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Late to Grid Motosports Podcast

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This podcast is about everyday motorsports. Whether you autocross, enjoy track days, enter endurance races or race with SCCA/NASA - this is the podcast that covers the topics you are interested in. Friends since high school, hosts Bill Snow and John Thorne both have careers in the automotive industry and they enjoy everything about motorsports and cars.The topics covered include getting on track, how to get involved in local racing, and learning more about the motorsports industry.The name? John & Bill always seem to rushing to get their cars done, then hustling to get the track and hence, are Late To Grid.

This podcast is about everyday motorsports. Whether you autocross, enjoy track days, enter endurance races or race with SCCA/NASA - this is the podcast that covers the topics you are interested in. Friends since high school, hosts Bill Snow and John Thorne both have careers in the automotive industry and they enjoy everything about motorsports and cars.The topics covered include getting on track, how to get involved in local racing, and learning more about the motorsports industry.The name? John & Bill always seem to rushing to get their cars done, then hustling to get the track and hence, are Late To Grid.

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United States

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This podcast is about everyday motorsports. Whether you autocross, enjoy track days, enter endurance races or race with SCCA/NASA - this is the podcast that covers the topics you are interested in. Friends since high school, hosts Bill Snow and John Thorne both have careers in the automotive industry and they enjoy everything about motorsports and cars.The topics covered include getting on track, how to get involved in local racing, and learning more about the motorsports industry.The name? John & Bill always seem to rushing to get their cars done, then hustling to get the track and hence, are Late To Grid.

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@BillSnow

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English

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Episodes

Replay: What you need to know about brakes with Mike Puskar from Carbotech Brakes

7/11/2022
I'm still here! In this episode I provide some updates the the Neon, the RX-7 and racing. Plus, let's have a replay of this great discussion I have with Mike Puskar from Carbotech Brakes. When I attend track days the two questions I get asked most often involve tires and brakes. Many driver's overlook the importance of proper brakes - specifically, high temp brake fluid and proper track pads. Mike Puskar covers everything we need to know about brakes and provides an overview of Carbotech...

Duration:00:43:09

Track Night in America - What You Need To Know

6/25/2022
What is Track Night in America? In this episode I repurposed a Facebook Live that I recently hosted where we talk about TNiA and share important details about the program. Brandon Anderson, Marlon Sumlin and Matt Harbert did an awesome job covering the details that Track Night attendees need to know. Chris from LMS-EFI shares details about E85 tunes in this episode's Tech Tip. Learn more about Track Night in America: Track Night in America Website Check out our sponsors: Show Sponsor...

Duration:00:46:39

Everything You Need To Know About Tires With Mike Kubiak

6/19/2022
At our recent Motorsports Expo, tires was the most popular topic discussed so I thought it was a good idea to have Mike Kubiak on to talk about track day and race day tires. Mike spent six years as a tire engineer and now works for a friction (brakes) company. He is a successful Time Trial racer and had our attendees on the edge of their seat at the Expo. We cover everything from how to select tires to tire storage. We talk about getting the most from your tires, tire pressures, and how to...

Duration:00:44:07

Brandon Anderson: This Guy Is Everywhere! Plus, All Electrical Grounds Aren't Created Equal

6/14/2022
Brandon Anderson seems to be everywhere. In fact, when I interviewed Brandon he was at an Air BnB while attending Grid Life. Brandon got involved with Autocross in 2005 and has participated in events all over the nation. He started doing HPDE's in 2008 and instructing in 2016. And then started Rallycross in 2014. He's done endurance racing with Lemon's in 2017, now run with Lemons, ChampCar, NASA and hopefully SCCA this year! He's been a TimeTrials and TrackNight volunteer since 2018. And...

Duration:00:41:19

SCCA Enduro (Nelson Ledges) Review with Dan Dennehy & Chris Carlisle

6/4/2022
Dan and Chris raced at the inaugural SCCA Enduro at Nelson Ledges Road Course and we wanted to hear their feedback and have them share their race weekend details. They brought a VW Rabbit to compete and had a great weekend picking up a class win and a second in class finish. A few highlights: Dan & Chris share their backgrounds and 2022 plans Chris shares an interesting hotel experience from the weekend Dan tells us more about his role with the SCCA We talk about our famous race...

