Nov 162010
 
Redline Time Attack Season Finale, Now With Class Record!

This race weekend couldn’t just be simple. Of course not. Maybe it is too much to ask for, maybe no race weekend in history has ever been simple. But for a few hours before our first timed session, it seemed like simplicity was a genuine option.  First I should go back to the beginning and explain how we ended up in Fontana for Redline Time Attack’s season finale. As most know, Mike Lewin and Grant Davis towed our beloved Evolution VII to SEMA to be displayed as a feature vehicle courtesy of one of our sponsors, Zeitronix. After SEMA, Mike […]

 Posted by on November 16, 2010
Oct 292010
 
Professional Awesome Heads to SEMA!

Mike Lewin and Grant Davis have started on their journey to SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) and will display the Professional Awesome Racing Evo November 2nd through the 5th for the 100,000 expected visitors. We were invited by Zeitronix, our wideband tuning/datalogging sponsor, to be shown in the feature vehicles section. I believe Grant is going to be using the time in Nevada to hang out with the Sierra Sierra and FXMD Time Attack teams to try and get a trip to Japan’s fabled Tsukuba race circuit. Lewin is planning on having a ‘crisis’ when he is in a town […]

 Posted by on October 29, 2010
Oct 182010
 
Gingerman Test Day Fall 2010

There are two types of Professional Awesome mornings. The mornings I enjoy are the ones that consist of 11 am wakeup calls, good breakfast and a comfy couch for the remainder of the day. The other type of morning is a different animal all together. Generally the air is chilly, the Sun has yet to rise and a long day awaits. Our Gingerman test day was absolutely the latter type of morning. Arising at 4:45 AM our weary-eyed crew started the day with the constellation of Orion prominently in the sky. After the usual predictions of how many bathroom breaks […]

 Posted by on October 18, 2010
Oct 032010
 
First in the World?

A Tale of Two Differentials By  Daniel O’Donnell So how did this story all begin? I guess it was Ebay, that magical world of random crap. While searching for random Evo stuff I found a place in the UK that was selling an Evo X differential. In the posting it mentioned that the differential could be easily installed on any Evo VII-IX with AYC. I hadn’t heard of this possibility before and I instantly wanted to upgrade to this part. Mitsubishi had dramatically improved the design between the VII and X and I felt our rear differential was a weak […]

 Posted by on October 3, 2010
Sep 222010
 
Familiar If You Know Dan

A short update with more to come soon. If you know Dan at all, you will know that the Evo, in the grass, broken, being pushed on a trailer, is practically an everyday occurance. Side note, does anyone have an Evo X rear differential assembly that they would like to donate to the team?

 Posted by on September 22, 2010
Aug 182010
 
Professional Awesome : Your East Coast Champions for 2010!

In what is surely one of the strongest showings from a grassroots-level team in the Redline Time Attack series, Professional Awesome took another victory at the world famous Sebring International Raceway. Along with the team’s first place finish comes the title of East Coast Champions and an invite to the final race November 12-14 at California’s Auto Club Speedway. Dan led the Street Tire class with a very impressive 2.25.113 lap, beating out his nearest competitor by over 2 seconds, braving the 3.7 miles of challenging curves of the legendary Sebring racetrack. Sadly, yours truly was unable to attend, so […]

 Posted by on August 18, 2010
Aug 122010
 
Professional Awesome! : Tied for First and Still Working Hard!

The results are in! After our win at Autobahn Country Club, we’ve leapfrogged the field and found ourselves tied with the Cobb Tuning powerhouse. This puts PA at a very comfortable position just a week before the Redline Time Attack event at Sebring. If the team keeps up its momentum, we should find ourselves out in California competing against the best of the best in the time attack world! First things first though: Sebring is next week and you’d be just downright wrong to think that the team would be sitting around doing nothing – the palatial Professional Awesome compound […]

 Posted by on August 12, 2010
Jun 242010
 
Professional Awesome's Press Release

So I never thought I would have the honor of writing press releases for a winning race team, but life always has a way of surprising you, doesn’t it? Here it is kids: the first official press release from your favorite race team! Chicago, IL, June 13, 2010 On the one year anniversary of the founding of the Professional Awesome race team, the 4-man operation saw its first victory at their home track, the Autobahn Country Club during the 5th round of the Redline Time Attack series. Professional Awesome!, based out of West Lafayette, IN consists of driver Daniel O’ […]

 Posted by on June 24, 2010
Jun 202010
 
Welcome to the New Professional Awesome! Site

That’s right everyone, the time has finally come. No more ugly html and css coding, no more random spacing of pictures and text, no more limitations on media embedding. We’ve upgraded! After some long nights and days, I present to you Professional Awesome! 2.0! Since switching to a new web designing program, we’ve unlocked a whole mess of potential to not only bring you more content (with live updates at the track possible) but you the loyal reader will also be able to get more involved with the site! All of your favorite classic PA! posts will be carried over […]

 Posted by on June 20, 2010