January 18-22, 2017 – Race Weekend – PBOC Winterfest – Sebring

 

Wednesday – January 18, 2017 – PBOC Winterfest Wednesday Night Practice!

Thursday – January 19, 2017 – PBOC Winterfest Night Practice Qualifying Pit Side!

Thuesday – January 19, 2017 – PBOC Winterfest Turn 17

Thuesday – January 19, 2017 – PBOC Winterfest Start of the 6 hour enduro

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #chickswithslicks #pboc #sebring #shiftupllc

Thuesday – January 19, 2017 – Amy Dilks paces the team and then gives up the drivers seat to Christina Lam. Good job Amy!

Thuesday – January 19, 2017 – Lisa Noble – Winners!

Friday – January 20, 2017 – PBOC Winterfest lunch

January 6-8, 2017 – Race Weekend – NASA South East – Sebring

The new year begins – 2017

NASA SE – Saturday Sebring Midday – Amy on Facebook Live.

NASA SE – Saturday Sebring Post Races – Amy on Facebook live.

This is the full race from Sunday, and the one I feel I drove best in. Had a blast from start to finish. Christina’s camera was still in the car, and it seems that it’s case wasn’t up to Sebring so the audio is a bit off. Still, a great race and lots of fun. And you can see Sandro getting sideways on the restart!

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #shiftupllc

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

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Video by Kenneth Martinez

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!

Kenneth Martinez I just missed the spin by a few seconds

Amy Dilks Awesome! I originally thought he was gonna save it, but then it snapped around on him

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

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September 23 – Live from Watkins Glen, day 1!!!

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September 23 – Post race 1 recap!!!

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September 24 – Saturday morning post practice excitement!

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September 24 – Post qualifying race 2!

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September 25 – Morning practice and TT session 1 recap.

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September 25 – Post Championship race, we made it!!!

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My in car from the Championship race! Thanks to Damien for letting borrow his GoPro! I’d probably call this race “Amy gets stuck in traffic” because I continually caught cars in less than ideal spots and while the PTB leaders were in a pack and got by them easily, I found myself having to work around cars and lose seconds(because I’m not a fan of risky passes for absolutely no gain). From the start, the Miata divebombed in(not sure what his plan was, maybe he wanted a push up the hill?), and the gap started forming. But the PTB race turned into a war of attrition, and I knew I wasn’t catching Nick and Dave without doing some very stupid driving. So I settled in, and finished third!

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Live stream from Race Hero Day One, Friday Qualifying Races

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Live stream from Race Hero Day Two, Saturday Qualifying Races

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Live stream from Race Hero Day Three, Sunday Championship Races

September 4-9, 2016 – Race Week – National SCCA Solo Auto Cross – Lincoln, Nebraska

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This was my third Solo Nats, and it was easily the best one I’ve had. From feeling far more comfortable in the competition car since I actually got some seat time instead of doing one event beforehand. To both my mental and physical state, since that’s what I’ve been trying to improve all year. And because of that, my driving showed a huge improvement. I always joke I’m not an autocrosser and I find the fun in challenging my driving to the precision that autocross needs. SML has some great competition, and bringing an underclassed car to the fray adds an extra challenge. It REALLY felt good this year when after I did my runs, have a bunch of people come up and comment on how well I drove. I wasn’t winning, I wasn’t breaking records, but apparently I was doing something right. And that felt really good.

The courses this year were a blast, its the first year I can’t choose a favorite. Maybe because I hit some sweet spot mentally that I could really step back and enjoy driving a really well setup(and REALLY fun) car. Sure I made mistakes, I can easily point out my coned fastest run on East, and blowing the entry to the final sweeper my second run on West as costing me a shot at trophies… but I really think my takeaway from Nats this year was my head game.

Now looking ahead to East Coast Championships, I know keeping my head where it was at Nationals will at least keep me in the chase. It might not mean ultimate victory, but it means enjoying a really fun car on a REALLY fun track… and if I’m having fun it usually means I’m going fast. #NASANatshasstarted

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

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Watkin’s Glen – Aug 2016 – NASA NE Championships Test – #551 PTB/TTB Subaru STi

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His view

Staying close to your friends is important! Capture from @pyroteck’s video from his cool down lap… while I was just getting warmed up!

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Amy’s view

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

July 23-24 – Race Weekend – NASA NorthEast – Palmer Motorsports Park

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NASA NorthEast – Palmer Motorsports Park – Sunday TT Session 1 – #551 TTB Subaru WRX STi.  Dropped two seconds on Sunday. Still chasing a good time, tire pressures were a bit off and the setup wasn’t spot on so I was having to lift mid corner to get the nose to come around. I’ll take a 1:46.8, but I know there’s tons more time out there!

June 12, 2016 – Wicked Big Meet 2016 presented by Subaru of New England – Stafford Motor Speedway

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Wicked Big Meet 2016 presented by Subaru of New England – June 12, 2016 – Stafford Motor Speedway

Video: Chris Petruccio – Krispy Media

Music: Meric – Turn Back Time

Amy Dilks with Stripesracing Cameo @ 0:30-0:32