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Matt Covert of Racers HQ shares everything he knows about autocross, auto racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and race driving techniques and strategies so you can get your career started the right way. Driver skill, vehicle tuning, and the winning motorsport lifestyle are all crucial topics when striving to launch a racing career on a budget. Matt’s knowledge of the driving world has allowed him to become a professional stunt driver for film/television/live entertainment and a successful amateur racing driver. Tap into your creative entrepreneur spirit and start living the life you love. Learn about weight transfer, slip angles, neutral steer, sponsorship, motorsport business, and everything else that will make you a winning driver.

Matt Covert of Racers HQ shares everything he knows about autocross, auto racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and race driving techniques and strategies so you can get your career started the right way. Driver skill, vehicle tuning, and the winning motorsport lifestyle are all crucial topics when striving to launch a racing career on a budget. Matt’s knowledge of the driving world has allowed him to become a professional stunt driver for film/television/live entertainment and a successful amateur racing driver. Tap into your creative entrepreneur spirit and start living the life you love. Learn about weight transfer, slip angles, neutral steer, sponsorship, motorsport business, and everything else that will make you a winning driver.
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Matt Covert of Racers HQ shares everything he knows about autocross, auto racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and race driving techniques and strategies so you can get your career started the right way. Driver skill, vehicle tuning, and the winning motorsport lifestyle are all crucial topics when striving to launch a racing career on a budget. Matt’s knowledge of the driving world has allowed him to become a professional stunt driver for film/television/live entertainment and a successful amateur racing driver. Tap into your creative entrepreneur spirit and start living the life you love. Learn about weight transfer, slip angles, neutral steer, sponsorship, motorsport business, and everything else that will make you a winning driver.

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English


Episodes

Podcast Episode 69: Matt Murphy Returns

7/15/2019
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This week, Jake talks to the RacersHQ iRacing driver, Matt Murphy. They chat about his iRacing for 2019, using data to get faster, and how iRacing has helped him behind the wheel of a real race car. Make sure to like and follow Matt’s Facebook Page. You can also follow him on… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 69: Matt Murphy Returns appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:37:11

Podcast Episode 68: Karen Thomas gives us a mid-season recap

7/2/2019
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This week, Jake welcomes back his sponsored autocross driver, Karen Thomas. They chat about her season so far, and some of the highs and lows. They also talk about the rest of the season and Karen tells us about her plans for solo nationals! Keep track of Karen on her Instagram and Facebook pages!… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 68: Karen Thomas gives us a mid-season recap appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:48:19

Podcast Episode 67: Race Review with James Chartres

6/26/2019
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This week, Jake has James Chartres back on the show for a race review. James recently raced at Laguna Seca with his Spec Racer Ford. They talk about the weekend in general, how things went, and what was learned in each track session. Make sure to check out the giveaway… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 67: Race Review with James Chartres appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:55:43

Podcast Episode 66: James from Kanga Motorsports and a New Partnership!

5/30/2019
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This week, Jake talks to friend of the show James Chartres of Kanga Motorsports. We talk about how to improve with limited track time, upcoming races and a new partnership! That’s right! With Jake working and traveling, he’s not able to get to the track as much as he’d like.… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 66: James from Kanga Motorsports and a New Partnership! appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:34:00

Podcast Episode 64: Introducing the RacersHQ autocross driver, Karen Thomas!

3/28/2019
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After internet issues and delays, Jake was finally able to upload the latest episode! This week, Jake talks to Karen Thomas, the RacersHQ Autocross driver for 2019. Jake and Karen talk about getting started, helpful videos and plans for the upcoming year. If you want to follow Karen, you can… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 64: Introducing the RacersHQ autocross driver, Karen Thomas! appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:55:49

Podcast Episode 63: Introducing the RacersHQ iRacing Driver, Matt Murphy!

3/16/2019
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This week, Jake talks to the 2019 iRacing Driver, Matt Murphy. Jake and Matt talk sim racing, iRacing and the differences between “real” racing and iRacing. Make sure to follow Matt on Facebook Instagram and Twitter. You can find his videos on YouTube. Follow Matt’s team Toxic Asset Racing Program or at Tarpracing.com. Find out more about Matt’s… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 63: Introducing the RacersHQ iRacing Driver, Matt Murphy! appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:03:29

Podcast Episode 62: Introducing the newest addition to the RacersHQ Team!

