31 episodes

Welcome to The Rags to Races Podcast.

Your host, Jake has been dreaming of racing cars for years, and for most of his life, thought you had to be rich to even think about getting involved. He has found many different ways to get involved in motorsports with varying costs and is here to show you how you can get into motorsports too, no matter what your budget is!

The Rags to Races Podcast: Motorsports and Racing for Everyone ragstoraces@gmail.com (ragstoraces@gmail.com)

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Welcome to The Rags to Races Podcast.

Your host, Jake has been dreaming of racing cars for years, and for most of his life, thought you had to be rich to even think about getting involved. He has found many different ways to get involved in motorsports with varying costs and is here to show you how you can get into motorsports too, no matter what your budget is!

    Episode 28: Road America SCCA Recap

    Episode 28: Road America SCCA Recap

    In this episode, Jake talks to friend of the show, Rich Walke. We talk about the car, the race weekend at the CAT Majors SCCA race at Road America.
    Jake also talks to long-time racer and friend of the show, Mike Hart. Mike has a very unique race car and shares with us some stories, laughs and history behind his many years in the SCCA.
    Make sure to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Follow the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces
    The show can also be found on Instagram @rags2races, Twitter @ragstoraces or as always, feel free to email at ragstoraces@gmail.com
    Jake's newest article has been posted on www.racershq.com. Make sure to check it out as well. While you're there, check out the website and see what you can do to move up in the world of motorsport!

    • 34 min
    Episode 27: Jake Goes Racing!

    Episode 27: Jake Goes Racing!

    In this episode, Jake recaps his first race night in his LO206 Kart. The night was full of ups and downs, but in the end he learned more than you can imagine about racecraft, kart repairs and just how good a club race can be.
    Jake also fills you in on recent events along with his plans for the near future.
    Make sure to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes, Like and follow at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces Follow us on Twitter @ragstoraces. Follow us on Instagram @rags2races. Feel free to email us with any questions or to share your story at ragstoraces@gmail.com

    • 45 min
    Episode 26: Jake talks to Ike from the Untitled Car Show

    Episode 26: Jake talks to Ike from the Untitled Car Show

    In this episode, Jake talks to Ike from The Untitled Car Show. Jake and Ike talk all things Formula One, Le Mans, kart racing, and open road rally.
    Ike was able to compete in the 24 Hours of Lemons Road Rally on the east coast this past January, and he tells his story. He experienced pride, joy, pain, frustration, meth heads, and Freiburger and Finnegan of Roadkill fame.
    They also talk about Formula One, Le Mans and the current state of the top tier of motorsports. Both Ike and Jake are competing in a F1 Fantasy league and sadly, Ike is kicking Jake's ass! (Just kidding, way to go Ike!)
    If you want to find The Untitled Car Show, you can find it at www.untitledcarshow.podomatic.com, or wherever you stream your podcasts. You can find them on social media at www.facebook.com/untitledcarshow, on Twitter @untitledcarshow, Instagram @untitledcarshow.
    If you want to learn more about Lemons Racing, check out www.24hoursoflemons.com.
    As always, you can find us at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces, On Instagram @rags2races, Twitter @ragstoraces or email ragstoraces@gmail.com. Make sure to watch www.racershq.com for Jake's upcoming articles.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 25: SRF with James Chartres of Kanga Motorsports

    Episode 25: SRF with James Chartres of Kanga Motorsports

    In this episode, Jake talks to friend of the show, James Chartres. James has been wheel-to-wheel racing with his local SCCA region for a couple of years. James drives a Spec Racer Ford (SRF), which is a completely spec series run by the SCCA.
    They also talk about track days, getting involved at a local level, what its like to drive some of the most iconic tracks in America, and some of the ins and outs of the SRF package.
    You can find James and Kanga Motorsports on the web and social media here:
    Web: www.kangamotorsports.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/kangamotorsport 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/kangamotorsports 
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kangamotorsports
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/kangamotorsports 

     
     
    If you'd like more information on his sponsors, you can find them here:
    CSR Performance - http://www.specracerfordcsr.com Millennium Engineering and Integration - http://meicompany.com FreeM USA - http://www.freemusa.com Red Line Synthetic Oil - https://www.redlineoil.com Redhorse Performance - https://www.redhorseperformance.com As always, you can find Rags to Races on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ragstoraces
    Instagram: @rags2races  Twitter: @ragstoraces or email: ragstoraces@gmail.com

     

    • 33 min
    Episode 24: DIY Wrenching Made Easy with The Gearhead Workspace

    Episode 24: DIY Wrenching Made Easy with The Gearhead Workspace

    In this episode, Jake talks to Tim and Molly, owners and founders of a top of the line auto repair shop. The best part? It's a DIY auto repair shop!
    Living in a city like Chicago and being an automotive enthusiast, it's hard to find the space needed to make even the simplest of repairs. Gearhead Workspace is there to help you out. They've got everything from lifts and tools on hand to a mechanic on site to help you through the more difficult procedures.
    Tim and Molly tell us about the business, their love of cars and performance driving and give some insight to you on how to get started wrenching on your project.
    You can find them at www.gearheadworkspace.com. They are located at 305 W. 31st Street in Chicago. If you'd like to make a reservation, you can email them at reservations@gearheadworkspace.com. You can also call (312)489-8818 with any questions. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gearheadworkspace
    You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces, Twitter @ragstoraces, Instagram @rags2races or email us at ragstoraces@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Camp Mother#*$(ing #&@( Yeah!

    Camp Mother#*$(ing #&@( Yeah!

    In this episode, Jake talks to some new friends he met at #Gridlife; Austin, Nick and Jenna who have all participated in the Detroit Gambler 500.
    The Gambler 500 is a low-budget, open-road rally that also encompasses off-road and land navigation skills. This trio participated in the Detroit Gambler, using their $500.00 Crown Victoria.
    Austin, Nick and Jenna share their stories from the rally, along with some highlights from their weekend at this year's #Gridlife event.
    If you want to find out more about the Gambler 500, check out their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thegambler500. You can also check out the website at www.gambler500.com.
    Here's a link to Austin's #Gridlife video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iACabi3D48&feature=youtu.be
    As always, you can find me at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces, I'm on Twitter @ragstoraces, Instagram @rags2races or email me at ragstoraces@gmail.com.
    I'm also now contributing to www.racershq.com. Watch for my upcoming articles!

    • 48 min

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