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A look into the lives of professional Indycar drivers, reality television stars, and great friends James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi. Though Hinch and Rossi have seen plenty of success on the track, the show is meant to highlight their off-the-track lives, including their unfiltered opinions on what’s trending in popular culture, with each episode featuring a number of recurring, unscripted segments and an interview with a celebrity guest. Off Track is at its heart a sports show, but Hin ...
 
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.
 
In The Pits Media covers the wild and wacky world of motorsports including but not limited to NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, Formula, SCCA, IMSA, World of Outlaws, Offshore Powerboat, AMA as well as local stock car racing at asphalt and dirt ovals, local drag racing and general motorsports of all kinds. The "Pit Crew" collectively attends and reports from over 200 motorsports events per year interviewing the "movers and shakers" of the industry. The content is personality based, gets the into the li ...
 
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Budget endurance auto racing is a worldwide passion and Motor Events Racing is leading the way across Australia and looking to grow the sport and share high performance driving with everyone interested or soon to be interested. The group sponsors two different series for those with different driving skill levels, budgets, and interests. For those n…
 
The guys talk about the latest in IndyCar, NASCAR, and F1. Thim offers some pretty extreme opinions about Curling, then Alex defends Red Vines in the Red Vines v. Twizzler debate. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto …
 
The F1 track with a reputation for chaos did not disappoint this week, but some still rued mistakes, freak (?) failures, and dark, dark magic. SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition The late move at the finish that caused anger ALO doing what ALO does The Race’s explanation of Merced…
 
We went back to Mid Ohio for a second lap in 2021 with Vicki, Jennifer, and Bill attending the May NASA Great Lakes event. It started out as a wet track and at Mid Ohio and that is always especially entertaining. We raced a turbo 1999 Mazda Miata (NB), a 2019 Mazda Miata, and a 2004 BMW M3 (E46) all were on street tires and racing brake pads and fl…
 
Our second ever non-PG podcast, but it was so worth it. Peter Hopelain joins us to discuss Bill’s bucket list goal of racing in the Thunderhill 25 endurance race. Peter has raced in the Thunderhill 25 nearly every year and also been on the podium several times and recently won his team’s class. We had a great discussion of the background of the rac…
 
Alex and James talk about their running in the 105th Indianapolis 500, their thoughts on Helio's historic 4th win, and -of course- discuss their heated cornhole tournament. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsp…
 
We try not to jinx the Clash at the Castle by talking wind tunnels, the Indy 500, and who has the coolest wheel guns. Indy 500 spoilers from 18:56 to 29:26 SHOW NOTES A visual collection of every team’s wheel guns Mercedes explaining what happened in Monaco F1 drivers trying to name one F1 team per letter Indy 500: 30-minute highlight and a breakdo…
 
We review our latest high performance driving education (HPDE) event at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey. We had four drivers at the event from our team. Jennifer, Vicki, and Liam were in the HPDE 2 run group for this weekend and Bill was in the HPDE 3-4 group. We each learned quite a bit a this event and we are all bette…
 
Andrew Rains returned to discuss the new second generation Apex Pro and the new release of the App. This episode was recorded a few weeks ago, but we go into the latest changes to the Apex Pro hardware and the Apex Pro software/app and some of Andrew’s recent racing with Grid Life in the GLTC series at National Corvette Museum Motorsports track (NC…
 
James and Alex give their thoughts on how qualifying went for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. They talk about what to expect in the upcoming race, and every Hoosier's favorite pastime, Cornhole. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker an…
 
Low passing but high drama on Formula 1’s big day. SHOW NOTES Danny’s Patreon “Pack Walk” How a driveshaft hub works Wheel nut comparison between a normal one and the one from the race (thanks @douglasbonham!) RaceFans’ Monaco lap chart One driver’s post-race interview gets crashed by another Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episod…
 
Shawn Sampson of Sampson Racing Communications essentially started the use of in-car radio system use for amateur racing about 30 years ago. Since then, he has been working with all types of racing and racing organizations including NASCAR, NASA, and SCCA, as well as the US Coast Guard. During the episode, we go into the different types of radios, …
 
Ross Bentley was kind enough to return for a third time that turned out to be his fourth appearance thanks to the mysteries of podcast recording and his recent episode on the One Lap of America event. Jennifer, Ben, and Bill were able to go through a ton of great questions that were sent in by several of our listeners, as well as a few we had hoped…
 
