155 – Rob Krider: Racing Insights From a California Highway Patrol officer
Speed Secrets Podcast
On this week’s Speed Secrets Podcast, Rob Krider joins me to talk about his writing career; his novel, Cadet Blues; his “other” job as a California Highway Patrol officer; and his experience when his car caught fire. Ever wonder the similarities between racing and police driving? We get into that, too! Rob’s speed secret: Drive fast enough to scare yourself once a lap; make micro-improvements; be consistent. Rob Krider is a National Champion racecar driver from the NASA Honda Challenge series and he writes the "Toolshed Engineer" column for SpeedNews magazine. He is featured in the documentary film, Double Down, about earning a podium finish at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Besides racing and writing, Rob earns his living as a California Highway Patrol officer. He attributes a lot of his success behind the wheel from his training at the CHP Academy. From that experience he authored the novel Cadet Blues, a humorous take on police training. Links Below: Rob Krider's book about surviving the California Highway Patrol Academy, Cadet Blues: https://www.amazon.com/Cadet-Blues-Rob-Krider/dp/1495108589 Rob Krider's documentary film about the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Double Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssY5LsQ91jY Rob Krider's archive of how-to articles on racing, RobKrider.com: http://www.robkrider.com/ Rob Krider's National Champion racing team, Double Nickel Nine Motorsports: http://www.team559.com/ Rob Krider on Instagram, KriderRacing: https://www.instagram.com/kriderracing/?hl=en
1575: Rob Krider is a National Champion racing driver competing in the National Auto Sport Association
Cars Yeah with Mark Greene
Rob Krider is a National Champion racing driver competing in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Honda Challenge Series. Rob has raced numerous forms of motorsports including drag racing, autocross, hill climbs, rally cross and even demolition derby. He’s also a champion endurance racing driver. He is a contributing editor for SpeedNews magazine and writes the Toolshed Engineer column that provides tips for club racers. When not on the track Rob is a California Highway Patrol officer.
Rob reached out to me through the Uber to the Pits Podcast asking if I would like to have him in the show to talk about club racing. I sadi absolutely. So in this episode we talk about club racing and the importance of it in motorsports. Plus his race team has their own beer, how cool is that. I hope you guys enjoy.
Episode 34: Cops and Racers with our guest Rob Krider.
The Kris and Kristine Show
Join us this week as we have a special VIP guest who is a CHP Officer, Professional Race Car Driver and published author. This is a high energy episode and we have fun learning more about what life is really like in the CHP and Kris gets some tips for taking his sports car from street driving to racetrack ready. You don't want to miss this episode! http://www.robkrider.comDon't forget to SUBSCRIBE, rate and review, we love those five star reviews! Thanks for tuning in and until next time…keep moving forward! Follow us on Twitter: @k2showsandiegoFollow us on Instagram: @thek2showsandiegoEmail us at: email@example.comSupport us on Patreon at: www.patreon.com/thekrisandkristineshowThe Kris and Kristine Show Podcast is recorded in Audacity https://www.audacityteam.org/ using the following equipment: BEHRINGER Audio Interface, 4-Channel (UMC404HD) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QHURLHM/ref=cm_sw_r_em_taa_HmjzEbW4P3C1KAudio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QJOZS4/ref=cm_sw_r_em_taa_2pjzEbAQHBJ1JKnox Microphone Shock Mount for Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB and Samson Q2U https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KBWHJB5/ref=cm_sw_r_em_taa_dsjzEbFAJGEKJAokeo Professional Microphone Pop Filter Mask Shield For Blue Yeti and Any Other Microphone, Dual Layered Wind Pop Screen With A Flexible 360° Gooseneck Clip Stabilizing Arm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N21H9WY/ref=cm_sw_r_em_taa_MqjzEbGGPAZR5OneOdio Adapter-Free Closed Back Over Ear DJ Stereo Monitor Headphones, Professional Studio Monitor & Mixing, Telescopic Arms with Scale, Newest 50mm Neodymium Drivers - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6ZJH96/ref=cm_sw_r_em_taa_-qjzEbVKPN7ZPPost-production editing is completed using Levelator which can be found at: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelatorRemote podcasts and interviews are completed using Cleanfeed which can be found at: https://cleanfeed.net/
GHIT 0101: Rob Krider from the 4X National Champion Double Nickel Nine racing team
Garage Heroes In Training
