How to be a sprint race radio spotter: Radio spotters are expected in professional racing like NASCAR, but they are a surprisingly helpful resource during even a club level sprint-race. How? What can spotters do during a Sprint Race? The … Continue reading How to be a Sprint-Racing Radio Spotter
Over the last few years, I’ve both implied and said it explicitly: Spec Classes are THE way to go if you want to go racing, with VERY few exceptions. The affordability of spec classes makes them more attainable, so there … Continue reading Spec Miata vs Spec E30 – Which is the BEST spec racing class? 13 factors to see what is best.
Spec Miata Resource List: Trackbox Spares Most track junkies spend all of their “normal” life just waiting for their time to head to the track. While most weekends go off without a hitch, the occasional problem can become a serious … Continue reading The Ultimate Must-Have Spares List for Spec Miata – 33 things I make sure to pack (and a few that I don’t)
Fulfilling your dream of RACING is not as hard (or expensive) as you may think Two common questions I get are “How do I get sponsors?” (which I answered HERE) and “How can I get a license and go RACING“. … Continue reading How to go RACING – 4 Popular paths to earning a competition racing license.
Common among track days beginners are cars with noses taped up like they’re about to duel with a sandblaster. There’s nothing wrong with this, and I don’t blame them for wishing to protect their pride and joy… but I don’t … Continue reading Windshield chipped on at a Track Day? Save it for CHEAP before it’s too late with the best cheap Windshield Repair Kit
Brakes are THE most important system on your vehicle (Safety gear is a close second). Engines are important, but if yours doesn’t work, you just can’t get moving…. oh well. If you have brake issues, you can’t slow down. However, … Continue reading The 17 BIGGEST mistakes you can make with your brakes on (And off) track
Sponsorship. I’m going to open this post with a hard Truth: Road Racing “Sponsors” are NOTHING like what 99% of people think they are. Everyone from the outside thinks we all have “sponsors”. Many people think sponsorship is easy: Company … Continue reading Racing Sponsors. How it REALLY works, what it really is, and how to get it.
I was having a conversation with a friend who thinks that I am very good driver (much too generously on his end). He claims I am held back by not having and maintaining a top prepped engine for my class, … Continue reading No Money Motorsports Tip #1 – The Money Spent to Fun ratio.
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
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