Around the holidays, dozens of “Best car guy/gal gifts” articles appear… just in time for requests for wish lists from the significant other and parents. The articles I find are always full of car wax, $300 leather motoring gloves, car … Continue reading The 37 Gifts that Car enthusiasts and Track Day people actually want.
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.
No matter how we spin it, Track Days are an expensive hobby. It takes some serious cash to be able to participate, but if you are wise with your spending you can stretch your dollar and get a lot more … Continue reading The 15 MOST effective tips to SPEND LESS on Track Days and Racing. Maximize your Track Time.
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.
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.
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
Cue the angry mobs! Let the forum “experts” converge!!!! Let’s discuss directional tires…specifically, running them…. backwards. If you ask this question on a car forum, you may hear from a bunch of “Experts” touting their expert knowledge that if a … Continue reading Can you run a Directional Tire Backwards?
Track Day circles have quite a few questions that always spark a lively debate. “What brake pads are the best?” is one that always pits multiple parties against each other, each claiming their favorite brand is a gift from the … Continue reading Racecar Tire Valve Stems – Rubber or Aluminum? Don’t ruin your day with the wrong choice.
5 things to check when buying used race tires: Your guide to buying “Scrubs” There are two words often said when buying Racing tires. Stickers and Scrubs. Stickers are new tires, named for the stickers and labels manufacturers put on … Continue reading 5 most important things to check when Buying used Race Tires – Your guide to buying Scrubs.