Computer Glinches 1 UpNorth Motorsports 0

Grandstand view of the Daytona logo at the start/finish line. Photo courtesy Lou Masciarelli

Episode 198 February 5, 2017 Computer Glinches 1 UpNorth Motorsports 0 The lack of up-to-date computers has finally caught up with me. My MacBook died while I was in Indianapolis this week and my Dell with Vista desktop will not upload photos to my blog. My plan was to fill this week’s blog with photos of my […]

Penske-ized Snowmobile Racer at Caribou Snow Drags

Ethan Rossignol aboard Holmquist's #169. He won the Stock 600, Improved Stock 600 and Pro-Mod 600. Robim Holmquist photo

Episode 196 January 22, 2017 What Does It Take To Prepare For Snowmobile Drag Races? I was curious what it requires to change a modern grass drag race sled for snow-covered drag races. I spent an afternoon with John Holmquist picking his brain about preparation, set up, testing, and what makes a racer and his […]

Royal Beauty Bright, Merry Christmas 2016

Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright. Westward leading, still proceeding. Guide us to thy perfect light. Photo by Pete Freeman

Episode 192 December 25, 2016 Merry Christmas From Up North For a Child is born to us,     a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders.     And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (New Living Translation) To all who have read and/or […]

Karting, Daytona, Books, and Hot Cars

Northern Maine Karting Association Senior Cage Karts at Spud Speedway at the beginning of 2016 season. Photo by Geri Martin

Episode 191 December 18, 2016 NMKA Experiences Growth in Preparation for 2017 Season NMKA members met last week to discuss their new rule package and planned for the 2017 racing season. The club voted to accept World Karting Association (WKA) specifications for the Briggs & Stratton Animal engine. Most kart tracks in Maine now utilize […]