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. Racer magazine even covered our road trip event HERE.
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.