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BracketLife Broadcast

BracketLife Broadcast

By Brandon Barker & Andrew Stirk
BracketLife Broadcast is a LIVE show hosted by bracket racers Brandon Barker & Andrew Stirk. Every second Tuesday, they discuss relevant drag racing topics geared specifically towards Canadian Drag Racers – and there is no topic off limits! Brandon & Andrew share their commentary and even bring special guests on the show who they believe are making a name for themselves in Canadian Drag Racing. If you're looking for entertaining content that will get you fired up about Canadian Drag Racing – all you need to do is hit play!
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Successfully Crossing the Canada/USA Border, Fall Fling Convoy | Ep. 19
With the travel restrictions finally loosened, and Canadian racers looking to head South to go racing, we have been asked by listeners to share our border crossing tips! Which comes at the perfect time, as so many Canadians are getting ready to head to the Fall Fling in Bristol, TN. Thank you to our supporters: PRO-1 SAFETY CANADA https://pro1safety.ca MID-DAY SQUARES DISCOUNT CODE: 'RACHELB15' https://www.middaysquares.com ________________________________________________________________________________ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis.... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Email List: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/630e6d... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife.... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB.... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:11:18
September 14, 2022
660 Sportsman Nationals, Western Summer Classic, Napierville 10K Race Recap ft. Travis Ringguth | Ep. 18
We are back to regularly scheduled programming which includes recapping some of Canada's largest big money bracket races of the 2022 season. Sit down with Brandon, Andrew and special guest, Travis Ringguth, to hear their take on the last month of Canadian Bracket Racing! Thank you to our supporters: OGILVIE'S AUTO & FLEET SERVICE https://ogilviesauto.com MID-DAY SQUARES DISCOUNT CODE: 'RACHELB15' https://www.middaysquares.com ________________________________________________________________________________ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Email List: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/630e6de52812b898e99a92a5?fbclid=IwAR16EFcNfhPA_J20ZE2ADMLwyjZcNkywOnPKiU0nHoV9mElJZ9z9AW7Gzdk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:15:41
August 31, 2022
The 2022 Summer Fling Is Coming Up (with Peter Biondo) | Ep. 17
Brandon & Andrew have the privilege to sit down with Peter Biondo himself to discuss his upcoming Summer Fling event in Columbus, Ohio and why you want to be there! Mark your calendars for September 6-10, 2022 – this is an event you won't want to miss out on! Thank you to our supporters: PETER BIONDO & THE FLING TEAM https://www.bracketraces.com MID-DAY SQUARES DISCOUNT CODE: 'RACHELB15' https://www.middaysquares.com ________________________________________________________________________________ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:06:30
August 24, 2022
Mid-Michigan Recap, Upcoming 660 Sportsman Nationals & Western Summer Classic | Ep. 16
It's the biggest and busiest month of the year for Canadian Bracket Racing! Brandon & Andrew share an update on the Western Summer Classic in Medicine Hat, AB, which will be taking place on August 26th - 28th. They also had a chance to bring Drew Buchner, promoter of the 660 Sportsman Nationals, onto the show to give everyone the run down for this weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex. Plus, Brandon will be recapping his weekend at the World Super Pro Challenge where he won the Friday $10,000 race! Thank you to our supporters: OGILVIE'S AUTO & FLEET SERVICE https://ogilviesauto.com MID-DAY SQUARES DISCOUNT CODE: 'RACHELB15' https://www.middaysquares.com ________________________________________________________________________________ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:11:13
August 17, 2022
Bracket Bonanza Race Week Recap | Ep. 15
After 11 days at the race track – we have a lot to discuss! Join Andrew on his first SOLO podcast as he breaks down what went down at the 41st Annual Bracket Bonanza Race Week! And for those who are still confused about all of the bacon talk, Andrew finally got to taste it, and will let us know what he thinks! _________________________________________________________________________________ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
45:34
August 08, 2022
A Preview Into Bracket Bonanza Race Week & Discussion on ARC Modules | Ep. 14
Things are gearing up for the 41st Annual Bracket Bonanza – the FIRST ever 4-Day Event in Canada! Brandon and Andrew will be breaking down the entire weeks worth of activities, and what they are looking forward to most about the event! + a bonus discussion on ARC Modules in Ontario! What are they? Are racers using them? Should we be concerned about them at our local tracks? ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:02:44
July 20, 2022
Canadian Racing Recap, Bill Bader Sr. Tribute ft. Craig Johnson | Ep. 13
Canadian Bracket Racing is ON FIRE and we've got a lot to discuss this week! Including: the Oil City Classic event (Edmonton, AB), Nitro Nationals event (Toronto, ON), Summer Bracket Super Tour event (Luskville, QC), Grand Bend Canada Day event (Grand Bend, ON), and the Doorwarz event (Mission, BC). PLUS a special tribute to Β Bill Bader Sr. – a man who has made a tremendous impact on Canadian Drag Racing! ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:23:57
July 06, 2022
Goal Setting For Your Racing Program | Ep. 12
Brandon & Andrew are discussing goal setting for your racing program. How do you set goals? Why should you set goals? How do you measure/track your progress towards your goals? If you need help defining and setting personal goals for your racing program, this episode is for you. ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
59:48
June 22, 2022
How Has Live Streaming Impacted The Sport of Drag Racing? ft. Travis Ringguth & Ryan O'Connor | Ep. 11
