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Four-Cylinder Racing Is The American Dream

There is a dream in America, that the little can become great. That the ordinary has a chance to live out its potential to be powerful and groundbreaking. That dream is four-cylinder racing.

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Travis Pastrana, the four-time Rally America champion (and Nitro Circus founder and stuntman and NASCAR driver and motocross/supercross/freestyle rider) will be here on Jalopnik at 1:30 EST to answer any questions you have! Update: Pastrana got too tied up before this weekend's New England Forest Rally, and the Q&A is gonna be delayed.

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If You Forgot How To Start Your Porsche 917, Read This Refresher

It happens. Sometimes we forget how to start our Porsche 917Ks. But it’s ok, thanks to this handy guide on the exact starting procedure of a 917 from Canepa.

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How good is a NASCAR driver at karting?

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What It's Really Like To Crash Your Race Car

The gearbox seized, the car plowed straight, and the tree did the rest.

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[A Nissan Sunny Coupé competes in the Japan Alpine Rally, September 1969. Looks comfortable. Photo Credit: Nissan]

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[The little Nissan Violet managed to finish fourth in '81 1000 Lakes Rally (now Rally Finland). The car didn't have the outright performance, but it was tough enough to survive the huge yumps of the course. Photo Credit: Nissan]

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You have a long track with difficult communication, many different flags and slow zones, and drivers of all levels of ability, or lack thereof. All of that came together in this one crash at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring yesterday.

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[Let me be brief: this flame-spitting silhouette Skyline at Tsukuba, 1984 approaches automotive perfection. Read more about this very car, an inspiration for modern tuner monsters right here at Speedhunters. Photo Credit: Nissan]

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