Rob Krider who is a driver and managing partner of the Double Nickel Nine Motorsports racing team joins us on this episode. Rob has a problem in that he and his team won’t let anyone else win, lol. His team is the reigning 4-time national champion in NASA’s Honda Challenge series, while also having both team cars on the podium each year. Our discussion covers not only their team history but what they have learned since starting in the 24 Hours of LeMons series and progressing through other racing series and classes. Within this episode, there is useful information that can be applied to any racing series and any racing team can improve your results with little, if any, expense. To see a lot of Rob's team in action folks can watch the documentary film "Double Down" about racing in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill where his team took an ex-24 Hours of LeMons car and beat the factory Mazda racing team. Link to the video at www.team559.com. In addition, Rob was kind enough to guide us through the latest in our series covering the Usual Suspects of racing car platforms and went into a deep dive about racing Hondas and Acuras, especially in endurance racing. Finally, Ben covers both Understeer and Oversteer in the latest Dominating with Dawson series. We just couldn’t cover them separately, so we went for a double shot. We hope you enjoy this episode. It will make you faster! PS If you are interested in watching or reading more of Rob and his teams exploits, please go to: KriderRacing on Instagram www.RobKrider.com www.Team559.com www.DoubleNickelNineMotorsports.com And don’t forget to get a copy of Rob’s book “Cadet Blues”, a humorous look at one of his most fun driving training events at www.cadetblues.com Best regards, Bill, Vicki, Jennifer, and Alan Hosts of the Garage Heroes In Training podcast and team members in the GHiT Immature Endurance Racing Team Highlights from the episode include: 1) Some of his team’s best learnings since starting in LeMons several years ago 2) Rob and Bill commiserate about putting together team communication emails and texts that are summarily ignored 3) How Double Nickel Nine Racing team has “added” to the various series rule books through creative race car engineering 4) Jennifer asks the dirtiest of the dirty question that you can ask a race car driver 5) The value of a spare/donor parts car and Vicki tells Bill to go buy another car. He left the podcast to search CraigsList 6) Team structure and organization techniques to maximize performance across all levels of racing, even a two-car team of 60 people for the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill 7) Their scouting trip preparation for national races 8) What is the Double Nickel Nine garage involved in 9) A comparison of large LeMons fields to some smaller or shorter or higher performance fields 10) How they communicate within their team, especially on track with their spotters 11) Storytime of Alan’s stint at Thompson last year where he would not come in for a driver change. Rob fully approves. 12) Rob gives the advantages “keys to success” in Honda and Acura racing 13) Diapers win races, well they used to anyway 14) Rob shared some endurance racing wisdom, like pit stops practice and it’s not about top lap times but it is about endurance 15) What is a Honda Taco and how it is to drive one 16) We finally find a way to compare ourselves to Roger Penske 17) We go over several tips and tricks from several of Rob's helpful articles, many are linked below 18) Be a Racing team or Beer racing team? Correct answer is: Yes 19) You can hear an alert for every time Bill's computer went blue screen of death if you listen closely. It happened often 20) Bleed brakes after every endurance session 21) Rob and Alan bond over tire balancing. In the end, it comes down to the preparation done before coming to the track 22) Get things done as soon as possible. Don’t start when you have just enough time left to get it done. 23) Internal competition for fastest lap is detrimental to team performance and overall team success. 24) Rob’s team has learned that for endurance races, lap timers are not allowed within the car. 25) EJ2 Track Rat has a fashion suggestion for next year’s nationals 26) How to choose an engine machine shop to work with 27) Rob's documentary film about endurance racing, titled "Double Down" is available free on YouTube, 1 hour 15 minute run time on the Krider Racing YouTube channel. 28) Tactical Ops Brewing's Double Nickel Nine IPA named after the race team with an image of their Honda Challenge car on the bottle. This stuff is high test at 10.9% ABV! And here are some of our favorite articles that we discussed on this episode: How to Create A White Board Track Map How To Design and Build RaceDeck Flooring For the Paddock Portable Tool Cart Jack Stand Stripes Documentary Film “Double Down” Available Free on YouTube Vehicle Scales, Level Garages and Corner Weighting Five Pro Tips For Effective Brake Bleeding For Reliable Track Use Tire Preparation Basics Tablet Dashboard Balancing Marriage and Racing Vehicle Scales, Level Garages and Corner Weighting The No-Flex, No-Nonsense Advantage of Spherical Bearings Get The Flex Out: How Spherical Bearings Improve Handling & Speed Simple Ways to Clean Up and Protect Your Racecar's Wiring Strength and Lightness: Installing ARP Studs and Skunk2 Racing Lugs Nothing To Fear: Simple Steps To Replacing A CV Boot Easy, Accurate, Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Vehicle Alignment