The Haps Part 4

The Haps Part 4

 The last Haps dropped about a year ago.  Since then we’ve had one of our most varied racing schedules  to  date.  In 2013 we conquered Pikes Peak for the 7th time, got involved in some endurance racing, attended local dirt hillclimbs and dipped our toe in stage rally.  Every bit of it was a blast.  We’ve focused a […]

Ojibwe Forest Rally

Ojibwe Forest Rally

We’ve been anxious to get a stage rally into our racing schedule for many years.  It was actually the original intent of the Evo build.  To participate in a whole series (e.g. Rally America), something we at one time had hoped to do, was never quite within our reach as privateers.  We projected the expense of […]

Lucky Number 7 – Pikes Peak 2013

Lucky Number 7 – Pikes Peak 2013

Preparations for Pikes Peak went well – we didn’t have a lot of adjustments and what was slated came together without much issue.  I always wonder if that is a precursor for what Peak Week will be like, or simply the calm before the storm.  I suppose it was a bit of both.  It certainly […]

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak is just around the corner. This will be Kern Racing’s 7thconsecutive year on the mountain. Our goal this year is actually quite simple: break into the 9’s. We got a 10:20 last year. We had some brake issues, as well as some slick conditions due to rain. Barring those sort of unforeseen circumstances, […]

Temple Canyon 2013

Temple Canyon 2013

We got some good seat time in with the Colorado Hillclimb Association at Pueblo Motorsports Park a few weeks ago, but this weekend was the first real hillclimb of the season.  Temple Canyon, located just outside of Canon City, is a fun and challenging all dirt road.  Since we’ve taken a number of years to […]


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The Haps Part 4

The Haps Part 4

 The last Haps dropped about a year ago.  Since then we’ve had one of our most varied racing schedules  to  date.  In 2013 we conquered Pikes Peak for the 7th time, got involved in some endurance racing, attended local dirt hillclimbs and dipped our toe in stage rally.  Every bit of it was a blast.  We’ve focused a […]

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Building the EVO

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak is just around the corner. This will be Kern Racing’s 7thconsecutive year on the mountain. Our goal this year is actually quite simple: break into the 9’s. We got a 10:20 last year. We had some brake issues, as well as some slick conditions due to rain. Barring those sort of unforeseen circumstances, […]

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Building the BMW

Rebuilding the Rear Differential

Rebuilding the Rear Differential

Its been a while since I’ve had a chance to work on the BMW, but there’ve been a few teething issues with the car, so its time to dig back in. First up is refurbishing the rear differential, as the MkIII Supra LSD we installed wasn’t doing much of the “L” part anymore. I got […]

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The Visuals

Moto IQ Feature

Moto IQ Feature

I met up with a few of the guys from MotoIQ back when I was in Southern California last fall when I was getting ready for the Global Time Attack event. Here’s the writeup – lots of high quality pics…which makes me think I need to find a detail shop as a sponsor for 2013! […]

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The Haps Part 4

The Haps Part 4

 The last Haps dropped about a year ago.  Since then we’ve had one of our most varied racing schedules  to  date.  In 2013 we conquered Pikes Peak for the 7th time, got involved in some endurance racing, attended local dirt hillclimbs and dipped our toe in stage rally.  Every bit of it was a blast.  We’ve focused a […]

read more

Ojibwe Forest Rally

Ojibwe Forest Rally

We’ve been anxious to get a stage rally into our racing schedule for many years.  It was actually the original intent of the Evo build.  To participate in a whole series (e.g. Rally America), something we at one time had hoped to do, was never quite within our reach as privateers.  We projected the expense of […]

read more

Lucky Number 7 – Pikes Peak 2013

Lucky Number 7 – Pikes Peak 2013

Preparations for Pikes Peak went well – we didn’t have a lot of adjustments and what was slated came together without much issue.  I always wonder if that is a precursor for what Peak Week will be like, or simply the calm before the storm.  I suppose it was a bit of both.  It certainly […]

read more

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak 2013 – Before

Pikes Peak is just around the corner. This will be Kern Racing’s 7thconsecutive year on the mountain. Our goal this year is actually quite simple: break into the 9’s. We got a 10:20 last year. We had some brake issues, as well as some slick conditions due to rain. Barring those sort of unforeseen circumstances, […]

read more

Temple Canyon 2013

Temple Canyon 2013

We got some good seat time in with the Colorado Hillclimb Association at Pueblo Motorsports Park a few weeks ago, but this weekend was the first real hillclimb of the season.  Temple Canyon, located just outside of Canon City, is a fun and challenging all dirt road.  Since we’ve taken a number of years to […]

read more

The Haps – Part 3

The Haps – Part 3

I was skeptical of the BMW build at first.  I certainly bought into not enduring the time and expense of renovating the Evo from tarmac to gravel spec and back to be able to run it in both environments, but as mentioned, the Evo is badass – a powerhouse, a rocket ship.  This was my […]

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The Haps – Part 2

The Haps – Part 2

We left off last time with the completion of the Evo build.  I’m disinclined to do math, so Dave usually keeps track of the build expenses.  He was really busy at the office one year and I got stuck with it come tax time.  It happened to be the year we built up the Evo.  I […]

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The Haps – Part 1

The Haps – Part 1

Dave and I met in college, I was a senior he was a sophomore (cradle = robbed).  By the time we graduated and were solidly in the rat race making our own money, Dave’s interests in racing started to flourish and he bought a 2.5RS.  He’d tell you today to never race something you’re making […]

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Moto IQ Feature

Moto IQ Feature

I met up with a few of the guys from MotoIQ back when I was in Southern California last fall when I was getting ready for the Global Time Attack event. Here’s the writeup – lots of high quality pics…which makes me think I need to find a detail shop as a sponsor for 2013! […]

read more

Global Time Attack / Super Lap Battle @ Buttonwillow 2012

Global Time Attack /  Super Lap Battle @ Buttonwillow 2012

Attending the Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle event at Buttonwillow was a bit of a last minute decision for the team. We knew that with all the time and effort that goes into the Evo, it just NEEDS to get used more than once a year. With the local hillclimb season winding down […]

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