This year, I had the opportunity to race a HPD Turn-key Civic Si in the TC America Series. I plan to make a short series of videos that gives you a closer look into what makes this car special.
First up: The engine. Check it out in the video, above.
Let me know if the comments if you have any questions.
Get a Peek into Red Line Oil!
Red Line Synthetic Oil, a manufacturer of performance lubricants, has announced the launch of a new virtual event, “A Peek into Red Line.”
Designed for racers and automotive enthusiasts, the event will include educational sessions that will provide in-depth conversations surrounding the company’s initiatives and the science behind Red Line’s key products, the company said. The event is free and will take place on Oct. 29 on Red Line’s official Facebook and YouTube pages, running from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST.
I will speak about my partnership with Red Line and how I use their products in my race cars at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT. Watch live on the Red Line Oil Facebook page. Hope to see you there!
First time in a Honda Civic Type R TCR!
I have driven some incredible Honda race cars in my life, but I will remember this day for the rest of my life. The Honda Civic Type R TCR is the top level, most extreme, fastest, factory built Front Wheel Drive race car that Honda has ever built. It comes with 340+ HP, around 2800 lbs with driver, gigantic brakes, splitter and wing straight out of a wind tunnel, paddle shifted sequential transmission, and a widened track that requires massive fender flares. I was very surprised when I was asked to jump in. What a dream come true. Ride along with me around Indy Motor Speedway in my new favorite race car.
TC America rookie Kevin Boehm came into the season with confidence he could contend for wins and podiums, but never expected his 2020 season to play out the way it did. "Just to be here was a dream season," said Boehm after a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "To start pulling out some wins and then podiums made it even better. And then to be able to pull it together to clinch it one race early. Honestly, it's unreal. I'm an engineer, I took a ton of math classes, and still I almost don't believe the math right now. I'm absolutely thrilled!”
The season started well for the #9 Boehm Racing Honda Civic Si driver, grabbing six 4th places finishes in the first seven races of the season. But then something really clicked at Road America during the season half of the season, where Boehm won his first race, then went on to win five straight, six wins in the last eight races of the season.
“It feels overdue! It’s great to finally put it together this weekend. We had a great qualifying run, and luckily we were able to keep it together here today and grab the win!” said Boehm after his first win at Road America.
With the Championship on the line at the final event of the 2020 TC America Season, I knew a good starting position would be the key to success. There were more entries at Indy than any previous event all season, making it hard to get a traffic-free lap. Watch to see how I managed traffic to reach the top spot in the CrowdStrike Racing Civic Si.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2020) – In a season full of highlights, CrowdStrike Racing saved its best for last. Drivers and teams under CrowdStrike closed the 2020 SRO Motorsports America season with four victories, six podiums and two championships at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2020) – CrowdStrike Racing will wrap up its SRO America season in grand style this weekend with a strong live and virtual brand presence from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
One of the world’s most famous motorsports facilities, CrowdStrike’s involvement will be on full display in front of a global television audience as SRO America teams with the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the NTT IndyCar Series for an unforgettable weekend of racing.
The on-track component includes expanded racing for George Kurtz and Colin Braun in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside a new teammate. In addition, the final two Touring Car America races are on tap for CJ Moses and Kevin Boehm – the latter going for the TCA Drivers Championship in his rookie season.
Off the racetrack, CrowdStrike will continue to lead the way in immersive, original digital content for its fans and virtual guests. CrowdStrike’s CXO Summit – discussions with cybersecurity leaders – returns, as does exclusive streaming of Sunday’s GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS and the Indianapolis 8 Hour race.
Tips, tricks, wins, and learnings. Go behind-the-scenes at the race shop and the track with Boehm Racing.