Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Brake fluid comparison chart

Before clicking on this link it is important to note that I am not in any way affiliated with lelandwest.com. They do not sponsor this site, nor contribute. I came across this comparison chart while doing my own research, and the writer kindly agreed to let me share it.  Use at your discretion. Any and all credit is due to lelandwest.com and the writer Matt Robertson for this article, I am just passing helpful information along.

Below you will find a pretty good chart comparing different aftermarket brake fluid types and brands. Read your owners manual, it will indicate the specifications they prefer you to use (temp ratings etc). The author goes into detail about what these specifications mean. Really good article to have handy when choosing your fluid.

https://www.lelandwest.com/brake-fluid-comparison-chart.cfm

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tire temperature track day advice

Before clicking on this link it is important to note that I am not in any way affiliated with Fluke. They do not sponsor this site, nor contribute. I have had this article saved in my favorites and see it as a good article for tips about Pyrometers and tire temperature while on the track. Use at your discretion. Any and all credit is due to Fluke for this article, I am just passing helpful information along.

Below you will find a pretty good article about tire temp while on the track and how it affects your car. 

http://www.fluke.com/fluke/uses/comunidad/fluke-news-plus/articlecategories/automotive/racetracktemp

Monday, April 10, 2017

What is the trinity?

Well, lets start this next post with a question. If time and money allowed, what 3 tracks would you run? 
While it is very hard to narrow it down to 'just' 3, I have given this a lot of thought over time. I would have to list my 3 as Sebring, Laguna, and COTA. Sebring and Laguna are probably pretty obvious, the heritage, the pedigree..it all speaks for itself. Going to Sebring and running on the same course that some of the absolute greatest drivers to ever live...that is a memory for a lifetime. Running a car down the cork screw at Laguna would be a close second, and again some of the greats have raced there. Circuit of the Americas (COTA) would probably come first, as I consider it my home track (even though I live in Michigan now). First F1 race I went to was there, first Le mans race I went to was there. When that track was built it opened up a whole new world for me, to be able to see the series' I had always wanted to see. So to run that track in my own car would be spectacular, I certainly intend to make that happen.

Honorable mentions: Lime rock, Road Atlanta, Road America, and DEFINITELY Watkins Glen.

What the tracks would make up your "trinity" ?


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My new website and new adventures

 The start of www.facebook.com/ponycarTR

Many of you have noticed recently that I have been posting video of car going around race track on social media. Allow me to explain. First, this idea has been brewing for sometime and after chatting with a few people I finally decided to pull the trigger on this idea. I have created a page and purchased the domain name www.ponycarTR.com which is short for Pony Car Track Rats. This site and page will be 100% dedicated to the people who take their pony cars to the track and use them for their intended purpose. Many of you also know that after a few years of waiting, I finally purchased the car I wanted...a white 2015 Camaro Z/28. During this time I lurked around the Z/28 section of the camaro forum and I noticed something...no regular forum bullshit. The people roaming the Z/28 forum were much more down to earth, and also understand the operation of a car at the limit. Now, of course not all Z/28 owners are track warriors, but the car itself takes a certain type of person to own and I noticed these people were like minded to myself. Over time I started lurking the 1LE forums and even the sections of mustang forums where GT350 people reside..I noticed this commonality there too. Thus, ponycarTR.com was born, which is a place for track day enthusiasts can reside and share experience, video, data, and feedback for other enthusiasts. So what sets me apart? Well, it is in the title...it is exclusively for Pony Car Track Rats..ie..people who own a Camaro, Mustang, or Challenger and are using them on the track. I want this to be the center of attention when it comes to pony car track enthusiasts. Eventually I hope to expand into hosting track day events for such enthusiasts, but in due time. For now, I hope everyone enjoys the future videos and blog coming your way.

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