Episode 357 - Adam sits down with longtime buddy David Calzada of KPower Industries. What started out as KMiata has evolved into building swap kits for more platforms. Listen to them talk about all the changes.
Episode 356 - Abe sits down with Drew Cleaver at PPIR to talk about shaking things up in #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle with his Tesla Model 3. This car is absolutely wicked. We'll surely be seeing more electric cars in the time attack field in the future.
Episode 348 - As we dive deeper into the use of Apex Pro on Track, we wanted to get some additional perspective from Finch. He rarely misses an opportunity to use his system, and you can find him setting fast laps all over the country.
Episode 344 - With the border from Canada closed, James Houghton is missing #GRIDLIFE big time. Abe and James connect to talk about which cars we think should be used in each of the classes in GRIDLIFE time attack.
Episode 343 - Abe catches up with a few drivers from the #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle series as they fight through the field for podium finishes on the weekend. Brandon Ranvek, Alex Moss, and Shawn Krebsbach all share their story from an exciting weekend at the track.
Episode 336 - We're trying something new this week. Listen to the radio broadcast of #GRIDLIFE iRacers. We think this series is pretty cool, and if you're into motorsports, you should either be competing or listening.
Episode 334 - We catch up with Derek and podcast after a night of #GRIDLIFE ES competition. Adam's been to a trackday recently, so there is plenty of stuff to talk about, only part of it related to cars.
Episode 332 - Abe chats with Alex Moss about all the wild stuff happening at ASM to his Turbo K-swap S2000. With a bunch of new electronics and a fresh new look to match, 2020 is going to be a wild year in #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle.
Episode 330 - Adam and Abe take some time to catch up, and spend most of their time talking about how much fun they have at BlackHawk Farms Raceway. A perennial favorite circuit, we can't wait to head back again.
Episode 326 - On a Friday afternoon, Adam catches up with longtime buddy Jarod Deanda. Known as the voice of Formula Drift, he's also done all of the narration for the Gears and Gasoline #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle videos, and does MC work all over the world in all things motorsports. Now, he's started a podcast called Because Everybody Enjoys Roadrunners. We're sure it'll be excellent.
Episode 321 - Adam calls Matt to talk about how the quarantine is affecting motorsports at NCM. With the #GRIDLIFE event no longer available, they talk about what small businesses are doing to stay afloat during this strange time in history.
Episode 318 - Abe and Adam get the chance to sit down with Andrew Rains of Apex Pro and Mike Lewin of Professional Awesome to talk about data, and using it to go faster. This show is a fun one, and we're going to be having Mike and Andrew on the show more regularly. Stay Tuned.
Andrew will hosting a deep dive data webinar on March 25th 2020 to help users get more out of their Apex pro. At $49, this is a great value to literally help you get up to speed. CLICK HERE to purchase.
Episode 315 - Abe finds a few free minutes to talk to Corvette drivers Feras Qartoumy and Alex Peitz of Peitz Performance. We talk about Corvettes (mostly), tires, time attacking all over the USA, and developing the 468 LS powerplant into a monster race motor.
Episode 312 - Adam and Abe are at COTA talking with GLTC driver development coach Scott Giles. Scott's pretty famous, since he's married to Renee #Reneeisrad and he's been coaching new wheel to wheel drivers for a long time. We think GLTC is pretty special and Scott talks about some of the secret sauce that is making this racing such a treat to watch both in person and on the live streams.
Episode 307 - On the way back from #GRIDLIFE game night, Abe and Ed talk about big diesel SUVs. Many are on the market, but only 1 is the best. If you haven't already bought your Porsche Cayenne diesel, be prepared to listen to an hour long love fest of one of the greatest SUVs on the market today.
Episode 305 - In early 2018, Kyle Heyer founded an eSports broadcasting group called SYM TV. He and Finian Dcunha provide the most pro-level commentary for iRacing that we've seen. While still in college, the team crossed over and made their way into the #GRIDLIFE ecosystem during 2019. They've added a ton depth to the GRIDLIFE live stream for GLTC races, and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do in 2020.
SlipAngle and Apex Pro have partnered together to help make drivers faster. Head over to tracktuned.com/slipangle to take advantage of a discounted data bundle from APEX Pro.
Episode 304 - More than a year ago, we had famous driver and YouTube celebrity Jackie Ding on the show to talk about his supercharged Honda S2000. Since then, a lot has happened. We catch up with him at #GRIDLIFE game night to talk about a year's worth of racing, and what's in store for 2020 in his "TA90" Toyota Supra.
Episode 303 - Micaiah Hackbarth may be the smartest guy in the room. Respecting the storied history of the Audi 5 cylinder engine, he knew that the new TTRS had the potential to be special. When equipped with the robust DSG and some basic bolt-ons, E85 and stage 2 tuning by Unitronic this car comes alive. Teaming up with Brandon Ranvek for the 2019 One Lap of America lead to an overall win in their first campaign. Listen to how they got started. Now ASM has added a swapped turbo, and a stg3 tune by Unitronic, it became what may be the fastest road car in the paddock, anywhere.
Episode 302 - Adam and Ross Bentley (Speed Secrets) sat down to talk about what the daily life of a professional coach really is, helicopters, and obviously random racing stories.
This episode was supported by Apex Pro. Look for some hands on demos of the full data system for use at #GRIDLIFE round 1 at NCM. Units should also be available for purchase in the Tracktuned store soon.
Episode 301 - While on rain delay at Barber Motorsports Park Abe and Alex Moss spend some time in the clubhouse talking to Pete Collins. Pete's the owner and idea guy behind "MS7". This 600whp E46 M3 was built by ASM and equipped with an LS7, Samsonas sequential gearbox, and some of the biggest aero you'll find on a time attack car. Pete's a regular at Barber, and has made some friend along the way. A local buddy joins the show to tell a story or 2 about Pete, and what track life is like down south.
Episode 300 - Alex Moss has gone off the deep end with his S2000. “SuperK” started as a simple build by ASMotorsports, and quickly spiraled into an engine-swapped, turbocharged, big aero, track monster. Competing in #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle Time Attack and One Lap of America, he’s a perennial podium contender in both. Few builds with this much pure track performance are also capable of being driven for 4000 road miles. This is definitely one of my favorite cars in the field each year. Listen to Alex tell me how it all came together.
Episode 299 - Adam and Derek get on the line to talk about GLTC, and building up his NC Miata for the 2020 Race season. With the first event of the season coming up at COTA in mid-February, not much time is left for preparation.
Episode 298 - Adam catches up with Bill Griffin while at the #GRIDLIFE KartBattle event during PRI. Bill's been instructing for quite a while, and takes his Spec E46 to events all over the country. Bill tells us about his journey from car curious, to full-blown race maniac.
Episode 297 - After the holidays, Adam and Abe get on the phone to talk about the winter choring around the house, what's upcoming for the 2020 #GRIDLIFE season including ticket sales, and trying to put an old Jackson Racing supercharger into a GLTC Civic racecar.
Episode 296 - After PRI, Abe, Derek, and Ed sit around the kitchen table to talk about a car storage business idea for Indianapolis. Ed stores his car in a 24 hour access private building in Columbus with other car enthusiasts. Abe tries to figure out how if it's possible to do this in Indiana as a side project.
Episode 295 - Adam and Abe were lucky to catch Jeff Braun at PRI. Jeff's been in pro racing forever and has been a long time friend of the show. We talk about IMSA, his incredibly successful 2018 P2 campaign, IndyCar, and anything else that comes to mind. We were sad to hit stop at the end of this one because we could listen to Jeff tell stories for hours. We can't wait to have him back on the show again soon.
