Category Archives: Autocross

Twenty-Four Hours Ago

Twenty-four hours ago, I was autocrossing Paula Baker’s Mazda Miata on a big slab of concrete in the middle of Nebraska. Now I’m back on the couch in San Rafael, typing where I normally type, wondering if any of this … Continue reading

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On The Road, Or: The Truth about the 948cc Lotus 7A

The curb jostles my eyes back open. My Dad steers us into another Texaco. Moths dance under neon beams of red and blue. Cars and Trucks! Save Like Mad! I smell a skunk. “How fast does it go, Mister?” It’s … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Autocross

Ten years out of the sport has given me a fresh and accurate perspective of everything that is wrong with autocross. It’s not just one or two things, either, but too many to count. It’s those stupid orange traffic cones, … Continue reading

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What the Heck Am I Doing

It’s been a week since my first autocross in ten years, one week to go ’til the SCCA National Championships in Lincoln, NE, and my thoughts have shifted from what to wear to the awards ceremony to What the hell was I thinking. … Continue reading

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Going Home Again

That’s me in the passenger seat. Standing from left to right are: my mom Pat Kelly, my cousin Nell Sprague, Richard O’Brien (editor at Sports Illustrated!) and my cousin Peter Sprague. I might have Peter and Richard reversed. Two weeks … Continue reading

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The Great Shock Perch Setting Controversy of ’99

In the first part of my story, whenever that was, I said I was going to one day talk about the Great Shock Perch Setting Controversy of ’99, or What Totally Took the Fun Out of Nationals for me. Well, … Continue reading

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Yeah Rita!

This is a very cool video about a very cool lady.

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