The team is Scott and Kieran in 2014. Scott and Kieran both started to drive karts in 2009 in SCCA Solo events, with Kieran moving up to the JB class in 2010. Killeen drove in 2010 and 2011, but officially retired toward the end of the season. Sinea started in the kid kart in 2012 but the schedule and her maturity didn't match up so she's taken the season off. With the move to Eastern Tennessee, there are no local regions with an JC program, so Sinea will have to wait for another 2 seasons before she can drive again.
For 2013 and beyond, Kieran switched to a Briggs World Formula motor from the KT100s he had for the previous 2.5 years in JB. It is a 4-stroke so more torque off the line, but a need to stay on the gas as often as possible. He's had experience with that from the clone motors he ran in autox and sprint racing at NJMP. In 2014 he moves up to JA where he gets to go faster and quicker.
In 2011 we added a big toy hauler that we can use for camping, etc, at big events. 28' of good lovin'!
I have been autoxing for about 9 years with the South Jersey, Philadelphia, and North Jersey SCCA regions, and now with East Tennessee Region. So far I've owned and autoxed the following cars:
We're doing a lot more national SCCA events since our "local" events are 100 miles away in Knoxville. The closest sprint kart track here is 3 hours away in Mooresville, NC. It's a brand new facility called the GoPro Motorplex and the track is a clone of a famous Italian kart track where many champions have raced, but with excellent elevation changes. It is a wonderful facility that we've tried out a few times. Kieran is very fast in all but one corner he's still figuring out. Without his restrictor he's only about 5 seconds behind me on a 58 sec track.
In 2013 we focused on National-level competition, hitting anything within about 8-10 hours, plus Lincoln for Spring Nationals over Memorial Day weekend. Due to the school schedule here in Kingsport, Fall Nationals (and the ProSolo Finale) are no longer in the cards for both of us. In 2014 we'll be focusing on National-level events again, with me tentatively scheduling 10-12 events, including the big shows in Lincoln (for me at least).
The family is also interested in watching lots of racing, especially Formula One and any/all sports car racing (USCar, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Australian V8 supercars, SCCA Speed World Challenge, etc). Scott Pruett and Randy Pobst are my racing heroes. The kids tend to like whomever is leading the race at the moment...