The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
12/12/17 3:05 p.m.

Story by Jane Soliman • photos by Anthony Neste

“With two weeks left before the $2012 Challenge, I was seriously second-guessing my decision not to go, but had nothing new to bring,” this year’s overall winner, Pat Culkin, admits. He was going to take the year off, in fact.

After making five Challenges in a row, though, missing this one started to become irksome, he recalls. Fortunately, the turbo Dodge Aries he had brought the previous years was still in one piece and running. Sometimes, that’s just half the battle.

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Pat
Pat HalfDork
12/13/17 11:47 a.m.

Cool!  Thanks for re-sharing.

 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
12/13/17 4:19 p.m.

The last paragraph is a familiar saga.  Calvin ran 11.01, drove home...went to Cecil....ran a 10.  Too funny!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/13/17 6:37 p.m.

Anywhere else, people would either freak or call it BS. Here, we treat it as normal. wink

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon New Reader
12/13/17 6:46 p.m.

I honestly could have seen something similar looking like that running in imsa gtu back in the day

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/16/18 12:01 p.m.

Still one of my favorite challenge cars of all time!

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
2/16/18 12:49 p.m.
TheV8Kid said:

Still one of my favorite challenge cars of all time!

So when should we look for your fwd 4cyl challenge car? cheeky

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/16/18 1:55 p.m.
Robbie said:
TheV8Kid said:

Still one of my favorite challenge cars of all time!

So when should we look for your fwd 4cyl challenge car? cheeky

It would be a rear wheel drive Fiero style setup, if I ever did one. Maybe someday. I would probably go with a Cobalt drivetrain though.

8valve
8valve Reader
2/16/18 2:06 p.m.

I have a pic of the Scaries up on my wall.  So good. 

Right next to a pic of the boosted XJ. 

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
2/16/18 9:00 p.m.

If i'm remembering correctly Pat squeaked a 10-second pass on that car with stock cast pistons. Coming from anyone else but Pat it would strain credibility. 

Pat
Pat HalfDork
2/16/18 10:00 p.m.
Vigo said:

If i'm remembering correctly Pat squeaked a 10-second pass on that car with stock cast pistons. Coming from anyone else but Pat it would strain credibility. 

Nice of you to say, Adam.  Yes, non common block, cast 2.2 crank, cast Mahle pistons, t2 rods. Best pass was 10.96 @ 124.xx. Best mph was just under 126.  

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