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

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 23-24, 2016 – Race Weekend – American Endurance Racing – Watkins Glen – E30 Class

April 23, 2016 – On our way to the Glen!

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April 23, 2016 – And we’re on the road. Packed up at Lime Rock and now to caravan up to #watkinsglen with Kallie! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks

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A short summery of “The Women” and racing with AER at Watkins Glen. Click the Icon above to see all the pictures and to order any. Enjoy!

Photo’s by: EllCie Photography

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April 24, 2016 – Incredibly proud of The Women! Thank you Laura Patton Parkhurst, Amy Dilks, Krista Peden Williams, Christina Lam, Sarah Robinson, Andrew Zimmermann, DriveGear Racing, Todd Reid for making our inaugural run something to talk about. We’re taking this show on the road! We’ll see you all at an event soon. And thanks to our sponsors: Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Retirement Wealth Specialists, Mardi Gras Sports Bar in St. Augustine, FL, and Silberline (Lisa Scheller). More photos on the way for these amazing sponsors.

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Team 2-M

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April 24, 2016 More Photos by Amy Dilks:

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Grid selfie! All ready to roll at #watkinsglen for the second day of Round 1 of #aer series! Here we go! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks @ladydrivenamerica

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And we’re green! Suns out and the track is hot. First driver swap is coming soon! @gypsylynn05 @christinaylam #drivegear #becauseracecar #ladydriven #chickswithstreettires #mmnotattheglen #raceallthethings @ladydrivenamerica

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And this is where our race ends… I was on the last lap of my stint, and the car had been feeling a little sluggish. Was in the braking zone on the back straight, big cloud of smoke and the car had no power. Pulled off line and was towed in. Head gasket looks to be the culprit. Thank you to all of our awesome sponsors for this opportunity, but unfortunately that’s racing! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chicksthatrace

April 27-28, 2015 – Instructing – NASA-NE – Watking Glen International

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Stripesracing That pit life! #watkinsglen #nasane #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #becauseracegrrl

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Stripesracing Trackside #smores at Watkin’s Glen with the #nasane crew! #becauseracecars

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Stripesracing Not a bad way to start my Monday! Instructing for the next two days up at #watkinsglen #becauseracegrrl #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #appliedgraphix

September 27-28, 2014 – Race Weekend – NASA-NE – WGI

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Running errands and packing today, and this girl is already tailgating me… personal record for being loaded and ready for the track, and I’m not leaving until tomorrow!!! #becauseracecar

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New paddock transportation acquired! It was the closest one I could find that matched the race car. #becauseracegirl

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I had a few extra classing stickers, so I did the only logical thing. Its a race bike now!!!

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Dear every autocrosser at nationals who kept trying to convince me that it was soooooo big… This is the Glen. Welcome to my world 😀

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Went out on street tires for the first session for an all systems check. Car is running GREAT! Swapped to Hoosiers and its time to go fast!!! #watkinsglen #becauseracecar

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Sunday fun day. Nothing better than great weather at the Glen!

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Loaded up for the journey home. 5th out of 8 yesterday, 4th out of 7 today. Car needs more speed! @xxthat_girlxx did an awesome job in HPDE as well! #becauseracegirl #purpletireeater

April 29-May 1, 2012 – Racing Weekend – NASA-NE WGI

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April 29, 2012 – Eager track goers staged and ready at the ticket booth waiting for the green flag!  With Amy Dilks

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April 29, 2012 – Off the trailer, unpacked in the garage and swapping to the Hawk DTCs!

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April 29, 2012 – Fun fact: an STI oil change WILL fit in the standard hospital puke bucket. Leave it to me to discover this…

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April 30, 2012 – Watkin’s Glen top of the Esses. Fleeing from the viper!!

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May 1, 2012 – Filthy, car is filthy…and covered in bugs.

October 1-2, 2011 – NASA-NE – WGI – HPDE3

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Nov 30, 2011 – She fits! Fabbing up tie downs and we’re on our way!

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Oct 1, 2011 – Rain don’t stop the racing! Watching the qualifying from the tow car.

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Oct 1, 2011 – I’m cool with rain… but fog? REALLY?!

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Oct 2, 2011 – My wounded warrior. Checking if tech will clear me to run and I’ll still enjoy the afternoon!

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Oct 2, 2011 – File this under “whoops!” I am fine and the car is driveable..