01st Jun2017

A Founderific CAMcast

by Michael Chandler

Hidey ho there, podcastorinos!  The gang is not all here, but Mike and Trent (co-founder of this god forsaken mess website) got together and talked about some stuff!

  • Monaco was a glamorous parade
  • The 101st Indy 500 more than makes up for the uneventful 100th
  • There was also NASCAR… Yeah!
  • And Trent drops his $3k KSL Challenge entry
  • He also tells us what he learned to drive stick in

Thank you as always for joining us!  Stream the episode above, grab it on iTunes or Google Play (rate us, and leave us some comments!), subscrube vis RSS, or download it here.  And please, share the episodes!  Sharing is caring.  We’ll be back next week with more shenanigans, and the winners of the $3k KSL Challenge!

Find us on social media, subscribe to the CAMcast podcast, and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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18th May2017

CAMcast: Pizza Dad Watches Formula Drift

by Michael Chandler

Well hey there!  How are you guys?  We’re doing awesome, because you’re here for another episode of this here CAMcast.  Mike gets to spend some quality time with Pizza Dad, because the Professor was at a Drift Utah event and Gavin was shooting a concert.  No matter, Fearless Leader and our resident absentee parent talk about a lot of stuff:

  • Formula Drift had a wild round at Road Atlanta
  • Formula 1 went to Spain, and McLaren Honda didn’t suck as bad!
  • NASCAR had a very scary wreck
  • A Canadian did something very un-Canadian
  • An electric supercar blows away every other ‘Ring lap time
  • YOUR $3k KSL Performance Car Challenge entries!
    • Good news! Contest is running for another week!

Thank you guys for joining us again, it means a lot that you’re willing to spend your time listening to us.  Stream the episode above, head over to iTunes to get a copy there, or download it here.  And if you head to iTunes, please leave us a rating and a comment, and continue to spread the good word!  We’ll be back next week, maybe with a special guest!

Find us on social media, subscribe to the CAMcast podcast, and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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14th Apr2017

CAMcast: Mike & Dave Watch Stuff Vol. 2

by Michael Chandler

Ahoy hoy ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another episode of the CAMcast.  After a weekend full of amazing racing, and on the eve of a big announcement from Dodge, Mike & Dave went in the basement and talked about none of those things!

Yes, neither of them watched the weekend’s racing.  Nor did they get on the Dodge Demon reveal event until late in the game.  No, instead they went and did something they had been talking about for months, but never did anything to forward the idea: they did a commentary track for a movie!  Not just any movie, Days of Thunder, the 1990 NASCAR classic starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quiad, Michael Rooker, Cary Elwes, and a youthful John C. Reilly.  Follow along as Mike and Dave make jokes, provide insight, and have an epiphany or two.  Stream the episode below, head to iTunes and grab a copy there, or download the episode here.

Thank you for listening!  If you haven’t yet, and if you liked what you heard, could you head over to iTunes and subscribe, comment, and rate us?  It’d be mighty appreciated.  Subscribe to us on YouTube to see our new series, The Driving Experience, and some behinds the scenes clips too.  And follow us on our social media channels!

We’ll be back next week with another new episode!  Thanks for listening.

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16th Mar2017

Court Appointed Pizza: The CAMcast

by Michael Chandler

HELLO, FRIENDS AND VIEWING PUBLIC!  We’re back with another episode of what I can only assume is the fastest growing automotive podcast on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley.  We’ve got a full crew, and a packed show for you:

  • Pizza Dad talks about Formula 1
  • Mike talks NASCAR fights
  • Everyone gets in on the dream inheritance, which gets us talking about E30 BMW’s
  • And we answer some listener questions, which has us talking classic racing

You can stream the episode below, download it here, or head over to iTunes.  We’d also appreciate it if you kept on spreading the good word of this here podcast.  We’d do the same for you if you had a podcast.  We’ll see you at NASA Utah Round 1, or Scrapefest this weekend!

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05th Jan2017

CAMcast: 2017 Races to Watch

by Michael Chandler

The CAMcast crew managed to survive those last, rough weeks of 2016, and are back in this new year with a new podcast for your ears!

In this episode Dave, Gavin, Brandon, and Me (me being Mike, sorry for all the coughing) tell you what races to watch this year, where to find them, and we ramble on about some other stuff.  It’s mostly the racing stuff though.  Give us a listen!  You can stream the episode here, get it on iTunes, or download it here.  

