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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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As a bonus, here is Alan’s original introduction from all the way back on Episode Number 2. We hope you enjoy getting to know us better and learning where we are (or maybe where we think we are) and where we wish to go in the coming years. If we missed something that you wanted to know, please let us know on our website or Instagram or Facebook. Yo…
 
It has been several years since we did our host/driver introductions and we thought we’d update our newer listeners with a bit of background from each of our hosts. Alan joined our team about 2 minutes after Vicki posted something about our first race. He has been a car guy since birth and is a trained mechanic and worked on real cars for several y…
 
The guys talk about their trip to test at Laguna Seca, including the travel faux pas they encountered, then they share their craziest travel stories. Going to the race in Nashville? Join us for our live show, August 5th, at Margaritaville! +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. T…
 
It has been several years since we did our host/driver introductions and we thought we would update our newer listeners with a bit of background from each of our hosts. You can probably blame Bill for most of our team and our podcast, but he does have noble goals, lol. Bill was essentially a newbie to racing, driving, and pretty much remains so as …
 
We get plenty of mileage out of a contentious move and a brand new session in merry ol’ England. SHOW NOTES ALO had an eventful start in the Sprint Radio messages lobbying the race director Ever wondered if the camera helicopter upsets the cars? The findings and recommendations of The Hamilton Commission Support the show on Patreon and get all our …
 
We have been following the Grid Life series, especially their GLTC series for the last few years and since our schedules don't align this year, we thought we would interview several of the drivers, teams, and hosts for the next few episodes. Tiffany Kelly and Justin Kelly are both top drivers in the GLTC series and have competed as Team Kelly Racin…
 
Alex and James weigh in on the SRX controversy between Paul Tracy and Hailie Deegan. Then, the guys are happy to welcome back (kind of), comedian, actor, and great wedding guest, Darcy Michael. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, …
 
Formula 1 is messing with qualifying again, but this time it might be… interesting? Also: impressions of the new F1 video game, silly season revs up, and Rob reckons with Ferrari. SHOW NOTES Sprint Qualifying videos of varying utility from Formula 1 and Chain Bear Penalty point totals from Formula 1 and WTF1 Support the show on Patreon and get all …
 
It has been several months since we did a WOOT episode where we go Way Off Our Topic of racing and go into another are of our lives, our fandom of virtually all things superheroes. In this episode , we go over our thoughts about the three recent Disney+ MCU related shows: WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, as well as the most rec…
 
It has been several years since we did our host/driver introductions and we thought we’d update our newer listeners with a bit of background from each of our hosts. Jennifer was a self proclaimed driver that started racing at less than zero. She attended our first race and joined the team as a driver at our second race. She has probably improved th…
 
The guys recap Mid-Ohio, Hinch almost has a new laptop, Alex challenges Hinch to an escape room challenge, the guys talk more about curling, and Thim complains about an airline. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Mo…
 
Austria deals us some close battles while COVID deals a blow to a similar-sounding country. SHOW NOTES Will Buxton’s thread about leaving room The battle for the final point Chain Bear on slipstream vs. dirty air Steiner gives MAZ a spinning top A lap around Igora Drive, the new site of the Russian GP Support the show on Patreon and get all our bon…
 
It has been several years since we did our host/driver introductions and we thought we’d update our newer listeners with a bit of background from each of our hosts. Vicki started from ground zero as a newbie to racing, driving, and car mechanics and has progressed to become one of our top mechanics and an excellent racing driver. We go over where V…
 
The guys recap Alex's race in Watkins Glen, and an unfortunate meal at the airport in Detroit. James talks about his time calling an SRX race, and the guys look forward to Mid-Ohio. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toront…
 
Styria stacks this episode with charges through the field, calendar changes, pit stop safety, and Rob’s enduring woe. SHOW NOTES BOT’s pit lane spin during Free Practice 2 caused some tattling to the stewards Race highlights, featuring turbulence around the 3:59 mark An aerial shot of Russia’s Igora Drive circuit, karting track in the foreground Il…
 
Will aerodynamics help your racing car? We begin to explore the field of aerodynamics with Johnny Cichowski from Nine Lives Racing on this episode. As an introductory episode, we start with the fundamentals and work our way towards laying out a plan for adding aero to a race car that will result in actually having a faster race car. We started with…
 
The guys recap their weekends in Road America, Alex has a meal he's allowed to sit down for, F1 had a wild weekend, the guys defend Jimmie Johnson, and Hinch talks about SRX. +++ Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. To buy a #GetWellWickens sticker and or shirt, visit Toronto Motor…
 
A good French GP? Tobacco-less tobacco? Kevin Magnussen having FUN? What will they think of next? SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition Hot leaks of a 2022 car mock-up RaceFans’ recap of MAG’s IndyCar debut MAG and GRO talkin’ ‘bout racin’ The old Austria track is slightly terrifyin…
 
“Tony Stark” was the obvious lead in to this episode with PGR Racing and their EV racing car that recently competed in the 2021 One Lap of America. On this episode, Andrew DeKoning and Chad Martin go into the pluses and minuses of racing an electric vehicle in the One Lap of America and racing an EV in general. We really had no reference to racing …
 
We are all suffering from a serious sleep deprived, post-race weekend hangover, and we are all calling in from across the US with varying internet speed and connections. It starts with the somewhat normal Race Bar takeover and then we go into the race. For this event, our drivers consisted of Vicki, Alan, and Jennifer and our two adopted teammates …
 
The guys recap their races in Detroit, Alex talks about being turned away from a restaurant, and Barstool Sports own Joey Mulinaro joins us. +++ 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 Sch…
 
The next race is France so we busy ourselves with sick boats, trophy clones, and quantum throttle pedals. IndyCar spoilers from 24:37 to 28:28 SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition A Rich Energy book is happening F1’s Beyond the Grid episodes with Paddy Lowe and Yuki Tsunoda IndyCar…
 
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…
 
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