Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Alan are all back in studio today. Tom explains a gentleman by the name of Tom Bailey, with perhaps some level of mental illness, is going to race a purpose built ProMod in a 1 mile drag race. 300+ MPH is the goal, and Mike thinks that estimate is low. Crunch brings up a bone of contention for many Grudge racers, Class racers wagering on qualifying passes. Alan lends technical input on feasibility and his "ask the engineer" segement is discussed.
The guys don't take calls yet, but over the next few weeks a live feed with live callers will be happening.
It's winter, it's cold, and it stinks. One of the only avalable racing items of late is Street Outlaws. The guys love it, and hate it... in fairness I think a little more hate. They have high hopes for house of Grudge.
UK Top Gear is brought up, and that leads to the inevitable question of who wants what car gets brought up. Alan goes Italian exotic, Crunch goes classy, Mike steals Tom's choice with his unhealthy fetish for yellow.
Alan teaches us a knew acronym while explaining a gearbox, as a matter of fact, he is an engineer.
Anthony DiSomma from DiSomma racing engines returns to back Mike up on his thoughts on half mile racing, Crunch gives his thoughts on a purpose built street drag car MPH potential, and Tom still holds his ground on the half mile stance.
Mike hits his pocket. 10G challenge is issued to Tom and the half mile guys. It's out there, now it's up to Tom.
Grudge racing and the upcoming TV show House Of Grudge is discussed. Everyone is looking forward to this, and hoping it's "real"
Tom brings a visual aid for an audio podcast, but it is amazing a 135 CID motor can make more than 9 HP per inch. Crunch makes his opinion known on face book about grudge racing "pots" and gets a little heat from some facebookers. Street Outlaws comes up again with a little more discussion about the show and opinions of the show become evident. Mike's half mile opinion gets a little strong. A half mile grudge race call out might be coming....
Pro Mod driver and engine builder Anthony DiSomma stops in to discuss his racing roots with the guys. Who would have known?
Anthony was in his own words a "degenerate" kid along with Mike. They discuss his early days of street racing at the "hole" in Newark NJ, where Mike and Anthony both met Crunch, to his progression as a respected ProMod competitor and engine builder.
Anthony weighs in on the half mile racing dispute and Street Outlaws comes up again. Seems like there is more to come on both of these subjects. Tom took the day off so he gets a little abuse.
The first episode of The Power and Speed podcasts introduces you to the hosts. Mike, an ex engine builder of many years from a well known NHRA engine shop. Tom, an industry sales rep with more connections than linkedin. Crunch, a local ex street racer who has progressed into a nation wide Grudge race personality. Alan, an engineer who has worked for one of the largest aftermarket manufacturers of racing equipment. Discussions range from Street / Grudge racing to all out speed of the Half Mile and One Mile races. No racing celebrities on this one, but you will be surprised who is on the upcoming episodes.