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 Championships HERE 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.
The Uber To The Pits Podcast usually has big name professional racing driver guests like Tommy Kendall, Lyn St. James, and Willy T. Ribbs. But, for some unknown reason they decided to lower their standards and interview DNN Motorsports racing driver Rob Krider. On the show Rob talked about how he started in racing, his Honda Challenge National Championships, the team’s documentary film Double Down, Tactical Ops Brewing’s delicious Double Nickel Nine IPA, and his novel Cadet Blues. And, of course, their was plenty of time to tell a few funny stories about the insane antics of the team’s volunteer pit crew. You can enjoy the show on Spotify, iTunes, or where ever you listen to podcasts or check out the YouTube video below.
Double Nickel Nine Motorsports’ Rob Krider was a featured guest on Episode 101 of the Garage Heroes In Training Podcast. To check out the really complimentary write up on Rob from the folks at GHIT and/or listen the episode click HERE. The podcast covered some interesting topics about the team’s start in the 24 Hours of LeMons and their path to winning the Honda Challenge National Championship. Enjoy the show!
Technik Podcast host, Peter Hopelain, had DNN Motorsports driver, Rob Krider, on the show to discuss the current racing landscape and share stories about his rise from local autocrosses to a road racing national championship. Check out the show for a good listen.
The Double Nickel Motorsports team has been enjoying an enormous amount of success in NASA’s Honda Challenge series and are currently on a four year winning streak at the championships. Not only has the team won the top Honda Challenge 4 championship race in the country four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) the team’s cars, #38 and #33, have both been on the podium all four years. Rob Krider and Keith Kramer have accomplished something incredibly difficult in racing. The video above gives the history of the team, their connection to the Acura Integra DA chassis, details on the streak and their performance at the 2019 NASA National Championships at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The streak has also been covered by TURNology which you can see HERE.