Discover Awesome Racing 2.0

Oh yeah, there was a video I saw not long ago, it was one of those trucks racing over big corrogations at about 100 miles an hour, and the body of the truck was dead level, moving maybe 3-4 inches, while the wheels were deflecting easily 12-20 inches, massive trailing arm suspension setups just eating up the bumps without blinking. The suspension geometry and design of those trucks is just crazy to see. Astounding machines.

With the Marbula 1 season done, I guess there’s Marbula E now too:

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is sponsoring Marble League next month. Announced during the show last night, can be viewed at the end of this video.


Because I can’t get enough of Lonely Mountains: Downhill, I’m sharing this video of this INSANELY good player. I guess there are spoilers insomuch as you can see some hidden paths and ways to get through a level, but whatever. This game is soooo good and so beautiful:

This looks really good fun, but I’m binge-playing Breath of the Wild at the moment, and I’m doing IRL mountain biking every day, so there’s not a place in my life for it at the moment. After I’m done with Zelda and a few other games in my queue I’ll check this out.

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Given the choice between real mountain biking and video game biking, I’d choose the real thing too if that was possible. Definitely check the game out eventually though. I’m having a blast playing it!

Indycar has some more safety feature news.

The new aeroscreen stopped one racer from being hit in the head with his own wheel (weird), and in another incident, a crashing car deflected away from the cockpit of another.

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It’s almost like if you prioritize diver safety, driving gets safer…

Watching the video… That could easily have been two fatalities, or a fatality and a career-ending neck injury.

Six wheels are back!

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Yasssssssss, my fav.



Oh thank god, I thought you were going to say you preferred the Chaparral 2J, because that thing really sucked.

Close up look at a Stadium Super Truck’s suspension. It’s about as crazy as I imagined.

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I was most surprised when he said they have an automatic transmission. Wow.

Yep, custom three-speed semi-automatics. They’re impressive bits of technology. Seamlessly flipping between gears spinning at a couple thousand RPM, from tapping or pulling a lever an inch. They’re closer to manual transmissions in construction, but they’re clutchless. Or, well, they don’t have a pedal, the car handles it.

Fuck, I love 24 hours of Lemons and the associated races.

Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop driving that




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One of the better 30 minute highlights of the Indycar 2020 season:

“Ha ha, wanker!”

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Holy shit those passing battles.

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This is the opposite of awesome racing. It’s beyond disgraceful racing from an Italian kart race.

Story: A 16 year old messed up and caused a crash with another driver.

The other driver had some serious problems you can see in the video. He tried to throw the bumper from his kart at the kid who caused the crash. Later he, and his father (who supposedly owns the track), and maybe other people assaulted the kid and caused a little rumble in the paddock/pit/garage area. You can also see this in the video.

This got so much attention that even Jenson Button commented calling for a lifetime ban. However, the kid wisely stated that he has quit racing for life. He issued a statement saying he will never participate in competitive motorsport ever again.

The governing body punished both the kid, because he did cause an accident, and the awful person.

If they both wiped out in the same area, throwing part of your car at the other guy would be kind of a funny move.