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The Business of Motorsport Mazda Style Revisited Part 2

The Business of Motorsport Mazda Style Revisited Part 2

This is a follow up posting and part 2 of the Business of Motorsport Mazda Style.

In part one you heard from Dean Case and here in part 2 you will hear from Jim Jordan and John Doonan.

Dean Case and John Doonan - MazdaSpeed

Jim Jordan - MazdaSpeed

Again no matter what form of Motorsports Competition you are involved in, if you are racecar driver or involved in Motorsports, we think you will find this of great value.

This is part two of the presentation and if you missed part one, you will find it in are archives.

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The Business of Motorsport Mazda Style Revisited Part 1

The Business of Motorsport Mazda Style Revisited Part 1

Originally during the 2008 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show the MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development group put on a great talk aimed at improving a racer’s off track performance.

Well for the the 2009 edition of the PRI show the MazdaSpeed Team was back at it again.  This time word had already spread about the value of attending the 2008 sessions and standing room only was the norm.

Dean Case - MazdaSpeed

Regardless of whether you are Road Racer, Drag Racer, Oval Track Stock Car Racer or any kind of competitor in Motorsports we think you will find this great advice for all involved in Auto Racing.

Here is part one of the presentation, and part two will posted shortly as well.

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Kevin Buckler and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

Kevin Buckler and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

If you follow Professional Road Racing, you undoubtedly will be familiar with the name Kevin Buckler. Kevin is the Team Owner and CEO of the Racer’s Group.

Kevin Buckler ‘s The Racer’s Group, or TRG as it is often called has quite an interesting history in Motorsports competition.

Kevin Buckler of TRG - The Racer's Group

I can remember back to 1995 when Kevin entered his first IMSA event at the California Grand Prix at Sears Point International Raceway in a Porsche 911.

Kevin Buckler won the IMSA GTS-2 Class honors that day at Sonoma, finishing one spot ahead of Jack Lewis of Atlanta Georgia in another Porsche 911 RaceCar.

I was paying very close attention to all of this because I was doing Driver Coaching and Competition Driver Development work for Jack Lewis at the time, and Jack earned IMSA’s coveted Most Improved Driver Award that year.

Kevin Buckler and I had the opportunity to talk recently about his passion for Motorsports and the challenges and the demands in today’s Professional Auto Racing World.

We chatted about the challenges ahead as TRG transitions further into the NASCAR world and his team’s upgraded 2010 Sprint Cup Racing Program.

The beauty of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is not lost on Kevin, an event his team has won as well as other endurance road races including the 24 Hours of Daytona.

As a winning team owner Kevin gives advice to others who also may have spent moments at the sidelines of the Long Beach Grand Prix and wondered just how to go about this racing thing.

From Southern California to Racing in the South, here is Kevin Buckler.

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John Bondar and the Canadian Touring Car Championship

John Bondar is President of the very successful Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented By Toyo Tires

The Road Racers Podcast recently had the opportunity to slow down CCTCC Series President John Bondar just long enough to talk to us about himself as well as filling us in on some of the latest in Canadian Road Racing.

If you are a long time listener of the Road Racers Podcast you will know it has already been three years since we last interviewed John and chatted to him about the Canadian Touring Car scene.

Canada, you may be surprised has a long history in Road Racing competition.

We learned of some of the early Motorsport influences for John going back to 1972 and witnessing Sir Jackie Stewart winning the Formula One Race at Mosport.  Also his memories of meeting Gilles Villeneuve in his Formula Atlantic racing days and the circumstances surrounding the unplanned meeting.

John has been involved in many areas of Canadian Motorsports from Corner Marshalling to being a competitor himself, to his current role as President of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented By Toyo Tires.

John talks of his passion for Motorsports outside of Road Racing and discusses the current state and challenges for Road Racing in both the United States and Canada.

John Bondar and the Canadian Touring Car Championship

Enjoy and we will see you at the track.

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Tim Suddard of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Tim Suddard of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast.

We have been a big fan of the efforts that Tim and his team have done over the years to elevate all levels of Motorsports, be it Autocrossing, Road Racing or other great Auto Racing opportunities out of the shadows of the past.

Tim Suddard - Publisher of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

We always enjoy running into Tim at track events and recently had the opportunity to sit down to talk with him as not only the publisher of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, but as the passionate racer that he is.

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Three Secrets Every Club Racer Should Know

Three Secrets Every Club Racer Should Know

Andy Collins of Armadillo Racing recently hosted a Teleseminar with Race Engineer Jeff Braun.

Jeff Braun - Race Engineer

Are you looking to improve your Road Racing results ?  You will find valuable information here applicable to your own Road Racing program.  If you are involved in the ultra competitive world of professional Road Racing you will also find some great food for thought.

