Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Update: On To Watkins Glen


It has been quiet on here for a while, but we have certainly been busy during the off-season. As we look forward to our next race at Watkins Glen in just over a week, here is a quick recap of what we have been up to:

  • Entering two cars to compete at the 24 Hour race last year was extraordinarily tough. What started with high hopes, turned into high expectations as we rocketed to P1 in the first stint and stayed there for hours, then turned into a high-stress weekend when we faced numerous mechanical failures and other problems, despite so many team members best efforts. Mistakes were made, but we learned a lot.

  • We entered the SCCA 13-hour enduro at VIR. Despite a relatively under-prepped car, and being one of the least prepared team in the paddock, we still had a strong showing with the possibility of a top-10 overall finish. Our luck ran out with less than 1 hour to go with a mechanical failure (which turned out to be failing fuel injectors), we still managed to finish 21st out of 45. We sincerely hope that SCCA runs this event again, we will definitely enter it!
Pit stop during the SCCA 13-Hour

  • We are extremely proud to announce that we have a main sponsor for the year, Torque Automotive! Be sure to follow Torque on Facebook and contact them for all of your German auto repair needs!
Torque Automotive

  • Beast Mode Racing has acquired the assets of Sick Cents Racing, and the #116 car has been added to the BMR fleet. We have been busy developing performance upgrades in accordance with the 2017 ChumpCar rule set in order to be more competitive, and we will also be sporting a new paint job and livery for our next race.

    That's all for now. Tune in on ChumpCar Live, live timing, and follow us on Facebook to follow the double 7-hour enduro action at Watkins Glen on May 27-28. Here is our lineup:

    #116 Beast Mode Racing

    • Aaron DeLong
    • Zach Hill

    Crew Chief

    • Miguel Diaz

    Go Beast Mode!!

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    VIR 24-Hour Lineup

    It's that time of year again, time for the ChumpCar "Red Line Oil 24 Hour Classic" at VIRginia International Raceway!

    We've been hard at work preparing the #118 Beast Mode Racing and #116 Sick Cents Racing cars, getting them running in top shape with many fresh parts. We have a great driver lineup consisting of some returning drivers as well as some new faces. With the help of a great crew under the direction of Miguel Diaz and Jeff Greco, we are aiming for the podium.

    We'd like to give a big shout out and thanks to Honda Performance Development and their grassroots parts program. They keep us promptly supplied with Honda OEM parts at great prices and are a great technical resource for teams like us. Thanks, HPD!

    The race gets underway at noon on Saturday the 13th and runs until the checkered flag at noon on Sunday the 14th. Be sure to follow along on our Facebook page and ChumpCar live timing.

    #118 Beast Mode Racing drivers

    • Aaron DeLong
    • Zach Hill
    • Craig Guthrie
    • Paul Patrick

    #116 Sick Cents Racing drivers

    • David Klebanow
    • Evan Levine
    • Jesse Clark
    • Peter Kamarchik
    • David White

    Crew Lineup

    • Miguel Diaz, Crew Chief
    • Jeff Greco, Crew Chief
    • Christian Holder
    • Jason Gu
    • Greg Porter
    • Bryan Sanches
    • Blair Hill
    • Derek DeLong
    • David Peoples

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

    ChumpCar Road America 2016 Roster

    It's almost time for Beast Mode to pack the trailer and make the long journey to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the ChumpCar World Series double 7-hour enduros at the world renowned Road America! This will be our team's first time at the track, and the longest distance we will be traveling to race this year.

    We would like to thank all those who helped us in securing crew on such short notice for this event, and to Christian Holder who rearranged his schedule in order to join us!

    Each 7-hour endurance race will be held on Saturday & Sunday April 16 & 17 from 9am - 4pm Central Time (10am - 5pm Eastern). You can follow our journey on social media and catch the live action on ChumpCar Central region live timing during the races.

    Ambitiously, we will be fielding two cars with a mere 2 drivers per car. The driver & crew lineups are as follows:

    #118, Beast Mode Racing
    • Zach Hill
    • Craig Guthrie
    #116, Sick Cents Racing
    • David Klebanow
    • Truth Brown
    Crew Members
    • Miguel Diaz
    • Christian Holder

    Go Beast Mode!

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Beast Mode wins at the 12-Hour VIR-S!

    Coming off our 2nd place result at Road Atlanta, Beast Mode Racing wins at the 12-hours of VIR South Course! We managed the 6th fastest lap of the race, and struggled during a rainy final stint where Aaron could barely see out of a foggy windshield, having to stop several times for our crew to clean the fog off. Luckily we had a several lap lead at the time which we used up during those pit stops, and we still managed to pull off the win by a mere 5.017 seconds! There was some very fierce competition, including the top 4 finishers all being on the lead lap.

    Needless to say, we will be investing in a defrosting system in the very near future...

    Up next, our debut competing at the famous Road America in Wisconsin on April 16-17!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Car #116 Build Complete, VIR this Saturday!

    We have nearly completed the build of car #116 Sick Cents Racing and are working this week on the final touches to prepare both cars to compete in the 12 hour race this Saturday, March 5th at VIRginia International Raceway's South Course!

    If you're not able to be at the track be sure to catch all the action on ChumpCar live timing and our Facebook page.

    The driver lineup this weekend is as follows:

    #118 Beast Mode Racing

    • Zach Hill
    • Aaron DeLong

    #116 Sick Cents Racing

    • David Klebanow
    • DJ Fitzpatrick
    • Evan Levine

    See you at the track!