The calendar and Red Bull’s rear wings are changing shape ahead of F1’s “crown jewel,” but we still find plenty to get excited about. IndyCar spoilers from 10:17 to 16:03 SHOW NOTES Grosjean’s recent Beyond The Grid episode IndyCar’s 30-minute edit of this weekend’s race and the post-race photo (spoilers) Article about MAZ’s experince with Haas His…
 
We had been planning to have Eric on the podcast for several months but couldn't wait any more after he went to his first wheel to wheel event a few weeks ago at PittRace. We first heard of Eric as a result of his two Facebook groups related to high performance driving and high performance driving fitness. He was joined on this episode by his teamm…
 
Ross Bentley returns to the podcast to review the 2021 One Lap of America event that finished last week. This was Ross’s first One Lap and he seemed to have a blast. I think the hook has been set and Ross’s inherent competitiveness will likely lead to him trying to win it in the future. We go into the event as a whole, its history, how the 2021 eve…
 
The guys talk with sports car legend, and impressive new IndyCar rookie, Penske's own: Scott McLaughlin. They talk about Bathurst, testing, qualifying at Indy, and more! +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsport…
 
A strategy-heavy race leaves us pondering driver futures, Zak Brown’s salty bets, and the Teriyaki Boyz. Formula 3 spoilers from 38:23 to 39:03 SHOW NOTES One of the Formula 3 races this weekend was particularly nutty (spoilers) Robert Wickens driving a hand-controlled race car SAI explaining how the Ferrari steering wheel works (and here’s another…
 
We met the Nittany Lemons at our recent 24 Hours of Lemons race at PittRace. Their team includes Eric Junker, who gets blamed for any electronics and powertrain issues, Jared Sable, who is the past SAE team captain and responsible for the team overall, and Becca Baker who takes care of the driver controls, brakes and safety systems, and car ergonom…
 
Alex has a mishap with a cup of noodles, the guys recap their races in Texas (or lack thereof), and then we all shoot our shot on Melinda Gates. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motorsports, all proceeds go to Sam…
 
The races are coming fast and loose these days! Try not to slip on the tarmac or get BLOWN OFF THE DANG TRACK. IndyCar spoilers from 1:10:24 to 1:12:43 SHOW NOTES Sprint race details from PlanetF1 (article) and Chain Bear (video) David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher’s blue flag miscue RAI’s radio confusion in Bahrain Support the show on Patreon a…
 
Jennifer takes the lead for this episode as we discuss the recent HPDE at Mid Ohio with the NASA Great Lakes group that Bill and Vicki attended as an early Father’s Day gift. The weekend was a bit chilly and started off with two dry stints Saturday and ended with two very wet stints. Sunday was the reverse. We go into the event as a whole and also …
 
After last week's interview with the always phenomenal John Green, we had some racing to catch up on, so the guys talk about their respective races at Barber and St Pete, and talk about what's going on behind the scenes with them heading into the double header in Texas. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @Alexa…
 
F1 is sprinting toward a new qualifying format, but will it result in delightful chaos or stop short of the finish line? Spoilers for Formula E from 17:23 to 27:48 and IndyCar from 36:25 to 40:39 SHOW NOTES Here’s a video game render of the Miami GP circuit Formula E commentators making a realization (spoilers!) Support the show on Patreon and get …
 
We initially met Elizabeth Jolly at our second ever race at the 2018 24 Hours of Lemons race in Thompson CT. We then listened to her on the first few Shifting Points podcast. Then we met her at our recent skid pad and autocross event at Lime Rock Park with the SCDA group. It was at this point, we realized that these three ladies were all the same p…
 
We welcome John Green back to talk about his new book -based on his podcast- The Anthropocene Reviewed. We talk about the pandemic, Applebees, and pretty much anything else that would give Alex and James an excuse not to talk about Barber. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. T…
 
When it rains, it pours, especially when it comes to contentious moves, lewd gestures, and driving with your knees. SHOW NOTES Shift+F1 Discord user Novolin’s excellent edit of VER’s stricken car Some wild stuff is going on with AlphaTauri’s steering Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Fo…
 
