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 that everyone racing cars has “sponsors”. From NASCAR, to Club Racing, … 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
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?
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 can … Continue reading Does Race tire age REALLY matter?
Tires are one of the biggest expenses with track days and racing. As the only piece of your car that touches the track (hopefully), they are also one of the most important parts. If you are on a tight budget, … Continue reading 5 most important things to check when Buying used Race Tires – Your guide to buying Scrubs.