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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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Now displaying: May, 2016

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! 

May 24, 2016
064 - Power and Speed - Anthony Disomma / Disomma Racing Engines

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

I am not sure what goes on at the Power and Speed compound over the week, but some strange stuff goes on with the wildlife.....

Tom tries to drag Mike into a camshaft discussion and I think what we learned is the guys would really like a good camshaft guest to come on.  It's tough to ask an engine builder about cams because they can be like Mike, very focused on a particular "type" of motor.  The guys floated a few names, and I am sure they will get someone.

Anthony Disomma of Disomma Racing Engines called in tonight with a surprise 2nd person on the phone, Nick Bruder from Bruder Brothers Racing.  Recently there was a rule change that was relatively focused on the Bruder's car.  There is obviously lots to this story, some we heard... some we did not.  The people involved in these classes know exactly what goes on.  Mike told Anthony many shows back to he would run everything as fast as it could go at all times.  Sounds like there might be some killer passes out of this camp in the near future.  Anthony and Nick said it best, the race is won or lost during the week.    

Did you ever hear of a JR Dragster with a 4 speed gearbox?  Of course not. You know why?  This guy will tell you.  Steve McAllister of Innovation Engineering built one!  If you don't know who Steve is, then you never owned a dyno.  Steve manufactures a host of dyno starter and drive dampening systems for most dyno systems.... as well as JR Dragster transmissions.  Check him out.

Fireman Jeff called in in the quest for the, dare I say, 10 second range from his street driven LSA conversion.  Over 4000 lbs and this thing is getting faster every week.

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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May 19, 2016
063 - Power and Speed - Tom Martino of Martino Racing Engines

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Tom Martino of Martino Racing Engines returns to the show after a long absence.  Tom Martino has been around racing his entire life, and he has a perspective that all of us can  learn from.  It's not very often you can interact with an engine builder who has the level of experience required to field a NHRA Pro Stock team.  The guys had a good time asking about some higher level topics.  Roller cam roller bearings VS babbitt bearings, rings seal, titanium wrist pins and a few other deeper subjects.  Listen in to this one, and get some questions together for the next time Tom comes on, we know he will be back again.

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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May 10, 2016
062 - Power and Speed Podcast - Marco Passante of Magnus Motorsports

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

Mike went to a Bernie Sanders rally to check the situation out.  The guys did not get real deep into, but it sounds like Mike was not impressed.  

Marco Passante of Magnus Motorsports is tonights guest.  Marco got his start with the Mitsubishi 4G63 engine, and went from there.  After 20+ years of being involved with this industry there are many stories to be heard.  Everything from 4G63 to GTR dry sump systems, Magnus does it all.  The best way to understand the business model is "if it needs to be fixed, we will fix it" (although it was a little more colorful than that).  I am sure most people who follow the GTR scene certainly know Ekanoo Racing.  Listen in to this one, lots of good stuff for the GTR and 4G63 group and of course some healthy ball busting.

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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May 3, 2016
061 - Power and Speed - Brian Lohnes From Bangshift.com

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Fireman Jeff in studio.

Thank god things are back to normal, well as normal as they get anyway.  It's an unfortunate fact of life the guys have to work, and have things come up.  Tom and Mike both had travel plans.  Tom headed down south the see customers, Mike went on a 36 hour trip to Vegas for the NAB show.  The guys should be good for a while here moving forward.

Tonight the guys had a great guest.  Brian Lohnes from Bangshift.com.  Every car guy ends up surfing bangshift during their daily surfing routine.  Brian has a damn good story about getting from where he started to where he is today.  It seems like most of the things that really grow have no real formula for success, and as Brian said "Bangshift came out of a bunch of failures".  

Brian is much more than co-founder/owner and editor in chief for Bangshift.  Announcing at NHRA events, NHRA on Fox pro-mod analyst, and also running a land speed sanctioning body makes for a lots of good conversation.

Poor Jeff got left out of the intro. (Mike a little out of practice?)  This guy has a cool ride.  A very nice 2014 SS that just went through a transformation into an undercover LSA powered sleeper.  More on him as tuning progresses.

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.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod. 

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