Do you need Drilled, Slotted, or Smooth Brake rotors for your car? Don’t get caught up in the hype and make the mistake of buying the wrong type for your car. We go over the function, pros, and cons of each option. Continue reading Drilled, Slotted, or Smooth Rotors- What is best for you? Post 30
When is it time to replace cracked brake rotors? If you’re ever in the mall parking lot and see a stickered up car that looks like a track car… A peek at the brake rotors may be one way to … Continue reading Heat Checking- When it’s time to replace your brake rotors: Post 29
Last post we discussed the 15 most common reasons for HPDE Tech inspection failures. The post generated some great discussion and a few more suggestions came up, here’s 5 more. 5: Pins in harness clips: Race Harnesses are secured to … Continue reading 5 bonus tips for passing tech inspection at a track day: Post 28
15 of the most common problems that our local tech inspectors find; from minor quick fixes to weekend ending issues. No one wants to show up at HPDE tech inspection only to be sent away to fix a few items, or worse- sent home. Continue reading The 15 most common reasons why cars fail tech inspection: Post 27
Whether you have a roadster, factory built performance car, family sedan, or fuel sipping economy car; this post will discuss why you shouldn’t do any upgrades to it before coming to the track. Continue reading The 6 most important reasons why you shouldn’t modify your car before your first track day: Post 26
I often see people post “I’m signing up for my first track day this summer, I plan on doing these upgrades, what else should I do?”
The short answer is, don’t upgrade a thing. Check out this simple list, make sure your maintenance is up to date and save your money for more track days, brakes, and tires. Continue reading Simple First Trackday checklist: Don’t forget these important items for your big day! (And some to NOT stress about)
I’m not a big sports fan. I had a baseball and football phase, but since I began doing Track Days I have a hard time getting into watching and rooting for other people playing games. There’s nothing wrong with being … Continue reading Post 23: Don’t just be a fan, DO IT!
The “C” word: Crash The old fear of “wrecking your car” is certainly a scary one. First: are you covered? Probably not. Car insurance companies have wizened up to track days and have rewritten policies to make sure they exclude … Continue reading Performance Driving: It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (3/3)- The “R” and “C” words, Don’t be scared off!
Just shut up and show up. Part2: Track Days Hopefully you already do track days, If not, what are you waiting for? Us track “regulars” have heard countless excuses from those “car people” friends who never seem to make it … Continue reading Sign up for a track day! It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (2/3)- Post 5:
Part1: Autocross There are plenty of forms of motorsports to make that jump from fan to driver. My own path started with autocross. Autocross is a great way to get started. While race tracks are usually far away from big … Continue reading Performance Driving – It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (1/3)- Autocross