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" ?