Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Race Engineer's Blog begins

Hello to all. And at this point, probably hello to a very few folks. Welcome to my blog.

I'll be sharing all sorts of stuff, on what will probably be an irregular basis. Who knows what will eventually emerge, but at this point I visualize:
  • Technical discussions about race cars, most likely focused on anything other than the engine.
  • The race engineer's role in racing, testing, and at the shop
  • Day-to-day life as a race engineer. Travel, reviews of actual events, career, etc.
  • Personal views on racing topics
  • Developing trends of all sorts

Race engineers are notorious for not sharing what they know for fear of a competitor taking advantage of it. I'm also like that to some extent, but I'm comfortable with explaining more than most. I've left a trail of information and tools with former race teams. I won't mislead anyone by posting outdated or false info.

That's about it for now. Away we go!


  1. Can't wait to read more about what you do for a living. Looking forward to future posts.

  2. Nice job Buddy. You've been mentoring me from the Shelby Can-Am days back in Memphis, all the way to Pro Road Racing in Lemans . Be sure to hit on instrumentation. Your friend at GM Racing will be checking in.

  3. Great idea Buddy. Now I can read what the competition is doing..LOL No really, it will be good to read and I know I will learn something with every post. I have thought of doing something like this but never did it. I am glad you have. Thanks
    Jeff Braun

  4. Love the idea Buddy. I'll be watching. I'm sure there will be a few gems to read in this one.

  5. Buddy,
    Good idea. Good reading. I like the part about “Race engineers are notorious for not sharing what they know for fear of a competitor taking advantage of it.” That reminds me of you some how :)

    keep it going, i need teaching.

  6. Buddy,
    This is great! I look forward to reading more and gaining more insight. I'm new to racing as a profession, and there are so many facets beyond just driving - every time I race I'm learning; its great that someone in your position is willing to 'lend a hand'.

    Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  7. Hi Buddy:

    Great idea. Will be revisiting soon.

    My piano site has been languishing on bravehost for a good while now, and so, after reading of the number of visits you've had on google blog, following your lead, I've moved it all to blogspot. It's not anywhere near as professional as yours but here it is:

    It needs a little revision in layout converting from website to blogger format, but that will come later, when I have a little more time.

    Best wishes on your new endeavor. Be back soon...

    Bob Widding