Oct 252009
 
Corvette Club Autocross

This weekend found Professional Awesome at their last event of the season, an autocross with the Indiana Region of the National Council of Corvette Clubs. The Professional Awesome Evolution definitely was an unordinary candidate for the American muscle-centric event, but after its first run, the PA Evolution garnered a number of new fans. The Professional Awesome team used the event as a final shakedown of the Evolution before the winter rebuilding takes place. As expected, the Professional Awesome Evolution set some of the fastest times of the event, only narrowly missing first place. Dan was excited to see that many […]

 Posted by on October 25, 2009
Oct 232009
 
Priorities

Though this photo doesn’t showcase the Professional Awesome Evolution, it still speaks great deals about our team’s priorities. This image was taken today before Dan went to work on replacing an internal seal in the engine and performing an oil change. Please note that this was all performed in the kitchen.

 Posted by on October 23, 2009
Oct 182009
 
Evolution Updates

After a season spent bracing himself in the factory seats, Dan has decided to upgrade his workplace. In lieu of the factory Recaros, Dan will be using a Sparco Rev fixed position seat with a Schroth 6-point harness, compliments of our friends at Meyer Motorsports. While seat rails and brackets are available for purchase, we’ve decided that the hundreds of dollars for simple steel could be better utilized elsewhere, therefore we’ve decided to fabricate our own brackets. Using mild steel, a simple mounting solution was devised to safely and securely install the Sparco in the Evolution. Due to the side […]

 Posted by on October 18, 2009
Oct 182009
 
Weekend Debrief

As the seasons turn and another harsh Midwest winter readies itself for a four month assault of ice and snow, the Professional Awesome team made one last trip to Gingerman Raceway (link). The team attended a track day organized by Three Balls Racing (link) to give the PA Evolution VII one last shakedown before it hibernates for the winter. Dan had changed out the rear springs for a pair of higher rate springs in an attempt to further sharpen the PA Evolution VII’s handling. Coupled with the use of Nitto’s NT01 tires, the suspension tweaks worked, with Dan setting the […]

 Posted by on October 18, 2009
Oct 152009
 
Team Introduction

The Professional Awesome team is comprised of a small team of dedicated enthusiasts who have a shared passion for automotive performance. We come from different automotive backgrounds and allegiances, but we can all agree that above all, a car must be powerful, responsive, and have endless grip – or at the very least be earth-shakingly loud. Each member brings their own views to the team and this blending of ideologies is what sets Professional Awesome apart from other teams. Where Mike may demand that the car ravage the track with sheer brute strength (or else he’ll do it himself), I […]

 Posted by on October 15, 2009
Oct 152009
 
Welcome!

The Professional Awesome race team would like to extend a most gracious and sincerely heartfelt welcome to our website. That is, unless you’re some kind of jerk, then we want you to leave. This wonderful website will serve as a means to keep everyone informed of the happenings of our small, yet awesomely fantabulous race team. Project updates, in depth discussion, event results, somewhat incriminating photos can all be expected to grace this webpage. We all look forward to bringing you the most current and up-to-date information on Professional Awesome, straight from the source – us. Feel free to browse […]

 Posted by on October 15, 2009