I see a concerning thread on social media as we approach the full-blown race season. Namely, more and more club racers are talking about race budgets falling apart due to insane gas prices and unchecked inflation. Which got me thinking, what can a racer do to mitigate these extra costs?
Autocross is Still Fun!
I used to autocross a lot until I started wheel to wheel racing. Autocross is more available, cheaper and much less demanding on resources. It may not be as exhilarating as racing; but it is a great way to learn and practice car control, hang out with gearheads and in my case … finally test the Lotus.
Sim Racing in VR Part 3 (Pimax 8k Plus)
SEMA 360 Showcase: Best of the Rest
The DYME PSI Rattlesnake got my vote for top product at the 2020 SEMA 360 show but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a slew of products worth noting. Rather for innovation, need or novelty, the following products caught my eye and deserve more attention and perhaps your business. eFlexPro by eFlexFuel Technology eFlexFuel Technology sells turnkey solutions to add flex fuel capabilities...
SEMA 360 Showcase: DYME PSI Rattlesnake
Apex Pro – A Racer’s Perspective
The Apex Pro is a pretty cool piece of kit in the driver aid market. As a standalone device, it measures the car’s performance against it’s potential and flashes a series of lights to give the driver real-time feedback. When combined with your iPhone or iPod the Apex becomes a powerful data acquisition tool.
Sim Racing in VR Part 2 (Enter PimaxVR)
VR resolutions are improving rapidly leaving the narrow FOV (Field of View) the biggest drawback in sim racing. Most mainstream headsets are in the 100 to 120 degree range limiting peripheral vision dramatically. This is fine in a lot of VR games but in sim racing, peripheral vision is a huge component to immersion. Something serious sim racers traditionally remedy with a 3 screen build. Enter...
Sim Racing in VR Part 1 (Primer)
I’m not sure I actually enjoy sim racing yet. I’ve used sims such as iRacing to learn a new track in the past but never jumped in the competitive ‘deep end’ of the sim so to speak. I’ve always been more drawn to the fps and arcade style genres. Games where you function at 100 percent intensity. Perhaps that is where a distinction could be drawn as iRacing isn’t...
A Lap Around Memphis International Raceway 944spec
Is the Season Over? A Racer’s Guide to Coping with 2020.
The current Covid-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc around the globe. Over the last two weeks we’ve watched world economies shutter as more countries go from a wait and see approach to varying degrees of quarantine. Italy appears to be a turning point in response and as evidenced by the toilet paper hoarding, people are panicking. I’m not here to say whether this level of panic from...
Racecar Prep: The Nuts and Bolts of Things
What the _ _ _ _ Happened to the Internet
It’s been a long time since I’ve gone on a good rant and I’m about to show my age with this one. Lately, I find myself asking, ‘What the hell happened to the internet?’ Over the past decade, this once amazing research tool has slowly turned into one big advertisement seemingly designed to distract your focus and drain your pocketbook. This ‘erosion of...