4th Speaker Added to the 24th Annual High Performance Racing Seminar – Register Now

The 24th annual Armadillo Racing High Performance Racing Seminar is coming up on February 9, 2019 in Tacoma, WA four of the speakers are now confirmed.

James Walker Jr. is the author of the book High-Performance Brake Systems:  Design, Selection and Installation, and will be speaking on Over-steer and Under-steer, Seven secrets you can apply yourself to improve your lap times.  A competition license holder in SCCA, IMSA and HMSA, James worked as Engineering Manager of Vehicle Development for Delphi, Brake Control engineer for Ford, Bosch and GM.  His book has sold over 10,000 copies and he is coming to provide you with serious information you can use and apply to your race car to knock seconds off your lap time and improve the handling of your car.

Mark Wolocatiuk worked for the Jim Russell Racing School for 28  years, many of those as the chief driving instructor.  Mark’s racing career spanned almost 20 years in nearly every type of race car from formula open wheel to stock cars, production cars and even some ice racing experience.  He has two Mythbusters episodes to his credit as well. Mark has a passion for teaching and his topic Advanced Race Driving and will help you significantly improve your racing skills.

Dominic Dobson  has wide experience in the world of professional racing. He’s run in seven Indy 500 races, the LeMans 24hr, Daytona 24hr, Sebring 12hr, Baja 1000, Goodwood Hillclimb, both NASCAR and Touring Car events and is the winner of the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited class and Rookie of the Year! Recognized by many for his expertise and broad skills, Dominic is going to share his secrets of finding sponsorship and helping you get the funding you want and need for your racing team.  Most recently, Dominic has been coaching rising pro racer Andrew Evans in the world of racing marketing.

Mike Hurst is the Technical Director for SFI.  He is going to share the purpose of the SFI and just how important to the racer, SFI specs are to you and your safety.  Don’t think that for a moment this talk will be boring.  Nothing could be further from the truth as Mike shares the story behind many of the SFI specs and how knowing this will cause you to think differently about the racing products you buy for your safety.  Plus if you have issues with the 2 year seat harness rule, you can find out for yourself and ask Mike.  If you are tech inspector, then for sure you’ll want to hear his talk and question him later about the specs and rules.

The seminar will be held February 9th 2019 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Tacoma, WA just off Interstate 5.  Registration opens at 8 AM for a 9 AM start.  The registration fee is $257 and includes coffee and rolls to start the day, a full hot lunch and snacks in the afternoon.  The price also includes $40 in Armadillo Racing Bucks to be spend the same as cash at the event on very special discounted products.

Still thinking it over?  This is our 24th annual event.  Over the past 23 years over 1000 racers, crews, FSAE students, and fans have attended and all have been overwhelmed.  Not just by the vast amount of information provided, the ease in which they learned race specific topic that can be used right now on their car, and just how much fun they had.  All day to think and learn how to make you and the car better, to focus on your racing and your program.  With a live seminar, with live speakers you can get all your questions answered personally by the experts. This is a unique opportunity that you can’t get from a DVD, Video, CD or a book.  Best part is that is local to the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s a few comments made about last year’s seminar:

” My first Armadillo seminar – and it exceeded my expectations. Having
an attorney as a speaker was enlightening and entertaining.”
Steve Hare – Triumph

”Learned more than I thought possible about oil. Ken’s law discussion was worth the price of admission alone.” John Moore – Subaru Legacy

“Awesome…more knowledge than I could gain on my own in
10 years.” Terry Raines – Mazda Miata

“Armadillo seminars are a great way to start the race season. I always leave the
seminar excited about getting ready for the season.” Gerry Loefler – Sunbeam Tiger

“Another great seminar! Informative speakers that provide insight not available
anywhere else.” Michael McAleenan – BMW GTR 2-time NASA national champion

“Great presentation by Eric Purcell, worth the price of admission.” Dick Boggs – Storh WF-1

“Excellent! A lot of useful, practical information! Thanks again!” Mary Zeitner – RX7

Our Guarantee

I feel so strongly that this event will help you and your racing, here is my personal guarantee, if after hearing the morning session, you don’t think you have gotten your money’s worth from what you’ve heard and seen, I’ll refund your entry plus $50 for wasting your time.  You have nothing to lose but seconds off your lap times.

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Additional Technical Speakers Added to 2018 Seminar

Race engineer, Eric Purcell, will be speaking at our 23rd annual High Performance Racing Seminar.  His topic is “How to Maximize Your Race Weekend.”  We all know just how short time is during a normal club racing weekend.  Eric will show you how to make the most out of your time to improve your results.  As the owner of EFM Racing, Eric has to rely on his more than 35 years of full time racing experience to provide the professional, championship winning service that EFM’s customers rely on. Eric’s career started as a mechanic in the mid 70’s on IMSA, Formula Atlantic and Can-Am cars. Throughout most of the 1980’s Eric focused on his driving career while gaining experience as an engineer, which led to his success as a multi-championship winning engineer and team manager. Most recently Eric engineered 2017 SCCA National Champion Formula Mazda, Mel Kemper to his championship.

A very special speaker, Ken McGuire, a dirt modified driver from upstate New York, is “Racing’s Lawyer.”  Ken who has represented racers, sanctioning bodies and tracks in the court room, will provide invaluable information that each racer should know to protect yourself, your team and your sponsors.  It is easy when Ken shares his information.  This is one talk you will not want to miss.

After coming out of retirement, Roy Howell, chief chemist for Red Line Oil, is going to teach you everything you need to know about lubricants for your race car.  Let’s get rid of the magic and back paddock secrets and learn the truth about what oils, greases and gear lubes will and won’t do for your race car.  Red Line is one of the most respected names in racing lubrication and Roy, who developed most of their championship winning products, is going to share basics of lubrication that every champion driver and crew needs to know, and do it in a way that even a novice can understand.

These three outstanding technical experts will be joining Tim Gray, from Porterfield Brakes.  Tim who has years and years of experience with brake pads and rotors is going to up date you on the latest technology and help you select just the right pads for you and your car.  Not every car and not ever driver will like the same pads, so instead of doing what everyone else in your class is doing, come and listen to Tim and then make your own choice.  Just may be there is a better pad that fits your car and your driving style.

A special lunchtime guest speaker will be added soon.  Last year, Jack Baldwin, 1992, Trans-Am Champion had the attendees laughing until they cried as he shared his racing exploits.

The seminar will be held February 10th 2018 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Tacoma, WA just off Interstate 5.  Registration opens at 8 AM for a 9 AM start.  The registration fee is $257 and includes coffee and rolls to start the day, a full hot lunch and snacks in the afternoon.  The price also includes $20 in Armadillo Racing Bucks to be spend the same as cash at the event.

Still thinking it over?  This is our 23rd annual event.  Over the past 22 years over 1000 racers, crews, FSAE students, and fans have attended and all have been overwhelmed.  Not just by the vast amount of information provided, the ease in which they learned race specific topic that can be used right now on their car, and just how much fun they had.  All day to think and learn how to make you and the car better, to focus on your racing and your program.  With a live seminar, with live speakers you can get all your questions answered personally by the experts. This is a unique opportunity that you can’t get from a DVD, Video, CD or a book.  Best part is that is local to the Pacific Northwest.

I feel so strongly that this event will help you and your racing, here is my personal guarantee, if after hearing the morning session, you don’t think you have gotten your money’s worth from what you’ve heard and seen, I’ll refund your entry plus $50 for wasting your time.  You have nothing to lose but seconds off your lap times.

Think you might not be able to attend because the date might not work?  Register anyway and we’ll refund your money up to February 7th.  You really have no risk.

 

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