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An amateur endurance auto racing team hoping to show everyone that they too can participate in performance driving or racing. 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.
 
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 ...
 
If you are a NASCAR or racing fan, the Backstretch is for you. Each week during the race season we do a deep dive into each race and the racing news associated with the sport. We talk about drivers, equipment, race teams, and the tracks they run at in a fun and entertaining format.
 
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Conor Daly and Joey Mulinaro from Speed Street joined us at Sun King Brewery downtown for a live taping. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. The music you heard in this episode comes from: Ryan Dann of Holland Patent Public Library. You can fi…
 
GHIT 0333: One Lap of America 2022 – Marlon Sumlin – Sundae Cup Class In the first of a series, we reflect back on the 2022 One Lap of America with Marlon Sumlin who completed the event in his Mazda 2 Sundae Cup car. This was Marlon’s first One Lap of America, and it will not be his last. We talk about Marlon’s impressions from his first OLoA, how …
 
We get ready for the upcoming double-header the only way we know how: by reminiscing about Pastor Maldonado. SHOW NOTES LEC’s classic Ferrari mishap Extended highlights from a chaotic Indy GP Formula E’s Gen3 car design is divisive eSkootr: full replay, highlights, and Nick’s on-the-ground photos! Colton Herta alerting us to a new twist on an old f…
 
DwD 0332: Pit Stops – Practicing and Some Best Practices Once you start to progress as drivers and as a team, one of the more important aspects of racing and one of the most overlooked and potentially ignored aspects of endurance racing is minimizing you time lost on track during the pit stops. As always, the over-riding most important aspects is t…
 
GHIT 0331: SCCA’s New Endurance Racing Series with Jon Krolewicz John Krolewicz has been racing for many years and helped start the Track Night In America Program for the SCCA. Now he is organizing the new SCCA Enduro series that is kicking of shortly with their first race at Nelson Ledges. The Sports Car Club of America is one of the oldest perfor…
 
Alex talks about his experiences down at the Miami GP. Hinch joins us from a fancy movie set in Canada. The guys talk about the upcoming Indy GP, and we do another segment of Ask Alex. Send in your Ask Alex questions, and let us know if you want to help the couple from this week's episode with a suite pass or two. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Chann…
 
After much hype, let’s see if the Miami GP floated our boats or left us in dry dock. SHOW NOTES The full Rob Zacny stove saga Protests of the FIA’s sporting code from HAM and VET Grosjean’s hand was partially protected by his wedding ring W Series highlights on F1’s YouTube channel: Race 1, Race 2 Oh yes, the eSkootr championship is real A series o…
 
DwD 0330: CPR and Racing – Correct, Pause, and Recover) CPR is typically referred to in a medical emergency. But in racing, CPR is in reference to Correct, Pause, and Recover when you are out of sorts on the track. The thought behind the acronym is that when your car gets out of shape or out of control on a track, one of the things that should be t…
 
GHIT 0329: Lemons Rally Wrap Up of the Recent Four Corners Rally with Jeff Stobbs Rally Master Jeff Stobbs returns to summarize the recent Four Corners Rally. We missed the daily updates for this one due to a whole buffet of reasons, including multiple times zones, work travel, food sickness, etc. So instead of our nightly updates, we thought we wo…
 
Alex and James recap their weekends in Barber. The guys then discuss the upcoming Formula One race in Miami this weekend, then we do another special two-parter of Ask Alex. Send in your Ask Alex questions to AskOffTrack@gmail.com! Then, we announce our Live Show, the Greatest Spectacle in Podcasting, with Joey Mulinaro and Conor Daly's podcast, Spe…
 
The water may be fake, but our excitement about the fake water is real. SHOW NOTES The fake water at Miami’s “marina” Haas’ GTA-inspired poster for the Miami GP Guessing what the track will be like with PER driving around cones, a video game render, and a drone video Miami GP campus map Hopefully we won’t need backup cars like after Spa 1998 Where …
 
DwD 0328: Best Car Mods to Go Faster – With Guest DwD Judge Tyler Ben is joined by honorary guest DwD Judge Tyler for a special Dominating with Dawson where we go over what are the best things you can modify in your car to perform better. Ben goes with brakes pads and brake fluid upgrades. Tyler goes with upgraded tires. While both of these are gre…
 
GHIT 0327: John Kolesa on AER (American Endurance Racing) John Kolesa started American Endurance Racing several years ago and Bill had a great time racing with the series at PittRace, so we had to have him on to officially introduce everyone to the series if you are not already familiar with AER. Since starting the series in 2014, AER has assumed a…
 
Alex recaps his testing at IMS, including the spin out of the pits, and what went on behind the scenes before and after that. Alex and James recap the NASCAR and F1 race, and a fan asks how early is too early to leave a wedding the night before the 500. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @…
 
April showers bring red flags in the first sprint weekend of the year. SHOW NOTES The Miami “marina” under construction Sebastien Buemi has brake trouble Highlights from F2 Race 1 / Race 2 and F3 Race 1 / Race 2 Vox video about micro-concussions Where to watch W Series Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1p…
 
