Practice Day at Sebring in MX5 Cup Car

I recently returned from a Skip Barber Racing School at Sebring International Raceway. The last time I was in a race car was 13 years ago at Road Atlanta. The five days spent in racing school at Sebring really helped me get reacquainted to threshold trail braking, line reading, and, most importantly, helped me stop being “an early apexing scumbag”. (Thanks Bruce for the great one liners!)

The Skip Barber race school at Sebring was an amazing experience. The instructors, Bruce MacInnes, Paul Brand, Don Kutchall, and, last but definitely not least, Divina Galica, were all absolutely amazing and inspiring. All were extremely well accomplished racers with backgrounds ranging from Formula Ford and Formula 1, to sports cars and Semi-truck racing. It was a great honor to be getting feed back and advice from such accomplished racers. I not only learned a TON about racing, but I also picked up some good one liners that only come from years of hanging around race paddocks… Thanks again Bruce, Paul, Don and Divina!
I’m excited to head back to Road Atlanta this coming week to spend two days in the Mazda Formula cars and start gearing up for the races back in Sebring in mid January. The main goal of mine is to do well at the IndyCar Academy Shootout in mid January at Sebring. There is some amazing talent in these races, so this shootout is going to be quite challenging to say the least!

Check out an in-car video from a practice lap at Sebring International Raceway in the Mazda MX5 Cup Car.

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Hutton and Smith Beer on tap at Spectruss Office!

Hutton-and-smithOne of the best beers ever

is on tap at the Spectruss office! The new kegerator is installed and the CO2 has finally settled in, so stop by and have a beer on us! On tap now is Hutton and Smith’s Plutonic Pale and it is delicious!

Hutton and Smith Brewery describes the Plutonic Pale like this:

“Our Pro-am winner has a clean malt back bone that highlights a big citrus nose.  A very american pale ale that finishes with medium plus bitterness. “

We got one of the last kegs of this beer in the city, so don’t miss your chance to try it before it’s gone!



Website Launched – CityScope Food and Drink

This week here at Spectruss, the popular local magazine CityScope gets an online face-lift for their “Food and Drink” magazine. CityScope is a Chattanooga-based magazine with many annual and seasonal magazine releases to multiple scenes around the local area, including:  Football, Business, Home & Design, Health, to name a few.

With the launch of the new website through Spectruss, the team at CityScope now has easy control of their front-end website appearance through a personalized WordPress back-end. This is the first website rollout for what will be several websites to embody their brand. The new website features a content management system that will allow CityScope to plug in their own content and take control of what appears on the website.

Spectruss is now beginning development on the “Moth Ball by CityScope” website, which is a great benefit event put on by CityScope and the women of Chattanooga. With that underway, Spectruss is excited to add another great website to the Chattanooga website design community.

For a firsthand look at the new site, head over to: