Locked In 005: The Captain Speaks Out Loudly About Suspensions

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Last week’s headlines include the rained out Ultimate Southeast Late Model in Dublin, North Carolina, the Pittsburgher 100, and Kyle Hardy’s solid showing at 311.

This week, we talk to Kirk Loudy of Envy Suspensions and look forward to the two-night Chi-Town Showdown. 

In This Episode

00:00 – Rain out at Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway for the Ultimate SE
02:45 – Tight points battle is one reason why Ultimate SE wants to get the race in.
03:30 – Finding Dublin 
04:00 – It could be worse: Finding Sugar Creek was even tougher
05:15 – Jonathan Davenport won at 311
06:45 – Kyle Hardy’s debut with the Ultimate series 
07:45 – Pittsburgher 100 recap 
08:45 – Winning comes in streaks, throwback to last week’s conversation with Chris Ferguson 
09:45 – Points battles all around
12:15 – Kirk Loudy joins us to talk about Envy Suspensions and his career in late models
14:30 – Memorable accomplishments
15:30 – Winning the World 100 with Brian Birkhofer
16:00 – Dirt track racing versus paved 
20:00 – Improving the shock package for Birkhofer
21:30 – Kaede Loudy coming at’cha
26:00 – What do drivers make? | What should drivers make? 
32:00 – Coming this week: The ChiTown Showdown from the Dirt Track at Route 66

Check out Envy Suspensions this week to see more of what Captain Kirk Loudy is doing.

The USMTS Finalizes Their 2018 Schedule

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Sign Of The Tides: Drivers Prepare For Highs, Lows At East Bay Raceway

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By Victoria Beaver

Where else but Florida would Mother Nature find a new way to impact a racing weekend? At East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, track regulars have learned to check the tide schedule online or printed in the local paper — because if you go in unprepared, the track could pull you under like a riptide.

Game On: Ryan Newman Buys Into Clauson-Marshall Racing

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Ryan Newman is going back to his roots in a big way. 

Three Cheers For Zac Taylor And His Three Championships

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Zac Taylor enjoyed a breakout season in 2017 by taking home three championships in a single year. Taylor closed out the season with a trio of titles: one at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, CO; the second in the Blood, Sweat and Tears/Colorado Alliance Tour; and the third in the International Motor Car Association Colorado State tour.

Live Updates: PRI Day 1, The Show Starts

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Bookmark this page for Live Updates by Jonathon Masters of the first day of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.