Episode 293 - Adam and Abe sit down with Ed Cz from AutoAssets. He's been tracking for a while, and is the chief instructor for both #GRIDLIFE and AutoInterests. He shares stories about HPDE drivers, friends that live at his house, and a tasty new restaurant that exists in his kitchen sometimes.
Episode 292 - The night before PRI, Abe talks with the Bens. The creative geniuses behind Gears and Gasoline Youtube channel. They create all kinds of content from race car videos, detailing, and car scene features. They're in town, and headed to the show for the first time. We stay up late to talk about nonsense.
Adam sat down with new GLTC buddies Max and Dusty from ForTheSakeofRacing , who are part of a team who campaign a rather unique and well loved Mercedes 190e in Champ Car enduros and Gridlife Touring Cup sprint racing. As a chassis that not many people nowadays take to the track for such heavy abuse, there was plenty to talk about, and the car is undergoing significant changes this winter in the powertrain and cosmetic departments. Find them at https://www.forthesakeof.racing/
Episode 287 - Adam and Abe are at the Hyper X Esports Arena a few hours ahead of #GRIDLIFE GameNight. This is the first chance that Abe's really seen the SEMA show, so we talk a bit. Somehow, the conversation devolves into RV repair. Big surprise.
Episode 286 - While in Dallas, Abe stops in at Dusold Designs to talk to two-time winner of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Mike Dusold. Mike talks about his love of old cars, and describes what it takes to make old stuff go as fast around the track as fast as newer Corvettes.
Episode 285 - Austin sits down with Mike and Martin from MotoIQ to talk about what they've been working on lately. We also get to hear about Mike's 2019 season in Formula D and his experiences at Pikes Peak.
Episode 284 - Ben Schaffer is the founder of Bulletproof Automotive and Unplugged Performance, the premier Tesla Tuner in the country. They run an event called Tesla Corsa, an all Tesla track day event. Listen as Mike and Austin sit down with Ben to talk about his history in the tuning industry, what attracted him to Teslas, and the current and future potential of the Tesla platform on track.
Episode 283 - Adam and long time racer buddy Mike Taylor are in separate shops 800 miles apart and stopped swinging hammers long enough to record a show about the SCCA Runoffs, Mike's journey of a Cobra Replica he's almost got back on the road, and of course, GLTC and RVs.
Adam and Derek chat about their cars, the Gridlife Touring Cup season, and Derek's new daily/tow pig. Derek drives an NC mx5 in GLTC, and Adam attempts to drive a 1990 Civic. The Civic refuses to have brakes and now refuses to actually run too. Thanks to everyone for a great season in Touring Cup.
Episode 279/1 - Long overdue, and splitting out from the SlipAngle Podcast, the A-team finally decides to spend some time talking about their new passion. RVs. One this show, we'll talk about junky RVs and why we love them so much. Please enjoy, and if you're into this kinda of terrible programming, please subscribe. You can find us at anchor.fm/cclasscitizens.
Episode 278 - Abe and Adam have had minimal time for full shows lately, but a couple half shows will do! We've got representatives from friends on both sides.... from the oldest group, scca, John "Johann" Burchardt, and from a brand new group , Maxspeed Track days, Phil Ingalls. We talk miatas, vans, events, and probably other dumb things.
Episode 277 - Adam and Abrin bumped into Mark Johler at Gridlife Finals at Road America and decided to record a podcast about Hondas, because Mark knows them better than anyone. He's been a Chicago/Midwest area fixture in the Honda drag and road racing scene for around 20 years, and regularly mixes it up on track with various rungroups of Gridlife and Honda Meet events. Later in the show David Calzada from Kmiata strolls over and it gets WAY too Honda centric.
Episode 276 - Michael Hurczyn and Adam grabbed a few minutes before Gridlife ATL festival to chat about leading the TCR battles with TC America and also being part of the team steering the rapidly growing ship of FCP Euro. Check out Gridlife GameNight at FCP headquarters in Connecticut Sept 14!
Episode 274 - Adam and Abe are on the pit cart at Road Atlanta are joined by Johnny C of Nine Lives Racing and Tom Suddard from Grassroots Motorsports. With the sounds of driftcars ripping down turn 12 in the background, we talk about wangs, magazines, and awesome cars.
Episode 273 - At #GRIDLIFE Alpine Horizon Festival, Adam and Abe catch up with Jeremy Swenson and Shawn Krebsbach. These guys can wheel, and both have cars at the top of their class in GRIDLIFE TrackBattle. This episode is short, becuase we're out of time before Road Atlanta. Expect tons more content in the coming weeks.
Episode 272 - Adam, Abe and Derek catch up with Emile Tabb at Blackhawk farms to talk about GLTC, and his fast miata. He's just one of a gang of fast guys from Winning Formula in Louisville Kentucky. Step 1 to being fast is buy a Miata, apparently.
Episode 271 - Adam and Abe are at Blackhawk Farms Raceway this weekend and having the best time. They talk to time attack drivers Eric "Dewey" DeWitt and Jeremy Boysen about their love affair with Subarus and how they got into racing.
Episode 270 - Still at WMHM, Adam and Abe catch up with the legendary Jackie Ding to talk about growing up behind the wheel of a racecar. Retiring the S2K, he's switching sides to join team Toyota and develop the all-new Supra.
Episode 269 - Adam and Abe recorded a few shows at WMHM 2019, and were lucky to be joined by the Brian Gillespie of Hasport Performance. Brian drove from Phoenix just to be at this event, and took the time to sit down with us on the pit cart, to talk about engine swaps into the Honda chassis of your choice. He also built an Unlimited Class Honda Prelude, and gave Adam the keys for the weekened to rip around Gingerman Raceway.
Episode 268 - At the 19th annual West Michigan Honda Meet, Adam and Abe talk to Ryan Finch about tires and the racks where they are sometimes stored, autocross, One Lap of America and Fiesta ST rollovers.
Episode 267 - Adam and Abe talk with SCCA guru Heyward Wagner about the Time Trials Nationals Tour, collective love for NCM Motorsports Park, and breaking the internet with Solo Nats registration. We try some new recording tech, and Adam's phone gets weird.
Episode 265 - Adam decides he wants to skip this show, because he's too busy working his real job. Austin, Abe, and Derek get together to talk about upcoming track events at Laguna Seca and Autobahn. Derek talks about Turo, and how his 7.3 F-250 is still for sale.
Episode 261 - Kelvin Yong and Mike Chang from Evasive Motorsports are in the studio talking with Mike and Austin. From their early days of modifying Hondas and selling lug nuts to becoming one of the premier tuners of S2000s in the country and beyond, we get the inside scoop. We hear about their experience at Pikes Peak building and campaigning an FR-S for the past few years, and talk about how challenging that event is. For more on Evasive Motorsports, visit www.evasivemotorsports.com.
Episode 259 - At #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle Round 2 at Summit Point, Adam and Abe talk with Greg Amy and buddies late into the night. Among other things, Greg's schools us on how vice grips can be used to adjust brake bias on an old Honda.
Episode 258 - Beau Brown is in the studio talking to Austin and Mike about tuning and tracking. Beau works as a full time engine tuner for a well known, boutique auto maker. He's also our type of guy - a track guy! We talk about tracking, Beau's DSM and E46, and how he got into tuning. Special appearance by Mark Krumme from Eibach, while Rathyna Gomer rounds out the peanut gallery.
Episode 257 - Adam and Abe spend some time talking with @time_attack_typer James Hougton, during and after his trip to GTA Road Atlanta. Not everything goes as planned, but he left the event inspired. Can he get everything fixed before #GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival?
