On this episode, we were happy to have the lead instructor of the NASA HPDE group that Bill attended a few weeks ago.Â We tried to cover John’s background, NASA Great Lakes teaching philosophy and approach.Â We think this is one of our best episodes yet and hope it serves to get at least one of you to go out and try performance driving.Â We would love to see you at the track.Â Please make sure to say helloÂ
Details of our progress, mechanically and ability
For our main topics, Alan, Vicki, and Bill go over where we are with the Capri resuscitation progress and Bill’s recent NASA HPDE event at Pitt Race. Additionally, we talk about a how Alan’s Yankee ingenuity has “helped” in mocking up the Capri build, his “free” source of “new to us” metal, wheel spacers.
We also have a detailed explanation in how to alleviate the potential pressure involved with having a racing hobby and any potential friction that may cause with your significant other.
And, yes, we may need an intervention to get the Capri to Thompson. Anyone free and/or bored want to meet in CT?
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NASA Great Lakes Pitt Race HPDE – Saturday
Bill reviews how his first day with NASA Great Lakes went at Pitt Race.Â It was hot, but the instruction in the car and in the classroom was excellent.Â Chris was able to be his instructor.Â The day ended with another few laps on the kart track.Â An excellent day one.Â Really looking forward to day 2.
GHIT 0053: The Night Before NASA Pitt Race HPDE
Expectations and Goals
Bill is going solo this weekend but going to cover what he is expecting at the HPDE event with NASA Great Lakes at Pitt Race. Having raced here earlier this year, it may have helped, but we shall see. Hopefully the brakes will not catch on fire this time. Bill is driving a 2017 Toyota 86 TRD this weekend for the third time ever on a track. And hopefully home after Sunday, lol.
NASA HPDE event review episode: GHIT 0054: NASA HPDE Day 1 in Review
On this episode, Benny and Bill review the most recent Superhero movie Spiderman Far From Home.Â We also cover the entire Spiderman movie history including the three Spiderman movies, the two Amazing Spiderman movies, the most recent two Spiderman “Home” movies, as well as Venom and Into the Spiderverse.Â Our discussion also includes a deep dive into both end credit scenes and their implications moving forward.Â Â