Duration:01:23:16

Chris Ludwig Talks Data Acquisition & Data Loggers

5/31/2022
If you want to know about how data can make you better driver and help tune your car - this episode is a must listen. Resources Chris mentioned: Race Technology GoPro Software https://www.race-technology.com/us/gopro ECUMaster ADU https://ecumasterusa.com Plex Tuning https://www.plex-tuning.com Life Racing https://www.liferacing.com Making Sense of Squiggly Lines https://www.amazon.com/dp/0983259313/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_G9F82CG2G9HR6ZK7DZ47 Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data...

Duration:00:51:53

AWR Racing: Family business, engine & transmission mounts, and the motorsports community

5/25/2022
We chat with AWR Racing about their family business, their background in motorsports, and what they love about motorsports. It's a true family business! Mom, dad, son, and daughter. That's it. Oh, and Willow their dog. Tony talks about his background in Formula Atlantic and with Nissan's GTP team. Learn More about AWR Racing: Website Facebook Instagram Check out our sponsors: Show Sponsor LMS-EFI Website, Facebook, Instagram Show Sponsor Track-First Website, Facebook,...

Duration:00:53:26

The Boreens! Autocross, SCCA, and Life in Motorsports

4/30/2022
Can you believe that a trip to the dentist resulted in a lifetime of motorsports involvement? The Boreens have been in involved with the Sports Car Club of America since 1970 and have been hooked ever since. They were the driving force behind the creation of the Classic American Muscle (CAM) class in SCCA Autocross. This program has been very successful in attracting new members to the SCCA. They ran over 15 events in 2021 and have a very busy 2022 which includes a Driver's School on May...

Duration:00:52:19

Marlon Sumlin - B-Spec Driver, NASA Great Lakes Instructor, Rad Air Motorsports Manager

4/16/2022
It was great to have Marlon Sumlin on again . He was first on with Jay Andrew in Season 1, Episode 7. In this episode we talk about Marlon's B Spec racing, his new role at Rad Air in Wickliffe as their Motorsports Manager, and Marlon's 2022 plans which includes NASA Great Lakes, Grid Life, One Lap of America, and spotting in the Skip Barber series. Learn more: Contact Marlon Hereditary Cancer Awareness: www.facingourrisk.org NASA Great Lakes Facebook:...

Duration:00:43:16

Betsy McIntyre - Women In Motorsports, Autocross, Time Trials, And Getting On Track

4/9/2022
Betsy McIntyre is an active member of the Neohio Region of the SCCA and was introduced to motorsports by her friend, Tim Fulgham. She attended an Autocross event, said looked fun, bought Tim's MINI Cooper and she was hooked. So what keeps Betsy coming back and getting even more involved in regional motorsports? The fun and friends! Plus, she likes being involved and helping people. We talk a bit about Betsy's motorsports involvement which includes not only being behind the wheel, her...

Duration:00:44:33

Vinnie Taibi - Autocross, Time Trials, and the Indy SCCA Region

3/30/2022
If you want to get into motorsports - this is the episode to listen to!! Want to learn more about Time Trials events - this is the episode to listen to! So why listen to this episode? My guest, Vinnie Taibi, does an awesome job of explaining the progression from volunteer to being an on track racer. Plus he walks us through what Time Trials event looks like. Vinnie is the Social Media Director and Time Trials Chair for the Indianapolis Region of the SCCA and is the new Great Lakes...

Duration:00:50:01

Jimmy Peters from Resolute Motorsports Club

3/22/2022
Jimmy Peters from Resolute Motorsports Club joins me on the latest edition of the Late To Grid podcast. It all started with a 1972 Chevy Nova that was built for Autocrossing and track days. Jimmy found a gap in track day offerings and wanted to create something that would fit everyone's schedule. So now he's building a 500 acre motorsports venue! Lots of great insights in this episode from how to tackle a big project to how networking helps connect you with people that can help you. We...