Episode 254 - Adam and Abe share beers with two of the fastest street car drivers in the country at #GRIDLIFE Round 2 at Summit Point. Paul Curley's wicked C5 Z06 and Luke McGrew's Viper ACR run in the Track Modified class, and battle for the top spot at any event they attend. Paul's fast immediately, often attributed to his autocross background. Luke reviews data constantly and improves lap over lap. It's a coinflip on who will win on any given day.
Episode 253 - Austin and Mike hang out with Rathyna Gomer to talk 350Z drift cars, MotoIQs Drift League, and hear some stories about Mike that we've never heard before. Rathyna runs MotoIQs Social Media and has some "horrible cars" according to Mike. Hanging around the shop so much, she's got some dirt on Mike that will make you laugh. Tune in to this laughter filled episode to hear all about it.
Episode 251 - Mike and Austin sit down with Formula Drift Judge Andy Yen. We chat about his love of the 86 Chassis, Track Days, and of course....drifting. From the early days as a competitor to now, we cover the evolution of drifting in the states, how it differs from drifting in Japan, and what it's like to be a judge at the top level. Even if you're not the biggest drifting fan, you'll learn a little more about the sport and what the judges are looking for and gain a new appreciation of this niche of motorsport.
Episode 250 - Austin and Mike talk tunes with Mitch McKee. Mitch got his start at AMS Performance and then moved over to Cobb Tuning. He's a guy that's made a lot of things you know about happen, but may not have ever heard of him. Mike calls Mitch, "A tuning badass" and uses him to tune his own cars. We hear from Mitch about how tuning has changed over the years, his favorite car to tune, and learn how tuning differs in different genres of motorsport.
The gang (minus Austin) enters the Cohn zone to talk about ChopTopChallenge and Porsche Cayennes. We chat with Derek about trailer brakes. Mike Taylor calls in and we see what's up with his GLTC build and if he'll be ready for #GRIDLIFE at Mid-Ohio in two weeks.
Episode 248 - Austin and Mike sit down with JC Meynet to talk about time attack. JC Has been building and running the same STi since the late 2000s. Coming from a background in motorcycle racing, JC took to cars very quickly. We hear about his journey to cars, how he supported his son's AMA Supercross career as crew chief, truck driver, and pit crew, and how the lesson's he's learned from all his years racing various types of vehicles can be applied to anyone's racing career.
Episode 245 - Costa Gialamas has been behind the scenes of major racing efforts since the late 90s. From Pikes Peak with Rod Millen in 1998, the only Baja 2000 held in the year 2000 (an extra long deser race to commemorate the year) to building, prepping, and competing with one of the first LS swapped drift cars, Costa has been part of some amazing programs. Mike Kojima and Austin Cabot caught a rare free moment with Costa in the SlipAngle MotoIQ studios to chat about everything from his history as a crew chief, to builds and the tech involved in current drift programs (it will surprise you even if you aren't a fan of drifting). Costa sheds some light on himself - one of the driving forces behind the scenes that not many people are aware of. You can read more about Costa here - https://motoiq.com/crew-chief-profiles-costa-gialamas/
Episode 244 - Eddie Lee of Titan 7 Wheels stops by to chat about his how he helped shape the import culture in North America as we know it. In the late 1990s Eddie left his job at a bank, started working at Mackin Industries and worked his way up to being their General Manager. In the process, he helped grow some of the best known names in the import industry such as Volks, Rays, etc. His new venture, Titan 7 Wheels, brings all his knowledge of the wheel market, production, and design into play and it shows in their products. Listen as Mike and Austin talk to him about what makes Titan 7 Wheels what they are and learn a little more about this veteran of the import culture in North America.
Episode 239 - Adam and Ross Bentley, acclaimed author, professional driver, and coach made a podcast for you. Listen for Adam's nasally drone and self deprecation, or Ross's decades of facilitating stories and deep knowledge.
Trever from MCS sat down with us at PRI in the MCS booth to talk about his love for all things cars, crewing for all kinds of interesting people (Even Patrick Dempsey), and of course, building track rat Hondas and Miatas
Intern Derek? Contributor Derek? Whatever he is, he has a recorder and he figured out how to use it.....Friend of the show Ryan Kristoff, (racer/Engineer/instructor) and Derek sat down in Austin, Texas, for some BBQ and talked about COTA, racing, and other stuff.
Episode 225 - Austin sits down with Cameron Parsons, Product Manager for Competition and Specialty Tires at Toyo Tires. They talk about Formula Mazda, Cameron's time at DSPORT Magazine, and other various racing endeavours.
Tuesday episode! Part of the fun of Gridlife is announcing in the booth, and since Austin was stuck in beautiful California, Ten Tenths podcast helped with the announcing at this round. This podcast is a conglomeration of a few interviews in the booth (Sally McNulty, Cody Loveland, and Aric Streeter. Special thanks to Micheal Beck from Ten Tenths podcast for helping with recording and the bulk of the announcing help over the weekend (Adam and Robbie from Ten Tenths got shy or something)
Episode 223 - Adam gives Abe a call to pass the time. He's just done an express trip to Mid-Ohio to be an HPDE instructor for the day and totally exhausted. The conversation is everywhere from Gridlife HPDE instruction model to RVs, to trackcars.
Episode 215 - We're at Road Atlanta for the 3rd annual Gridlife South Festival. We've got Tom O'Gorman on the show talking about his new TCR car and the differences between World Challenge and IMSA. We talk race strategy between sprint races and the longer races he's been running in TCR. Christian Shipp joins in on the fun while our buddy Ed falls asleep.
Episode 210 - We've got Heward Wagner from the SCCA on talking about "nationals" season 2018. From the first ever Time Trials Nationals which will be held at NCM to Runoffs at Sonoma and a record setting Solo Nationals attendance, we talk about all big things SCCA that will be coming up in the coming months! Be sure to tune in!
We know not everyone loves old crappy Civics, but the 88-91 chassis holds a pretty special place in the hearts of many of our listeners, and Levi and Adam talk for a bit about why they love them too, at a fitting venue, West Michigan Honda Meet 18. special guest star=20 drunk people on a limo without a roof
So this dude flew over for Gridlife midwest AGAIN! We've properly wrecked his life. We had a fun conversation about the differences in car and trackday culture between our two countries, and called each other dumb and stuff.
Episode 205 - Honda Challenge racer, father of at least 97 small children in indiana, and lover of Aunt Millies pizza at VIR, Brad Adams, and Adam take a little trip to drive cars and hang out with buddies, and recorded at show after landing in Atlanta. Brad almost crashed the rental car on multiple occasions during this recording. Rad
Episode 204 - Christian Shipp (aka the guy that gave us the explicit rating years ago) drove Adam to the airport at 4am a few weeks ago...in a 996 Turbo. Hear the banter and pretend you were in the tiny back seats.
Episode 203 - Austin, Adam, and Abe (The A-Team) get together to talk about the upcoming #GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival. There's a new time attack format that is being used and we explain how it will work. We also talk about some of the major players that are showing up for the 5th year of the event. Be sure to check into the TrackTuned and SlipAngle Facebook pages throughout the weekend for Live Video recaps each evening.
Episode 202 - We've got Greg Amy on once again. We hear about everything that can go wrong on a cross country tow as it did for Greg this past winter and we hear about what it's like to roll a car...for not the first time. This show was recorded many moons ago and is only now surfacing. Blame the stars for not aligning.
Episode 200 - With the 2018 One Lap of America starting this weekend, Austin and Abrin Schmucker sit down with the man who runs the show - Brock Yates, Jr. We get the low down on the history of the event, tips to be successful during the event, and get some insight into where Brock may be taking the event in the coming years.
