November 12-13, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA North East – NJMP – HPDE Lighting

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Bouncing over T5 at #njmp Lightning at the last @nasa_ne HPDE event!

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios #shiftupllc

October 14-16, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA North East – NJMP – Thunder

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Went out in DE3/4 to give Kyle a ride along… he seemed to enjoy it! This was also the session we we chasing Mario’s Vette the whole time(til he spun) and I WISH I had video running for it!

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Pics from the final #nasane round from #njmp are in! But you probably knew that already… 🙂

Saturday
Group 1: http://bit.ly/2ewBL8Z
Group 2: http://bit.ly/2dAhcXu
Group 3&4: http://bit.ly/2eHkvP7
TT: http://bit.ly/2ejWYW2
Race: http://bit.ly/2ewzCtW

Sunday
Group 1: http://bit.ly/2eWmC5t
Group 2: http://bit.ly/2dMd1eR
Group 3&4: http://bit.ly/2dAchWV
TT: http://bit.ly/2dyZw3A
Race: http://bit.ly/2ezVcyw

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios

September 22-25, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA Eastern Nationals – Watkins Glen Int.

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September 22 – All loaded up and headed to East Coast Championships! Lots of hours put into the #purpletireeater over the last few weeks. Next stop, Watkins Glen!
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 22 – We is here!!! Unloaded and wheels swapped so we’re all set for tomorrow morning. If you are interested in following along, there’s going to be a live stream and live timing. I’ll be racing in Performance Touring B(PTB) and doing Time Trial B(TTB).

Link to stream:
https://livestream.com/nasa/events/6317565

#raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 24 – Silly hose! The culprit behind our mishap this morning. Replaced and refilled. Went out for the first TT session and FLEW. Gearing up for the second qualifying race at 3:10!
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 24 – 8 cylinders and two turbos waiting patiently in line for the dyno. They have to reconfigure it for AWD, so we go together! #becauseracecar #subielife #raceallthethings #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #eastcoastchampionships

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September 25 – Improved my TT time by a few tenths, frustrated because the brakes are making me second guess myself. Still sitting in 4th, I know there’s more time in the car but gaining time is a game of managing risk. The championship race is later this afternoon, here we go! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

September 25 – Pictures of Championship race from the live video streams:

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And so it starts, warm-up lap.

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Warm-up lap through the Esses.

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And they are off- the race begins!

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Lap 1 through the Esses!

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Restart after an accident in the Esses, Amy got stuck in traffic.

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Amy still stuck in traffic in the Esses.

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Amy in third place at the end of the first lap after the Restart!

Link to stream:
https://livestream.com/nasa/events/6317565

Photos of Victory Lane by Amy Mortensen:

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Just after race at Victory Lane.

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Top three celebrate their winning! Amy (3rd Place), Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) and David Shotz (1st Place) from left to right.

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Amy (3rd place) and Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) congratulating each other at Victory Lane.

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Amy celebrating in the Victory Lane!

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The Podium – Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) and David Shotz (1st Place) and Amy Dilks (3rd Place) from left to right. As I was rolling out to the grid for the championship race, I wanted to give up. I didn’t feel safe with the brake system in question. As I was given the 5 minute warning, I had a little chat with myself. I reminded myself I was driving a really fun car around one of the most fun tracks in the country. So I went out and had fun. I couldn’t be more honored to stand on the podium with these guys! It was an awesome race!#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #wgi #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls
Thanks to Maureen for the picture!

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September 25 – Double THREES!!! After having a war with the brake system, I cannot be happier with the results this weekend. Podiums in both my race classes at my first National event. Thank you, everyone! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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My first track day in April 2010, and yesterday. Quite a change! Thanks Amy for the impound picture!!!
#shiftupllc #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

Photos by Wind Shadow Studios:

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Mike’s #windshadowstudios photos from East Coast Championships are live! They all look amazing, check the links:

Group A: http://bit.ly/2cImMf3
Group B: http://bit.ly/2dt1EZU
Group C: http://bit.ly/2dzcwSY
Group D: http://bit.ly/2dzbFlz
Group E: http://bit.ly/2dHEwod
Time Trials: http://bit.ly/2cIng4N
Test Day: http://bit.ly/2dzcuL1
Around the Event: http://bit.ly/2dEobnF

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Hey Andrew, I know on your fantastic track walk you said to use all the track here. I’m sorry, I think a left a few inches of space out there… I’ll try harder next time!

