The ConeCoach Podcast
014 - Cold and Not So Sticky
On this episode of the Cone Coach Podcast Neal Tovsen and Shane Donahue connect again the first time since Solo Nationals and have a bit of a recap chat about our various performances, as well as having a discussion about cold weather tire performance, ranging from heat management to when the no-seasons in the garage may be a better play. If you're uninterested in the story of Neal's first National Championship, we understand.. you can Skip to 27:27 to get right to the tire stuff. But you...
013 - Name That Tune (Feat. Peter Florance)
Solo Nats time has come and gone, but with both Shane and Neal driving on Thurs/Fri and only minor catastrophic explosions this year, we were met with our first opportunity to have a guest! By his Facebook description, Peter Florance is the "Tuning Guy at PFTuning.com" and you could say he knows a few things about how the flame liquid gets into your engine, and how the spark makers light it on fire. So sit down with Peter, Neal and Shane in a rented RV in the on a huge piece of concrete...
012 - We're not playing Risk here.
Neal and Shane are BACK! Just in time for your transit to Solo Nationals 2018 Cone Coach cuts another episode where we re-cap what we've been up to in our summer absence, and get into a look at event strategy. When should you take that safety run? Is it time for MAXIMUM ATTACK? Find out this episode of Cone Coach!
011 - The Corner Series Pt. 3: Corner Exit
Neal and Shane are back after a bit of a hiatus, and as apologetic as Minnesotans can be.. but we're going to finish of this corner series, even if it causes us to spin out from over application of throttle! (ba-dum-tiss) Finishing off the corner series, we recap a little on what we've talked about in the prior two episodes, add some updates, and then talk about the joy of that Goldilocks moment of perfect corner exit.
010 - What's the Diff?
The corner series takes a bit of a brake (see what I did there?) this month, while Neal and Shane talk about differentials and how their black magic wizardry makes sure both wheels keep turning.. unless you've got the kind that doesn't do that..
009 - The Corner Series Pt. 2: Mid-Corner
This month Neal and Shane continue the corner series with the logical next discussion: Mid-Corner! Through the discussion of mid-corner handling, we delve into steady state cornering dynamics, and differences in setups that can have an impact on your driving style, and what you should be looking for in a well handling car. Also, tacos.
008 - The Corner Series Pt. 1: Corner Entry
In this episode, Neal and Shane start a detailed and fairly technical breakdown of sensing handling characteristics through a corner at various points, along with setup and techniques to help you get the desired results. The beginning of this multipart I've named this "The Corner Series" is part one, corner entry.
007 - You want me to let WHO drive my car?!
This month the Cone Coach crew gets together to discuss contract negotiations in preparation for the 2018 autocross season.. Ha ha, yeah right. But we do sit down and discuss the pros and cons and getting the most of out of the unique teamwork aspect that only autocross can provide: Co-Drivers.
006 - Off Season? What Off Season?
In this episode, Neal and Shane discuss decisions to be made in shopping for your next autocross car and methods to stay sharp while the snow flies.
005 - Are You Ready for the Big Show?
This month on the podcast, Neal and Shane talk about preparing for and getting the most out of your SCCA Solo Nationals experience. Touching on everything from the pre-event car checks to the majesty that is the sunset beer-walk, this episode is a must listen to before you hit the road. For some additional Nats course walking tips, make sure you check out Cone Coach Podcast Episode 3: A Long Walk off a Short Course
004 - Input! Input!
This month on the Cone Coach podcast we're talking about driver inputs. Smooth but fast? Fast Hands? Double Steering? Setting your line? Neal and Shane have a chat about optimizing the process of telling your car what to do.
003 - A Long Walk off a Short Course
In this episode Neal and Shane discuss the morning process of getting yourself prepared and in the right mindset for your first run. Topics include morning prep, walk strategies, and mental preparation for your run.
002 - Turning Knobs in the Rain
This episode Neal and Shane discuss what it takes to shift your vehicle to rain mode, and well as the start of some testing methodology and the basics of what should be in your autox kit for making those adjustments
001 - Starting Line
The inaugural episode of The Cone Coach Podcast Neal Tovsen and Shane Donahue get together to discuss instructor methodologies, the how and whys of bushings, and the occasional mechanical failure horror stories. Check out the website at ConeCoach.com