Episode 9 – Chang and the Hyper What

In this episode of Shifting Points, the ladies chat with Chang Ho Kim, owner of FunHondas in Maynard, MA. Chang Ho Kim also happens to be a fantastic instructor, tire expert, autocrosser, rallycrosser, ice racer, and hyper-miler. Don’t worry. It will all make sense.

In this episode:

  • What’s a safety run?
  • SCCA Solo Nationals.
  • Why instructors are awesome and you should use them. 
  • Teaching kids how to drive.
  • Testing tires.
  • Hyper miling. Yes, it’s a thing.
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Show Notes

http://www.facebook.com/funhondas

Episode 8 – EVO and Moore

In this Episode Kathy and Audra talk with Amanda Moore, Autocrosser, Archer and track junkie. Kathy and Amanda give us a review of Evolution Performance Driving School and we learn a whole lot about brakes!

We also learned a lot about recording in a bar, how we should pack batteries in our podcast kit, and some other stuff. But that’s a podcast for a different day.

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Episode 7 – Adventures of a Car Girl

MaeLynn Filteau joins Kathy and Audra to talk about her experiences planning car club events such as runs and rallies (spoiler alert: Always say thank you to the event organizers!). But before she talks about what really goes into planning a car club event, she talks about her love of all things Mini (and MINI). 

In this episode:

  • What goes into planning a car club event
  • What not to do at a car club event
  • The challenges of planning events
  • How to keep the majority happy
  • Event scope creep
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Show Notes:

adventuresofacargirl.wordpress.com

Episode 6 – Kimsoo Gopnik and the wonders of KARTING

Kimsoo is a 15-year old who has been doing karting with SCCA as long as we have been doing autocross. There are many things we could say, but Kimsoo says everything better than we ever could, so we’ll just let her take the wheel for this episode. 

In this episode:

  • What’s junior karting
  • How to get your kids involved
  • How to get your own kart (and should you?)
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Episode 5 – Keeping up with the Guenthners

Today we sit down with the Guenthners – Bob, and his son Dylan. 

Bob is a funny guy and a fantastic autocrosser, but it’s 12-year old Dylan who steals this week’s show. We were super impressed with Dylan, who competes at indoor/outdoor karting and shares his experiences as he sits down with us behind a massive spread of trophies in front of him.

In this episode:

  • League karting for kids and adults
  • Non-league karting
  • Yes, Bob really autocrossed with a Camaro and a Dodge Magnum
  • The benefits of autocrossing on an airport runway
  • Bob’s experiences as an instructor
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Show notes and links:

Indoor/Outdoor karting leagues at X1 Boston (Braintree, MA)

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Pro-tip: if you want a sticker for your car, change the sticker type to “transparent”.

Since the logo is black and red, it looks best on white, but there are plenty of colors to choose from so knock yourself out.

Episode 4 – After Autocross Bar Shenanigans

Join the ladies as they reflect on the day’s autocross course and how they felt about it, along with a few guests who talk about what they were driving and how they got into local car clubs. 

In this episode:

  • New, young drivers reflecting on what they’ve learned from autocross
  • The Tire Rack Street Survival School for new drivers 
  • What makes for a good autocross day?
  • How to find car clubs to drive with
  • It’s OK to come to an event and know nothing about cars
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Show notes and links

http://www.streetsurvival.org–  Tire Rack Street Survival School for teens

Episode 3 – Some basics for the autocross novice

Join Elizabeth, Audra and Kathy as we take you through everything you need to know to survive your first autocross event.

What we’re covering in this episode:

  • What the heck is autocross?
  • Trust us – Everyone gets first-event nerves
  • What can you expect at an event?
  • Options for putting numbers on the car
  • What’s a tech inspection?
  • The ladies have some shifting points about tire pressure and torquing wheels 
  • Getting a work assignment
  • Seating, buckling, and holding the wheel properly
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SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Find events at www.motorsportreg.com

Read Jess’ mentioned article “So you want to autocross?

Evoschool

Episode 2 – Spring Prep and Bin List

Covered in this episode:

Join Audra, Jess and Kathy as we chat about how we prep our cars in the spring for autocross season, choose tires, clean out our bins from last season (expired sunblock and stale granola bars, baby!), and what we pack in our bins for the upcoming season.

What we cover:

  • Tire size
  • Autocross classing
  • To mod or not to mod?
  • Packing your autocross bin
  • What to wear to autocross day
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Episode 1 – Winter Shit

Join us (Audra, Elizabeth, Jess and Kathy) as we try to get through the long, eventless winter. It’s the off-season, when any driver gets twitchy. We can’t do autocross, but we can talk about driving.

Here’s what we’re talking about in this episode:

  • Options for winter driving events
  • Driving in the snow or winter conditions
  • Can autocross help make you a better street driver?
  • Practicing skills off-season
  • iRacing
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SHOW NOTES AND LINKS:

Monza World-Class Karting (Foxwoods, CT)

X1 Boston (Braintree, MA)