Lake Speed Jr. returns! He is a certified lubrication specialist and an oil monitoring analyst. He is one of around 200 people in the whole world with both certifications. In other words, he is an oil geek. We discuss synthetic oil and the effects of ethanol on parts. Plus we check out the Jaguar XKR-S!
The great Gale Banks returns to talk turbo and give us sneak peek at his preparations for Mike Ryan’s Freightliner semi that is about to do the Pike’s Peak hillclimb. Then we step outside to see the new Ford Explorer twin turbo.
Off road racer Ryan Beat joins us to talk about driving in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series. We hear about his start in racing and the injury that forced him out of motocross. We also talk to Dave Arnold, an announcer for the off road series and a former racecar, jet ski and motocross rider. Then we go outside to check out Ryan’s off road racing truck.
Melanie Troxel has run in the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Promod racing classes and is the current national record holder for elapsed time and speed in the Promod class. She talks about her career in drag racing, how she got started and also about racing against Adam in the Long Beach Celebrity Race this year. Then we check out the Cadillac Sport Wagon.