Award Season Is Here!

Rob Krider and Sara Krider at the 2022 SCCA Awards Banquet.

The Fresno Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, San Francisco Region awarded Rob Krider with a plaque for outstanding dedication and sportsmanship for his efforts with the club along with a framed portion of The Wheel magazine which detailed the success of the Krider Classic 100. The event was such a hit Rob and the crew from Double Nickel Nine Motorsports will be hosting the second annual KC100 on July 15, 2023, at the Fresno Fairgrounds. This award, titled “The Rob Krider” award, will be an annual award given to a club member, with Rob being the first to receive it. “This is a huge honor for sure, and was really unexpected,” said Rob. “I’ll proudly display it at our shop.” This award just added to the accolades Rob received in 2022: a jacket for winning the American Autocross Series S-4 Championship, four SCCA National Tour plaques, and the trophy for winning the H-Street Points National Tour title from the SCCA. “What can I say?” said Rob, “It was another great year for DNN Motorsports.” SCCA also recognized Rob’s achievement in the 2023 SCCA National Tour Series where he won four tours and the H-Street National Points Championship. Check out the story: 31 Driver’s Clinch SCCA Solo National Tour Points Titles.

Krider Classic 100

Krider Classic Group Shot

The inaugural Krider Classic 100 Automobile Race was hosted on November 12, 2022, in conjunction with the Sports Car Club of America, San Francisco Region, Fresno Chapter. The dynamic autocross event combined adrenaline filled time trial driving competition with the pageantry of a Formula 1 style podium celebration and special awards harkening back to the hey days of 60s car culture and road rallye events. All drivers were treated to event specific embroidered patches, printed track maps and Krider Classic 100 stickers for each of the racecars. And the fastest drivers earned Krider Classic 100 plate trophies.

While on track each of the racing drivers were competing for their individual class wins (or a podium finish), as well as the Top Time of the Day (TTOD) title and Top PAX honors. PAX is an index which allows different classed cars with different horsepower ratings to compete against each other (allowing a Honda Civic to have a shot against a GT4 Porsche). Rumor has it PAX was invented by slow drivers who want to feel fast. Regardless of the humble beginnings of PAX, at the end of the day, there could only be one overall Top PAX winner. And that winner would win the gold plate and a gold watch. Aside from the racing competition trophies there were also numerous special awards to be earned during the event.

Special awards were won by the following competitors:

TTOD (Top Time of Day, fastest overall around the course): Ric Quinonez, 2020 Shark Stealth

Best Car (cool looking, cleanest and driven hard): Adam Zakarian, 2019 Porsche 911 GTS

Cone Slayer Award (smashed more cones than anyone): James West, 1966 Chevrolet El Camino

Traveler Award (drove the most miles to race, 213 miles): Bill Marlow, 2015 Honda Civic Si HFP

Best Crap Can (ratty, rough, but still fast): Alex Wood, 1997 Honda Civic

Best Leg In The Air Award (three wheel motion, rear wheel up high): Paochoua Vang, 1994 Nissan Sentra SE-R

Fastest Lady (quickest girl around the course): Eileen Blando, 2020 Shark Stealth

DFL (Dead #$&!ing Last): Gary Lieb, 1994 Mazda Miata

During the obligatory driver’s meeting the competitors surprised the Director of Social Activities, Rob Krider, with face cut outs which were later taped to passenger seat headrests so Rob could go on ride-a-longs around the race course all day long. The Star-Spangled Banner was played and then the official call for “Gentlemen, and Ladies, Start Your ENGINES!!!” which came in via cellphone all the way from Maryland by the patriarch of the Krider Racing family, Jim Krider. At 9:00 a.m. sharp the engines of the cars in the first run group growled to life. It was time to kick the tires and light the fires!

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Krider Wins Fourth SCCA National Tour in 2022

Rob Krider narrowly misses a cone on his way to another victory in the Tire Rack SCCA National Tour series.

Double Nickel Nine Motorsports driver Rob Krider picked up his fourth victory in the 2022 SCCA National Tour series after a win in Packwood, Washington. Rob had victories in California, Nevada, and Indiana and his fourth victory in Washington gave him the H-Street National Points victory. Next, he will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the National Championships in September. The Napa Valley Register provided a nice write up on the national points chase. Check out the story HERE.

Rob Krider Wins 3rd SCCA National Tour in 2022

Double Nickel Nine Motorsports driver, Rob Krider, flew into Indianapolis, borrowed a car from Sam Karp and won the 2022 SCCA National Tour in Peru, Indiana at Grissom Air Base. This was Rob’s third SCCA National Tour victory in 2022 after wins in Las Vegas in Nevada and Crows Landing in California. The Sports Car Club of America did a quick write up on Rob’s H-Street victory HERE. This third win gave Rob Krider the points lead for the National Championship points chase for the 2022 season in H-Street. To read Rob’s Confessions of a Cone Slayer article about the adventure go to page 6 on this link HERE for The Wheel Magazine.

2021 SCCA San Francisco Region Champions!

Rob Krider throws the left rear wheel high into the air as he slides the Honda Civic around an apex cone on his way to capture the 2021 S4 Championship.

Rob Krider has earned the title of 2021 Sports Car Club of America San Francisco Region S4 Class Champion after getting the podium finishes he needed during the last event of the 2021 racing season. The S4 class is a combined group of competition between H-Street and G-Street cars. This victory is Rob Krider’s tenth lifetime racing championship. Brothers Randy and Rob Krider shared driving duties during the two day event at Crows Landing. The Honda Civic Si was flying on every run. The season long championship was made possible thanks to support from Yokohama Tire, Smart Racing Products, Autopower Safety Equipment, Carbotech Performance Brakes, Motion Control Suspension, Sanger Tire, I/O Port Racing Supplies, Bay Area Express Deliver, Cadet Blues The Novel, and Tactical Ops Brewing. Check out the write up on the championship at The Register.

Randy Krider set fastest time in S4 by 12 thousandths of a second.