Armadillo Racing is a Pacific Northwest based Racing Service firm that has been serving the racing community for over 16 years and Jeff Braun is an accomplished race engineer in multiple forms of Motorsports from Club Racing to Grand-Am to IndyCar competition.

Listen in as both Andy Collins and Jeff Braun discuss Three Secrets Every Club Racer Should Know.

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Armadillo Racing Website –  Armadillo Racing on Twitter

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24 Hours of LeMons Southern Style

If you have never seen one of the 24 Hours of Lemons race events in person you won’t believe it.

Recently we had the good fortune of attending the second day of the 24 Hours of Lemons event at Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina.

It is unlike any other Motorsport event that we have witnessed or ever been a part of. This is an event that you do need to see in person.

This RoadRacersPodcast is a little different than usual.

First off we will bring you some audio direct from the event.

Then second we move onto the signature event for the 24 Hours of Lemons. Yes at each event there is a car crushing.  At this event there was a great showing of passion for Motorsports and the crowd decided something unexpected.  You will have to listen to the show to find out what happened.

Lastly, we went back into the RaceRemote.com audio archive vault to search out an interview we did some time ago.  A few years back we interviewed a winning team member from the 2007 Thunderhill Raceway 24 Hours of Lemons event – Sean Hedrick.

We would like to thank everyone at the 24 Hours of Lemons for putting on such a great event and a special thanks to the following for their hospitality at the race.

We don’t mean a catered hospitality suite trackside or anything like that.  We just mean real good old racing passion and excitement.

24 Hours of LeMons at Carolina Motorsport Park September 2009

Jochen Tartak of Carolina Motorsport Park

Jochen Tartak

TEAM PLN

Team PLN at Speed

TEAM PLN Relaxing

Meatyballs Racing

MeatyBalls Racing

Tom Cotter and the Son of a Blitzen Team

Son of a Blitzen

Son of a Blitzen Waiting

Thanks all for making it a blast .

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Heading for the crusher

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Darren Law and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

Darren Law is a recent overall winner of the famous 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Road Racing event.

That is Darren Law and the rest of his Brumos Racing Team driving partners, David Donahue, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia.

I have had the pleasure of meeting and seeing Darren at many race tracks and auto racing events over the years.

The first time meeting Darren was back in the mid 1990’s during a test session for the North American Super Touring Car Series that was held at the Mid-Ohio Race Course. I would also often see Darren serving as a ringer at numerous HSR events.

He is always a pleasure to talk with and we think you will enjoy hearing from Darren Law.

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Randy Pobst and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

Randy Pobst talks with the Road Racers Podcast.

From Slot Cars – to AutoCross events – to Road Racing – to Formula One – Randy talks of his love for Auto Racing.

If you have not yet had a chance to meet Randy – hopefully this show will let you “hear” and “see” his passion for all things Motorsports.

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Chris Dyson and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

Chris Dyson has his own Motorsport History and a very strong future in the sport.

Chris shared with the Road Racers Podcast – some of “his” history – in his own words and let us see what makes him tick.

This was our first opportunity to talk one on one with Chris – as he keeps himself very busy – not only as one of the RaceCar Drivers on the Dyson Racing Team – but he also has Dyson Racing Management responsibilities.

Chris Dyson

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Rob Dyson and some Quick Questions from the Road Racers Podcast

Rob Dyson talks with the Road Racers Podcast.

A Road Racing Veteran – Rob Dyson and Dyson Racing have been involved in Road Racing for many years. He started his Auto Racing career in 1974 driving a Datsun 510.

In talking with Rob we found some interesting things about his racing past.

Rob is the first person that we have deployed our new “Quick Questions” format with – and we think he liked it !

We hope you do too.

Rob Dyson

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The Business of Motorsport – Mazda Style – Part 2

This is Part Two – of a Two Part Recording – and is a recorded excerpt from the Seminar that the MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development Program – hosted on improving the “off track” performance of Racers –  during the recent 2008 PRI Show.

If you missed Part One – click on this link:  The Business of Motorsport – Mazda Style Part 1

This seminar was designed for – and was open to “all Racers” – not just those in the MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development Program.

This seminar was held during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show and was open to anyone involved in the sport of Auto Racing. Drivers and Racing Teams working to make a name for themselves would especially benefit from the tips and knowledge given during this session.

Again these are excerpts from the seminar.

Tell them what you think – as I know they are considering other ways to get this knowledge and advice “out there” to you – the Racers.

We believe that this information will help the Sport of Auto Racing as a whole – and that is why we at the Road Racers Podcast decided to bring this audio recording to you.

We think you will enjoy this.