This is our Post Race hangover Episode Notes. We will replace later with a normal review when coherent, likely later this week. In this episode, we go over how our first race weekend went for 2021. We had a great time racing and meeting all our friends. Oh yeah, we WON our first race ever in the S10 El Jeffe Trophy Truck in Class C!!!! Further proo…
 
It's the last episode before the season starts, so we celebrate the end of the doldrums. But first, we worry about Alex getting arrested. We talk about the upcoming race at Barber, the moon landing, and silly predictions for the upcoming year. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurha…
 
We are FINALLY back to racing after having to hold ourselves over with regulation news, bees, and (admittedly sweet-looking) boats. SHOW NOTES VET explaining how bees work A check-in with RAI’s Instagram: race pics, Dudewithfamily, hashtag ad RAI doesn’t get paid to clap Remember to cross the finish line before you celebrate Formula E driver Oliver…
 
Hello all! After that first race F1 decided to take a spring break, but were back in action this week in Imola! Vince rejoins the podcast as we discuss Royal Family Lineages, how much Sebastian Vettel may or may not suck, and if Max Verstappen can actually finish a race in Italy this year.
 
The Semi Sentient Centenarians are a relatively new endurance racing team that are in the midst of an engine swap for their 1996 front wheel drive Buick Century A-body. Their team started much like every other team, including ours, and in their case they can blame Matthew, lol. They are a great bunch of guys learning as they go and trying to come u…
 
This week, we're joined by pit-reporter, anchor, cancer-survivor, and so much more, Lindy Thackston, who recounts her fight over the last year. We also talk about testing, and provide a little preview for the shenanigans to come at Texas. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To…
 
We fill time before the next F1 race with some check ins from the Extreme worlds of electric off-roading, Formula 2, and SWORDS. (Formula 2 spoilers from 48:55 to 50:02) SHOW NOTES Extreme E’s YouTube archives of this weekend’s broadcasts (VPN required in the US) and the Shootout semi-final. Highlights: Qualifying day, Race day. An introduction to …
 
Our 2021 season started off with another skid pad and autocross event at Lime Rock Park. This time the event was held by the SCDA. We go into our goals for the event, how we did, and hopefully a long list of what we learned. The weather was great and more than we could have asked for this early in the season. In addition to a great event with tons …
 
The guys recap the F1 race last weekend, NASCAR's foray into dirt racing, Alex's trip to the Spy Museum, and the Suez Canal. Then, Doug Boles joins the show to talk about the vaccine drive at IMS, and the upcoming month of May. Learn more about the vaccine drive, here! +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @Alexan…
 
This is the last part of our 10-part Racing 101 series where we go over several topics we didn't mention in the other episodes and things that our listeners reminded us to mention. We are always trying to encourage people to try high performance driving and racing, so Vicki wanted to start a special series she calls “So You Wanna Racecar”. We are s…
 
The first race of the season is always an exciting time. Who wins? Who loses? Who gets attacked by a sandwich bag? SHOW NOTES MSC showed up with a cool shirt The new Internet website mazesp.in A highlight reel of TSU’s race The Race’s explanation of Mercedes and Aston Martin’s rake problems NASCAR on dirt was indeed wild Support the show on Patreon…
 
GHIT 0190: Mike Skeen is our Guest We were honored to have Mike Skeen join our podcast as a guest. He is an amazing driver and has seemingly competed in every type of driving we can think of and it seems he usually wins. We go over a bit about how he progressed and what he is currently racing, as well as a great discussion on the skills and abiliti…
 
Hello all! In this episode Braden and I became real, proper journalists due to the absence of our supposed colleague. We discuss the happenings of the weekend, which was a thrilling race right down to the flag. Will Max compete this year? Will Hamilton crack under the pressure? Is Vince absolutely useless? Find out in this weeks SGSB Podcast!…
 
For reasons we clearly don't get into, Alex had no desire to talk about Sebring this week, so we talked about everything else: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, shrimp tails, Kylie Jenner, iRacing, house-smells, and literally anything else that popped into our heads. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and…
 
Our podcast is trying to encourage people to try high performance driving and racing, so Vicki wanted to start a special series she calls “So You Wanna Racecar”. In this episode, we go into the dark recesses of Bill’s mind and enter the world of Lists. We have lists for what tools to bring if it is an HPDE or an endurance race, what parts to bring,…
 
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