Fuel jugs can be one of those unexpected “Oh yeah” expenses if you’re making the jump from driving your car to the track, to trailering it. It’s safe to say that most track cars transported on trailers no longer have … Continue reading Fuel Jugs for the track – Do you need expensive Fast-Flow or can you use what’s already in your shed?
Online conversations about Spec Miata are often steered by a few voices at the utmost top of the class. Prep shops and top drivers flaunt their impressive resumes and hard earned experience to show they are the end-all for Spec … Continue reading Ultimate Spec Miata Handbook for BUDGET racers
EDIT: Dangit, Bill sold out his entire “lifetime sized” order in a couple months. Last estimate I heard is April 2023 for more availability: I’ll update this post when they’re available again! For now, 1320 performance studs are in stock … Continue reading An Alternative Miata Wheel Stud Source – Dfuser Motorsports – Affordable, Available, and from a Racer.
UPDATE: These studs seem to be coming in and out of availability as are so many parts currently. My other favorite source, Dfuser Motorsports is several months out (as of 9/2022), so these are back as my top recommendation. This … Continue reading Is there an Alternative to pricey, backordered Wheel Studs? – Another source.
It is possible to go wheel-to-wheel racing while staying at or below $1,500 for all your gear: Without compromising safety. Continue reading The Budget Safety Gear YOU need for Track Days and Racing: Post 31
In racing, action cameras have gone from rare, to regular, to required. General track days may not require cameras, but more and more people are using them. For an outright beginner, a camera can be an unneeded distraction, but they … Continue reading 4 Reasons to use your cell phone to record track video, and how to overcome any minor issues.
This week we’re doing something a bit different. We have a guest writer: NASA Honda Challenge Racer, Volunteer extraordinaire, and generally nice guy Steve Simmons shared his love story with his spare toy/tow vehicle, Jeep Grand Cherokee. Enjoy The … Continue reading Post 19: Steve’s Cheep Jeep
My last post may have been surprising to many of my readers… How could a blog about not spending money possibly suggest buying new or nearly new SUV’s for at least $30,000-60,000+? Let’s get back to our roots with this … Continue reading Towing to the track with an Older SUV or Van
Most of my beginner level posts have centered on my: “Just shut up and drive” mantra. Even if you have an affordable track car, track day entry fees are not small change at around $300 per day. Becoming an instructor … Continue reading Become an HPDE Instructor; help the sport and get rewarded with track time.
Racecar communication systems provide an undeniable competitive advantage. I went forward with piecing together a cheap system for less than $150 total, a fraction a cost of the name brand kits. Continue reading How to build a Budget friendly race radio setup – 3 Essential pieces to get going for WAY less than you think