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An amateur endurance auto racing team hoping to show everyone that they too can participate in performance driving or racing. We are a relatively new team and learning right along with you. Our assumption is that you know very little to nothing about the sport but are interested in learning to drive better and eventually maybe even race in a local event of interest. We will cover all forms of racing and hope to be entertaining as well as educational.
 
The goal of this podcast is to help the everyday, amateur racer. Specifically, we want to help those involved with track days, HPDE, SCCA and NASA racing, and autocrossers. We interview people just like you. Those that want to be on track and want get faster. We also interview industry leaders that have parts and services to help you be your best on track.
 
Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes and Joe Weber walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 ...
 
Formed in 2015, Team Hugh Jass got their start competing in online endurance events through the iRacing simulation platform. Since then they have expanded rapidly, competing in multiple events, launching a broadcast channel, running the ChampCar Sim Series, and racing their own Miata in endurance races around the USA. Hugh Jass Paddock Pass is the latest venture, a biweekly podcast where members of the team get together to discuss the latest news in global motorsport, updates from their own ...
 
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It was great to catch up with Sam and be able to share his motorsports background. His ability to manage a busy schedule should show us that it's possible to lead a busy life and still be on track. Sam loves the passion and positivity he sees in the paddock and he exemplifies these characteristics when you see him at the track. Follow Sam on Instag…
 
DwD 0376: Threshold Braking – One Tool to Rule Them All ? On this Dominating with Dawson, return to the topic of threshold braking and address several aspects of the technique. In addition, we start to review several ways to practice the technique safely on track. We then discuss the proper use of the technique, where and when, as well as how to de…
 
GHIT 0375: Ken Hill – On The Line and the Fundamentals of Performance Driving Ken Hill returns to the podcast to discuss the racing line and the key, fundamental factors that contribute to consistent, fast, and safe lap times. As with all things related to high performance driving and racing, the optimal line is really a complex solution to a serie…
 
At hour 23 of the 24h of Le Mans, Dick Barbour Racing was in the lead. But there was a problem - something was wrong with the left front wheel. As driver Rolf Stommelen eased the Porsche into the pits, his teammate, Paul Newman, scampered out with the crew to -– wait what? Paul Newman? Butch Cassidy Paul Newman? He was a driver at Le Mans? How the …
 
DwD 0374: What Line Is It Anyway? – An Why Are There So Many A long time listener wrote in and had a question about “The Line”. It appears that there are several lines. One line is the school line or the HPDE line. Then there is the race line or racing line. It appears that the listener is stuck between the line the “looks” correct to them, and the…
 
GHIT 0373: JG Pasterjak from Grassroots Motorsports JG Pasterjak joins us for a great episode that starts off with a brief history of his driving and work with Grassroots Motorsports magazine and website. In addition to being involved with the articles, JG is also a passionate driver and tinkerer on his car and many of the project cars that are the…
 
Today on Past Gas is the insidious story of how GM scientists developed a type of gasoline that caused insanity, sickness, and maybe even murder. This story is so devious that it might feel like a cheap dime store novel, but everything we’re going to tell you is true. Why was lead added to fuel in the first place? Who was the scientist behind it? H…
 
DwD 0372: Troubleshooting a Crank No Start Condition On this Dominating with Dawson, we take advantage of a problem that we are having with our 1993 Honda Civic SI (D16Z6 for the home gamers) race car and use it as a working example of how to troubleshoot an issue. As with most parts of working on a car, we are a work in progress, some would even s…
 
Every so often I'll record an episode to give you updates on my cars. Mostly I do this to help insomniacs fall asleep. Wait, I should be working on the RX-7 and not recording this episode! Anyway, I thought I'd record a quick episode to update everyone on the three cars that seem to occupy my time right now; ACR Neon, RX-7, Miata. Here's the video …
 
GHIT 0371: Tim Burr – Our First Member of the Sorry For Party Racing Team One of the fun things about meeting someone on the Sorry For Party team for the first time is whether they are in their race team regalia or in civilian clothes. We have found that often we have met the same person twice without knowing it. Tim Burr is no exception. We finall…
 