🙂 shiftupllc

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios

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Probably one of my favorite shots from championships. I Love NY!!!! @wgi1948
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios #shiftupllc #wgi #watkinsglen

August 29-30, 2016 – Race Testing – National NASA Pratice/Testing – Watkins Glen International

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Midnight – 1:30 AM Final Car prep at #watkinsglen #whatissleep #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Amy runs on Dunkin. Happy Monday everyone!#becauseracecar #raceallthethings

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Another beautiful day testing at #watkinsglen! The issues seem to be solved so now it’s time to focus on fine tuning and going fast! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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All packed up and ready to head home, had an amazing day working with Drew Wikstrom and picked up a noticeable improvement in lap times and corner speeds. Literally drove the tires off the car today. It was awesome. #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #NASAnatshasstarted

July 23-24, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA Northeast – Palmer Motor Sports

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We have arrived at Palmer! Set up in the garage and beginning to unwind. My Dad is back in action and being crew chief again. Let’s do this! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Ready to Race!

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NASA NE “Tank” division.

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HOT day at Palmer. Battling heat, the track and myself. The car is driving great, I’m just struggling mentally. The very greasy track with a lot of debris isn’t helping much. Few moments of zen and hopefully I can put something together. #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Locked in third place today, still 2.5 seconds off “pace”. Still tuning the suspension and trying to get used to the track again. Time for a bit of garage time to see what I can do. #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Amy – Happy Podium Finish!

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Saturday TT Podium Finish.

 

July 9, 2016 – Race Day – NASA-NE – HPDE Pocono Raceway – Amy Instructing

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Gregory Gotch With Eric Viken, Amy Dilks, Jim Tramontano, William Emmons and Christina Lam.

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#mpact at Pocono with NASA Northeast, it looks to be a rainy day but that’s why I brought the wets! Shakedown time! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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#hoodpins… whoops. Luckily the pins still latch, it’s just not as “aerodynamic” #becauseracecar #raceallthethings

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Day 2 at #pocono instructing with Hooked on Driving! Running the mega course and testing the suspension. Loving the car!!! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #azpinstalls #hod

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Playing around with the new @waylenscamera today, getting the hang of all the features. Every time I fiddle with it I find new options! Can’t wait to see the videos! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #waylens

June 18-19, 2016 – Racing Weekend – NASA-NE – NJMP-Thunderbolt course

The white really makes the car stand out! Photos are hot off the Presses! Mike/Windshadow Studios at it again!

Photo’s by Mike Woeller

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When I say “use all of the T1 exit curbing”… I mean it! 🙂 #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

Photo by Kallie Kanakos

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Kallie Kanakos With Amy Dilks

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7 years ago today was when I bought my STi. 7 years ago this car was a bone stock Subaru and I knew nothing about racing. Came away with second place yesterday and third today. Back to back podiums to celebrate our 7th anniversary together! #becauseracecar #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #chickswithslicks #ladydriven #raceallthethings

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Amy Dilks with Mike Smith – Saturday TT finish.

May 20-21, 2016 – Racing Weekend – NASA-NE – NJMP-Lighting course

Photo by Mike Woeller

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May 20,2016 – Pics from last weekend have arrived!!! This was on Friday when we actually had some sun! #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #raceallthethings

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May 20, 2016 – We out here!!! Still tweaking everything. Missed practice, had to make it work in qualifying. It’s on four wheels and driving, let’s see how the race goes! #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks

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May 20, 2016 – @michaelmaduske Finally put on the hand delivered license plate. #unamused #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks

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May 20,2016 – The #purpletireeater survived it’s first race this year. Still feeling out the new setup, qualified P4 and finished 4th overall, third in class. Sitting 2nd in TTB as well. Not bad for a last minute pit alignment!#efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #raceallthethings

Photo by Mike Woeller

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May 21, 2016 – Start of a very wet race, them rooster tails!!! #efilogics efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #raceallthethings

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May 21, 2016 – #hoosier wets or R7s? The weather might bring us some rain today, I’m ready for it thanks to @efilogics I’m set to play in the rain, but I’ll settle for dry too…#becauseracecar #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #chickswithslicks #ladydriven

NASA-NE – Watkings Glen – Amy Instructing HPDE – April 25-26, 2016

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April 25, 2016 – Day 2 of 3 at the Glen for a #nasane HPDE only event. Did a little instructing today and now a track walk on the #travellingpitbike to see the new pavement up close! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks

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April 26, 2016 – Rain and fog at the Glen? NEVER! Reports say it should clear up by noon. Here’s hoping! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #nasane #wgi #watkinsglen

April 15-16, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA-NE – NJMP Lighting – E30

Photo by Mike Woeller

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April 16, 2016 Amy leading the pack in the race on Saturday

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Just getting my #apex on the #njmp magic curbing.  #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges  #subaru #windshadowstudios #subiegirls #nasane #e30 #specE30 #bmw

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Finally catching up on my pictures from #nasane @ NJMP! I’m sure by now everyone has heard that Mike aka Windshadow Studios is the official photographer for NASA Northeast, but he’s also going to be the official Stripes Racing Photographer as well! I’ve been working with Mike for years and I’m honored to have him supporting the team. Be forwarned, I catch anyone stealing his pics and I will find you. It’s in my contract. 😉 #sorrynotsorry And thanks to @gypsylynn05 for the borrowed car!!! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #becauseracegirl #specE30 #e30

Other Photo’s by Amy Dilks

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We out here! Borrowing “Gypsy” Lynn’s Spec E30 today. Running TT and Lightning Race today to prep for running an E30 with an All Women’s Team at Round 1 of the American Endurance Racing series at Watkins Glen!

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Day 2 of driving the E30! Just doing TT today for points. Finally getting the hang of it. Got down to a 1:20.9 around ‪NJMP‬ Lightning. Good enough to be sitting in 3rd in TTB. Two tenths behind 2nd place, not bad for a borrowed car in the class I usually run the STi in!!!

NASA NE Awards Banquet April 15, 2016

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A true WINNER

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It’s been 3 years since I got my competition license, and this is my third year claiming the championship at tonight’s NASA NE banquet. We’ll see what 2016 brings!

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The awkward moment when you’re trigger happy with the social media update and you end up with another trophy for coming in second overall in the Performance Touring series!

September 25-27, 2015 – Race Day – NASA-NE – Palmer MS

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We have arrived! Racing this weekend with #nasane at Palmer Motorsports Park. Gorgeous views up here! #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #becauseracegirl #becauseracecar #raceallthethings

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Still in one piece after this morning! Getting more and more used to the track, it’s an absolute blast, but there are some scary corners! Ready for more this afternoon! #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #raceallthethings — with William Emmons and Luis Millan.

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This place is so beautiful. It’s going to be awesome once fall really hits. Had a great day feeling out the track, really having a lot of fun on the new track. Ready for more tomorrow!

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Palmer with Amy Dilks – Whiskey Hill Raceway.

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Sliding into a tire wall as a passenger in the @pyroteck miata was an interesting way to end the day. And I hadn’t even started to yell to go faster. Car and humans are unharmed! I was the only one in my class, so a light day both days learning the track. Content with a 1:49.6 today on old tires. Now to pack up to go home! ‪#‎efilogics‬ ‪#‎jnaperformance‬ ‪#‎ruges‬ ‪#‎subaru‬ ‪#‎subiegirls‬‪  #‎nasane‬#‎becauseracecar‬ ‪#‎mazda‬ ‪#‎miatalife‬

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Palmer with Amy Dilks – Whiskey Hill Raceway.

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#chickswithslicks @ Palmer — with Amy Dilks at Whiskey Hill Raceway.

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This is a good news, bad news situation: Bad news is I will not be going to the final round of NASA NE @ NJMP this weekend due to work/vacation… complications. Good news is, with the back to back 1st place finishes at Palmer I locked the 2015 NASA NE TTB Championship for the 3rd year in a row. I would have enjoyed a few victory laps at NJMP, but it looks like that’s not in the cards. Now to start planning for next year. #defendingchamp #raceallthethings #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #becauseracecar #ladydriven

August 21-22, 2015 – Race Weekend – NASA-NE – Thompson MS

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You thought the iron was retired?!?!? Not so fast!!! I know exactly how to get those pesky vinyl wrinkles out due to last minute application! #girlsworkingoncarswrong #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #raceallthethings

July 24-26, 2015 – Race Weekend – NASA-NE – Lighting

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Front of the car is absolutely covered in R-comp marks from yesterday’s race… was drafting so close my car started to overheat due to the lack of airflow. The video should be epic! #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #becauseracegirl #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #becauseracecar