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

The Empty Spot on the Grid

I have never been a sports person. Growing up, I didn’t like football because I thought it was just grown men tackling each other. Hockey seemed like a bunch of guys getting into fights with sticks. I didn’t like boxing or wrestling. Even...

#FollowFriday Le Mans Special

PHOTO: © Nick Dungan – AdrenalMedia.com It’s an epic list for an epic race, this is Katie Mech’s #FollowFriday list for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Katie has curated a list of great personalities in the European Le Mans Series...

Dolla Dolla Bills, y’all (Race Edition)

One of the most common complaints I hear every race is, “It looks like there’s no one there.” I see it on Twitter when I’m actually at a race, surrounded by people. I think it myself when I’m watching a race (like the Monterey...

A Fan for 24 Hours Should be a Fan for Life

Rule number one of the Rolex 24: don’t attend while sick with food poisoning. In fact, just don’t get food poisoning. Rule number two: Whether or not you have food poisoning, remember that this is an unpredictable race where anything and...

Can We Go Racing Yet?

Am I the only person who judges the passage of time by race seasons? My year starts and begins with races, but even I have found myself wondering how 2015 went so fast. Has it really been a year since I stayed up for forty-three hours straight with...

You’re Going to Want to Pay Attention in 2016

Today was special. Today was one of those days that will go down in North American sportscar racing history. Today has made me pretty confident in this statement: 2016 is going to be the best year to date of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar...

The Traveling Circus Comes to Town

Over the last few years, I have slowly but steadily lost interest in F1, the series that is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsports, the final frontier for the greatest drivers in the world, the zenith of a driver's career. Formula One is...

The Best Racing on the Planet

I've been thinking this for awhile, but Fuji really sealed the deal for me. I mean, I had a plan for staying up all six hours. I pull all nighters all the time, and I'm a firm believer in my coffee to energy drink ratio (tried and tested during Le...

Welcome to Katie’s Racing Line

Hi! Welcome to Katie's Racing Line. I'm Katie Mech and this will be my corner of the universe, and hopefully the place you can come for a fan's view of racing, tracks, and all the adventures that come with being a special brand of crazy racing...