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Grand-Am of the Americas Wrap-Up - Pt 2: Rolex Series

Paul Dalla Lana: “Turn 1’s pretty iconic as you’re going down the front straight, staring up into the sky and wondering what’s going to happen once you go off the ramp.” Bill Auberlen: “There’re 20 turns that have to be done perfect. And it allows a chance for someone who’s very precise and very accurate to excel lap after lap. Somebody that makes a mistake, usually going into the esses, they mess one turn up and it screws up five. A guy who&rsquo...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/8/13

Avast mateys! It’s spring break here in Texas; time for rum, music (in the form of SXSW), and booty. The occasional Bomb Pop never hurts either. I’ve been left the helm again this week and have reached both forward and backwards for my Cheesecake selection: forward in that the duo featured – Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – are two of four female leads in Mar. 22’s super action-packed release ‘Spring Breakers’ (joined by Selena Gomez and Rachel Kori...

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Posted in: Gonzo

The Plastic Spoon: Ramen Crab Alfredo

In this week's Plastic Spoon, Hunter realizes he's poor, but still makes something delicious. And also yells at pompous chefs. And uses caps lock FAR TOO MUCH!

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Sketch of the (week) Day:  Gonzo Tile

Stephe manages to scratch out a drawing this week before vacation.  If only he'd improve the subject matter

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What I'm Into This Week: IDW's G.I. Joe Reboot

IDW Publishing's reboot of the G.I. mythos honors the original Marvel Comics run while invigorating new life into the franchise. Plus, they make you give a crap about Chuckles! 

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Posted in: Lifestyle

Hot Lunch 's/t' debut out through Tee Pee, Mar. 12

Heavy, San Francisco punk 'n' roll band Hot Lunch will release its self-titled debut LP Hot Lunch through Tee Pee Records next Tuesday, March 12. Recorded at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, Calif., with producer Tim Green (Jawbreaker, Christian Mistress, Earthless) other reviewers have rightly compared the band’s sound to Blue Cheer and the MC5.  But there’s other stuff at work as well. ‘Handy Denny’ blends surf rock into the mix, while ‘Killer Smile’ br...

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Grand-Am of the Americas Wrap-Up - Pt. 1: Continental Challenge

Grand-Am’s debut at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex., could not have been a bigger success. The more than 26,000 fans which turned out for the two-day event were treated to competitive racing literally from start to checker in both classes competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and in the DP and GT classes of the Rolex Sports Car Series.\ Jon Fogarty extended his Rolex Series record of poles won to 24, and then teamed with Alex Gurney to win the race in the #99 Gain...

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GRAND-AM 2013: Gainsco wins, Auberlen/Dalla Lana double down again

  Given the close racing and down-to-the-wire finishes in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this morning, the debut Rolex Series race at Circuit of the Americas stands ready to elevate the track to the top spot in US road courses. Jon Fogarty put the #99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP on the pole, with a second Corvette, the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing machine piloted by Jordan Taylor starting right next door just 0.060 sec slower. Ferraris hold the first two spots in th...

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Grand-Am 2013 - CTSCC: Auberlen, Dalla Lana win; CJ Wilson Racing tops ST

Lawson Aschenbach in his CKS Autosport #01 Camaro GS-R took pole-sitter Jade Buford (#55 Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage) through T1 for the lead at the start of the race, with Chad McCumbee holding on to the ST class lead in the #3 CJ Wilson Racing Mazda MX-5. By the end of Lap 1, however, the superior power of Corey Fergus in the #197 RSR Motorsports Honda Si and Ryan Ellis in the #30 i-Moto Mazda Speed 3 had passed McCumbee’s Miata. At the end of Lap 3 Marc Miller, McCumbe...

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Grand-Am 2013: Jon Fogarty talks Circuit of the Americas

After extending his Grand-Am Rolex Series pole record to 24, Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing driver Jon Fogarty met with the press. Among other topics discussed were his first impressions of Circuit of the Americas. “I was a little taken aback. It didn’t feel good,” said Fogarty regarding track conditions, noting most of his fellow participants would likely say the same. “I thought with the cooler conditions it was going to be really fast and feel really good. But wh...

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