One Lap of America Field Shaping Up

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Jan 6, 2015

The Tire Rack One Lap of America will traverse America’s Midwest this year on May 2-9. We’re watching the field shape up and we’re seeing some interesting entries. Everything is present, from an Ariel Atom with more wings than you can shake a stick at, to a 1977 Ford Country Squire wagon—yep, you read that correct.

We also see our friend Andy Hollis signed up, this year driving a Miata with a Honda K-series engine swap. He finished an extremely impressive fourth place overall last year in his Honda CRX, mixed in with the GTRs, M3s and Mustangs. Now that he has come equipped with “the answer” we’re excited to see where he ends up. You can see a list of entries so far right here.

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Driven5
Driven5 HalfDork
1/6/15 11:37 a.m.
EdHigginbotham wrote: We also see our friend Andy Hollis signed up, this year driving a Miata with a Honda K-series engine swap.

bgkast
bgkast GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/6/15 11:39 a.m.
Driven5 wrote:
EdHigginbotham wrote: We also see our friend Andy Hollis signed up, this year driving a Miata with a Honda K-series engine swap.

Excellent!

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/6/15 1:30 p.m.

I think our own mazdaduece was signing up with his CTS-V wagon.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UberDork
1/6/15 2:53 p.m.

The plan is to sign up in two weeks after my co-driver finishes getting the requisite track experience. The ducks are almost all in a row and we're quite excited.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/6/15 3:21 p.m.

Always makes me miss Rocky Aoki and whatever he would bring, like a Rolls Royce or a pink Volkswagen Bug Dual Cowl Phaeton.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/6/15 3:30 p.m.
Driven5 wrote:
EdHigginbotham wrote: We also see our friend Andy Hollis signed up, this year driving a Miata with a Honda K-series engine swap.

He has a blog covering the build on the Book of Faces: "One Lap Miata" or something. The build is progressing nicely.

racerdave600
racerdave600 SuperDork
1/6/15 6:34 p.m.

A couple of friends are going to run again this year. They have the last couple of years with a GTR and Lingenfelter (sp?) Corvette. I think the plan this year will be to upgrade to one of the new all singing and all dancing GTRs and replace the Corvette with the older '13 model GTR.

This event is on my bucket list, but I'd rather do it the way Andy does in something other than the usual.

docwyte
docwyte Dork
1/7/15 11:30 a.m.

I'm close to signing up with my LSx swapped 951. Gotta see if I can secure some sponsorship...

fmcokc
fmcokc
1/7/15 10:29 p.m.
docwyte wrote: I'm close to signing up with my LSx swapped 951. Gotta see if I can secure some sponsorship...

You'll be in good company with the "Poorvette" LS3 951 that has ran for the last several years. Chris and Herman Porter.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UltraDork
1/7/15 11:31 p.m.

I'm taking a vacation day so I can see them run at NCM. It's gonna be awesome.

docwyte
docwyte Dork
1/8/15 9:02 a.m.

Apparently there's another LS swapped 951 that's going to run as well. That should make Vintage Foreign an interesting run group. Good thing my co driver and I have run 4 of the tracks and 2 of them are our home stomping grounds...

NOHOME
NOHOME UltraDork
1/8/15 9:49 a.m.

These guys have already won the event in my mind.

1977 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon: Griswolds Great Adventure

Eric Mckay - Omaha NE

Michael Mckay - Fremont NE

Justin Mckay - Lincoln NE

Kent Mckay - Fremont NE

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/8/15 12:10 p.m.

And a PS regarding Andy's K-series Miata: Yes, we'll show you how it was done in the magazine. I heard he might have the car at the Rolex 24, too, but should confirm.

docwyte
docwyte Dork
1/8/15 4:02 p.m.

Maybe they should rename the Vintage Foreign class the LSx 951 class instead this year...

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