Duration:00:31:52

Chris Ludwig from LMS-EFI is an ITS Champion and Engine Management Guru

2/26/2022
Like many of our guests Chris grew up in a motorsports family. Chris raced jet skis and has a funny Late To Grid story that he shares. He made it to the Jet Ski World Finals in 1998! When he was done racing on water he found the SCCA and started racing RX-7s. In 2004 he started LMS-EFI and has been focused on engine management systems, data loggers, dashes, and complete vehicle wiring. While his focus is on Mazda and rotary, Chris works on many other makes and models. He now races an...

Duration:00:53:07

Dave Lancaster Talks SCCA Enduro, Neohio Updates & His Racing

2/19/2022
Dave was our most listened to episode in our first season and he won races after being on the show. Podcasts work folks!! Learn more about Dave In Episode #9 Dave had a great 2021 racing in SRF. He also raced in AER in the Junk Player Special at Mid-Ohio. For 2022 Dave is planning to race four endurance races in Champcar and AER with the Junk Player Special team. His SRF will get the new transmission package that these cars are using and he'll race one or two events at Mid-Ohio. Dave...

Duration:00:40:55

Dan Schlosser & Eric Vukich - Pro Kart Concepts

2/12/2022
Karting is where it starts for many racers so it only makes sense that we have two guests on this episode that are heavily involved in karting in the midwest. Like many in our sport, family got them involved in motorsports. At age six Dan started going to the Indy 500 and Eric's dad had a vintage car business and was dragged to Lernerville Speedway. Dan's worked in the Motorsports industry for over 20 years first as writer, photographer and managing editor for TrackSide Online - an online...

Duration:00:56:41

Michael Ribas, Professional Development Coach & Indy 500 Winning Mechanic

2/6/2022
Can you believe that we have an Indy 500 winning race mechanic on the show? Not only that though - he has an awesome background in motorsports which includes Penske's Indycar and IMSA programs, worked with Mario Andretti and Paul Newman, and graduated from the Jim Russell Racing School. Michael Ribas gives us some great advice, "Show up, work hard, and have a good attitude." He applied that advice each and every day and he went from graduating from racing mechanic school to an exciting...

Duration:00:56:59

Aaron Quine SCCA Trans Am, IGT Porsche Driver, and a Good Guy

1/29/2022
We catch up with Aaron Quine at his race shop and learn more about his racing and motorsports career. Aaron's story is another great example of how networking, being a professional, and looking for opportunities can pay off. Like many of our guests, Aaron got the racing bug from his father who raced Corvettes and Aaron grew up at Mid-Ohio and Nelson Ledges. In fact, his dad gave him some great advice, "Meet as many people as you can. You help them and they'll help you." Last year he won...

Duration:00:48:29

Andrew Rains from APEX Pro & Former Pirelli World Challenge Driver

1/22/2022
If there's a lesson to be learned here it's, Say yes to any opportunity. As you'll listen Andrew Rains has had a busy career in motorsports and he's still a young man. From working at a performance auto shop to flying on a private jet with a Grand Am team as a pit crew member, Andrew has built a foundation for solid career in our sport. While at Auburn University he was on the Formula SAE team and handled driving duties and was responsible for sponsorships. This program connected with...

Duration:01:06:58

David Kalb Jr. Sprint Car Driver & National Karting Champion

1/16/2022
David Kalb Jr is a young and upcoming professional race car driver out of Aurora, Ohio. At age 4, David's love for racing sparked through playing with matchbox cars, and watching NASCAR with his uncle Tom. A year later, he would begin his racing career in a kid kart racing at Thompson Raceway Park. After Thompson, David started kart racing at Pittsburgh International and won 2 track championships. David then gained recognition running national karting events in WKA, USPKS, SKUSA, and...

Duration:00:37:45

Dana & Bill from the ChampCar Endurance Series & Bill Shares Updates On The RX-7

1/9/2022
If you've been around motorsports for any length of time you know the fast rise in popularity that endurance racing has seen. It's one of the easiest ways to get into wheel to wheel racing - and it's a blast! We caught up with the Dana and Bill from the ChampCar Endurance Series to learn more about their series and the 2022 season. Plus, they have a podcast coming out called Inside ChampCar. Be sure to find it and hear about all the exciting ChampCar updates. These guys have so much going...

Duration:01:15:42