The team earns a Regional Championship in 2020 with Rob Krider completing an undefeated season in SCCA’s H-Street class. He finished the racing season with a PAX overall win at Fresno SCCA’s Round 12 five lap enduro race. Huge thanks to AEM Electronics, Carbotech Performance Brakes, Smart Racing Products alignment gear, Mishimoto cooling products, Motion Control Suspension dampeners, and Yokohoma tire for the sticky ADVAN A052 race tire.
The Wheel magazine was kind enough to run a feature story on Rob Krider and his racing efforts in the team’s 2019 Ford Fiesta ST, known as The FiST. The story covers Rob’s history in racing, his championships, the podcasts and television shows he has been featured on and his book Cadet Blues. The FiST rocks the DBL NKL9 license place to represent Double Nickel Nine Motorsports as well as Tactical Ops Brewing’s Double IPA of the same name. Check out the story HERE (page 6).
Double Nickel Nine Motorsports took on four races in a single day at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on October 11, 2020, and came away winning three out of four events. The Register was kind enough to do a writeup on the teams success and you can check out that story HERE.
The team dedicated their enduro victory to crew member and sponsor Darrel Price (J & B Farms) who is battling heart failure and cancer. The team signed the first place trophy and delivered it to Darrel in the hospital on Monday after the race.
The team is bringing out the whole circus for a NASA/SCCA combo weekend at Buttonwillow. Rob Krider and Keith Kramer will both compete in two Honda Challenge races in the #38 and #33 Acura Integras. they will share the team’s third car for a 3-hour enduro Saturday night for the WERC series, and Rob will run the FiST in the SCCA autocross held on the Kart track. How many trophies can the team bring home in one weekend? We will find out October 10-11, 2020.
After a year-long build/race series of stories for FordMuscle.com called The Way of the FiST following Double Nickel Nine Motorsports building and racing a 2019 Ford Fiesta ST, the final installment is published. The last column covers the team earning a podium finish at the SCCA RallyCross Nationals. Check out the story HERE.
Professional Indy car driver and driver coach extraordinaire, Ross Bentley, was gracious enough to have DNN Motorsports driver Rob Krider on the Speed Secrets Podcast (Episode 155). During the episode the two discuss each of their own car fire experiences and Rob touches on one of the things that has made DNN Motorsports National Champions: The Motorsports Triangle.
It is a great episode with lots of tips and tricks for amateur racing teams. Check out the episode HERE.
With the SCCA Solo Nationals scheduled for September in Lincoln, Nebraska, suddenly cancelled, the team switched it up at the last minute and transformed the Fiesta ST from tarmac to dirt and drove 25 hours to Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas, to compete in the 2020 SCCA DirtFish Rallycross National Championships.
At the event Rob Krider clawed his way up the standings during the two day event improving his times against the rest of the Stock Front Wheel Drive class (SF) and earned a podium finish by a mere 18 thousandths of a second on the very last run of the championships.
Then it was a mere 25 hour drive back to California, cruising through numerous sights like the Utah Salt Flats, bringing home some National Championship hardware for the team’s trophy case. A quick write-up of the results can be found HERE from the SCCA. A full wrap-up story can be found HERE from the Napa Valley Register.
With COVID-19 cancelling the NASA National Championships (where the team hoped to defend the their Honda Challenge title) the guys switched up and have been developing a Ford Fiesta ST for the SCCA Solo National Championships in the H-Street class.
This week, unfortunately, the SCCA Solo National Championships in Nebraska were cancelled as well due to COVID-19. With no National title to contend for the team decided to spend one very long day at the shop converting the Fiesta to rallycross specs. The team has competed in rallycross before, but not in the Fiesta.
Rob Krider will be dead-heading from California to Topeka, KS, this week in the Fiesta hoping to make it in time for tech inspection on Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be a two day rallycross event where the team will shoot for the top spot in the Stock Front (SF) class. To follow along with the road trip/race adventure check out the KriderRacing Instagram page HERE. You can also listen to the audio and view results of the 2020 DirtFish SCCA Rallycross National ChampionshipsHERE at RallyLive.
The Krider Racing Generations video shows Grandpa Jim Krider circle track racing in 1951 in Dinuba, CA, in a 1943 Ford. Twenty years later his son, Jim Krider, competed in autocross in a 1966 Ford Mustang at the Ford plant in Fremont, CA. Then, twenty years later Jim’s son Rob Krider, is shown drag racing a 1978 El Camino at Sears Point and autocrossing a 1977 MGB in Pleasanton, CA. The history of the family culminates in the team winning a road racing National Championship.
Host Mark Greene of the Cars Yeah podcast had Rob Krider on the show to talk racing championships, Double Down-the documentary, Cadet Blues-the novel, Double Nickel Nine IPA, and how Rob started in racing. Its a great episode filled with all sorts of behind the scenes knowledge of what makes DNN Motorsports stand on top of the podium. Check out the episode HERE. Or watch the video/slideshow version below with lots of awesome images and highlights from the team’s racing history.