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The Rags to Races Podcast: Motorsports and Racing for Everyone

For years, I've wanted to get involved in motorsports, Growing up, I never had anyone to help me learn how to get started. As a teenager, I thought you needed to have piles of money to even get started in racing. Now I'm all grown up, and over the years, I've found many ways to get my fix at the track, even when I had no money at all. The Rags to Races Podcast is here to show you how anyone can get involved in motorsports, no matter what the budget you're working with is. So, if you're the kind of person that lives for auto racing in any and all forms this podcast is for you. From SCCA to Drifting and Autocross to Rally, Jake is going to cover it all!
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Oct 24, 2016

In this episode, I go over my weekend as a crew member on a Chumpcar World Series team, Dead Pedal Racing.

I met up with Ian and Dave from The Team Clearcoat Podcast and set to work on a 1988 Maserati Biturbo. We got to experience both good times and bad in the racing world. Between the 2 seven hour races, we had a bad day on Saturday and a great day on Sunday.

Despite all the low points, we had some pretty great high moments. Overall, it was a great journey, and one I would gladly participate in again.

If you're not listening to Team Clearcoat yet, you should give them a listen.

You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ragstoraces

I'm on Twitter @ragstoraces Instagram @rags2races

You can always email me at ragstoraces@gmail.com

I'm blogging on Opposite Lock, and the Youtube page is now up with all my previous podcasts.

Remember, there are no strangers in motorsport, only friends you haven't yet met. Keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down!

Oct 2, 2016

Today, Jake talks to Matt Covert, founder of RacersHQ.com. Matt started out as a stunt car driver and has since shifted to motorsports by way of autocross.

RacersHQ.com was built for the aspiring race car driver, but the website is an ever-growing source of information on performance driving for amateurs and pros alike. RacersHQ.com also has one big segment that NO ONE else is doing like he is. SPONSORSHIP for autocross! You read that correct. Cash to race.

Matt and Jake go over how autocross is the perfect stepping stone to following your motorsport dreams. The techniques you learn at an autocross will help you exponentially when you start wheel-to-wheel racing on a track.

While Jake and Matt swap stories, we also delve deep into fitness and diet as it pertains to the pro driver. Matt shares some insight and helps Jake to start getting fit and back into shape so he can handle hours behind the wheel.

If you're serious about going semi-pro or full pro race driver, this is the episode for you.

You can find Matt Covert on Instagram @catchmattcovert on Twitter @racersHQ or easiest of all http://www.racersHQ.com

If you like the show, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. You can also find the show on Stitcher. The YouTube Channel is coming soon!

You can find me on Facebook.com/ragstoraces on Twitter @ragstoraces and on Instagram @rags2races.

I'm blogging on Opposite Lock, search for Rags to Races.

Keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down. Always remember: There are no strangers in motorsport, only friends you haven't met.

 

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