DwD 0326: Driving What You Got On Track - Two Ways On this episode of Dominating with Dawson, we go over two aspects of driving on track with the “car” you have. This was originally intended to address the aspect of driving the car you have and adapting your driving to the car as it is during a weekend or a stint. Most of us are not fortunate enoug…
 
GHIT 0325: Race Review – Alex on Our Back to Back Race Weekends at PittRace with AER and Lemons Alex Levinson drove both weekends for the team from the Skunk Oil Racing/Garage Heroes In Training team and missed our earlier reviews, so he gets to go over both weekends’ trials and tribulations. At the AER event, the team performed well on Saturday an…
 
Thim is back, much to the guys' chagrin. There isn't a lot of news in the IndyCar world, so we talk about F1 instead, do an Ask Alex segment, and make fun of Thim. You know, the usual. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. The music you heard in…
 
What qualifies as “good racing?” What qualifies as “pole position?” What qualifies as “qualifying?” SHOW NOTES Elizabeth Blackstock and Alanis King’s book about the Rich Energy saga is up for preorder! Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fa…
 
It’s no stretch to say that the Flagg brothers – Cooper, Ace and Hunter – became a celebrity basketball family on Maine’s varsity circuit this past season. Cooper and Ace Flagg came to Nokomis Regional High School with incredible statewide attention that's rarely seen in Maine high school sports. The twins, along with senior brother Hunter, didn't …
 
DwD 0323: The Return of Two Feet In We return to the topic of two feet in to make sure everyone is on the same page and why we would be strong supporters of knowing when it is time to employ this technique. The key aspect of this is to get your feet off of the throttle or gas pedal and press down hard on the clutch and brake if there are three peda…
 
GHIT 0324: Race Review – AER at PittRace Team Review The team from the Skunk Oil Racing team finally convenes to review our recent AER race at PittRace. It was many of our teams first ever AER event. The team performed well on Saturday and finished P2 in our class. Sunday, we performed similarly but our fellow racers had a bit more good fortune, an…
 
Thim couldn't make it this week, so we actually got to have a productive conversation about IndyCar racing. It was a refreshing change of pace. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @TheTimDurham. The music you heard in this episode comes from: Ryan Dann of Ho…
 
GHIT 0322: Race Review of our 2022 Lemons PittRace Event Tim, Vicki, and Bill are excited to review our latest race at PittRace with the 24 Hours of Lemons series. It was a great weekend and we were joined by Ben after a bit of intro discussion. This was Tim’s first Lemons experience but he is an accomplished driver, racer and instructor of instruc…
 
A front wing comes off, but not from who you’d expect! This and more surprises in the land of Aus. SHOW NOTES [IndyCar Long Beach spoilers from 1:00:10 to 1:00:55] VET goes for a $5,432 joyride Yet more NASCAR fisticuffs Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1…
 
GHIT 0321: Dave Mills Post our AER Race at PittRace Long sought after guest Dave Mills is finally on the podcast that you may know from his online presence as the Caddy Wrecker. Dave is a long-time racer, rallyist, and was working with the AER team at our race last weekend at PittRace. With so many things to talk about, we try to get a review of Da…
 
DwD 0320: Error Corrections – Good Ideas and Bad Ones Due to back to back race weekends, we were not able to get our usual Monday episode edited in time, so we are switching this week's Dominating with Dawson to one day early and editing the regular episode for tomorrow. With that, here is the latest DwD. Not having ever made a mistake on track (lo…
 
Alex and James catch up on their weekend -full of plenty of travel drama for Alex. They recap the latest racing news, talk about Formula 1 expanding to three races in America, then James and Thim interview Nascarcasm. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and @The…
 
GHiT 0319: Race Recap: Our First AER Race at PittRace - Part 1 AKA Bill's Worst Race Weekend Driving - Ever In the first part of at least three parts of a series, Bill goes over his first ever race with AER (American Endurance Racing) at PittRace last weekend. AER is a series that targets more serious racing and the cars on track were quite impress…
 
F1 returns to a classic venue and announces a return to a… potential classic? SHOW NOTES RIC has a new wine and a decanter with a familiar shape Spa’s re-profiling is looking good (more comparison shots) The problems with making classic tracks into F1 tracks Sean Kelly, F1 stats man, is a great Twitter follow What’s going on on LEC’s steering wheel…
 
DwD 0318: Cage and Safety Inspection – Especially for an Arrive and Drive Arrive and drives can be a great way to go racing. In this episode, Ben and Bill go into some of the things that you should look for when driving a new to you race car on track. This includes general mechanical and safety inspections with a significant discussion of the cage …
 
GHIT 0317: Race Bar Wins at Lucky Dog's Spring Race at CMP Our review of the Lucky Dog race at CMP continues with our friends at Race Bar. The tranquilizer dart was apparently very effective and we almost kept control of the podcast, lol. This was the first ever class win for Race Bar and it was great to share it with them. Enjoy this episode with …
 