It’s 1903, and an out-of-work doctor, Horatio Nelson Jackson, is fiercely defending the world’s most exciting invention – the automobile – against a group of men who are POSITIVE that the car was just a fad. Jackson was so sure of himself that he bet $50 that he could take a car from San Francisco to New York City… a feat that had never been done b…
 
DwD 0370: Overdriving vs. Underdriving When trying to improve as a driver there are many instances where the same driver can be overdriving their car and at other points on the track can be underdriving. In addition, the best of us also can have areas where we do one or the other and our lap times area adversely affected. For this episode, we talk …
 
GHIT 0369: Passing Series – Part 1 of Many An episode that has been in the making for well over a year, we finally start our passing series with part one. Guest hosts are Ben Dawson and returning guest Blake Fields. For this episode we approach the concept and jargon of passing from the perspective of the passing car and the car being passed. The g…
 
Frank Williams is a legendary figure in the world of Formula One racing. But how did Frank go from being too broke for a room in a “motorsports frat house” to building one of the most enduring teams in Formula One history? When was the moment that finally turned Frank’s luck around? And how, after a life-altering accident, did Frank Williams keep g…
 
GHIT 0368: Team Status Update After having a few inquiries at the track and via social media, we begin to review what we are up to and working on as a team and some of the projects and issue we are working on. This episode is a partial laundry list of some of the more significant near term items we are working on or pondering, as well as a few of o…
 
DwD 0367: “Expensive” Tools That Are Worth It This Dominating with Dawson is aimed at the tools that we think are worth spending the money on. These are tools that are critical to the function of your car or where accuracy is required, as well as tools where they just make things so much easier that they are worth every penny that they cost. We the…
 
DwD 0367: Gridding at an HPDE This Dominating with Dawson is aimed at what came be source of pre-event angst and again deals with the unknown. This time we go through what is meant by gridding ahead of an HPDE stint. In addition, we discuss some of the decisions and thoughts that we have used to improve the HPDE experience. This includes why and wh…
 
GHIT 0366: Brad and Eric from the Break/Fix Podcast and Gran Touring Motorsports Brad and Eric from the Break Fix Podcast and Gran Touring Motorsports which is a media group that is interested in helping grow and stoke the enthusiasm for all car related culture and grow the friendships that develop from our shared passion. Since our podcasts share …
 
Tony Stewart was about to run his first Indy 500. It should have been the best day of his life.. but he was the only star who showed up. That fateful day is now known in racing lore as part of “The Split.” But how did open-wheel racing get to that point? What exactly is the difference between CART and IndyCar and Champ Car and all the other names w…
 
Bill talks with Bill & Vicki Fischer from the Garage Heros in Training podcast. The GHiT podcast aligns with what I am trying to do with the Late To Grid podcast, help more drivers get on track and get better with their driving. Basically, grow our sport! There's so much great stuff shared in this episode. We cover how they got started, their 2022 …
 
DwD 0365: Gridding at an HPDE This Dominating with Dawson is aimed at what came be source of pre-event angst and again deals with the unknown. This time we go through what is meant by gridding ahead of an HPDE stint. In addition, we discuss some of the decisions and thoughts that we have used to improve the HPDE experience. This includes why and wh…
 
Jeremy Clarkson is one of the world’s most famous authorities on cars. As Top Gear’s most notorious host, Clarkson has been a major part of car culture since he first started hosting the show in 1988. But to many outside of the car community, he’s despised for his offensive and controversial opinions. How did it come to this? Why is Jeremy Clarkson…
 
Carter Pease from Round 3 Racing joins Bill to talk about his motorsports progression from karting to racing Porsches in the World Racing League. Carter shares some great advice about working hard to get where you want to be, networking and punctuality. After moving through different classes of karting he attended the Lucas Oil School of Racing whe…
 
In the first episode of Donut Media's new Formula One-centric podcast, hosts Nolan Sykes (Donut Media), Alanis King (Business Insider, Jalopnik), and Elizabeth Blackstock (Jalopnik) take you through the highs and lows of Sunday's French Grand Prix. From driver Charles LeClerc's horror movie scream to boyish radio bickering during the battle for thi…
 
