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 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 18, 2015
014 Power and Speed - Ryan Krachun in studio

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad in studio today with guest Ryan Krachun.

Tom recounts he latest trip, and he tells us he spent some time at a "cup" shop.  Not much to be gained there, it's not like they put signs on stuff that says "cool top secret stuff here".  He also stopped in to see master engine builder Gene Fulton.

Ryan Krachun is in studio this week.  Ryan, now 16, has been racing forms of circle track since he was 7 years old.  He is the youngest person to ever be given the permission to race in "modified" circle track racing by the state police (yes NJ Sucks).  After only two starts in DIRT small block modified racing, he scored his first win.  The guys get to know Ryan, and at the end of the interview, the fabled "John John" calls in to give his fellow competitor props on a job well done.

Be back next week at 8:00PM EST Monday night.  Live on, and call ins welcome.  908 751 0211.

May 12, 2015
013 Power and Speed - Tad

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad are in studio.

Tom is leaving again, Tad is still trying to figure out how to put headphones on, Crunch's word list is out, and Mike has issue with salt?   

There is an Alan swingset update, and it looks as if it is almost complete, but that does come with news of his departure.  Tad will be in for Alan for the foreseeable future.

The very first question from a listener is addressed.  Tires and a little bit of what guys are using now.  Radial vs Bias and  tire brands are discussed.  Clearly they are not tire experts, but try to give a least an overview of what they know.

Back next week on mixlr 8:00 PM EST on Monday night, and as always live call in number 908 751 0211.


May 5, 2015
012 Power and Speed - Tim Christ from Coast Chassis

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Fudd stand in Tad are in studio.  

Mike still is dreading the return to the dirt tracks.  With his little brother starting to race again, the frustration begins.

The PDRA changed the rules on our resident racing celebrity, and the guys discuss the balance of a class with mixed motor rules.  It a tough subject, but something worth thinking about.

Tim Christ, owner of Coast Chassis from Edgewater Florida calls in to discuss what chassis work today has evolved into.  Small tire and pro mod class cars are a large part his business.  X275 type chassis costs are discussed, and in the end there is no real firm number on cost.

We will be back next Monday night at 8:00pm est.  Call in and join the show 908 751 0211


Apr 21, 2015
011 Power and Speed - Simon Passes,

Mike, Crunch and Tom in studio.  Alan is off with parental duties, and building a swingset. (I swear that's true)

Some sad news, "Big Simon", one of the founding fathers of Newark street racing has passed.  He will be missed by many, and rest in peace my friend.

"Pro Stock" Gordo, the new kid on the block of East Coast Grudge racing for Cash, called in last week for an interview.  Time was short, so the interview was added to todays show.  This guy tells it like it is, and calls everyone out!

Anothony DiSomma, PDRA record holder and Rockingham event winner, calls in to check in with the guys.  Thata guy hes afunny.

We meet call screener Thaddeus after his first day of screening.  Was a slow call day because the guys blew it on the posting in various places.  He better not get comfortable, because the calls get busy.

Be back next week Monday night at 7:30PM EST live on  Call in 908 751-0211 and be part of the show.


Apr 19, 2015
010 Power and Speed - X275 costs, Coast Chassis, Engine Building

Crunch, Mike and Tom in studio, Alan once again on parenting duties.  Feel free to call in and question his priorities.


Crunch saw Fast and Furious, and effective derailed abuse by taking the "in honor of Paul Walker" route.


Rudy from Florida calls in about some Florida racing on goings, and who is also a Coast Chassis customer. That called leads into the costs of a small tire stock suspension type chassis in a class like X25. This leads to Mike explaining just how much he misses building engines. 


The guys are talking to Mike Murillo, Ken Herring, and Tim from Coast for future episodes.

Apr 9, 2015
009 Power and Speed - Custom Show Emirates, Tad, and Subarus

Everyone is back in studio this week. Alan returns from Vegas, and actually saw two guys racing on the strip.  Not what we would exactly condone. Tom discusses his adventures in Subaruing and tuning. Mike jump starts his "junk" Corvette in the sonic drive through, and is pretty clear on his 427 losing to Tom's Forrester.  


Tom explains the Abu Dhabi "Custom Show Emirates" engine building challenge. Imagine trying to find two identical trucks in Abu Dhabi.  I wonder if plan B happened how that would get explained to Avis?


V8 Supercars is worth checking out when you catch them on.  They all can't be winners, but most are really great to watch.


Crunch has some potential House of Grudge information.  Things have been circulating around the net about a particular race result.




Mar 30, 2015
008 Power and Speed - checks in

Crunch and Mike in studio today. The phone system and live feed on gets sorted out for live streaming. Podcasts are great, but you need to listen live to get callers involved. You asked, they did it, and it worked. Mike hates on Utah, and reach numbers in 1 week of being published are discussed. Come on Utah, ZERO? 


Rich Bach, the man behind checks in.  This website is the real deal of Grudge racing for the East Coast.  Race setup, negotiations, and callouts happening. If you are into the Grudge scene, check it out. Tom is in Abu Dhabi, and gives a call in. Still working out the remote audio, but it seems promising. Tweaks will continue, and remote audio will get better and better. Alan is apparently in Las Vegas to locate Elvis. 


They take calls from a Grudge race car owner, his driver, and John Franco calls in from last week.  The fans can't be thanked enough for calling in and spreading the word. Check out Krazy Horse's event at Island Dragway July 11th for good time.  The guys are gonna be there, so check it out.

Mar 29, 2015
007 Power and Speed - House of Grudge and Competition

Tom and Mike only in studio today. The guys found out that "Pinks" the TV show will be back. This Grudge/Street Race/Reality bandwagon is getting longer ever day.  


Crunch calls in from Fayetteville while attending a grudge race. He lives for this stuff, and make sure if you see him around the tracks make sure you say hi. He got some love from guys at the race about the podcast at the last race, and it's much appreciated.  


Alan was sorting out a snow plow issue, and doing complex engineering type stuff.


The phone system gets the first live caller, and it's a veteran "Hole" drag racer. This gentleman in the days of the hole was a well respected guy, and tough competitor to say the least.  


Tom is leaving for Abu Dhabi tomorrow, and if people do not know it, racing of all types is crazy over there.  They will try to get a remote feed from Tom while he is there, but can't make any promises because all the remote stuff is still being worked out.

Mar 26, 2015
006 Power and Speed - Tom Bailey’s 300+ MPH 1 Mile Pro Mod

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.

Mar 23, 2015
005 Power and Speed - Love and Hate on Street Outlaws

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.


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