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The Power and Speed Podcast

The Power and Speed Podcast covers everything from the Street / Grudge racing scene to the all out Half Mile and One Mile shootouts. Mike, Tom, and Tad all lend years of racing experience to the discussion. Racing personalities and guests will stop by our studio or call in. Join in the discussion Mondays at 7:00 PM EST by calling into the show 908 751 0211.
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Power and Speed.  The two single most important things to an automotive performance enthusiast.  Mike, Tom, and Tad explore a variety of racing related subjects.

Anything racing could be discussed on any given show.  From the high speed Texas mile events to the Street / Grudge scene found in the local areas we all have in our regions.

Racing guests and personalities ranging from top current professional racers to professional engine and chassis builders are already on the schedule.  The listeners are not excluded from the conversation either.  Want to call in and be part of the show?  No problem. 

Get involved.  Listen live on Mixlr.com and call in 908 751 0211. Show ideas, praise, or criticism, they want to hear from you.  Recording/Broadcasts happening between 7:30PM to 8:30PM East Coast time Monday nights. Follow our twitter @powerspeedpod for exact call in times and live streaming events. Like us on Facebook and iTunes! 

Feb 23, 2016
052 - Power and Speed - JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Crunch all in studio tonight.

Tonight we have JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products.  Listeners have said more tech talk.  You got it.

Very few times can you say a show is a must listen, well...this is one is a must listen.  The guys did, key word here is DID, have a game plan on what to cover subject wise over the hour.  That plan went right out the window once they started talking about dampers.  If you thought you knew anything about the thing that is on the motor in the front that has timing marks, think again.  We are not going to spoil this with a big long description... Just listen.  JC will for sure be back to dive even deeper into transmissions and converters.  I personally think the guys need at least two more with JC, one for converters and one for transmissions. 

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Feb 19, 2016
051 - Power and Speed - 2016 Winter National EFI Pro Stock

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio, Crunch could not get in because we had more wonderful snow.

Well, the good news is NHRA Pro Stock had a full field, bad news is Tom won the pool with a guess of 209.50 and an event mile per hour record of 210.34.  Poor Tad had 210.5, in the words of Maxwell Smart.... Missed it by that much.

The NHRA Pro Stock field was, in Mike's eyes, somewhat surprising.  In an effort to overturn Tom's victory he looked up altitude corrected MPH to see how fast they would have gone at sea level.  The altitude was like 3000FT and that would make a good air pass of 218 ish.  That looks as if they do not lose anything at all, and maybe in the end picked up some.  

There were some interesting notes.  1 pass was "Disallowed" and at the time of the show there was no further information as to what exactly "Disallowed" means.  Hogan's Manifolds are the manifolds on all the fast guys so they found something for sure in the R&D side.  They are all pretty sure injector placement has something to do with this.  Hat's off to Hogan's, they have had some very good stuff over the years and it's nice to see them back on top.  With that being said, it seems that a fair amount of stuff is still covered.  That would mean to the guys that there is something in that area they felt was worth concealing. 

Tom said, and we can see from the pictures, the cars look great.  It brings back the real look of a car even if somewhat exaggerated in the front end area.  In the end, the guys think it overall worked out better than NHRA could have hoped for.

Guest next week, and keep your Trans, converter, and harmonic balancer questions handy.  

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Feb 10, 2016
050 - Power and Speed - Don Summerton Accelerated Performance

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio tonight.  

Tonights Guest Don Summerton of Accelerated Performance.

Shows like this are always nice.  There is nothing like talking to regular car guy who has made a great business for himself.  That is exactly Don Summerton.  Starting from his college hot rod days with his Firebird to his Supra of today, the guys discuss Don's journey to get to where he is now.  The Toyota 2JZ market is a busy and competitive place.  These engines have so much potential locked away inside waiting for someone like Don to bring it out. (and put it in a very serious Supra)  Some of you might remember our very own Tom going to a Street Outlaws taping, and this Supra was the car Tom went with.  Suffering a transmission failure took Don's chance away, but he is more than willing to give this another shot.  Toyota 2JZ is not Don's only special, can you imagine a 7 second GTR?  

Give this one a listen, regular guy just like us

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Feb 3, 2016
049 - Power and Speed - 24 Hours of Daytona - regular show

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad in studio tonight.  No guest, but schedule starts next week.  Watch for mixlr events and our Facebook for Details. 

Well, you will have weeks like this.  It's crappy out, snow is melting and making that snowy mess that is so familiar to people in snow prone regions of the country.  Translation, not much of anything going on... except for Hollywood Tom.

Tom was invited to a distributor ssponsored event in the Dominican Republic to talk to customers about the products and how to better sell them in the motorsports market place.  Must be nice to be "swimmin wit da fishes" while we were all dealing with melting snow.  

The Pro stock debut is very close.  We are all waiting and watching to see how this shakes out.  Soon enough we will see where this ends up for the first race.  It's looking like from the info we have seen the Pro Stock teams are on it, and might not be off a whole lot.  

Mike did next to nothing all weekend except watch the 24 hours of Daytona.  I have to agree with him, quite a race.  Real car guys are not focused so much on the overall winner, but the classes of real cars.  This year GTLMS and GTD.  GTD was newly populated with Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Aston thanks to changes in the GTD rules to allow FIA GT3.  It's pretty clear the Lamborghini guys sand bagged and need a little adjustment since they seemed to pass higher up class cars at will at times.  Much to Mike's amusement, Ford kind of flopped with the new GT car.  Trans, Brakes, electric, all sorts of stuff going on.  In the end Corvettes, yellow no less, were 1 and 2 in the class.  

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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