The 24th annual Armadillo Racing High Performance Racing Seminar is coming up on February 9, 2019 in Tacoma, WA and all the speakers are now confirmed. Mark Greene, founder and creator of a Podcast called CarsYeah and host of a brand new television show, Cars Yeah on MAVTV is excited to come and share his story titled, “What I’ve Learned After 1,200 Interviews” where he will share stories and lessons from some of his Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™, people who have wrapped their passion for racing and the automotive industry around their lives and businesses.
Mark spent 11 years at a San Diego design firm as a Creative Director and Account Executive. He then joined a start-up automotive products supplier and he spent 20 years helping build Griot’s Garage; first as the V.P. of Marketing, and Merchandising, and then as the President of the company overseeing their two locations before leaving to create Cars Yeah. He holds a racing license racing vintage cars for 12 years, piloting a 1960 Lotus 18 formula junior and a 1967 Lola T290 sports racers.
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.
Don’t let the title of his talk fool you, James promises that he will be providing at least 7 ways to improve the handling of your race car by understanding and applying what you’ll be learning about over-steer and under-steer.
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” will help you significantly improve your racing skills. Like James Walker, the title of Mark’s talk sound simple and possibly uninspiring yet he has taught and coached numerous professional racers. The very best drivers have coaches and now you can have the opportunity to be coached by one of the best. You do not want to miss this opportunity, so click here to register now. Register here.
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 semipro racer Andrew Evans in the world of racing marketing. Think you can’t get sponsorship for your club racing effort. Think again, as Dominic will show you how.
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 $20 in Armadillo Racing Bucks to be spend the same as cash at the event on very special discounted products (this offer of $20 in Armadillo Bucks expires on January 12th so don’t delay in registering).
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
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.
To register just click here.