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 6 Results

Slot.IT McLaren Race 6:  Series Analysis; By Lotus Jr.  The final race of the McLaren series was challenging for many drivers. While the room temperature was 86 degrees, the track was noticeably slicker and slower than previous weeks. The decision to run the McLarens at 12 volts, appears to have resulted in frustrating tire issues.…

2019 McLaren M8D Round 5 Results

Figuring it Out by Lotus Jr. May 11 2019 – Eight drivers competed in McLaren Round 5, but like the Mercedes F1 team this year, only two drivers really figured it out. Marty lowered his center of gravity with a Slot.IT ‘offset’ pod and was running 3.686 sec and totaled 233.75 laps. Dave had a…

2019 McLaren M8D Round 4 Results

2019 McLaren M8D Round #4 ResultsSlot.It McLaren Pre-Easter Meet, Round Four by Lotus Jr. While our entrants were down to seven, the racing was strong as ever. Marty blistered the track with 229.74 laps and a best lap of 3.714 finishing 1st overall. Erik put in a stellar performance with 221.44 laps, coming in 2nd…

2019 McLaren M8D Round 3 Results

McLaren Round Three: Tires and TemperatureBy Lotus Jr.  – A warmer track room of 75 degrees should have made for the quickest McLaren race of the series. It proved to be the opposite. Traction apparently packed up and went on Spring Break. Seven drivers came to the grid with Russell being the class of the field…

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 eight 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…