We mention some YouTube channels where you can watch races either live, or after their air date.  Here’s a brief list:

  • WorldChallenge TV, home of Pirelli World Challenge
  • IMSA Official, IMSA on YouTube
  • IMSA.tv, IMSA streaming on their own page
  • NISMO TV, The place to watch SuperGT, and Blanpain Endurance and Sprint races.  Also a bunch of cool Nissan stuff.
  • Climb Dance, a short film of a Peugeot 405 T16 GR climbing Pike’s Peak in the 80’s

And there you have it, more goodness for your ears, and things for you to do during the year.  We’ll be back next week!

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08th Dec2016

You Didn’t Order The Pizza: CAMcast Weekly

by Michael Chandler

Recorded in the frigid basement on December 6; Mike, Dave and Brandon talk about a lot of things:

  • Nico Rosberg
  • NASCAR’s title sponsor
  • Progressing in different motorsports
  • Safety regulations
  • How to ruin your business on Instagram
  • And much, much more

Grab the latest episode on iTunes, and wherever else fine podcasts can be acquired.  Send us an email, and you could win a bag full of awesome prizes!  Direct your correspondence to [email protected]

And follow us on all of our social media outlets:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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15th Sep2016

NASA Utah Round 7 Gallery

by Michael Chandler

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Photos by Michael Wells

I am bailed out, once again, by the talented Mr. Wells.  I’m a bit behind because I’m trying to get Big Ronda running for the Salt City Tinners meet this weekend, and after running flawlessly the car decided to not start today.  Fun! But that’s a story for another day.  Today’s story is this massive gallery Michael Wells sent over from the NASA Utah/NASCAR/USTCC weekend we just had.  42 images await your eyeballs, so get to clicking!

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13th Sep2016

NASCARGASM

by Michael Chandler

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Words and Photos by Michael Chandler

After far too long, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West came back to Utah Motorsports Campus.  Last time around they were on the East Course, but this time they were on the Outer Loop.  Home to Witchcraft, and the massive front straight that dumps car into a big left hander, the drivers had their hands full.  But these guys are professionals, so they handled it… for the most part.

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Starting on pole for both days of the Utah 110 presented by Ken Garff Volvo was Ryan Partridge.  He set a qualifying time of 1:54.0 for Saturday’s race, then drove the #9 Eibach Springs/Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford Fusion to a disappointing ninth place finish.  He did have the fastest lap of the race, which put him on the pole for Sunday’s race.  However, his luck was surprisingly similar because…

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Noah Gragson, in the #7 Speed Vegas/AlertID/Colliers International Ford, took home the win on both days!  He managed the win on Sunday with a last lap pass on Todd Gilliland.  That’s it for the reporting on the race, now for something different.

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Now, a lot of people will come out and camp for a multi-day race.  Plenty of people did it for World Challenge, and plenty of people do it for NASCAR races of all levels.  This weekend was no exception.  If you’ve seen a Sprint Cup race, then you’ve seen what the campers at those races can do.  While this was a smaller series, the people were just as willing to have a good time, and they were willing to bring others into that good time as well.  I was one of those others, but I had to decline the invite.  Damn this “job”.  Anyway, I hope you fine people see this and had a good time!  It was nice chatting with you, and meeting your dog.

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That dog being this pug.  Who is named Borris Said.  You were an angry little fella, probably upset that you couldn’t finish in the mid-pack in either of the weekend’s races.  It’s ok though, I think you’re a good doggo.

BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY!  LET’S CHECK OUT THE GALLERY!!!

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12th Sep2016

Coming Up This Week!

by Michael Chandler

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We have coverage of the record breaking NASA Utah Round 7 weekend!

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Good ole boys turnin left AND right!

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We use the term “touring car” loosely.

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And a dog!

Lots of stuff, starting tomorrow morning.  Check it out, and spread the good word!

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22nd Jul2016

NASA Utah Round 5: The Melty Way

by Michael Chandler

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It was hot.  Very hot.  So hot, in fact, that some competitors ended up being less than competitive because of it.  Andy Moench’s and Mike Bratsch’s TT3 cars were feeling the heat, as were some of the Spec Z cars.  Greg Warnock’s E92 M3 racecar succumbed to overheating issues, but he just hopped into his Cayman GT4 Clubsport and got some more laps in.  I mean, who doesn’t have a back up race car in this day and age?  Speaking of Greg’s race…

THUNDER

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That’s where we start our coverage.  Surprisingly, it was pretty drama free.  At least from where I was.  We had one GTS3 competitor, and that was Mayor McCheese himself: Blake Troester!

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Byron Smith was back!  Unfortunately for him, Darrell Troester was still there.  He finished a lap up on Byron, and claimed another GTS4 win.

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Despite going spin cycle early in the race, Gerry Shear (who gets it) got everything straightened out and took home a GTS5 win.

