2022

Kyle, Brian, Luke: your humble Bunch of Idiots and 2nd place hardware from Lucky Dog February 2022 at CMP!


FEBRUARY

2022 kicked off with a big ol' trophy for the Bunch of Idiots, with drivers Brian Nixon, Kyle Ray-Smith, and Luke O'Hara taking 2nd place in B Class at the Lucky Dog race at Carolina Motorsports Park in February. In the two days, two races format, the team was just off the podium on Saturday, finishing 4th in class in the dry, but came back even stronger on Sunday in a 7 hours-of-rain race. With a strong start from Luke, the team was running in first overall for part of the day, and the #287 Miata sailed through both days of racing with no problems. The team plans to complete all 3 races in the Southern Endurance Cup  presented by Hawk Performance (brake pads,) powered by Lucky Dog Racing League this year, so we'll see them running again at Atlanta Motorsports Park, and then a return race at CMP too. Check out more info at: LUCKY DOG SCHEDULE

MARCH

NMS-North started their year with autocross on March 6th with the Porsche Club of America, so after just one event,  the #77 is sitting in 6th place for Porsche cars PAX, so a good start for the season long goal of top ten. 

APRIL

Another autocross up north, and according to our unofficial numbers, sitting in 10th PAX for Porsche cars. Right on target, and looking forward to warmer weather and faster times! While the driver needs to improve, the crew chief is strongly advising some new tires to replace year and a half old Hankooks. More to follow after discussions with the finance department! The Bunch of Idiots were at it again on 23-24 April and took an overall 12th place in the Lemons Block Party race at CMP. Also in 8th in Class A, the team had a great recovery from a broken belt during Saturday afternoon, spending a minimal amount of time in the paddock to repair the car and get back out on track. No other incidents than that, other than some black flags for Robert due to spinning off course and missing a yellow flag on course, pretty much rookie mistakes for the guy with the least experience. A good time was had by all, and with no other drama, the car is performing well, easily running the entire race on used tires, and only swapping in new front brake pads Saturday night. 

MAY

The weekend of May 21-22 was busy, with NMS-South driving with the Bunch of Idiots at the 2nd Lucky Dog race of the year, this one in Atlanta, and NMS-North doing that autocross again on Long Island. In the north, on the hottest day of the year, #77 finished 8th overall in PAX, 6th PAX for Porsches, and 1st out of 2 cars in S05 class. Early reports from Atlanta are that the BOI team brought it home in 5th in their B Class, as well as 9th overall. More to follow in the Lucky Dog Racing League, when the season ends with a 3rd race in September back at Carolina Motorsports Park. 

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