There’s some good stuff going on this weekend: An F1 race up in Canada, a GRC race down in Austin, and an IMSA race at the Kansas Speedway, right in our back yard. We’ll spare you the search: here’s who you should be following on Twitter this week.
Fox Racing Shocks
- Fox shocked us a little this week when they told us that they don’t really build plain old shocks. Every shock they build is for racing. The “road” shocks they design just have different fittings for factory vehicles. Not bad.
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- Danny Kvyat is the youngest driver to ever score points in Formula 1. Just over a month ago he turned 20, but he’s already driving for Red Bull’s junior team, Toro Rosso, in highest form of racing in the world. After a career in karting, followed by various levels of formula racing, the Spanish F1 team tapped him, and they haven’t regretted it. He’s scored points in 3 of his first 6 races, not bad for Toro Rosso. Follow Danny for the latest on his already impressive career.
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- The most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider in X-Games history, Brian Deegan has mostly taken to four wheels these days, picking up an extremely successful career in rallycross, now racing for Rockstar. He’s also driven in the Traxxas TORC series and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Brian even founded the Metal Mulisha, a sponsorship organization and clothing line. He’s racing GRC this weekend in Austin, so follow him for the latest.
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- UK car magazine EVO knows what we like. They offer some of the best coverage of supercars to be found anywhere, and they have an absolutely killer Youtube channel, because reading about the world’s greatest road cars isn’t enough. Follow these mad journos on Twitter for the latest.
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- Back in 2011, Subaru put Mark Higgins, British rally champion (and brother of this guy), in a stock WRX STi and gave him a mission: set a record on the Isle of Man TT course. The TT is, of course, the most insane motorcycle race on the calendar, and the most deadly race of any kind in history. Higgins pulled through, managing an average speed of 115.36 mph, the fastest a car has ever gone around the course. But Subaru has a new STi, so on Wednesday they sent him back, with the same mission. And he accomplished it again, beating his own record and improving on his average speed to acheive an average of 116.47 mph, getting up to 162.9 mph on the Sulby stright. Follow Subaru for more awesome stuff like this.
- UPDATE: Higgins and Subaru weren’t satisfied, or they got bored or they just had more track time or something, so they went out for another run. And they beat their record again. Actually, several errors were made during the previous run, and they wanted to get the most out of their trip, so they took it up to an average speed of 117.51 mph! Nice work!
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Check back each Friday for a whole new group of our favorite Twitter accounts.
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Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.