The TireRack One Lap of America is this coming week. Unlike last year when Summit Point was one of the venues, the closest track to DC/Baltimore this year is in Joliet, Illinois. This crazy event starts Saturday in South Bend Indiana and we travel to race track sin Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin before returning to the finish in South Bend. My 8-time partner Neil Simon and I will be driving his modified 2011 BMW 1M. Also from National Capital Chapter are Robin Sparrow and Rafael Garces in Robin's E92 M3. In all there are 11 BMW entered including a new M5 for Mike Renner of the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC.

Results of the time trials and other information on the event are at

As always Robin is raising money for ZERO - the Project to End Prostate Cancer. Robin will be maintaining a blog at

Note there are links there to donate $$ to that cause and you can register on that blog site to receive his latest postings.

Brian Hair is not competing this year. He and his wife Janeen are awaiting the birth of their daughter Senna.