Episode 199 - Austin sits down with Dan Gardner of DG-Spec in Redondo Beach, CA. Dan has built a career out of running programs for OEMs and building OEM Quality vehicle builds for automotive manufactuers. Everything DG-Spec builds is tested in the environment it was designed. Their latest project, a heavily modified Toyota C-HR was Austin's favorite car at SEMA in 2017. Not only was the build quality and attention to detail superb, but the car actually ran a 1:25 around Willow Springs. Not bad for a crossover! We talk to Dan about how he got his start, what makes the cars him and his team build so great on so many levels, and hear some racing stories from this long time road racer. We also get some tips on what any driver can do to improve their racing program at any level...as long as they can commit enough. For more on Dan and DG-Spec, visit http://www.dangardnerspec.com
Episode 198 - Austin and Adam catch up and talk about the coolest 4 rotor RX7 they have ever seen. They also talk about Adam's RV, Austin's latest purchase, and ideas for a new podcast. We get a short update about Austin's current living ideas, and cover how the new #GRIDLIFE Instructor / Beginner program worked at Mid-Ohio.
Episode 197 - Austin is in Irvine, CA with the creators or Spec Corvette - John Nguyen and Oli Thordarson. They tell us about how they got into tracking, the creation of Spec Corvette, and give us a run down of what the Spec Corvette build looks like. Could this be the next Spec Miata? Tune in for a great show and get ready to start scouring Craigslist for a C5 Corvette.
Episode 195 - Part two of our time with Race Engineer Jeff Braun at PRI. Jeff is always a fantastic guest on the show and this one doesn't dissapoint. We hear stories from pro racing that haven't been told anywhere else. Some of them will amaze you.
Episode 194 - Austin and Adam catch up with Race Engineer Race Jeff Braun at PRI. Jeff is always a fantastic guest on the show and this one doesn't dissapoint. We hear stories from pro racing that haven't been told anywhere else. Some of them will amaze you.
Episode 193 - Adam is at #GRIDLIFE Kart Battle with Eric Kutil. Eric's had a lot of success lately in SCCA's STL class. Two 2nd place finishs at Runoffs and some epic battles later and he's gunning for a Runoffs win in 2018. Listen in!
Episode 192 - We've got Heyward Wagner of the SCCA on the show talking about Track Night in America and SCCA's new Time Trial Nationals event. We learn about where the idea came from, what the format is going to be like, and also take on the popular topic of classing. We also hear about the changes that have been taking place with the SCCA lately and learn more about the team that makes everything run well.
Episode 191 - Austin is in Valencia, CA with the guys that run S2K Challenge - Ryan DelGrasso, Kevin Burke, and Dustin Dessero. We talk the origin of the series, classing, and what makes the S2000 so great. We also talk about what cars the guys would buy if they didn't have S2000s. For more on S2k Challenge, visit https://www.facebook.com/S2KChallenge/
Episode 190 - Austin and Adam talk for the first time in a few weeks. We talk RVs, #GRIDLIFE Ice Battle, and changes to the #GRIDLIFE Instructor Program. We also ask the question, "Are tow rigs really necessary?"
Episode 189 - Austin sits down with Sally McNulty to talk about how she got into Time Attack. We hear about her first track car, how she chose a Subaru WRX as her weapon of choice, and learn about her experience in the Hoonigan Female Driver search.
Episode 188 - We're at PRI with Kevin Parlett and Savanna Little to talk about Nissan 350Zs and Infiniti G35s. Kevin and Savanna field two of the most heavily modified and competitive time attack 350Z / G35 cars in the country. We sit down and talk about the platform, their season this season, and what to expect from them during 2018.
Episode 187 - Austin sits down with former Porsche Experience Center Coach Joey Jordan to talk about his newest adventure - taking his 1991 Toyota Hiace Diesel 4x4 van on an adventure to find grassroots motorsports and motorsports culture in Mexico, Central and South America. Joey will be living in the van and documenting his whole adventure at www.gashalffull.com.
Episode 186 - We sit down with Danny Puskar of G-LOC Brakes and James Wilson of Black Armor Helmets to talk about the history of their businesses and their involvment in the motorsports world. Both companies are strikingly similar in their approach to the market and we find out that the two of them have actually been able to help each others businesses grow. Tune in to hear their great stories and learn a little bit more about what makes these two guys tick.
Episode 184 - Austin and Adam are at PRI 2017 with Cody Loveland from Lovefab and Driver Paul Gerrard. We talk Pikes Peak, what it's like to drive the Enviate Hypercar, and hear about Paul's driving history - most noteably his role at the Stig for Topgear US.
Episode 183 - Austin and Adam are at PRI 2017 with Jay Braxton of Stilo Helmets. Jay was instrumental in bringing the original HANS device to the public and has worked in the racing safety equipment space ever since. We talk about new Stilo helmets, the new FIA 8860 designation, Head & Neck Restraints, and best practices for caring for nomex products. Jay also shares some stories from his travels and experiences in the professional racing world. For more on Stilo Helmets, visit http://simpsonraceproducts.com/stilo/
Episode 182 - Austin and Adam are at PRI 2017 talking with Andrew Rains of Apex Pro - a Digital Driving Coach. We talk about Apex Pro can help you find the hidden potential left in your vehicle in real time while on track and learn how it's proprietary Apex Score can quickly help you quickly determine how your laps stack up post session. The unit packs some very complex technology but pacakges it in an easy to use and read interface. We learn about the development process behind the product and hear about Andrew's past endeavours in pro racing. For more on Apex Pro, check out www.apextrackcoach.com
Episode 181 - Our Canadian buddies, James Houghton & Eric Lavigne are on the show talking about Super Lap Battle, Speed Ring, and their plans for the K Tuned Intergra Type R for 2018. From building a motor on the floor of the trailer at Super Lap Battle to James almost dying of hyperthermia, we've got nothing but good stories to talk about with these guys. Classical Canadian Story Telling is a dying art, but these two have the technique nailed down. We also hear from James about his sponsor list as Eric sighs.
Episode 180 - Part 2 of our interview with Emilio Cervantes, Dan Howard and Sonny Watanasirisuk from 949 Racing along with Ryan Passey from Good-win Racing and Moti Almagor from Blackbird Fabworx. We recap what went down at Super Lap Battle, talk about the best way to build miatas for the track, and take some listner calls. We also talk about how far the miata track tuning game has changed in the past years and months even. Check out Part 1 if you haven't already!
Episode 179 - Part 1 of our interview with Emilio Cervantes, Dan Howard and Sonny Watanasirisuk from 949 Racing along with Ryan Passey from Good-win Racing and Moti Almagor from Blackbird Fabworx. We recap what went down at Super Lap Battle, talk about the best way to build miatas for the track, and take some listner calls. We also talk about how far the miata track tuning game has changed in the past years and months even. Be sure to listen to Part 2 in the coming days!
Episode 178 - Honda Engineer Kevin Boehm talks to Adam and Austin about how he got into racing attending Porsche Club events with his dad, becoming an engineer for Honda where he has had some very unique experiences. From racing in the IMSA series for the HART team, to tuning the stability control on the new NSX and swapping the new Civic Type R's K20C1 turbocharged 2.0L motor into a new Civic coupe, Kevin shares tons of stories and talks about future plans in this episode of SlipAngle.
