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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

06:00 min | 4 months ago

"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Question 'cause I get it a lot you know. One of the best coaches in the world of course is is just an absolute blessing. I guess you could say with before all the time to do but overall I do like it during a race regions. She's almost non-existent With which is something. He's always told me he wants me to grow as a driver. You know. Communicate deal with ups and downs and not you know trying to comfort me or you know be their year for for other variables and so but the moment we walk in the hotel room. It's all right. Let me see the video years. This is what you need. I saw this saw out there on. The track is what you need to work on stuff like that. So overall it's a really good balance and You know I it's. It's helped me tremendously. But there are. There is definitely a little bit of pressure. I I do find myself when I am there of the track. I what's My dad thinking. It might do. I look really slow and my depressing him. You know stuff like that that I have to Kinda easily life out of my mind focused on driving but every once in a while it does pop into my head. We're thinking how does he you know? What is he going to say stuff like that orange? You looking at stuff like that but overall it's it's a big lawsuit for sure to have such a have a dad that has so much experience and it's helped me. I mean astronomically for sure. Are there any good or potentially funny stories about your dad and his racing career that you are able to share Let me think here I mean overall I think the one thing that is I wanna say it's a necessarily a story but just we get quite a bit is somehow genetically and the makeup of me a lot larger than my that We it's it's quite funny where you know they. My Dad's nickname is be done and they call me big beat up and always buddy joke. Oh you know I I keep trying to feed them but you know he just keeps getting bigger and stuff like that and as we know in racing you know weight and size is not your friend inside the car but you know definitely that. That's kind of a funny joke. That goes around the paddock. Would just you know just from Footba being as big as I am but also trying to be harassed her driver? Is You know contradicting but we're trying to make it work. I love it so one last question about him the best lesson he taught you in your racing career for the best lasting but also the simplest one is the line is the line whenever if you're overdriving if you're barely missing apex you know always remember that the shortest way around the race track in the best radius around the corner and that's truly just the simple thing you know. And then he does the moment the track heats up or temperature-wise or your tires were getting old. You start to keep pushing because last time goes down but at the end of the day if you're wide of the tax if you're sneaking in early on turn and stuff like that you're gonna go slower no matter what tires or what fuel or what temperature it is. So I think that's it's so simple but it's helped me. You know in the heat of battle and I'm a guy slowly pulling away from me or something like that or I'm not getting a lot times. I always revert back. It's just the line is blowing you know and from there on that's when you work on setup to make the car handled better on the racing line so it's super simple but one of the best tools that's helped me stay calm and trust the physics of the. I love it all. Wrap it up here with one. Final question then. Thanks again for joining me this afternoon. And this is an easy one Where we are building a pit lane parlay bonafide playlist picked by every driver. We talk through this year so one song or one artist that you That you'd listen to before the race. Who before the race Honestly I'm not a big. I've always believed in staying calm. I've always been someone that I try to always value. How you deal with pressure And I'm very strange in the sense of when I go into a race or something. I listened to just calm. Usually try to get my brain as focused in just zoned in or zoned out. I guess you could say just focusing on the task at hand and getting Bihar right now and If super strange I don't know if you've ever heard of him but his name is petite. This is a very strange Artists but it's someone that Do something that kind of gets my adrenaline going somewhat. But also they somehow relaxes me and keeps me focus attaching. He's my nerves so I have. I can't say I've heard of that one but I am very curious now. I'm learning a lot of different artists from asking this question over the last couple of weeks or months or so so I will definitely add it to the list. Then thanks again very much for joining me man. Best of luck in twenty twenty when we're able to get going again and stay safe man absolutely. I'm thank you very very much for having me. It was a player and Hopefully we'll see each other at race tracks who knows when but also yes agreed to have a good afternoon and thanks very much. Thank you thanks..

