Articles

Welcome to No Money Motorsports:

A great first place to start is:

The 15 MOST effective tips to SPEND LESS on Track Days and Racing. Maximize your Track Time.



Gift Guides/ Low budget shopping Lists:

Post 12.5 : How to build a Budget friendly race radio setup: 9 Essential pieces

Budget Racing Gear Shopping List – The 7 Essential items you need to go Wheel to Wheel Racing: Post 32

The 35 Gifts that Car enthusiasts and Track Day people actually want.

11 More Holiday Gift Ideas for ACTUAL Racing and HPDE enthusiasts. Holiday Gift Guide: PART TWO

11 Must have accessories for the home Tire Mounting & Balancing Machines

Bleed your Cooling System the easy way – My Favorite tool

“Door Donuts” Stickers – Share the love (and rubber) with some friends.


Articles for Beginners:

Post 2: How to drive your own car on a race track

Post 3: How to get Discounted and FREE track time

Every Road-Race Track IN THE WORLD* Highlighted on one google map.

The Easiest Way to Find Track Days near you: HPDEJunkie.com

Post 4: It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (1/3)- Autocross

Post 5: It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (2/3)- Sign up for a track day

Post 6: It’s time for you to get involved, NOW (3/3)- The “R” and “C” words

Post 9: Best budget track Car: 4 things to look for.

Post 10: Tortoise or the Hare – What is better, a fast car or a slow car?

Post 23: Don’t just be a fan, DO IT!

The 14 Racing Flags you NEED to know for HPDE: Post 36

7 simple tips to move up the HPDE ranks – and win HPDE in no time: Post 37


First Trackday Checklists:

Simple First Trackday checklist: Post 25

The 6 most important reasons why you shouldn’t modify your car before your first track day: Post 26

What to Expect at your first Track Day – “A Day in the life” – A Beginner’s HPDE Guide

Top 15 First Track Day FAQ’s –

The 15 most common reasons why cars fail tech inspection: Post 27

5 bonus tips for passing tech inspection at a track day: Post 28


Articles for Intermediate Drivers:

Post 14 : Become an Instructor; help the sport and get rewarded with track time.

Heat Checking- When it’s time to replace your brake rotors: Post 29

Drilled, Slotted, or Smooth Rotors- What is best for you? Post 30


General Trackday Articles:

Post 15: Bringing family to the track

Guest Post: Bring your own food to the track -Avoid the shock of overpriced mediocre food.

4 simple things you need to know buying Track Day Tires: Post 34

7 Tips for getting the most out of your Trackday tires: Post 35

How long is my SA2010 Helmet good for? When do the new SNELL ratings take effect

 


Racing on a Budget:

5 most important things to check when Buying used Race Tires – Your guide to buying Scrubs.

Post 7: Cut your own Vinyl Numbers, save money!

Post 8: Cutting your Own Vinyl Part II

Coffee Brake – Wrap your own helmet with leftover Vinyl

Post 11: Hobby Related Side Hustle

Post 12: 6 Reasons why race radios are worth the money.

Coffee Brake – Cell phones as race radios?

Post 13: Racing Prize Money: How To Win Contingency prizes

Post 21 : 4 Reasons to use your cell phone to record track video, and how to overcome any minor issues.

Post 24: 5 Reasons why Spec Miata is the best class in budget racing.

Is Spec Miata (and spec racing in general) Affordable? How do costs compare to open classes?

The Budget Safety Gear YOU need for Track Days and Racing: Post 31

Buying used Safety Gear: Which items are worth it, and which to avoid: Post 33

Does Race tire age REALLY matter?


Tow Vehicles and Trailers:

Post 16: 6 reasons to tow to the track

Post 16.5 The Best Budget Tow Vehicle, and why.

Post 17: Towing with Family SUV

Post 18: Towing with an Older SUV or Van

Post 20 : Truly Unique Haulers


Trackday Vocab:

Track Vocab: OPR

Track Vocab: OPR – Round 2

Track Vocab: DFL


Track Videos:

Coffee Brake – Autox Video

Coffee Brake – Fun in the rain

Coffee Brake: Fun Video

Coffee Brake: Glen video

Coffee Brake: The infamous SPARKS from bedding race brake pads. “No my car is not on fire, thank you.”

Coffee Brake: One example why track day tech inspection is important

Coffee Brake: Pocono Speedway video clip


Book Reviews:

“You Suck At Racing” – A No Money Motorsports Book Review