Episode 177 - Austin sits down with Mike Kang at Super Lap Battle to talk about 86 Cup - the challenge for FRS/BRZ and GT86 Chassis. From bone stock cars to crazy motor swaps with tons of aero, 86 Cup has a place for every level of vehicle prep. We learn about where 86 Cup started, what Mike things of the 86 chassis vs his S2000, and hear about what constantly testing and trying new things can get you in chassis development.
Episode 176 - We catch up with Will Au-Yeung at Super Lap Battle and hear about his experience at this years World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) event. Finishing with the fastest lap time ever run by a North American team, Will talks about the event, the car culture in Australia, and what his thought process was throughout the event. We hear about the hospitality Will and his team received, what the track at Sydney Motorsports Park is like to drive, and hear a drivers perspective on what is considered the premier time attack event in the world.
Episode 175 - Austin and Adam talk about their recent SEMA experience and double decker bus RVs. Austin decided to keep the ambulance and has started to do some work to it, and Adam has decided to buy a Yamaha R1 motor for the Fraser.
Episode 174 - We're in the tower at Gingerman Raceway again but are now joined by Kris Miller from Powerstop Brakes and Dan O'Donnell from Professional Awesome to talk about the season. Kris tells us about Powerstop's Mustang they build with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and how they are awarding the grand prizes of a trip to Bondurant to the top #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle drivers. Dan talks about their EVO, their plans for the rest of the season, and how Professional Awesome has been helping teams across the country find time and go faster.
Episode 172 - Austin and Adam are in the tower at Gingerman Raceway for round 5 of #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle with Tom O'Dell and Kevin Wesley. Tom returns to the show to once again to talk about his (crazy) history in racing. Kevin makes his first appearance to talk about his previous driving endeavours. We hear form both about what they think of Gridlife and what they have planned for next year.
Episode 171 - Austin and Adam recorded a show together, in person, for the first time in a few months. We talk about what's been going on - Adam has a hole in the block of the Fraser, Austin went on a huge motorcycle ride, and we ran a cool event called Speed Ring and found a tried out a new format that will change US Time Attack forever.
Episode 170 - Austin and Matt Farah are on the mic from #Gridlife Track Battle round 4 at Road Atlanta announcing. This was the first session we announced so many stories are told as voices and minds are fresh before turning to mush from the weekend. We hear stories from Matt about VIR, the Civic Type R he brought to Atlanta, and we call out some blazing fast lap times as they come in during this 2nd time attack session recorded live. Stay tuned for more live announcing from Gridlife South. We even do our bluetooth call in from Matt during one of the final time attack session - but that's all in a future episode.
Episode 169 - Austin is in Deal's Gap, North Carolina to sit down with long time friend, Darryl Cannon - aka Killboy. We hear from the first person that told Austin to use the brakes like an on/off switch on a number of topics from how he got started into performance driving, how he found the Tail of the Dragon, and what makes a good fidget spinner. Deal's Gap / The Tail of the Dragon is Austin's favorite place in the whole universe. If you haven't been, and are planning a trip, check out www.killboy.com and www.tailofthedragon.com for the best information.
Episode 168 - Austin is in Kansas City, MO with Devin Giles in a last minute show while riding cross country. Devin has been a growing force in the track community since 2011. Having gotten his start with an SR-swapped 240sx (which is what he was driving when he and Austin met), Devin quickly bought an S2000 and started modifying it into the turbo track monster it is today. We learn about how he got his love of motorsports through his dad - whose turbo Miata Devin now owns and hear from a driver that always come to the track to lay down the best lap he can. Check out more about Devin on his site, www.no-drift.com
Episode 167 - Austin is in Salt Lake City, UT with Cole Powelson of Lyfe Motorsport. An all around automotive enthusiast, Cole Powelson spent a few years supporting Porsche race teams before making the jump to running his own operation, Lyfe Motorsport. Cole has competed on a global level in the Lyfe Motorsport R35 GTR in events ranging from the PIkes Peak International Hill Climb to World Time Attack Challenge in Australia. From daily driving his Porsche racecar in his younger years to his hidden passion for Subarus, we get to sit down with Cole and hear about how Lyfe started, what drives him to keep competeing against Pikes Peak every year, and various other things.
on the way back from delivering his CRX racecar to its new owner, adam and his good buddy Kyle record a podcast about skylines, and other random car stuff......but mostly living with an r32 JDM GTR skyline.
Episode 164 - Austin sits down with Andy and Ann Hollis late at night at Utah Motorsports Campus once the Pirelli World Challenge race is over, dinner has been served, and teams have returned to their hotels for the night. Some listeners may know Andy from his extensive tire testing with Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. Ann is quite the driver in her own right and together Andy and Ann have competited in numerous Tire Rack One Lap of America events and won several national autocross events. These days, Andy is helping out Tom O'Gorman with his HPD backed Pirelli World Challenge effort and toying around with K Swapped Miatas, McLarens, and GTRs. Listen in as we sit in the Hollis Hilton (Andy and Ann's RV) and have a casual chat about their orgins in the sport. We also learn about how many different autocross events you can attend in a single day. What do you think the answer is?
Episode 163 - Austin sits down wtih Tom O'Dell on the Bonneville Salt Flats during the 2017 Speed Week festivities. Tom is a seasoned veteran of motosport having worked on teams that have won the 24 Hour of Daytona, 12 Hour of Sebring, the NASCAR Cup Championship, Pikes Peak and numerous other world class events. Working with Fiat Chrysler since the mid 90's (and previous to that Porsche and other factory teams), he has no shortage of stories. We often talk about people behind the scenes making things work and Tom has been doing just that for most of his career. Austin was able to get him to agree to sit down and chat in this rare interview with this incredibly busy guy.
Episode 162 - We realized we hadn't done a show with only each other in a while, so here one is. We catch up on what's going on with Adam's car situation, outline Austin's 10k mile motorcycle trip and have some laughs along the way. Inside Out Car is born, Abrin and Andy fix Abrin's EVO X, Austin makes some jokes probably...
Episode 161 - Adam and Austin are joined by long time Honda Meet Buddy and SCCA Club Racer, Ryan Kristoff. We talk about Ryan's crazy F Prod CRX, club racing, Honda Meet, and a whole host of other things. Be sure to follow Ryan Kristoff Racing on Facebook to keep up with Ryan and all of his racing adventures!
Episode 160 - This show is a mash up between Austin and Adam announcing at #GRIDLIFE Track Battle Round 3 at Autobahn Country Club and driving a Spec Fit while at Honda Meet at Gingerman. Yes, that's right, holding a mic in one hand and steering with the other. Do we survive? Does Adam miss a shift? How hard can it be?
Episode 159 - We're in the RadV at Honda Meet with Time Attack Driver Will Au-Yeung, driver of one of the fastest time attack cars in the world. Minutes before this was recorded, Will broke the production car door slammer lap record at Gingerman Raceway with a 1:27.534, besting James Houghton by .3 seconds. We talk about Will's upcoming campaign at World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney, Australia, what made him choose a 9th gen Civic to build into a Time Attack car, and we get into a little bit of industry talk with a man whose life is completely consumed by our world.
Episode 158 - Pirelli World Challenge driver Anthony Magagnoli stops by the beach in a last minute meet up with Austin. They talk about Anthony's first season in PWC driving a BMW M235iR for Rooster Hall Racing, how to quickly learn a new track, pre-running tracks before proessional races, and getting your competition license through one of the programs with the lowest barriers to entry and the most acceptance among all organizations - BMW Club School.
Episode 157 - For this show, we're at Autobahn Country Club for Gridlife Track Battle Round 3. It's late at night, we have taquitos, have had a few drinks, and are joined by Mental Ward and Brenden Lehman. Two different extremes of track experience between our two guests, one great show.
