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Data Analysis Tips

Driver health, monitoring, and performance

Driver health, monitoring, and performance

Posted by TrailBrake ║ Matt Romanowski on Mar 22nd 2022

I was surfing Instagram and saw Dr. David Ferguson, of the Spartan Motorsports Performance Lab, post this great article from the April 2022 Racecar Engineering.  The article is a great glimp … read more
New AiM SmartyCam 3 Released

New AiM SmartyCam 3 Released

Posted by TrailBrake ║ Matt Romanowski on Dec 12th 2021

At PRI 2021, AiM released their new SmartyCam HD 3. This new generation of cameras comes in 4 flavors – Sport, Regular, GP, and Dual. While there is some overlap in them, they each fit a different u … read more
Monitoring Driver Core Temp and Heart Rate

Monitoring Driver Core Temp and Heart Rate

Posted by TrailBrake ║ Matt Romanowski on Aug 23rd 2021

Everyone has felt hot in a race car wearing full Nomex undergarments and a race suit. Even if you are only a DE driver and have tracked on a hot day wearing short sleeves and pants, you have experienc … read more
Race Studio Analysis Corner vMin and Straight vMax

Race Studio Analysis Corner vMin and Straight vMax

Posted by TrailBrake || Matt Romanowski on Feb 24th 2021

One thing that is a great measure of driver performance, chassis changes, and overall vehicle speed is minimum corner speeds (vMin). Maximum corner speeds (vMax) are a similar measure and they also sh … read more
Shocks, Tire Temps, and Load Variation

Shocks, Tire Temps, and Load Variation

Posted by TrailBrake || Matt Romanowski on Feb 24th 2021

If you've ever talked to a suspension engineer, shock guy, or read up on suspension setup, you've probably seen where people say the goal is to reduce the contact patch load variation. That is a compl … read more