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The Business of Motorsport – Mazda Style – Part 1

The MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development Program – hosted a very informative Seminar for improving the “off track” performance of Racers during the recent 2008 PRI Show.

This seminar was designed for – and was open to “all Racers” – not just those in the MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development Program.

Clearly Dean Case,  Jim Jordan and John Doonan  – the three presenters for this seminar – have done some forward thinking about their involvement in Motorsports.

Unfortunately the seminar was posted to the events calendar at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show – on the late side. As such – the conference room still had some seats available – but anyone involved in the sport or Auto Racing – especially drivers working to make a name for themselves would benefit from the tips and knowledge given during this session.

Again these are excerpts from the seminar.

Tell them what you think – as I know they are considering other ways to get this knowledge and advice “out there” to you – the Racers.

This is Part One – of a Two Part Recording – and is a recorded excerpt from that Seminar.

Part Two will be posted shortly.  We think you will enjoy them both.

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Dominic Cicero and his amazing Automobile Racing “comeback” story

Dominic Cicero tells the Road Racers Podcast his story of determination to conquer the odds and win in Auto Racing Competition

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Byron Payne on the Road Racers Podcast

Byron Payne tells the Road Racers Podcast of some of the challenges and satisfactions in Professional Motorsports

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Terry Borcheller on the Road Racers Podcast

Terry Borcheller – The Road Racers Podcast had the pleasure of catching up with Terry Borcheller on one of his rare “off weekends” at the Miller Motorsports Park during the American Le Mans event prior to his upcoming run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”.

Terry was having a “busman’s holiday” as he was there coaching a competitor in the Porsche GT3 Cup Series.

Derek Ross interviews Terry as he discusses the path that led him to become a professional and “in demand” Road Racer. It is an interesting story and Terry gives some advice for others who wish to follow in his shoes.

The Road Racers Podcast appreciates the time that Terry took to talk with us. We hope you enjoy the show.

Terry Borcheller with Derek Ross

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Talking Trackside with Road Racer Cindi Lux

The Road Racers Podcast recently had the opportunity to sit down with Cindi Lux.We caught up with Cindi prior to strapping herself into the driver’s seat of her Mopar/Dodge Viper Competition Coupe RaceCar during the Miller Motorsports Park round of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT Series.

Cindi Lux took time away from her pre-race preparation to provide a snapshot of where she is at currently in the competitive world of Motorsports Competition.

Cindi also reflected on her personal path to becoming a top professional Road Racing Driver in Motorsports today. She also gave us her thoughts on the current media coverage and interest in women race car drivers.

Cindi Lux

Join us now as we chat with Cindi Lux:

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Post Race Notes:
After this interview with Cindi Lux was recorded – she qualified third – and finished fifth in her No. 2 Mopar Dodge Viper Competition Coupe – this ranks her as the highest-finishing woman “ever” in Sports Car Club of America – SCCA – SPEED World Challenge GT history.

Cindi Lux and her #2 Mopar Viper Competition Coupe | SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT

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Mike Speck on the Road Racers Podcast

Road Racer and Professional Competition Driving Instructor Mike Speck – chats with the Road Racers Podcast:

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Show Notes: Mike Speck and Derek Ross discuss:

Instructing at the Bob Bondurant School
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 24 Hours
Koni Challenge
Matt Connely Motorsports
Bmw 330 2001
Grand Am
V Pack Racing
Matt Otoole
Mark Raffauf
AJ Almendinger
Nextel/Sprint Cup
Busch
Trucks
Ray Evernham
Jimmie Johnson
Chad Knaus
Michigan Speedway
IMSA
Darren Law
Tri-Point Motorsports
Monthly column in Modified Mag
Primedia
Time Attack
Vintage Cars
Grand Sport Corvette
Porsche Carrera GT
Endurance Racing
Safety of Street Vehicles
Traction Control
Yaw Control
Electronic Stability Systems
Car Control
All wheel Drive
Sir Isaac Newton would have been a big racing fan ?
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Current F1 Car
Highcroft Acura Turn #1 Sebring 2007
David Brabham
Duncan Deyton
Stefan Johansson
Flying Lizard Motorsports
Porsches
Ford LTD
VW Rabbit
Go Karting
PR Services: Mick Speck – JMS Motorsports Marketing
The Car of Tomorrow – COT
Rick Hendricks Racing Team
The Future of Motorsports

Note: This interview originally recorded April 2007

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The Road Racers Podcast caught up with Toby Grahovec before the final 2007 Koni Challenge Series Event at Virginia International Raceway

The Grahovec Racing – Classic BMW Motorsports BMW Z4 entry piloted by Toby Grahovec and Pierre Kleinubing look for another successful outing in Grand-Am’s Street Tuner class of the Koni Challenge Road Racing Series

