Endurance Race Preparation- Tools and Clothing

One- week to race day: time to create and verify check lists.

Example of Driver Attire

Driver Attire: Are all the items clean and packed in the race bag? Some items from Mike C, Mike K and Michelle were new and required laundering. A socks and underwear wash with mild detergent in cold water and no spin cycle yield a bunch of clean wet clothing. Nomex should not be dried with heat therefore there is a lot of laundry to hang dry. Driving suits typically require dry cleaning.

Check list:  Helmet, neck roll, sunglasses, driving suit, nomex balaclava, underwear and sock, driving gloves and shoes. License, $.

Spare pair of gloves for car fueling, hat to keep the sun off when not wearing helmet & folding chair to rest between driving sessions. Change of clothes and towel for post race shower.

Maintaining proper hydration and staying Cool are important ….

……..especially for the driver

Ultra Chiller shirt and tubing

The Team ED uses Ultra Chiller Personal Cooling equipment to keep the driver cool. The system incorporates a cooler and shirts with tubing. The cooler runs off of a 12 volt cigarette plug and pumps cool water through the shirt keeping the driver cool.

A cooler and plenty of water and Gatorade are important to keep drivers and crew well hydrated. A hat and sunglasses along staying out of the sun when not in the car are equally important.

Tools to keep Team ED and the ED Jetta on track

Spare brake pads, torque wrench, large oil filter gauge with bleeder, impact wrench, hose and chuck, jack and jack stands, brake tool, miscellaneous wrenches, pliers and channel locks

Camera’s and car mounts for capturing on track laps and garage race details

GoPro cameras and mounts

Digital cameras, PCs, USB Drive, chargers, 6 outlet power strip

Car and Paperwork

Car in trailer

Paperwork validating bill of sale and expenses, tech checklist, last year’s “good to go ” sticker

If you are interested in endurance racing and want to see how Team ED performs please follow my blog.

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About 4racerx

Product Marketing Manager of Fiber Optic Test Equipment. I have founded and sold a fiber optic distributorship, Project Managed Fiber Optic Networks and Distributed Antenna Systems installations for campuses, cities and stadiums. I have managed $24M sales territories and exceeded sales plans. I am a competitive person. I founded and play for the Lady Monarch Ice Hockey team who were National Runners up in 2011 and compete in Sprint and Olympic Triathlons. I am Audi Club Driving instructor. I have an Economics and Electrical Engineering Bachelors degree from the University of New Hampshire and will complete my Global MBA from Southern New Hampshire University June, 2012.

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