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The live class took place January 15-16, 2022. You will be able to Watch, Rewind, and Watch Again. The 2-day class is broken down section by section into 10 sections with a total of 184 lessons.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    0 Welcome

    • 2022 Racelogic Crate Class Workbook

    • 0-0 Intros

  • 2

    1 Winter Maintenance & Getting Ready for the Season

    • 1-1 Shocks and Tires

    • 1-2 Rod Ends - Racks - Servos

    • 1-3 Transmissions

    • 1-4 Rear Ends

    • 1-5 Bearings

    • 1-6 Slip Yoke vs Roller Slide

    • 1-7 Greasable Rod Ends and Birdcage Questions

    • 1-8 Electrical System

    • 1-9 Fuel System - Carburetors

    • 1-10 Engine - Valve Springs

    • 1-11 Fuel Choices - Fuel Maintenance

    • 1-12 Fan Choice

  • 3

    2 At the Track

    • 2-1 Evaluating the Track

    • 2-2 Tires & Stagger

    • 2-3 Chassis Troubleshooting

    • 2-4 Spring Rubbers vs Rounds

    • 2-5 Chains on LF - Sag in LR

  • 4

    3 Brakes

    • 3-1 Brakes Overview & Maintenance

    • 3-2 Master Cylinders

    • 3-3 Calipers

    • 3-4 Brake Pads

    • 3-5 How to Use Brakes

    • 3-6 Rotors

    • 3-7 Brake Lines & Bleeding Brakes

    • 3-8 Brake Gauges

    • 3-9 Brake Shut-offs

    • 3-10 Brake Fluid

    • 3-11 Trail Braking

    • 3-12 Brake Bias

  • 5

    4 Front End

    • 4-1 Servos - Racks

    • 4-2 Spindles - Caster - Camber

    • 4-3 Why the Right Front is Moved Out on Some Cars

    • 4-4 Scrub Radius

    • 4-5 Will New Spindles Benefit Older Cars?

