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Category - Katie’s Racing Line

All the latest insights regarding sports car racing across the world from SuperFan Katie Mech.

Carnivals and Racing

I am, without a doubt, a sports car racing girl at heart. It is what piqued my interest, it feeds my soul, and every sports car racing weekend ends with me waxing poetic about how absolutely incredible it was, how much I love the cars, the people...

The Great American Racing Party

REPUBLISHED FROM 2016 In exactly one week, one of the greatest North American racing traditions will begin. The campers will arrive, the elaborate set ups will be built, teams will unload future race winning cars, and the Twelve Hours of Sebring...

An Ode to the Racing Fan

In the two and a half weeks since the Rolex 24 Hours, I’ve struggled to find a unique take on the fantastic race we all witnessed. A fan favorite won after far too many years of being close to that top step, the Acura NSX impressed on its race...

Twice Around the Clock and You Can’t Stop

Originally published Jan 18, 2017 It seems completely insane that, two weeks from now, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will be done. The first race of the season will be over, drivers will have their Rolexes, and most of us will be going back to work...

Racing From Your Couch Survival Guide

Originally published Jan 26, 2016 Happy Rolex 24 Week! The off season is just about over and as some of us get ready for the long race weekend, I know there are plenty of you who are looking forward to getting through the work week to watch the race...

Kussmaul Chronicles – A Must Read for Racing Fans

I am a firm believer that, as a racing fan, it is really important to understand the history of the sport. In the past, that has meant reading every book I could get my hand on about Le Mans, the Daytona 24 Hour, the Indy 500, and especially Formula...

Roller Coasters and Thanksgiving

Sometimes, I wish someone had warned me that to be a racing fan, I had to be able to accept change, to go with the flow, to take the bad news with the good news, and to keep a level head in the face of my favorite teams or drivers retiring or...

Everything’s Greater (And Hotter) in Texas

“Welcome to the biggest and greatest sports car event in North America.” It was a moment that got a groan out of a couple of people in the grandstands and a snort from a lot of people on Twitter. The sun was beating down on an exhausted crowd as...

That New Car Smell

As much as we all hate to admit it, it’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when the racing is winding down, and the announcers say things like, “with only three races left in this championship.” If you’re like me, you...