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We are an amateur endurance auto racing team. We hope to show everyone that they too can participate in performance driving. We are a relatively new team and learning right along with you. Our assumption is that you know very little to nothing about the sport but are interested in learning to drive better and eventually maybe even race in a local event of interest. We will cover all forms of racing and hope to be entertaining as well as educational.

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We are an amateur endurance auto racing team. We hope to show everyone that they too can participate in performance driving. We are a relatively new team and learning right along with you. Our assumption is that you know very little to nothing about the sport but are interested in learning to drive better and eventually maybe even race in a local event of interest. We will cover all forms of racing and hope to be entertaining as well as educational.

    GHIT 0150: Ross Bentley Returns to Celebrate Our 150th Episode

    GHIT 0150: Ross Bentley Returns to Celebrate Our 150th Episode

    Ross Bentley, world class racing coach and author, was kind enough to join us to help celebrate our 150th episode! Since Ross has literally written THE book on racing and high performance driving, we always look forward to talking with him. As always, Ross is able to answer everything and then provides insight that we had not thought of to this point. If you want an episode that will help you drive faster, Ross is the perfect guest.

    If YOU have any questions for Ross, please let us know for #200.

    • 2 hrs 35 min
    GHIT 0149: Joe Marko from HMS Motorsport Discusses Safety Equipment, including Seats and Racing Harnesses

    GHIT 0149: Joe Marko from HMS Motorsport Discusses Safety Equipment, including Seats and Racing Harnesses

    Joe Marko from HMS Motorsport joins us to discuss the key aspects of safety for your race car as well as installation guidance. If you are going to be working on your car or especially if you are building a car this winter, this can help you significantly.

    On this episode’s Dominating with Dawson, we cover what to do and what to avoid when steering the car on track.  Also a few tips that have seemed to help Vicki and Jennifer break their former shuffle steering habit.  And Ben balances eggs on his h

    • 1 hr 50 min
    GHIT 0148: Brian Bohlander Racing and Potential Paths to Racing Education and Training

    GHIT 0148: Brian Bohlander Racing and Potential Paths to Racing Education and Training

    Brian Bohlander has over 30 years racing and has won the Mint 400 Class 5500 and is a 3-time Thunder Roadster champion.  He is also the Comp school director for NASA Great Lakes.  During the episode, we try to compare two of the primary paths for training and qualifying to compete in wheel to wheel racing:  attending a formal racing school or working your way through the HPDE levels and graduating through Comp school. On DwD, we discuss the different methods of determining your braking point marks.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    GHIT 0147: HPDE at NJMP Lightning Wrap Up for 2020

    GHIT 0147: HPDE at NJMP Lightning Wrap Up for 2020

    The last HPDE of the year with NASA Northeast at NMJP's Lightning track concludes our on track season for 2020. We summarize how the weekend went and Bill can’t wait to start planning 2021. It was a great weekend on track with fantastic mid-November weather. We came with three cars good to go. We left with zero. Seems to be a familiar refrain. The winter to do list gets longer. On Dominating with Dawson, we cover driver communication going into and out of the car at the track.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    GHIT 0146: Live from NJMP Lightning with NASA NE

    GHIT 0146: Live from NJMP Lightning with NASA NE

    We thought we would get a short podcast out to update how the day has gone and what we have been doing today.  Jennifer is in the Soul Red 2019 Miata and is in HPDE 1 this weekend.  Vicki is in her first HPDE 2 and, as always is driving her 1999 Mazda Miata turbo.  Bill is in a 2004 BMW E46 M3.  We cover highs and lows and end with story time from Bill about the last stint of the day. 

    If you are here, please say hi. And if you happen to have some race pads for an E46 M3, Bill has cash money.

    • 19 min
    GHIT 0145: Our Skid Pad and Autocross Event at Lime Rock Park

    GHIT 0145: Our Skid Pad and Autocross Event at Lime Rock Park

    Our original skid pad event in March was cancelled due to COVID and when John from Safety Third Motorsports invited us to Lime Rock Park, we gladly said thank you! Was it everything we had hoped for? Should you go to a skid pad? Did it help us? Would it help you? Why do our cars always break the night before we leave? All this and more will be answered in this episode. Our Dominating with Dawson segment, we cover how to position your mirrors and proper seating position for high performance driving.

    • 1 hr 31 min

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