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Show Notes:
Grahovec Racing
Classic BMW
Koni Challenge
Koni Challenge Banquet
Specialty Equipment Market Association – SEMA Show
SCCA – Sports Car Club of America – 2007 National Championship Runoffs
Virginia International Raceway

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Road Racers Podcast brings you up to speed on the debut of Canada’s newest Professional Racing Series – the Canadian Touring Car Championship

Canada has a long history of great Road Racing Series:

The Road Racers Podcast on Race Remote interviews John Bondar – President of the Canadian Touring Car Championship

We catch up with John Bondar just after the inaugural round of the Canadian Touring Car Championship at Mosport International Speedway

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Toby Grahovec brings us up to speed with his team’s Mid Season Racing Report

The Road Racers Podcast caught up with Toby at Texas Motor Speedway just after a recent win there in SCCA Competition.

Toby Grahovec – who pilots the Classic BMW Motorsports entry in the 2007 Koni Challenge Series – gives the latest updates for their team.

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Show Notes:Texas World Speedway
AJ Foyt

Iowa Speedway
Craig Armstrong
IndyCar Racing
Leo Maia
Sidepods Podcast
Canadian Touring Car Championship
Mosport
Classic BMW
Lime Rock

 

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Trackside with veteran Daytona 24 Hour competitor Vic Rice at the 2007 Daytona 24 Hour Race

We spent some time with Vic Rice in the Daytona paddock as he awaited his first laps as co-driver in the Stevenson Motorsports Corvette entry in the GT Category for this year’s race.

Vic Rice is an accomplished road racer in many kinds of racecars.

I first met Vic while he competed in and won the 1996 GT American – GTA championship and finished 2nd in the 1997 Championship.

The GT American Series is a road racing stock car series.

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Trackside with The Man – The Myth – The Legend – Motorsports Photographer and Road Racer Mark Weber

Look carefully at the surrounding trackside at any Professional Motorsport Road Racing event in North America and you will most likely spot noted Motorsports Photographer Mark Weber

You have undoubtedly seen the works of Mark Weber in various media outlets covering the Road Racing scene in North America

Mark took time from his busy shooting schedule to chat with us to reveal just who this man is behind the lens and the Albert Einstein like persona that Mark possesses.

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Questions and answers with David Cooper the General Manager of Crawford Race Cars

David Cooper held a question and answer session prior to the start of the 2007 Daytona 24 Hours Race.

He not only brought himself but he brought one of their actual Crawford Race Cars – Pontiac Powered Daytona Prototype RaceCars that would start the famous race in only a matter of hours.

The racecar used for the question and answer session was the car that would driven in the Daytona 24 Hours race by none other than NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart and Road Racing veterans Andy Wallace and Butch Leitzinger

David Cooper began his career in Motorports back in the early 1980’s working initially with McLaren in Formula 1.

Let’s listen in as he answers questions about their race cars.

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Trackside with racecar driver Auston Harris at the 2007 edition of the endurance racing classic – the Daytona 24 Hours

At just 16 years of age – this very personable young man makes history as the youngest competitor “ever” to start and finish the famous twice around the clock – Daytona 24 Hours Race

Auston Harris and his co-drivers are the Winners of the SunTrust Improve Your Position Award for the GT Class at the 2007 Daytona 24 Hour Event

They did this by advancing 21 places in the final results in their The Racers Group – TRG #67 Porsche GT3 Cup entry

Road Racers Podcast got to spend some time with Auston before his Daytona debut

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Trackside with Toby Grahovec and Pierre Kleinubing just prior to their first start as team-mates in the inaugural race of the 2007 Koni Challenge Event during the Daytona 24 Hours Race Weekend

The first race of the 2007 Koni Challenge Series series sports a new pairing of drivers – Toby Grahovec and Pierre Kleinubing.

The first race of the year for them as a duo was the Friday opening round during the Daytona 24 Hours Event weekend.

This race started a historic 100 plus racecars. One of the largest starting fields of any road course race in North American racing history.

Road Racers Podcast caught up with them in the trailer just prior to qualifying.

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Trackside with Johnny O’Connell as he prepares to do battle in the Leighton Reese Performance Group Pontiac GXP.R

You may have become more accustomed to seeing Johnny O’Connell behind the wheel of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R in the American Le mans Series – ALMS events.

Don’t worry he will be there for 2007 starting with the Sebring 12 Hour event – but for the the Daytona 24 hours race he joined the Leighton Reese Performance Group entry with their debut of the new factory backed Pontiac GXP.R

Johhny invites us inside the race trailer at Daytona to hear the latest news about himself and his racing plans for 2007.

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