Episode 156 - From the Grand Prix Campground at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Austin sits down with HFF (Honda Front Wheel Drive) Challenge Series founder Jared Reyes and recent driver addition to the challenge - 14 year DSPORT Magazine Employee, Jeren Walker. Jared is a long time track guy, while Jeren just jumped in head first this year. We talk about HFF Challenge, try to talk Jeren about of turbocharging his car, and all around tell it like it is when it comes to driving on track. Find out more about HFF Challenge at hffchallenge.com
Episode 155 - Part 2 of our live commentary from #GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival. Honda factory backed Pirelli World Challenge Driver Tom O'Gorman joins us for a bit as does Time Attack Driver James Houghton. Later, we have live in car commentary during two time attack sessions from The Smoking Tire and Drive on NBC Sports Matt Farah. Also joining us is Zack Klampman near the end of the show. If you enjoy the show, share it with a friend. You can also leave us reviews and ratings in the iTunes store.
Episode 154 - Richard Symons came all the way from England for the #Gridlife Midwest Festival. Austin and Adam get him on the horn during a late night journey back to Chicago in the RadV after the event. We talk about the difference between England and America in many differnt forms. Voices are worn out, Richard had a Rad time, Austin falls asleep. Visit tracktuned.com XOXO
Episode 153 - We're in the announcers booth at #GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival announcing with Matt Farah and Jarod DeAnda. Matt gets called on on saying "drifting is easy," we hear about a plane landing during a runway roll race, Robert Thorne stops by to talk about his growing busted axle and diff collection that's getting larger at every event, and Matt makes the best statement ever covering what it's like to announce - "Even though you have a microphone in your hand, you sometimes forget that people are out there listening."
Adam accidentally started recording during the national anthem....sorry for the disrespect....Adam talked to racer buddies. Adam snuck a recording in with one of the more interesting people hes ever chatted with, a Can Am champion, who didn't want to do a formal show on the mics. (sorta got permission later)Adam slammed them all together into a show.
Episode 151 - Austin and Adam ask the question, "Rad or Not Rad?" We talk about the upcoming Gridlife Midwest Festival, RV restorations, Adam's upcoming trip to Mid-Ohio this weekend and a number of other things.
BRAP Adams had a rough day. Dyno stuff didn't go that well on his H2 NASA racecar. The Crank pulley tried to race the car. The van didn't start. It took all day. He couldn't even stop by so we had to do it via phone (anothe semi-successful experiment?) And then we talked about crashing on BMX bikes.
Episode 149 - Austin and Adam havent had a long conversation in a few weeks. They finally do and this show is the result. We hear about Austin's new job, Adam's eventful weekend at Blackhawk and Gingerman and tons of other things in typical SlipAngle fashion.
Episode 147 - Austin is in Chicago and sits down with Dave and Mike Lee of Touge Factory and Stance Suspension. Dave has been in the automotive scene for a while, being one of the first people to build an SR20 swapped 240SX. He was also one of the first to bring containers of JDM parts (overnight) from Japan. Touge Factory started a suspension brand, "Stance" in 2006 and the name of the brand is likely responsible for the "Stance Car" movement. Mike had no chance of not being a car guy after being around his older brother Dave. Dave also works very closely with many Formula Drift teams in helping them get the most from their suspension. From learning how shocks work from one of the most proflific Motorcross shock builders in the country to applying that knowledge into custom shocks for teams like time attack stars RS Motors, Formula Drift driver Forrest Wang, and numerous others, this show reveals some stories and reveals the roots of Touge Factory that many people have no clue even exist. For more on Dave and Mike and their company, visit www.stance-usa.com
Episode 146 - We group chat with Canadian Time Attack All Stars James Houghton and Chris Boersma on their way back to Canada from New York after being tuned by Jeff Evans at Evans Tuning. We hear about what sort of numbers they are making now, talk Gridlife stuff, and other fun things. Austin and Adam also update people on what's been going on the past few weeks with their crazy lives.
Episode 144 - Part 2 of our show with Jeremy Lucas of Fast Tech Limited. After almost a year of talking about having Jeremy Lucas on the show, Austin and Adam were finally able to catch up with him while at GRIDLIFE Track Battle Round 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Jeremy and the guys talk about slow cars, fast cars, data, how Jeremy got into racing, and all sorts of other fun topics. Part 1 was Episode 143 which was released Friday, April 14. For more on Jeremy and Fast Tech Limited, visit www.fasttechlimited.com
Episode 143 - After almost a year of talking about having Jeremy Lucas on the show, Austin and Adam were finally able to catch up with him while at GRIDLIFE Track Battle Round 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Jeremy and the guys talk about slow cars, fast cars, data, how Jeremy got into racing, and all sorts of other fun topics. Tune in to Episode 144 for the 2nd part of this show. For more on Jeremy and Fast Tech Limited, visit www.fasttechlimited.com
Episode 142 - Our first episode of GRIDLIFE Road Rulez MMXVII from Adam's RV on the way to Mid-Ohio. We've got Mike Cohn fresh off of this year's Chop Top Challenge and Grant Gutierrez on the show while headed down the highway on the RVs Maiden Voyage.
Episode 141 - Austin and Adam are back after a week long break. We talk about what's been going on lately in our lives, how much we are looking forward to the #GRIDLIFE Mid-Ohio event this upcoming weekend, and wonder if Adam's new RadV will make it to the track.
Episode 140 - In our 2nd SlipAngle RePlay, we go back in time and listen to a show from November 15th, 2017, Episode 35. Austin stops by Flyin' Miata in Palisade, CO to sit down with Keith Tanner of Flyin Miata to talk about - what else - Miatas. Topics include Keith's Targa Newfoundland Experiences, the new ND miata, and a whole host of other driving related topics. For more on Flyin' Miata, check out www.flyinmiata.com
Episode 139 - Austin and Adam talk with returning guest Johnny Cichowski of OG Racing. We talk about silly V8 Miatas, Johnny's recent race weekend at Road Atlanta, brakes, safety gear including boiling sweat, and a whole host of other topics.
Episode 138 - Austin travels to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway to sit down with Emilio Cervantes and Sonny Wantanasurisuk (949 Racing), Andrew Kidd (Trackspeed Engineering), William Chen, and Manny Hernandez at the Maxxis SuperMiata Cup BBQ Saturday night. We talk racing, borderline stalking to find a rare Club Sport Miata, and find out just where the 949 naming convention of cars comes from.
Episode 137 - Chris Considine of CXC Simualations joins Austin at their facility in Los Angles to talk about their history, their product, and how simuators can provide benefits to you beyond just learning a track. Along the way, we talk about the high price of practice time lead Chris to design and develop simulators, what makes their products different, and how driving a realistic simulator can really improve your driving by making you learn to adapt quickly to different cars and conditions. To learn more about CXC Simulations, vist http://www.cxcsimulations.com/.
Episode 136 - Austin and Adam catch up and discuss Austin's recent decision to leave the corporate world...again and his latest bad decision of buying an old Ambulance. They also talk about the recent SCCA Majors event at Road Atlanta, and a few other things. Visit us on the web at www.tracktuned.com/slipangle
Episode 135 - Returning to the show, we have the man who quite literally wrote the book(s) on high performance driving, Mr. Ross Bentley himself. He shares some stories from his racing and coaching career from the past several decades with Austin and Adam, and some of them leave us nearly speechless. For more on Ross, visit www.speedsecrets.com
Episode 134 - If you've been around the world of Time Attack the past few years, you likely know James Houghton, driver of the K-Tuned Time Attack Intergra Type R. Hailing from Canada, James travels all over North America, from Super Lap Battle to the innagural #GRIDLIFE South Festival. Always hilarous to talk to, Austin and Adam get to sit down with James after his bath time and chat about how he got into the sport, what this season is looking like, and James points out that Adam sounds like a Dog when talking about the tops of houses. For more on James and the Time Attack Type R, check him out on instagram at @time_attack_typer.