Alex has a new idea for a segment where we -against literally everyone's better judgement- will take listener questions and answer them with our own terrible advice. Send us an email at askOffTrack@gmail.com to get our advice on whatever you'd like. Then we recap the Formula One and NASCAR races last weekend. Around Indy this weekend? See Hinch and…
 
GHiT 0316: Kyle Lockrow's Second Lap with GHiT - On Winning the Lucky Dog Sunday Race, His Coaching, and a Big Sponsor Reveal Announcement We raced with Kyle Lockrow at the recent Lucky Dog event at Carolina Motorsports Park. Kyle helped our team get the BMW E36 back on track Sunday by doing an overnight parts run for us and also helped his teammat…
 
SHOW NOTES Chinese F1 commentators react to Zhou’s first race HAM’s radio messages: video clip and transcript Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @shiftf1podcast Join our fantasy league with invite code 8216cd95f9 New to F1? Check out our primer episode…
 
DwD 0315: Driving in the Spring and Cold In an effort to be timely, driving in the early seasons can often be tricky since the temperature can often be lower than desired. We start off covering what to do to account for the decreased temperatures and then we wander off into other areas that are affected by the temperature and humidity. We start to …
 
GHIT 0314: Audra Tella on Autocross and a Pre-Intervention It was almost spring, and we were thinking about ways to get out and start having fun with our cars again. We thought it may be great to go autocross’ing, especially to start the season. Since we were thinking autocross, we thought we’d invite Audra back to the podcast to talk all things au…
 
The guys recap the race in Texas, and what seemed to go right for IndyCar in the Lone Star State. Alex and James share their love for Olive Garden, or The OG, if you will. Then they recap the race in F1, and Hinch finishes the episode strong with a story about getting food poisoning with his brother in law in Canada. Stick around 'til the end, it's…
 
GHIT 0313: Track Day Recap from our HPDE Event with NASA Northeast at NJMP’s Lightning Track Jennifer and Vicki had their first trip the track this year at the NASA Northeast HPDE event at NJMP’s Lightning track. Our event prep had a few issues with our Honda Civic inaugural shake down. The issue is still TBD at this point. Jennifer was in the HPDE…
 
The more things change, the more… they’re different! Welcome to the new order of F1. SHOW NOTES Helmet-cam footage of the race’s pivotal battle Seat fitting at Haas for MAG’s baby daughter Praise be, Ted’s Qualifying Notebook is on ESPN3 in the US! (thanks, John!) Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcas…
 
DwD 0312: Jargon: Tank Slappers – What They Are and What to Do – Probably Part 1 of a few, lol We ask Ben about what a tank slapper is. Then we go into what is a typical cause for this phenomenon and most importantly, what to do about it when it occurs. There are several strategies mentioned and probably a few more that would work as well. We hope …
 
GHIT 0311: Samir Abid Returns for a Second lap Samir Abid hosts the Your Data Driven podcast returns for his second lap with us. We take advantage of his history in suspension systems and as a vehicle dynamics race engineer by asking the key question related to tracking data of “what should I keep track of” and how best to do this, especially if yo…
 
Off Track issues its first formal correction, sorry Alex Bowman -or was it William Byron? Then we weigh in on the TikTok debate about wheels vs doors, and preview the upcoming IndyCar race in Texas. Then, because we wanted to piss off everyone on twitter, we admit that we like Nickelback, and we suspect that you do, too. +++ Subscribe to our YouTub…
 
GHIT 0310 Our 300th Episode Trivia Quiz – Review After three hundred episodes, we wanted to give our resolute listeners a chance to show off with a Top 10 list of trivia questions about the podcast. In our time honored tradition, we thought part of the fun would involve bribing/awarding prizes to those that answered the call. At this time of releas…
 
Not even the winds of the desert can blow us off the COURSE TO RACING! SHOW NOTES Nikita Mazepin and his dad are the same person (source) Comparison of Mercedes’ and Ferrari’s sidepods Vanity Fair dressed five drivers in some INCREDIBLE clothes Our W Series primer episode Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shift…
 
DwD 0309: Mirror Positioning and Philosophy On this episode of Dominating with Dawson, we go back to a fundamental of driving on track and the street. Where to position your side mirror and rearview mirrors for optimal vision, information, and safety. We also go into several mirror options and our preferred placement of our rearview mirror within o…
 
GHIT 0308: Marlon Sumlin - Racing for Cancer Research (and Fun) Marlon Sumlin joins us to discuss his racing history and how much fun he has racing and instructing. Marlon is a perfect example of how much fun it can be to drive a slow car fast as he routinely passes many "better" cars in his Mazda 2 across the country. Marlon instructs and races in…
 
Testing in Texas and Alabama was cancelled this week, because of weather, so the guys talk about what they're watching on Netflix, what they're watching on airplanes, and the latest racing news in IndyCar, NASCAR, and F1. +++ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Twitter at @askofftrack. Or individually at @Hinchtown, @AlexanderRossi, and …
 
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