GHIT 0363 Race Review of Thompson 2022 with the 24 Hours of Lemons We entered three cars into this year’s 24 Hours of lemons race with the Honda Civic/Cookie Car still limping after our GridLife event, the El Jeffe/Bad Hombre/Trophy Truck/Chevy S10/Isuzu Hombre etc. prepped and ready for battle, and the MooStang/SpiderStang/1984 Mustang GT Turbo lo…
 
DwD 0362: Racing 101: What is a Drivers Meeting and Why You Should Always Attend In our continuing introduction to racing series and breaking down some of the jargon involved with getting into driving on a track, we talk through with Ben what a drivers meeting is, what is usually covered, and why you should always attend, even if you have been to l…
 
Since 2000, Audi has won the 24h of Le Mans a whopping 13 times. And three of those wins were under the watchful eye and talents of lead engineer, Leena Gade. How did a daughter of Indian immigrants become an engineer for a world renowned racing team? What other women paved the way for her groundbreaking victory? And what effect did her successes h…
 
When Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to reach 300 mph, his astonishing feat grasped the world’s attention. And what was once a secret was then widely known – the Bonneville Salt Flats were the fastest place on Earth. How were the salt flats formed to begin with? Why are they so amazing for speed trials? And are they impervious to the e…
 
WOOT 0361 Thor Love and Thunder and San Diego Comic Con 2022 Another Way Off Our Normal topic episode where we talk about our thoughts on Thor Love and Thunder movie, how the recent MCU movies and shows have been, as well as a review of last week’s San Diego Comic Con. We do manage to talk about cars for about 15 seconds but most of this is comic b…
 
DwD 0360: Optimal Mirror Positioning Tips One of the fundamental aspects of racing that everyone agrees upon is the importance of your vision and constantly working to improve it. Unfortunately, when you are starting out, this is even more important since it is very likely that your relative speed is lower than some of the other more experience dri…
 
GHIT 0359 GridLife's NJMP 2022 Event with E1R’s Chris and Chrissy We were finally able to go to our first GridLife event this year at NJMP and to make it even better we were there with our friends from the Everyone Racers podcast Chris and Chrissy. Since we were all together, we decided to do a podcast mashup. We were split up among the intermediat…
 
GHIT 0358: Rally Wrap Up: The 2022 Rust Belt Ramble Rally Master Jeff Stobbs returns to report in live from the awards ceremony of this year’s Rust Belt Ramble Rally between Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, The year there was a ceremony for dearly departed car makes of the past. We cover highlights of the trip as well as many of the entries. We are the…
 
DwD 0357: Roles Within a Team Defined It is often said that the key to winning an endurance race is a management problem and not primarily a speed problem. In this Dominating with Dawson episode, we go over some of the roles that are needed to successfully accomplish a racing or HPDE event. While each of the roles are needed, it is very often that …
 
Sir Jackie Stewart is one of F1's most legendary drivers. But right before the Flying Scot was to begin his 100th career Formula One start... he retired. Why did he stop at #99? And how did he become even MORE influential in motorsport after his retirement? Today on Past Gas, the story of the unforgettable Sir Jackie Stewart. More about Show: Follo…
 
I sat down with Matt and Marlon to talk about Track Night in America, the SCCA divisional at Nelson Ledges, we discuss Marlon's Pitt Race shuffle, and the clock radio is missing from Nelson Ledges! Oh, and we discuss how breaking down with the borrowed tow rig led to meeting a cool car guy. Chris from LMS-EFI shares a great E85 tech tip. Rad Air in…
 
DwD 0356: Why Do We Want You to Come Race With Us? One of our goals for the podcast is to get everyone out to a track or autocross etc. and enjoy high performance driving or racing with us, but we are often asked why. So we take this Dominating With Dawson episode as an opportunity to explain some of the many reasons why we hope that you will try o…
 
GHIT 0355: Cameron Conover from Conover Motorsports Cameron Conover has been working in motorsports for two decades and Conover Motorsports offers sales and service support of the entire RaceCapture portfolio, as well as mechanical support for your vehicle. We worked with Cameron on our two RaceCapture installations and as always, if we can do it, …
 
Ah, the “family car.” We each remember our treasured childhood vehicle differently, for it contained multitudes: road trips, melted gummy bears, questionable air conditioning... But what does the term “family car” mean to the auto industry? The family segment has had to evolve and change with the times perhaps more than any other type of car. Today…
 
DwD 0354: Overdoing It and Leading to Potential Burnout As is often the case, we sometimes show you what not to do. This time, it was after three straight race weekends in multiple states that Bill entered a zombie state. This is not optimal for performance or enjoyment and can not only turn a fun recreational past time into a large effort/struggle…
 
I'm still here! In this episode I provide some updates the the Neon, the RX-7 and racing. Plus, let's have a replay of this great discussion I have with Mike Puskar from Carbotech Brakes. When I attend track days the two questions I get asked most often involve tires and brakes. Many driver's overlook the importance of proper brakes - specifically,…
 
GHIT 0353: Chris Haase Racer, Lemons Judge, and Cookie Stealer Chris Haase has been racing with the 24 Hours of Lemons for more than a decade and began judging a few years ago. All was going so well until he stole a Cookie. Lol. We had been looking to have Chris on the podcast for a while but after last Month’s race at NJMP Thunderbolt, we had to b…
 
Alex Zanardi is a champion, a survivor, and a legend. From his father’s garage, to Formula One, to spinning the first celebratory donut, to the Paralympic Games, this fearless Italian has been unstoppable. If there weren't so many people who witnessed his incredible journey in motorsport, you'd think it was scripted. Today, we're taking a deep dive…
 
GHIT 0352: Our Track Day at the NY Safety Track When we were invited to a new track for an HPDE we did what we always say to do – “say yes” and thank you. Our drivers for the event were Vicki, Alan, and Jen. Bill was there primarily to help instruct and to start breaking in our new race car. Even better, Kyle Lockrow said he wanted to come over and…
 
DwD 0351: What is rotation – Part 4 or maybe more? We are going to take advantage of this week’s Judge Jeremy covering for Ben and go into car rotation for at least the fourth time. We try to discuss what people are talking about when they refer to a car having good or bad rotation or how they were able to get the car to rotate through a turn. The …
 
Danica Patrick was one tough cookie, a spitfire, and all those other lightly patronizing names you might call a strong woman in a male-dominated sport. She’s also a self-made mogul, icon, and champion… all achieved before the age of 40. How did she get her start? How many records did she actually break? And how did she become one of the most notori…
 
GHIT 0350: Ross Bentley Returns to Help Us Celebrate Episode 350 Ross Bentley has raced in Indy cars, literally written THE book on auto racing, his Ultimate Speed Secrets and associated books, and is the preeminent racing coach for both professional and amateur racing drivers around the world. On every celebration episode since number 100, Ross ha…
 
GHIT 0349: Dave Carpenter from the Three Pedal Mafia’s Cheaties Car At long last, we have secured Dave Carpenter for the podcast. Dave drives in the orange Cheaties themed Cressida with the Three Pedal Mafia team. In addition, Bill drove in the Cressida at the last race in NJMP where it finished 6th overall in spite of Bill driving. With so much to…
 
GHIT 0344: Race Recap: GHIT’s Ladies Team Raced In our 1993 Honda Civic Our first ever race was at NJMP’s Thunderbolt track with 24 Hours of Lemons and seems to be a lifetime ago. We started out knowing nothing and that was probably being kind. At this year’s event, we entered our 1993 Honda Civic with its full theme to thank the Everyone Racers po…
 
DwD 0348: Coasting On Track - Allowed or Not One of the often quoted things that may have first come from Ross Bentley’s “Speed Secrets” book series is that you should never be coasting on track, but should either be on the gas pedal/throttle or on the brake. Ross has been on the podcast several times and we have discussed this aspect of racing wit…
 
GHIT 0347: Jeremy Hall from Monkey House Racing Over the past few years, we had met Jeremy at many events, but it was more in passing. Jeremy usually races with his team called Monkey House Racing, but for the Pittsburgh event he was racing with the Skunk Oil Racing team and our team in a 1999 BMW 3 series, an E36 for all the cool dudes. Unfortunat…
 
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