Episode 133 - Austin and Adam sit down for some laughs with Writer, Teacher, Driver, and instrcutor, Christian "Mental" Ward. In addition to writing for Road and Track, Hooniverse, and the Truth About Cars, Mental also drives on an American Endurance Racing team with some of the Road & Track Staff, Matt Farah, and some other heavy hitters in the automotive media industry. Listen as we talk to him about how he got his start doing autocross with some big name Street Outlaw stars, got into writing, and started instructing. You can find him on twitter and instagram @M3ntalward.
Episode 132- Austin and Adam talk with Pikes Peak Winner and Lovefab owner Cody Loveland about his 2017 Pikes Peak program this year, history modifying and building cars, and a whole host of other things in this episode of SlipAngle.
Episode 131 - Part two of our interview with Race Engineer Jeff Braun. We talk about never being satisfied with how the car is set up, young race engineer opportunities, and Jeff's least favorite thing about modern car racing. Austin also digs up his favorite question - "Where is the best place for the transponder?" For more on Jeff, you can follow himFacebook via his page, Auto Racing Tech Tips - https://www.facebook.com/AutoRacingTechTips/
Episode 130 - In Part 1 of our show with Jeff Braun we learn about how he got into racing and how he ended up being one of the best race engineers in the world. We also hear about the process of being able to learn from other forms of motorsports and applying what you know into other aspects of motorsports. Jeff tells us the story about his days at Level 5, and we learn about the "What if Scott Tucker..." from of rulemaking from Adam. All that and much more in this very entertaining and educational show.
Episode 128 - Adam picked Austin up at the airport at midnight , and they cruised to the great white north that is Wisconsin. Ice racing was to happen at the Gridlife Ice Battle, and to pass the time, podcasting ensued.
Episode 127 - Austin sits down with Aaron Bitterman and Adam Gershon from Speed Ventures, one of the largest regional track day companies in the states. We talk about the early days of track days, Aarons experience with various clubs before forming Speed Ventures, the surprising number of events they run (28 this season!), different Time Attack and Wheel 2 Wheel series that are hosted at their events, and a whole host of other things. These guys are great and the time spent with them is both entertaining and informational. To find out more about Speed Ventures, visit www.SpeedVentures.com.
Friend of the show and Tracktuned.com contributor Pete Lindberg stopped by Adam's on sunday for a quick show, during a whirlwind trip delivering a car to his parents. Instead of catching up with mom and dad, he hangs out with us to chat Autocross and the car hobby
Episode 124 - As we close out January of 2017, Austin and Adam get together to recap Austin's first weekend at the track in California, Adam's plans to turn a car he's had forever into his next SCCA STL racecar, and we talk Camper Vans and RVs.
Episode 123 - Austin is at Corner 3 Motorsports in Laguna Hills, CA talking with friend of the show Steve Doherty. John Capati, and Malko Izurieta join us to talk about Nissan Challenge, driving techniques, the benefit of having a coach, and learn the history of Corner 3 Garage. We also learn about Nissan S Chassis cars and explore the newer Z33 and Z34 chassis Z Cars. For more on Corner 3 Motorsports, visit http://corner3motorsports.com/.
Episode 122 - We talk cheap expensive cars with Dave Ott and Abrin Schumucker at midnight in the lobby of the #GRIDLIFE Kart Battle Hotel. Dave went from cheap old Hondas to a 996 911 Turbo that he drives even in winter, and Abrin talks EVOs. Both have AWD cars with lots of horsepower. Austin and Adam have only had cheap cars with low horsepower. We talk the finer points of awd, turbos, fast cars, and how people get into this silly hobby.
Episode 121 - Chris Stewart, Founder of #GRIDLIFE, sits down with Adam and Austin to talk about the history and origins of #GRIDLIFE, his various experiences running different events from Moped Rallies to large festivals, his experience with Hondas, and a whole list of other topics on this episode of SlipAngle. For more on GRIDLIFE, visit www.grid.life
Episode 120 - We are joined at #Gridlife Kart Battle by Kristopher Miller of Powerstop Brakes to talk about his background in the industry, Powerstop's history, new Track Day product line, and talk cars as we always do. To find out more about Powerstop, visit www.powerstop.com.
Episode 119 - Austin and Adam are joined by Mike Cohn who happens to be in Los Angeles this week. Austin explains his weekly Car ADD choices, Mike talks about Canyons Canyons Cayons here in LA, and Adam sniffles.
Episode 118 - In our first RePlay episode, we relisten to Episode 12 from August 2015 with Lee Grimes from Koni. Tons of great information in this one and it's always a pleasure to have Lee on. Even if you have listened to this episode before, it's a great listen and you're sure to learn something new.
Episode 117 - Greg Amy joins us once again to talk about his 2016 season, TDIs, 2017 plans, denies his bid to be the president of the SCCA in their current search, and a whole host of other topics in the first SlipAngle show of 2017.
Episode 115 - Austin and Adam talk old Hondas. Adam barely knows Honda made cars after 1991. Austin has a new desire for an old EF. Naturally we talk about EFs, EGs, EM1s, STDs, D Series, B Series, K Series swaps, CRXs, Realtime AWD, and host of other Honda related content. We also answer some questions from Facebook. Oh, and there is a free echo you get courtesy of SlipAngle! Hurray!
Episode 113 - We're at the PRI show with the crew from RS Motors / 365racing.net, #GRIDLIFE regulars, and Ice Racing extrordinares. We talk about their multiple One Lap of America and Optima Ultimate Street Car podium finishes. And of course, we talk about Ice Racing, and our upcoming #GRIDLIFE IceBattle. We are joined on this show by Andy Smedegard, Brandon Ranvek, Churchill Souksavong, Matt DeReus, Megan Solinsky, and Eric Koehler.
Episode 111 - Part two of our interview with Racing Legend John Morton. When you learned to drive on track in the first Shelby Cobra (which just sold for $12 mil at auction this year), you're bound for greatness. We got the opportunity to sit down with John Morton to talk about his career that started with Carroll Shelby, what he thinks of modern racing, how much easier it is to race today, and a number of other topics. Author Sylvia Wilkinson tells us of how she and another woman could time a whole field of Indy cars on two stopwatches, and aspiring driver Chris Hurst tells us about his experiences racing on a Chump Car team along some industry legends. Probalby one of our most historical shows to date and one you don't want to miss. For more on John Morton, visit JohnMortonRacing.net.
Episode 110 - When you learned to drive on track in the first Shelby Cobra (which just sold for $12 mil at auction this year), you're bound for greatness. We got the opportunity to sit down with John Morton to talk about his career that started with Carroll Shelby, what he thinks of modern racing, how much easier it is to race today, and a number of other topics. Author Sylvia Wilkinson tells us of how she and another woman could time a whole field of Indy cars on two stopwatches, and aspiring driver Chris Hurst tells us about his experiences racing on a Chump Car team along some industry legends. Probalby one of our most historical shows to date and one you don't want to miss. For more on John Morton, visit JohnMortonRacing.net. Part 2 will be released Tuesday, December 6th.
