23 episodes

ConeCoach is focused on helping autocrossers go faster. Each episode, we'll focus on specific topics you can use to improve your car, and the nut behind the wheel. Hosted by Shane Donahue and Neal Tovsen.

The Cone Coach Podcast Cone Coach, Neal Tovsen, Shane Donahue

    • Automotive
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

ConeCoach is focused on helping autocrossers go faster. Each episode, we'll focus on specific topics you can use to improve your car, and the nut behind the wheel. Hosted by Shane Donahue and Neal Tovsen.

    023 - Racing in a Time of COVID

    023 - Racing in a Time of COVID

    In this episode Neal and Shane sit down and talk about how we're dealing with some of the aspects of the shutdown, interesting effects on E-Sports racing, and some of the challenges faced in getting started with online racing.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    022 - Tireside Chat

    022 - Tireside Chat

    This episode, Shane puts his feety-pajamas on and let's ol Neal tell him about his glory days as an enduro racer.. then switches gear to have a discussion on choosing the right Tires for your application, where to go for data, and how big of a grain of salt to take it with.

    ED Note: This ep was recorded before before some of the information on new Yokohamas and Falkens hit the air.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    021 - Going Even Faster

    021 - Going Even Faster

    Neal and Shane talk Nats Recap, and Neal's adventures in faster events.. and tips on making that transition to your first track day and getting more comfortable with high speed driving.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    020 - It's all about balance.

    020 - It's all about balance.

    In the last episode before Nats 2019, Neal and Shane have a relaxed discussion about approaching Nats without absolutely freaking out, point at a few other episodes we've done on Nats Prep (Episodes 5 and 12) and trying to find that balance of fun and srs bzns.
    Make sure to listen in before heading to nats, as there's a special surprise in this episode for our listeners who will be visiting us in Lincoln

    • 1 hr 8 min
    019 - Bumpin' with Chuck Mathews

    019 - Bumpin' with Chuck Mathews

    Through unknown powers of persuasion, Neal was drawn into a hotel room with none other than Chuck Mathews of Mathews Racing / Team Overkill. Once the microphones were busted out, the discussion immediately turned to urethane cylinders... 
    No, not those you pervs. We're talking about Bump stops, and bump stop tuning! Is it black magic and wizardry? Should you just throw them away? Find out on this episode of Cone Coach!
     RE Suspension Bump Stop Force v Travel Chart:
    https://www.resuspension.com/media/wysiwyg/tech_info/bump_stops/graphs/OEM/OEM_ALL.pdf

    Chuck's Shoutouts:
    https://www.facebook.com/MathewsRacing/
    https://www.mathewsracing.com
    https://www.armortechs.com/
    http://naxn.org/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    018 - I like Big Data and I Cannot Lie

    018 - I like Big Data and I Cannot Lie

    Neal takes Seb up to pride rock, and it's time to finally talk about DATALOGGING! What has Shane done to the BMW? What did Neal build into the CSP car? What should you be looking at? Where should you get started with your data-logging budget?
    Find out on this episode of Cone Coach!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bill from Perrysburg ,

Great listening and learning

I'm a very old novice and recently participated my first Autocross. It was very overwhelming, but I want to keep trying to get better. I plan on re-listening as I gain more experience. They provide extremely detailed breakdown of car setup and autocross technique. Neal and Shane are very personable, honest and seem like really nice guys. If I am ever at an event where they are participating, I plan to personally pass on my appreciation of the work they do.

Bill

Ty Lewis ,

Keep ‘me coming!

I’ve very much enjoyed this podcast so far. The quality of the content is high and has helped me to prepare for the coming season. I want more episodes though as there is always more to learn. Anything about technique to help me put better times down and I am immediately sold. Keep up the good work.

Toyracer71 ,

Thanks for a great show

Thanks for a great show and re-kindling my want to get back to the autocross arena. You guys are fun to listen to and its clear that you still have the passion for the sport.

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