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Technical Articles and Trip Reports
Goodyear's NASCAR tires at Atlanta in 2008 caused problems.
As usual Paul has an opinion and an explanation of "give-up".
Interview with Rob White,
now Renault F1 Engine Technical Director. Uploaded 9/25/06.
Paul's Comments on the 2005 USGP.
Michelin has seriously fouled their nest.
Race Tech. Updated 1/31/2001. A series of pages explaining some basic
aerodynamic concepts as used in racing.
NASCAR Brickyard Test
pages, Uploaded 7/12/03. A page of people photos and a
page of aero stuff.
2002 USGP Trip Report.
Uploaded 10/1/02. This is a page of people photos.
Springfield AMA TT motorcycle race. Uploaded 5/28/02. Two pages of photos and a conversation with
Flat Track Champion Chris Carr.
Interview with Jim Hall and Brian
Redman. Uploaded 3/25/02
Three pages of photos, Chaparral photos,
and an interesting conversation at the vintage race at Road America.
Boyd Butler is "Dr. Gas." Uploaded 12/5/01.
Photos and info on an exhaust system used on most of the Winston
Cup cars. You could have one on your street car!
2001 USGP Report: I spent three days at Indy during
the USGP and had some interesting conversations. Also good photos
of cars and people.
2001 USGP Start Page:
10/9/01 Five pages. Lots of photos.
6/15/01: Ohlins 7-post Shaker Rig. I traveled to North
Carolina to see a test at the new Ohlins 7-post rig.
6/15/01: Part 1: The Rig.
6/25/01: Part 2: The Test .
7/4/01: Part 3: Shaker-rig Test
7/30/01: Part 4: Shaker
Rig Q & A.
CART Long Beach Trip Report:
Uploaded 4/11/01. A page
of people photos and a page of aero photos.
Commentary on the
life and death of Dale Earnhardt. Uploaded 4/2/01.
Talking with a Driver about Tires
Do you know how a swaybar works? Uploaded 7/17/2000.
Want to Work in Racing?
How to get a job in racing. Updated 7/17/2000.
Cosworth NASCAR Engine:
Photos and description of what's to come
now that Cosworth is a part of Ford Racing. Uploaded 5/18/00.
Eibach Springs, 3
pages explaining the benefits of and the manufacturing process
for cold-wound coil springs, uploaded 4/5/99. This article
appeared in Racecar Engineering magazine.
Engineering in Club Racing:
3 pages on D Sports Racing cars. Uploaded 1/4/99. This
article appeared in Racecar Engineering magazine.
Claude Rouelle's race engineering
seminar. An explanation of racecar suspension. Uploaded
3/2/99. This article appeared in Racecar Engineering magazine.
Pre-Bedding Brakes. Uploaded
Tire treatments, much
more than softeners are banned by most racing organizations but
widely used anyway. I really enjoyed writing and publishing this
Book Reviews: 10/28/99.
The Shock Abosorber Handbook and The Ohlins TT44 Manual are reviewed.
One of them is worth buying.
Trip and Race Reports
5/22/01: Ted and Nancy at Spa: Nancy James drives a Radical racecar at
the famous Spa-Francorchamps course.
4/12/01: CART Long Beach Report:
An introduction page and a page on CART aero doodads.
11/4/00: Clemson Univ. Motorsports
Program: A report on the best Motorsports Engineering
program in the world.
AMA race at the Springfield Mile:
5/25/00: Indy 500 Qualifying
Report: Five pages.
4/11/00: Indy 500 Open Test Report:
2/28/00: U.K. Trip Report:
Five pages. 1) The Autosport main show, including fluff. 2) The
engineering show. 3) Dampers at the Autosport show. 4) More on
the show. 5) The Donington Collection.
2/13/00: CART Spring Training
Report: Three pages with photos and comments.
11/7/99: Goodyear quitting
CART and IRL was a surprise to some, but I wrote about
it last April.
11/7/99: Bonneville Report.
This interesting report is by Chuck Hallum, an ex-aerospace engineer
now deceased. Chuck was possessed of an inquiring mind and is
of my description of a Gurney Eagle aero doo-dad. Uploaded
Chicago CART report start page.
- Thursday, a test day. Uploaded 8/27/99
- Brian Berthold back engineering Robby at Team Gordon.
NASCAR test at Sears Point.
- Track map, photos of cars on course, drivers' press conference.
- Photos of cars, suspension details.
1999 Indy 500 Reports:
- 5/19/99 Report from Jeff Braun.
- 5/21/99 Report
# 2 from Jeff. Uploaded 5/21/99
- Tech photos by Mark Kohler. Uploaded 5/18/99
- AAR Eagle aero details. Uploaded 5/7/99
- People at Nazareth. Uploaded 5/7/99
- Where'd that Lola come from? Uploaded 5/6/99
- Aero doodads. Uploaded 5/7/99
Long Beach trip report Long Beach
Start Page. Eight pages, lots of photos. Updated 4/27/99.
- Behind the scenes shock support.
- AP clutches.
- Trans-Am cars at Long Beach.
- Is Goodyear giving up in CART?
- A talk with Tony Cicale, engineer/coach.
- Juan Montoya wins his first race.
- David Bruns and his AAR Eagle mods.
- Other racecars, other designers.
Phoenix trip report,
Intro, IRL, NASCAR Trucks, FF 2000. Nine pages in all. Uploaded
3/30 to 4/3/99.
- Trucks, suspension details.
- Trucks, aero details.
- Truck race.
- FF 2000 cars.
- FF 2000 cars & drivers.
- Indy Racing League practice.
- IRL cars and people.
- IRL suspension details.