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NASA Utah’s own BFG, Bob Evans, took the Snickers Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup High Downforce Prototype to the top of the podium in ST1.

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J.R. Smith, proving that good things can be made better with the addition of an LSx, claimed another ST2 win.

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Benevolent Overlord Matt Guiver hopped in the Minion (or banana mobile) and out drove five of the Ford Performance Racing School Mustangs.  Five!  That’s a lot of Mustangs to beat out.

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In the Super Unlimited class, Pirate Supreme Les Long threw down some blistering laps and took home the class win.  Could he take home the overall win?

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Well, no.  Makes & Modesl had their Huracan Super Trofeo back on track, and Derek was a man on a mission.  Despite rising temperatures setting off alarms, he managed to claim the GTSU win AND the overall race group win.  Speaking of that white, German/Italian super-weapon…

TIME TRIAL

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Brendon Stewart hopped in the driver’s seat for the TT sessions and threw down a best time of 1:35.580 to take the TTU win.

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TT1 saw a few Vipers.  Definitely not a bad thing, especially given the news that FCA will be killing the big snake after 2017.  Topping the podium was one of those snakes, the one driven by David Gilliland.  He slithered around the East course of UMC in 1:41.8.44

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Shawn Murphy wasn’t there that long on Saturday.  He had a wedding to go to.  I suggested someone Facetime him in, but that one didn’t fly.  My brilliant idea didn’t fly, but Shawn did.  And in the crowded combined session to boot.   His best time in his “street car” was 1:40.988.

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As mentioned earlier, Andy and Mike’s cars were feeling the effects of the heat.  The heat didn’t seem to be a problem for James Pasquier, and his reliable as the sunrise 993 911.  He set his best time in the last session of the day!  Clearly we should all get 911’s, and be immune from heat.

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Darin Beaudoin barely escaped the day with a win in TTB.  He had Stephen Martin hot on his heels.  Stephen posted a best time of 1:47.795, which was so close to Darin’s time.  Darin, in his Honda Miata, posted a 1:47.760.

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For those keeping score at home, Porsches have claimed five wins on the day so far.  After this, they will have claimed six.  Max Dufford, in his Boxster, ran a 1:48.977 in TTC.

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Todd Green, listed in the #60 which I don’t have a picture of nor even see, took home the win in TTE.  He posted a best time of 1:47.335 in the second TT Storm session.  I don’t have a photo of that car, but I do have a photo of the mythical beast that is L’oreal! I MEAN PAUL MITCHELL!!!  Speaking of things that you could hear about later…

LIGHTNING

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Things got a little spooky, then kinda violent.  Some Spec Miata drivers got too close coming out of Release, and one spun.  Later in the race: a couple of Spec Z drivers got together, sending one into the dirt.  Aside from those events, and another Spec Z losing an engine over the course of the race which left the car stranded at pit in, the race was fairly straightforward.  Let’s start with Spec Miata, where Chris Bond returned!  He took home with win, and managed to stay clear of any sort of shenanigans.

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Otto Silva wasn’t the only 944 Spec driver this weekend!  He was still the winner, but he wasn’t alone!

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We haven’t had any open wheel races this season, which has meant that the usual drivers have been doing other things to occupy their time.  Apparently one of those “other things” for Troy Duffin is getting a hold of a Datsun 510 racer.  He brought it out this weekend, and took home the win in PTE.

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Here we see the GTS2, PTB, and Thunder Roadster winners, all at once!  Tom Rogers got himself a win in GTS2, Nathan Rohner in his RX7 (which was originally built as an autocross car) got another PTB win, and JD Stull took the win in Thunder Roadster.  This was JD’s first race, and it was great seeing him out in competition.

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We had one, lone GTS1 competitor: Steve Burns.  He and Chris Bond had a solid battle all race, which was great to watch.

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And in Spec Z, we had the #42 DXDT car, driven by David Askew, atop the podium.

PHEW!  What a day!  On to some miscellaneous stuff:

  • Todd Green usually dominates PTE, except this race.  Why?  Because he had a dead battery.  He got a push start, but ended up being two laps down.  Wouldn’t know it by the way he drove.
  • The Spec Z that lost an engine was the #46 DXDT car, driven by James Burke.  It was smoking on every downshift from what I heard from some of the other drivers
  • It was Kyle Schick who wound up in the dirt.  Can’t quite remember who hit him though, but I do have footage of the contact!
  • I ran around and slapped some CAM stickers on to some competitors cars.  If you’d like one, shoot me an email and have some space on the passenger side of your car clear.
  • For those of you who want to purchase photos: go to here

And that is that!  We’ll be back for Round 6, and the 6 Hour Enduro on August 6.

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