GHIT 0204:  Peter Hopelain from the Technik Podcast about Racing and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill


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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 race and how to prepare and compete. Peter was also kind enough to stay on with us to discuss racing in general, his non-profit racing team, as well as some of his goals going forward. We are so appreciative of Peter taking his time out from his incredibly busy schedule and giving us so much of his time. He even put up with some of our Fast and Furious Storytime Questions. We would love to have him on again and cannot wait to go into more details of his driving history and exploits.

In this episode of Dominating with Dawson, Vicki eventually asks Ben a question (after perhaps the longest intro of all time, lol) and we start to cover some of the adjustments that are available to you that can help to dial in a car’s handling on track. We cover some of the basic changes and the effect that they will have on the way the car feels and handles in a high performance driving scenario. If you ever had a car that you wanted to adjust but were unsure how to, or in which direction to adjust, this episode may be very helpful to you. Adjustment areas we reviewed included: Sway bar/anti roll bars, tire pressures, wheel alignment, etc. This is the likely the first of a many part series.

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Hosts of the Garage Heroes In Training Podcast and Garage Heroes In Training racing team drivers

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