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.

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