All posts by: Dave Gran

About Dave Gran

Previously Hoosier made a dirt tire call Dirt Stocker which while not designed for road racing, had a DOT rating and became THE rain race tire to have. The amount of grip they provided in heavy rain conditions was honestly amazing. However, if the track dried you were in big trouble as the tires were […]

In this review, I’ll provide my feedback of  the ShakeKit after using it for a few months.  I stumbled across the product on one of the racing forums and it immediately intrigued me as a possible way to make the sim more engaging and fun.  This is an unbiased review where no product or other […]

If you are new to reading this series, you can click on the Categories drop down on the right side of the page to read more Sim Racing articles. I have been racing in SCCA’s Improved Touring category for 17 years now and have really taken the time to study and continually improve. Even after […]

While building a nice racing simulator does take work and can be a bit confusing, this article provides you a recipe of the various items that I researched and then purchased.  As with any recipe you can tailor it to your needs.  My goal when deciding which items to purchase was to build a simulator […]

If you have not read the previous article, I suggest you start there as it answers many of the questions you’d otherwise have by just reading this. Much like building a racecar, there were multiple trips to the hardware store to purchase additional items that I needed.  Mentally I wanted to discount several of these […]

As Club Racers, we have a hard time picturing ourselves being caught in a race car that is on fire and relying on our racing suit to protect us from severe burns or even worse.  The harsh reality is that, while it is not likely, it is possible.  Jeff Altenburg, an extremely accomplished pro racing […]

Have you ever had those moments where you try to convince yourself, “someday this will all be a really funny memory that I’ll look back at fondly, right?”  That essentially sums up my Labor Day weekend at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia. The Summit Point Labor Day weekend event has always been one that I […]