Track days a significant departure from what people consider “normal”. Since my first time at the track (and still to this day) I pinch myself and ask “Am I really here? Can this really be happening? Whether you come for … Continue reading Top 15 First Track Day FAQ’s –
After the final event of the season, most racecars are driven (or pushed, or dragged) off the trailer, parked and generally forgotten about until a month before the first event. However, Race cars have a winterizing step that most HPDE … Continue reading Bleed your Cooling System the easy way – My Favorite tool
Our previous post covered my favorite site for Finding Track Days, but what about finding the nearest TRACK? Scenario 1: You’re new to Track Days/HPDE/ and Road Racing in general and want to see what tracks are near you. Scenario … Continue reading Every Road-Race Track IN THE WORLD* Highlighted on one google map.
Track Days are run at dozens of race tracks every (warm) weekend all over the country. Everyone can (and SHOULD) participate in some form of High Performance Driver Education. Getting on track takes little more than a car club membership, … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Find Track Days near you: HPDEJunkie.com
A couple months ago, my good friend at EJ2TrackRat was interviewed by the “Garage Heroes in Training” podcast. Since then I’ve been listening and catching up on a lot of their podcasts… then to my surprise, they reached out and … Continue reading Garage Heroes in Training Podcast – No Money Motorsports visits for a Guest Interview!
Spec Miata is the largest, most well-known class in amateur “Club” Racing. Drivers are drawn to the class for a myriad of reasons. The tight racing, large fields, low running costs, and support from Mazda, are just a few. Lately, … Continue reading Is Spec Miata (and spec racing in general) Affordable? How do costs compare to open classes?
What a year 2020 has been! I know what you are thinking. Covid blew my whole disposable income pile I and just realized my helmet rating is 10 years old! Do I need to buy a new helmet too?! Do … Continue reading How long is my SA2010 Helmet good for Track Days and Racing? When the new SNELL ratings take effect and what you should know.
Race tires age more like eggs than fine wine. I’ve made several posts about the importance of checking date codes when buying tires. But does tire age really matter? Anecdotal evidence is obviously anything but scientific… but sometimes these anecdotes … Continue reading Does Race tire age REALLY matter?
Hopefully you read the The 35 Gifts that Car enthusiasts and Track Day people actually want. Naturally, after writing part 1 I continued to see more and more exciting gift ideas. I also got some great feedback from readers, so here … Continue reading 11 More Holiday Gift Ideas for ACTUAL Racing and HPDE enthusiasts. Holiday Gift Guide: PART TWO
You Suck At Racing: A Crash Course for the Novice Driver by Ian Korf Hold the fluff, add extra snark. This entertaining book on racing skips the noise and jumps right into real tips on performance driving and racing…all while … Continue reading “You Suck At Racing” – A No Money Motorsports Book Review