Posts made in February, 2013

Scratchin’ Faster

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Current projects and Tech Notes | 1 comment

Scratchin’ Faster

Paul Costas has done it again. Two more Whelen US Time Trial Championship days at Texas World Speedway, two more wins, two more track records. He makes it look easy, especially considering that Scratcher is actually a simple, conservative, low budget track day car that is up against much more modern, sophisticated, and expensive machines. A big part of Scratcher’s performance is Paul’s driving skill and experience at TWS. The rest is a result of spending money on only the high-payoff performance items, clear thinking, and logical development. Paul and I have been educating each other for decades on our respective specialties, so it is especially gratifying to see him perform well on the race track. This achievement has extended Paul’s...

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Big Goals, Thin Wallet

»Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Current projects and Tech Notes | Comments Off

Big Goals, Thin Wallet

The February 2013 issue of NASA‘s Speed News e-zine includes my article entitled “Big Goals, Thin Wallet“. As you might imagine, it’s about how to economize your racing program where you can, but it’s also about selecting the few key items that you should splurge on. I have spent a lot of years and a lot of nickels and dimes shredding rubber into dust, and my results have taught me a thing or two about turning pennies into performance. I would like to thank Speed News for the opportunity to share what I have learned along the way, and I look forward to future opportunities to contribute. Click and read! You just might like...

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