    • 4-6 Right Front Changes - Dynamic Set Up

    • 4-7 Changing Spindles

    • 4-8 Order for Setting Front End

    • 4-9 Adjusting an Older Car

    • 4-10 Adjusting Bump

    • 4-11 Ackerman

    • 4-12 Spacing Upper Control Arms

    • 4-13 Engine Placement

    • 4-14 Determining Upper Control Arm Angle

    • 4-15 Tips for Improvement

    • 4-16 Turn Plates

    • 4-17 Ball Joint Angles

    • 4-18 CVR Spindles - Parts - Chassis

    • 4-19 Stiffening the Chassis

  • 6

    5 Rear Suspension

    • 5-1 Right Rear Setup

    • 5-2 Changing Rod Placement

    • 5-3 Adjusting Setup for Different Tracks

    • 5-4 Right Rear Load Numbers

    • 5-5 Checking Droop

    • 5-6 Setting the Chain on the Right Rear

    • 5-7 Indexing the Lower on the Right Rear

    • 5-8 Driver - Crew Chief Roles

    • 5-9 Figuring Out What Driver and Car are Doing

    • 5-10 Spring Table and Droop

    • 5-11 Right Front Load

    • 5-12 Two Springs on Left Rear

    • 5-13 Weight Break for Non Adjustable Shocks

    • 5-14 Left Rear Overview

    • 5-15 How to Find Left Rear Dimension

    • 5-16 Straight vs Curved Bar

    • 5-17 Changing Droop

    • 5-18 Heavy Axle Tubes

    • 5-19 Chain Location

    • 5-20 Lift Bars

    • 5-21 5th Coil Pre-load

    • 5-22 Never Let a Spring Go Unloaded

    • 5-23 Moving 5th Coil

    • 5-24 Tailoring Shocks to the Driver

    • 5-25 Being Comfortable vs Driving on the Edge

    • 5-26 Setting the Chain for the 6th Coil

    • 5-27 Setting the Pinion Angle

    • 5-28 Things to Do to Free Up

    • 5-29 Moving the J-Bar

  • 7

    6 Engines

    • 6-1 Torque vs Horsepower

    • 6-2 Fuel Selection

    • 6-3 Carburetors

    • 6-4 Store Bought Oil - Air Filter - Base

    • 6-5 Carburetor Stumble

    • 6-6 Restrictor Plates

    • 6-7 Engine Tilt

    • 6-8 Exhaust

    • 6-9 Engine Builders - Working with Steve

    • 6-10 Air Filter Lids

    • 6-11 RPM Range

    • 6-12 Fan Blades

    • 6-13 Pulley Recommendations

    • 6-14 Thermostats

    • 6-15 Radiator Selection

    • 6-16 Cooling Issue - Radiator Cleaning

    • 6-17 Qualifying Tips

    • 6-18 Leakdown Testing

    • 6-19 Engine Oil

    • 6-20 Spark Plug Wires - Ignition Boxes

    • 6-21 Engine & Parts Availability

    • 6-22 Spark Plugs

    • 6-23 Fuel Additives

    • 6-24 Carb Spacers

    • 6-25 Water Pressure Gauge

    • 6-26 Chassis Dyno - Common Issues

    • 6-27 Fuel Maintenance

    • 6-28 Illegal Engines

  • 8

    7 Safety

    • 7-1 Fire Suppression

    • 7-2 Cameron's Story

    • 7-3 Consequences of the Wrong Safety Equipment

    • 7-4 Wheel Torque Specs

    • 7-5 Driveshafts

    • 7-6 Seat Questions

  • 9

    8 Tires

    • 8-1 Preparing Tires According to Track Conditions

    • 8-2 Grooving and What Tire Temps Mean

    • 8-3 Different Tire Types

    • 8-4 Prepping Brand New Tires

    • 8-5 Tire Temperature Variances

    • 8-6 Changing Driving Style to Control Tires

    • 8-7 Thoughts on Flipping Tires

    • 8-8 Tire Management Under Caution

    • 8-9 Tire Heat for Qualifying

    • 8-10 Four 55s or Four 40s and Cleaning Tires

    • 8-11 Needling Tires

    • 8-12 Wheel Covers and Mud Plugs

    • 8-13 Siping Left Front

    • 8-14 Balancing Tire Roundness

    • 8-15 Valve Stems

    • 8-16 Difference in Sidewalls

    • 8-17 Sandy Track vs Muddy Track

    • 8-18 Running Rear Tires All Around

    • 8-19 1600 Left Rear

    • 8-20 Tire Temp Probe

    • 8-21 Tire Compound vs Incorrect Setup

    • 8-22 Tire Pressure

    • 8-23 Durometer of 1600s

  • 10

    9 Shocks

    • 9-1 Shocks Overview

    • 9-2 Twin Tube Shocks

    • 9-3 Monotube Shocks

    • 9-4 Most Common Shocks for Crate Late Models

    • 9-5 Air Shocks

    • 9-6 Reading the Graphs

    • 9-7 What is a Base Valve?

    • 9-8 A 5 is Not Really a 5

    • 9-9 Shock Pistons

    • 9-10 Robby's Story

    • 9-11 Piston Types Per Corner

    • 9-12 Gas vs Oil in Shocks

    • 9-13 Shock Orientation

    • 9-14 Twin Tube Bag Size

    • 9-15 Sprung vs Unsprung Weight

    • 9-16 Shock Graph Question

    • 9-17 Orientation on Spring Smasher

    • 9-18 How a Shock Dyno Makes a Graph

    • 9-19 What to Look at on a Graph

    • 9-20 Football Plot

    • 9-21 Force vs Velocity Plot

    • 9-22 Graphs Can Be Deceiving

    • 9-23 Cavitation

    • 9-24 Hysteresis

    • 9-25 Different Kinds of Adjusters

    • 9-26 Shock Maintenance

    • 9-27 Springs Go Bad

    • 9-28 Spring Table

    • 9-29 What is Keeping Racers from New Track Records

    • 9-30 Figuring out Spring Table and Travel

    • 9-31 Height of Fifth Coil

    • 9-32 At the Racetrack

    • 9-33 Aerodynamics - Part 1

    • 9-34 Aerodynamics - Part 2

    • 9-35 Aerodynamics - Part 3

  • 11

    10 Spring Smasher

    • 10-1 Right Front

    • 10-2 Bumps

    • 10-3 Resisting Spikes

    • 10-4 Travel Questions

    • 10-5 Right Front Questions

    • 10-6 Bounce and Balance

    • 10-7 Getting the Right Front Down

    • 10-8 Getting Center to Center Number

    • 10-9 Finding Your Half Inch Number

    • 10-10 Left Rear

    • 10-11 Right Rear

    • 10-12 Right Rear Questions

    • 10-13 Left Rear Front Shock

  • 12

    11 Bonus - Dave Hammond

    • 11-1 Setting Toe Each Wheel

Instructors

Matt Henderson

Ben Baker

Ben from AFCO Racing is an expert in multiple aspects of race cars including cooling and set up.

Chip Vineyard

Chip is the owner of CVR Racecars.

Instructors

Robby Bilbrey

Owner-operator at Race Products Inc. Suspension Division

Steve Hendren

Cameron Goldsworthy

After a tragic accident getting hit with a tire, Cameron came back to racing to help racers prepare tires properly and safely.

Instructors

Dave Hammond

Dave is the owner of Hammond Motorsports. He will be showing the latest tools to enhance your chassis set up.

Brian Littleton

Crate Insider.com

Kate Dillon

Kate runs Crate Insider.com. She speaks about fire suppression and also films the Racelogic Chassis School classes.