3/9/2019
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This week, Jake introduces the RacersHQ Sponsored kart driver for 2019, Davin Sturdivant! Jake and Davin talk about karting, Davin’s plans for the upcoming season, and owning too many Miatas! You can find Davin on social media here: Facebook and Twitter The Starting Grid Blog on Facebook The Kartpulse Forums and his former podcast on… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 62: Introducing the newest addition to the RacersHQ Team! appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:01:03

Podcast Episode 61: The State of Racers HQ

3/2/2019
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This week, Jake goes over where Racers HQ is for the coming 2019 season. Jake talks about where the project car is, sponsorship, and his recent endeavors in the #Gridlife iRacers League on iRacing. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the Camaro build in the single car garage,… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 61: The State of Racers HQ appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:48:16

Podcast Episode 60: Finding the Right Car for You

2/2/2019
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Are you wondering what car you should get to get started in motorsport? The first answer is usually THE CAR YOU HAVE! However, if you’re like Jake and many other people out there, the car you have isn’t cut out for autocross or even HPDE. This week’s episode is a… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 60: Finding the Right Car for You appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:02:07

Podcast Episode 59: John Wolf and Adam Benaway of Racing for Heroes

1/26/2019
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This week, Jake talks to John Wolf and Adam Benaway of Racing for Heroes. John took second place in the highly competitive A Street class at the 2018 SCCA Solo Nationals, and Adam won the national championship in SSC. Racing for Heroes is a charity that helps veterans in… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 59: John Wolf and Adam Benaway of Racing for Heroes appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:02:04:07

Podcast Episode 58: Jake Answers More Questions

1/18/2019
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This week, Jake finishes up with some potential sponsored driver questions. He goes over what got him into racing, what to do to keep an edge during the winter months, and how to stand out when looking for a sponsor. Make sure to subscribe to social media to keep up… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 58: Jake Answers More Questions appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:29:46

Podcast Episode 57: Jake Answers Listener Questions

1/11/2019
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Happy New Year! In this episode, Jake fills you in on what’s going on in the RacersHQ garage, and answers some questions he’s received from the sponsorship applications. Make sure to apply if you’re interested in sponsorship! Keep an eye on social media and YouTube for more content about the… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 57: Jake Answers Listener Questions appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:15:37

Podcast Episode 56: Sponsorships and Responsibility

8/25/2018
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In this episode, Jake talks about the recent loss of Sponsorship for Conor Daly in the Xfinity Series and how this can be a lesson for all drivers who wish to be sponsored. Jake also teases some more information on the upcoming sponsorship program through RacersHQ.com. Keep your eyes posted… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 56: Sponsorships and Responsibility appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:39:41

Podcast Episode 55: An interview with Andrew Rains of APEX Pro

8/18/2018
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After a small hiatus, Jake is back! In this episode, Jake talks to Andrew Rains from APEX Pro. Jake and Andrew talk about the trials and tribulations of budget endurance cars, running and driving on a Pirelli World Challenge Team, and most importantly, how data can help a hone the… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 55: An interview with Andrew Rains of APEX Pro appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:01:14:01

Podcast Episode 54: Listener email and Practicing to Win

7/2/2018
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This week, Jake responds to a listener email on the show. Devin, a fan of RacersHQ and aspiring racer asked Jake what he can do to get the most out of practicing at home, both with and without iRacing. Jake goes over how he uses iRacing and Forza along with… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 54: Listener email and Practicing to Win appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:51:22

Podcast Episode 53: James from Kanga Motorsports

6/23/2018
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This week, Jake talks to James of Kanga Motorsports. We chat about Spec Racer Fords, prepping for events, and self-promotion. If you aren’t following Kanga Motorsports, you should be. James is amazing at promoting himself and his racing career. In this podcast, he shares some of his secrets to building… Continue reading The post Podcast Episode 53: James from Kanga Motorsports appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:31:18

Episode 52: What made Senna so great? Part 4

6/15/2018
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This week, Jake concludes his series on Ayrton Senna and what it was that made him such a great driver. In the last three episodes, Jake went over everything from physical and mental abilities to driving technique. In this last episode, Jake covers the tragic end to Senna’s career and… Continue reading The post Episode 52: What made Senna so great? Part 4 appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:20:39

Episode 51: What made Senna so great? Part 3

6/2/2018
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This week, Jake returns to his research on Senna and what it was about him that made him such a great driver. In parts 1 and 2, Jake covered the physical and mental abilities of Senna when it came to driving. This week, Jake gets to some of the specifics:… Continue reading The post Episode 51: What made Senna so great? Part 3 appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:20:22

Episode 50: Freddie Hunt and his journey to Le Mans

5/18/2018
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This week, Jake was honored to speak with Freddie Hunt. Freddie is working towards driving at Le Mans. He’s also the son of F1 Champion, James Hunt. In this episode, Jake and Freddie chat about his father’s career, what the movie “Rush” got right and wrong, how Freddie got into… Continue reading The post Episode 50: Freddie Hunt and his journey to Le Mans appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode 49: What made Senna so great? Part 2

5/16/2018
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Welcome back to the RacersHQ Podcast! In this second part of his series on Senna, Jake covers the mental abilities that Senna had to set himself apart from the rest. Senna had innate abilities and mental toughness that rivals present-day F1 drivers. Is this something that can be learned or… Continue reading The post Episode 49: What made Senna so great? Part 2 appeared first on Racers HQ.

Duration:00:16:08