Episode 108 - Part 2 of our show with Emilio Cervantes, Dan Howard, and Sonny Watanasirisuk from 949 Racing. If you haven't listened to Part 1, do yourself a favor and go do that now. It's episode number 107. For more on 949 Racing, visit www.949racing.com. To learn more about SuperMiata, go to www.supermiata.com
Episode 107 - Emilio Cervantes from 949 Racing returns and brings Dan Howard and Sonny Watanasirisuk on the show. These guys live and breathe racing. Listen as we talk about the history of their SuperMiata series, Dan's recent NASA PTE and TTE Western States regional championship, how to make miatas go fast, and how the 949 Team has become so dominant in nearly every series they have run. Stay tuned for Part 2 Friday!
Episode 106 - We are again joined by 2016 Pirelli World Challenge TCB Champion, Tom O'Gorman to hear about how the season ended for him, what in store for 2017, and learn more about the guy who has recently taken the sports car racing world by storm. We talk SCCA Track Night in America, Stock Cars, 24 Hour Kart races, and more.
Episode 105 - In a episode that was nearly lost to the depths of time, Austin is joined by Chris Thompson of Alpinestars to talk about safety equipment, various forms of racing, and to hear how the leader of one of one of the biggest names in motorsports safety equipment got into the industry.
Episode 104 - Professional Driver Robert Throne joins us at #Gridlife Special Stage to talk about Rocket Anti-Lag, SCCA Solo Nationals, World Challenge, and a whole host of other things. Robert towed all the way from Colorado to Michigan for our silly time attack event..and brought one the of most bada$$ cars we've ever seen.
Episode 102 - Austin and Adam are live during #GRIDLIFE Special Stage announcing one of the afternoon sessions. James Houghton hops on to talk about his session in the Time Attack Type R, and Austin and Adam tortue the crowd with an average #slipangle show of babbling.
Episode 101 or so - We're back at Gingerman Raceway from #Gridlife Special Stage with NASA Buddies Bill Griffin, Nolan Feathers, and Brad Adams. Bill recently ventured into motor sports headfirst building a Spec E46, Nolan hated #Gridlife but came to an event anyways and surprisingly had a good time, and Brad is....Brad.
Episode 100? Maybe? We are at Gridlife Special Stage with Abe Schmucker to talk about One Lap of America and Evos. Adam finds Arnold quotes, and Austin makes more crappy jokes. It was midnight, what do you expect?
Episode 99 - Rick Hoback and his team of newbie Lemons Racers gets on the mic after day of of their first Lemons race at Buttonwillow a few weeks ago. Most of these guys have never been on track before but they have one hell of an experienced driver acting as crew chief. Rick is a hell of a driver and well known for his turbo C5 Corvette that he tracks, autocrosses, does standing mile stuff with. Listen in to see how their first day on track ever went, why they got into Lemons, and why they picked the cars they did.
Adam cruised to and from SCCA Runoffs with his good buddy Jay Haire, organizer of the ITRexpo events, and they recorded on the way home. They talked about all sorts of stuff, and not even all of it was Honda/Acura crap. Shocking
Adam is on the rules committee for, and races in, the Super Touring series of the SCCA, so even though life got in the way of him qualifying for the 2016 runoffs, he and Jay Haire from ITRexpo made the trek to Mid Ohio sports car course to watch some racing and do a live broadcast during STL (super touring lite)Bowie and Scott Giles help with live commentary during the STL race , and Eric Kutil and Mike Taylor are interviewed post-show.excuse the exhaust noise during the race....but....we were doing a podcast during a race. so.....thats what happens.
Austin flew into town for the Gridlife Blackhawk Farms event, and stopped at Adam's for a late night hangout. The microphones came out and nearly 2 hours of randomnesss flowed. Topics from the recent events to motor homes spewed from the faces of these dorks. You should listen, because it felt like we were only talking for 12 minutes, so maybe its acceptable quality conversation.
Episode 94 - Cody Loveland of Lovefab and Pikes Peak Fame, Tom Suddard of Grassroots Motorsports, and Mark Krumme of Eibach are on for for the final show from #Gridlife South at Road Atlanta. You should listen to this show because it's better than most of our shows. Austin and Adam recorded it on day 3 of sleep deprevation and don't actually remember what they talked about. Cody is awesome, Tom is Awesome, and Mark has fabulous hair...and is awesome too. Those are reasons you should absolutely listen.
Episode 93 - Tom O'Gorman is almost certainly a better driver than you. He's also interesting and wears cool sunglasses. And he did turn one at Road Atlanta at 97 mph with no aero...in a car he had never driven before. Listen to Tom. Be like Tom.
Austin and Adam are back from Gridlife South, and called up Paco and Sam from Maximum Driftcast to have a bit of a recap from them about the weekend, but instead they talked about all Paco's weird cars, and a bunch of other dumb stuff. That'll happen.
Episode 89 - Former NASA Spec Miata National Director was kind enough to invite Austin over a few months ago. Many stories were told, lots of laughs were had, and almost two hours of content was recorded. Sit down, buckle up, and get ready for another great SlipAngle show. John also runs an online store for racers and track day goers at www.weekend-racer.com. For more SlipAngle shows, visit www.tracktuned.com/slipangle.
We finally get to put together a show with our friends from the Ten Tenths podcast, hosted by Michael Beck, Adam Nielsen and Robbie Vierhout. We reminise (more) about Gridlife Midwest, talk about Michael's almost assuredly failed drifting venture next weekend and the dudes try to talk Austin into building a flat track Harley Davidson. This one is a must listen!Learn more about Ten Tenths at tententhspodcast.com Or search Ten Tenths on iTunes, Sticher, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Please be sure to leave them a positive rating and review them on iTunes!
Rockstar Superhero shock and strut guru Lee Grimes from Koni wandered into the garage, because we were recording next to his car, and helped us produce the most amazing podcast ever recorded in the history of podcastingness. Or at very least he helped us create the one you will likely download after reading this totally meaningless description. Rate and Review the show on Itunes or wherever you do those things, and if you like it the show, tell your friends. If you don't like the show, and are still reading this, tell your dog, or someone you hate, that'd be fine too.
Adam finally went racing again, and took the recording equipment with! He sat down with friend of the show, fellow STL driver, and one of the most successful 24 hrs of Lemons racers in the country, Mike Taylor, and STL racer and generally handsome young whippersnapper, Eric Kutil. Lee Grimes from Koni came late to the recording, so he didnt say much, but he'll be prominent on the next show. Great race weekend, and a fun podcast with a lot of topics. Mike Taylor can talk about anything with wheels that goes fast forever
Episode 85 - Austin and Adam are back at it once again. Our first solo show without guests in a few months. We talk about Austin's recent move to the west coast, Adam's experience renting out his CRX, and Austin's crazy idea to live life without a car. We also talk about upcoming episodes, episodes that have already been recorded that Austin just can't find, and our upcoming #GRIDLIFE event at Road Atlanta. Find old episodes at www.tracktuned.com/slipangle and rate and review us on iTunes.
Adam sits down with friend of the show Brian from Hasport and they talk about racing, Honda Insights, Honda Fits, writing rulesets, Honda Challenge vs. STL, and crashing cars at 175 mph. And Brian was cold because hes from Arizona, and it was a cloudy day in Michigan. Listen to the show right now or WE'LL KNOW.
Adam recorded with longtime buddy Joe Fratatoni, of Colorfittings.com, who is a regular driver with the WMHM and Gridlife events that Adam and Austin work, and who has a lot of interesting projects happening. Del Sols, crashing on the Tail of th Dragon and cruising Chicago on wrinkle wall drag slicks are amongst the topics, and the show was frequently interupted by the Twerk Team Racing Choptopchallenge winning van, filled with 2 kegs and 30 drunk friends. Honda Meet is the best weekend of the year. Every year.