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Video: What's the best wheel and tire setup for an NA Miata?
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 12, 2024, 8:25 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/maD0EmfMAbk?si=G1TIE9ZISxuPTgC3

Need help deciding what the best wheel and tire combo is for your NA Miata?

There are plenty of options, but here are a few reasons why we went with a 15-inch setup for our Garage Rescue Miata.

Video: Has Mazda built the ultimate race car with its MX-5 Cup car?
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 11, 2024, 8:41 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/slw2ASZfrTI?si=aIg-Wsu5s83966Fy

What’s it like to track a MX-5 Cup car? Well, thanks to a loaner from Flis Performance, the official MX-5 Cup car manufacturer, we took one out at our official test track, the FIRM, to find out.

[The Grassroots Motorsports ultimate guide to track car lap times]

How did it stack up against other cars we have tested? View this video to get some in-depth insight.

Video: Can downsizing your wheels really save you money?
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 10, 2024, 12:44 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/5zy1BhjqIp4

What are the benefits of downsizing to 17-inch wheels on our E46 BMW M3?

In addition to saving money on tires for track days, we also got more sidewall compliance for a smoother ride on the street.

Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: The proper way to design a chassis-mounted splitter
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 9, 2024, 6 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8BSvrPeuG-Q

Looking to add more downforce at the front of your car? Why not try adding a chassis-mounted splitter?

We needed to balance out the aerodynamic upgrades on our LS-swapped Nissan 350Z, so we visited both Morlind Engineering and Nine Lives Racing to learn how to properly design, fabricate and install a chassis-mounted splitter.

Presented by CRC Industries

Video: Why you need to change your brake fluid
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 8, 2024, 3:31 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/L8ftzt5b_p4

Why is it so important to regularly change your brake fluid, especially for a car that’s tracked often?

We’ll tell you–and we’ll even show how to test the brake fluid currently in your car plus what you should replace it with for track duty.

Video: How to prepare your car for an autocross
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 7, 2024, 8:24 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ay2y87u18zY

Want to avoid being "that guy" at the next autocross event—you know, the one who didn't prepare beforehand and got the event shut down because he spilled a bunch of fluid on the course?

All you need to do is follow our checklist of what we do before you even leave the garage.

Presented by CRC Industries.

 

Video: How to prepare for your first track day
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 5, 2024, 8:19 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_eqLI445eVU

One of the worst feelings in the world? Going all the way out to a track day only to realize that your car doesn’t pass tech–and you don’t get to go out on track.

How do you prevent that letdown? Make sure you check these items before you leave the garage.

Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: How to get faster lap times at Daytona
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on July 4, 2024, 8:23 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/zuAB4tXQhn4

Looking for faster lap times at Daytona International Speedway?

Ride along in our project Corvette C5 Z06 with our own JG Pasterjak for an in-depth, corner-by-corner guide to the track.

Video: How to install a polycarbonate windshield
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 3, 2024, 8:50 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pJqvl8YNZtI

Why replace the glass windshield on our 1965 Mustang racer–or any race car, for that matter–with one made from polycarbonate?

For starters, it’s much lighter than the OE glass windshield and, in some cases, it can actually be safer than running with glass. 

Just like our LS-powered Nissan 350Z, this one comes from  SHIELDS® Windshields.

Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: IMSA President John Doonan talks about how to start a career in motorsports
Posted by Chris Tropea on July 2, 2024, 8:36 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0nlcrXlfdBQ

Tired of just watching race cars zoom by on your TV screen? Want to be a part of the action on or off the track? Good news: it’s now easier than ever to get involved in motorsports.

We talk with IMSA President John Doonan to learn what options are available for enthusiasts–whether you have a race car or not.

Presented by CRC Industries.

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