After our success at Gridlife, hopes were high for finally overcoming the Buttonwillow curse that has plagued us for years. In the past, the car would perform perfectly for numerous events and then have a massive failure in California. This year, we were determined to overcome that destiny. Preparation for the event went well, we … Continue reading Global Time Attack’s Super Lap Battle at Buttonwillow Raceway
It was 10 months in the making. After two engine failures, a fire, and coming so close to the fastest lap ever at Super Lap Battle 2017, we knew we had a big rebuild ahead of us. In that time we’d repair the bodywork, rewire the entire car, update our data acquisition system, install a … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again at Gridlife Round 5 Gingerman
A guide to improving your car’s aerodynamic downforce performance efficiently, without wind tunnel testing or CFD analysis. Improving downforce can seem like a big challenge when you don’t have the tools to measure increases in performance. How do we know if the wing we put on our car or the air dam we spent a … Continue reading DIY Downforce – How to Design Front Splitters, Diffusers, Flat Bottoms, Wings and more!
I'll be blunt, the first round of aero testing on the Project Miata was a mixed bag. I (Dan O'Donnell) got 3 clean laps in and Devin Giles only got 2. I drove on the stiffest sway bar setting and the car was a little loose, so we switched it to the middle setting for … Continue reading Low Power Miata Aerodynamic Testing
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This post was 4 years in the making! 2013's Super Lap Battle was a year we didn't compete and because of this, we flew the Professional Awesome crew out to enjoy the race, provide coverage for MotoIQ.com and to help our friends. For the online story, I jumped in a bit over my head as … Continue reading Blast From The Past: 2013 Super Lap Battle Photos
Super Street just released their online coverage of Global Time Attack's Super Lap Battle 2017. Follow the link to read all about it. While you're here, check out the great shots they snagged of the car, before and after its fire.
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I lay in bed, a bit over 24 hours after the end of Global Time Attack’s Super Lap Battle 2017 event, reflecting on how crazy the race went. The team came so prepared, with the goal firmly on setting the fastest lap of Buttonwillow ever. The last 8 months have been nearly 7 days a … Continue reading Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle 2017 Recap
It's been over a year now that I have been a part of Professional Awesome and I thought the time was right to say hello. Oh wait, I forgot to tell you who "I" was. I go by Devin Stiglitz Giles and I was brought aboard to diversify the team and increase the readership … Continue reading The Name’s Giles, Devin Stiglitz Giles