder

Overhauled a Simca engine & tranny, 2 IH tractor motors & go-cart by 15. Aspired to be Ed Pink, Smokey Yunick, or Wernher von Braun - instead I became a sound engineer and worked at NASA.

2019 McLaren M8D Round #2 Results

The Polar Grand PrixBy Lotus Jr. Feb 9, 2019 The 2nd round of our Slot.IT McLaren series saw the track-room at Kings at a chilly 52 degrees. After the rare Austin sleet subsided ten members came to the club meeting with 8 staying to race. During tech-inspection our mag-downforce meter seemed to be ‘off’ because…

2019 McLaren M8D Round #1 Results

Great cars and competition.By Lotus Jr. January 12, 2019 The 1970 M8D gave McLaren one of its best years in Can-Am. McLaren took nine wins from 10 rounds, and Denny Hulme took his second title despite driving with his hands bandaged after the fire in the M15 at Indianapolis.  The M8D differed visually from the M8B.…

2018 Christmas Party

The clubs 2018 Christmas party was one of our best.  It was great to get everyone together to hang out, eat some great food and share stories.  Its a great way to end 2018 and shake hands before the battles of 2019 begin.              

2018 NSR Rally #6 Results

Podium confirmed: David, Shawn, Stephen. Marty climbs back up in the ranks where he is used to being.A casual but fun race day! Stats and story soon. Series Podium:   // after dropping worst race, and based on 5 races Group A 1-David, 2-Shawn, 3-Stephen Group B 1-Randy, 2-John

2018 NSR Rally #5 Results

Top Two Podium Spots SealedWell, the trend has continued with David and Shawn ending up in the top #1 and #2 spots respectively. Shawn has consistently bested the rest of us by at least 10 seconds and then David taking it to “a whole nutha levaa” by another 15-20 seconds! Commentary will be posted soon.…

2018 NSR Rally #4 Results

The Podium Seems to be Shaping UpOur 4th rally on Oct 6 followed the trend of the two previous races with Shawn, Dave and Steve dominating the top spots.  Also, there is a mis-calculation in the Leaderboard and Randy is actually leading Mark by 12.88 seconds!  We missed Marty and John again, but hope to…

2018 NSR Rally #3 Results

This is still anyones series …Our 3rd race on September 8 was interesting, with some racers doing better than previous; and David and Shawn still running at the top of the leaderboard. In Ary’s first race of the series he set the bar high by breaking into the 200s, then Shawn really had an incredible…

2018 NSR Rally #2 Results

Our 2nd rally on August 11 had a change up in the leaders. Both Marty and John had other obligations and we missed these great competitors.  David apparently fixed his gremlins from round-1 and he and pushed past Stephen by 14.47 sec, while Shawn is only 3.13 sec behind Steve. Randy is improving in every…

2018 NSR Rally #1 Results

First Rally race of 2018-Fiat Punto vs Renaut ClioBy July 14 we had waited over 7 months to race again on our new rally track and it was worth the wait. Like any new series (our first using the NSR rally cars) we have some bugs to work out and we had some surprises. Steve…