Port Your Own Intake

Racecar drivers are always chasing a tenth of a second. Generally, racers don’t care where the tenth comes from. They just want to be...

Tire Preparation Basics

Over the years, my racing team has accused me of being a real pain in the ass. This comes from my dedication to extreme...

How to Create A White Board Track Map

Part of being a racecar driver is learning new racetracks. There is always time to be gained through track familiarization. In recent decades, technology...

Build Your Own Cold Air Box

Engines like cold air to make power. The question is: How do we get the coldest air into our air filters to make that...

How to Measure Camshaft Lift

Not all racecar drivers are mechanics. Some drivers have to be shown where the door handle on the driver’s door is just to get...

How To Determine What Gear Ratios You Actually Have

I grew up 30 minutes from Sonoma Raceway and every Wednesday night for $15 you could drag race down the quarter mile. E.T. bracket...

Bringing a Car Back to Championships Caliber After a Catastrophic Fire

You know the quote, “Want to make God laugh? Make some plans.” Well, racecar drivers make lots of plans. We plan entire seasons to...

Glass Etching More Fun With Our Vinyl Cutter

In the July 2017 issue of Speed News magazine, we covered purchasing a vinyl die cutter machine to make our own decals for our...

Build Your Own Splitter

As racers, we are always looking for that little edge against our competitors. Some of those advantages come at great cost and time, like...

String Alignment

As a racecar driver, I have learned to hate alignment shops. When I have told shop technicians I want 3.5 degrees of negative camber,...

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