Brandon & Andrew start off by welcoming Travis Ringguth and Ryan O'Connor to the show. Ryan is a young western Canadian bracket racer who is making a name for himself on track! He shares how he first got into the sport of drag racing and what he has done to create a successful racing career for himself.Β  As the episode progresses, the boys begin discussing the impact of live streaming events, their personal experiences live streaming their own races, and how it has changed the sport over the last couple of years. ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:18:32
June 09, 2022
The 2022 Season Has Officially Kicked Off! | Ep. 10
The 2022 Race Season has officially started! Brandon & Andrew kick off the show with the Canadian Countdown and spend the entirety of the show sharing the results and everything that has happened in the Canadian Drag Racing scene over the last couple of weeks! ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
54:52
June 09, 2022
Should Local Racers Go Try To Compete At Big Money Bracket Races? | Ep. 9
A couple weeks ago, we got a question from a viewer: Is it worth my time to go compete at a big money bracket race, if I haven't ever raced on this level before? On this episode, Brandon & Andrew address this question from their personal experience of competing at big money races and why it may or may not be worth your time to go. If you are looking for a confidence booster to step into big money bracket racing, this episode is for you. ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:02:32
June 09, 2022
Controversial Drag Racing Topics | Ep. 8
Brandon & Andrew are opening up a can of worms and discussing all sorts of controversial topics: 1) Double Entries – Should this be allowed? Do double entered drivers have an advantage or disadvantage? 2) Split Ladders – Should local race tracks split door cars and dragsters? Would this increase car counts? 3) Switching Cars During A Race – Should this be allowed at local race tracks?Β  4) True Start – Is True Start better/fair? 5) Buybacks OR Re-Entry Round – What do you like better? Will you go to a race with buybacks over the re-entry round or vice versa? ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:02:39
June 09, 2022
Class Racing vs. Bracket Racing | Ep. 7
I know what you're thinking... but this is not a conversation about NHRA vs. Bracket Racing!! Brandon & Andrew tackle both types of racing and explain how they change their approach/ setup depending on what category they are racing in that weekend. They also discuss where you can go to class race in Canada and what motivates racers to choose class racing over bracket racing or vice versa. ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
58:18
June 09, 2022
The Impact of Jr. Dragster Programs ft. Travis Ringguth | Ep. 6
How has the addition of Jr. Dragster's impacted the sport of Drag Racing? Brandon and Andrew share their personal experiences as jr. drivers, while Travis touches on what it was like to start drag racing, having never raced a jr. dragster prior. Β  Do junior dragster retirees have a head start over those who never raced juniors?Β  What is the transition like for junior dragster drivers moving up into the adult classes? How beneficial are junior dragster mentorship programs? Should every race track have one? All great questions that Brandon, Andrew and Travis discuss! This is an episode you don't want to miss out on! ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:03:11
June 09, 2022
The Do's and Don'ts of Points Series | Ep. 5
Brandon and Andrew discuss the do's and don'ts of points series. What attracts you to join a point series? What pushes you away? How many chances do you have to win? Will the potential winnings outweigh your expenses to get there? All great questions that Brandon & Andrew tackle on this episode! ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:01:30
June 09, 2022
Super Pro & Top Bulb Tech | Ep. 4
Brandon & Andrew bring everyone up to speed on the latest in Canadian Drag Racing & Super Pro/Top Bulb Tech. Not 'tech' as in expired seat belts, chassis certifications, etc... but actual technology! Ultimately a conversation on how much technology has advanced in race cars over the years! ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
55:52
June 09, 2022
Footbrake vs. Top Bulb Racing ft. Michael Beard | Ep. 3
Brandon & Andrew sit down with Michael Beard from Loose Rocker Promotions, Inc. After sparking controversy over his new rules changes (ex. banning electric cars) for the 2022 Loose Rocker Promotions events this year, Michael breaks down what has happened leading up to these changes and why he ultimately made the decision to change his series' rules. Michael also discusses the state of bottom bulb (trans brake/no delay box) racing and where you can find big money bottom bulb races in the United States. Just because they aren't featured on MotorManiaTV, doesn't mean they aren't happening. ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
01:05:48
June 09, 2022
Western Canadian Drag Racing with Travis Ringguth | Ep. 2
Brandon & Andrew sit down with Alberta's very own, Travis Ringguth! As a Western Canadian Racer and Promoter, Travis shares what it's like to race in Western Canada and what we can expect from T&T Motorsports this year for The Classics Shootout Races/Series.Β  ______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com​​​​​​​​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
54:44
June 08, 2022
Introduction | Welcome to Our First BracketLife Broadcast | Ep. 1
Welcome to Episode #1 of BracketLife Broadcast with your co-hosts Brandon Barker & Andrew Stirk! Our hope for this show is to shine a light on Canadian Drag Racing and celebrate all of the incredible things happening in our own country. Take a listen and let us know what you think! Β  _______ Where can you find us online? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnis..... Online Shop: https://bracketlifebrand.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bracketlife..... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BracketLifeB..... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bracketlifebrand
45:13
June 08, 2022