It looks like my bother Bob and I will be at MARRS 1. I am pretty psyched to get back in the car after a year off.
In absence of the real thing, I have spent some of my time making changes to marrspoints.com. I made a ton of SEO improvements as well as some features to allow tracking the bracket racing live. I also worked on the WDCR Bill Scott Championship points tracking. However, I just learned that the rules now include the Feature Race of MARRS 8 (but with Qualifying points). If you want to see a sneak peek at what the 2017 leaders would have been for this series – sans the MARRS 8 race, you can see it here (without the SEO improvements to the URLs at this point). I guess I have until MARRS 8 to get that race included in the point totals!
I am looking forward to seeing the folks at the track. Especially Lin Toland who recently tangled with a robot and won. I hope you can make it out to the track Lin!
Now that I have moved cahallracing.com to a proper blog and updated my SCCA profile, it is time for me to think of actually racing in a car. It has been almost a year since I last raced – at MARRS 1 in April of 2017.
I checked with my two esteemed male siblings about their plans for MARRS racing this year. Unfortunately, due to work issues, Larry will not make it out this year aside from a possible PDX.
My younger brother Bob is all for it, if he can only get around to renewing his SCCA license and the likes.
So the official plan for “Cahall Racing” this year is to try to race all of the 2018 MARRS series – both the Summit Point races and “away” races. This may be very tricky without Larry’s motor home support and Meathead Racing relocating out to Chantilly temporarily.
Maybe – if the MARRS series goes well and the cars hang in there, I will be able to do an SCCA Majors race at the ARRC down in Atlanta in November.
Let the adventure begin!
The SCCA now let’s you claim your profile URL on SCCA.com. Not sure how long that has been there – but I finally claimed mine at ted-cahall. So crafty of me. While I was there I added some photos that are also up on my cahall.com front page. It needed something as I had not logged in for two years and never thought it would end up public facing. Maybe Steve Sturm will make one too since he is such a beast!
Mike Collins – you should make an SCCA profile and link it to your blogs as well.
Today the old hand-crafted cahallracing.com HTML site moved over to WordPress. WordPress is so much simpler to manage and it was time to modernize and simplify. Additionally, cahallracing.com also now hosts my old WordPress blog that previously was on wordpress.tedcahall.com.
Unfortunately, when Webshots.com moved away from being a user based photo storing site, I was not quick enough to grab all of my photos. So a number of the photo links were broken on the old site, and continue to be broken now here on its new home. Worst of all, for many of them, I cannot find the original photos anywhere. I have been looking through old hard drives, DVDs and CDs to see if I can find them. I will also at least remove the broken links.
For now, the old static “cahallracing.com” site is still alive. It currently lives at cahallbrothersracing.com – but at some point I will likely kill it. For SEO reasons, wordpress.tedcahall.com now redirects here with a 301 to make the search engines happy. It was fun making the old date format go away in the rewrite rule. I love apache!
Now both of the old sites live in one place – here – on cahallracing.com.