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

06:00 min | 4 months ago

"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Question because I get it a lot you know. One of the best coaches in the world of course is is just an absolute blessing. I guess you could say with before all the time to do but overall I do like it during a race regions. She's almost non-existent With which is something. He's always told me he wants me to grow as a driver. You know. Communicate deal with ups and downs. And not you know trying to comfort me or you know be barrier for for other variables and so but the moment we walk in the hotel room. It's all right. Let me see the video years. This is what you need. I saw this saw out there on. The track is what you need to work on stuff like that. So overall it's a really good balance and You know I it's. It's helped me tremendously. But there are. There is definitely a little bit of pressure. I I do find myself when I am there of the track. I what's My dad thinking. It might do. I look really slow in my depressing him. You know stuff like that that I have to Kinda easily life out of my mind focused on driving but every once in a while it does pop into my head. We're thinking how does he you know? What is he going to say stuff like that orange? You looking at stuff like that but overall it's it's a big lawsuit for sure to have such a have a dad that has so much experience and it's helped me. I mean astronomically for sure. Are there any good or potentially funny stories about your dad and his racing career that you are able to share Let me think here I mean overall I think the one thing that is I wanna say it's a necessarily a story but just we get quite a bit is somehow genetically and the makeup of me a lot larger than my that We it's it's quite funny where you know they. My Dad's nickname. Be Done and they call me big. Beat up and always buddy joke. Oh you know I keep trying to feed on but you know he just keeps getting bigger and stuff like that and as we know in racing you know weight and size is not your friend inside the car but you know definitely that. That's kind of a funny joke. That goes around the paddock. Would just you know just from Footba being as big as I am but also trying to be harassed her driver? Is You know contradicting but we're trying to make it work. I love it so one last question about him the best lesson he taught you in your racing career for the best lasting but also the simplest one is the line is the line whenever if you're overdriving if you're barely missing apex you know always remember that the shortest way around the race track in the best radius around the corner and that's truly just the simple thing you know. And then he does the moment the track heats up or temperature-wise or your tires were getting old. You start to keep pushing because last time goes down but at the end of the day if you're wide of the tax if you're sneaking in early on turn and stuff like that you're gonna go slower no matter what tires are what fuel or what temperature it is so. I think that's it's so simple but it's helped me. You know in the heat of battle and I'm a guy slowly pulling away from me or something like that or I'm not getting a lot times. I always revert back. It's just the line is blowing you know and from there on that's when you work on setup to make the car handled better on the racing line so it's super simple but one of the best tools that's helped me stay calm and trust the physics of the. I love it all. Wrap it up here with one. Final question then. Thanks again for joining me this afternoon. And this is an easy one where we are building. A pit lane parlay bonafide playlist picked by every driver. We talk through this year so one song or one artist that you That you'd listen to before the race. Ooh before the race Honestly I'm not a big. I've always believed in staying calm. I've always been someone that I try to always value. How you deal with pressure And I'm very strange in the sense of when I go into a race or something. I listened to just calm. Usually try to get my brain as focused in just zoned in or zoned out. I guess you could say just focusing on the task at hand and getting Bihar right now and If super strange I don't know if you've ever heard of him but his name is petite. This is a very strange Artists but it's someone that Do something that kind of gets my adrenaline going somewhat. But also they somehow relaxes me and keeps me focus attaching. He's my nerves so I have. I can't say I've heard of that one but I am very curious now. I'm learning a lot of different artists from asking this question over the last couple of weeks or months or so so I will definitely add it to the list. Then thanks again very much for joining me man. Best of luck in twenty twenty when we're able to get going again and stay safe man absolutely. I'm thank you very very much for having me. It was a player and Hopefully we'll see each other at race tracks who knows when but also yes agreed to have a good afternoon and thanks very much. Thank you thanks..

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

13:39 min | 4 months ago

"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Another episode of pit-lane Parlay. I am your host my joke. I'm joined today by IMSA driver. Ben WOULD L. Ben How are you? I'm wonderful wonderful. How are you? I'm hanging in there men? Yeah like like I was saying before we started recording here just making the best of of each day and and try and some trying to keep myself entertained on a on a quiet weekend but I'm going to dive right into it here. We were about a half hour of you and I are talking from the next indycar. Irish thing about I was reading a little bit about earlier and are Quite an accomplished. Ira's there's though what's irs like. Is it a helping you stay busy during this downtime and then I'll have one follow up question on that. Yeah absolutely I mean Irish things. Essentially the main tool I've been using my entire career Fortunately my father Barry Dov had a connection with I racing when they're first getting started And Around. I think I was twelve or thirteen years old when I finally. We're Beta testing for them. And you know just with my dad being background racing he had. I just drove all the time again. Not being able to go go karting or anything like that so I just focused on hard Seeing as much as I could and never saw racing was a possibility but then once I got into real racing I realized that I recently just such a good job by brain. Didn't really know the difference so That was a huge part of. Why still use racing and I think a lot of drivers that you in this downtime of you know the whole co vid- thanking stuff. Other drivers weren't really big thing guys are really realizing how how great a tool it can be. Yeah we've seen lots of Twitch stream some various guys I racing on different platforms. Are you going to be part of the official in the IRA thing event? That I think start this coming Thursday. If I'm not mistaken yeah so it is April Sixteen And that's how I was always a part of the first one With the growth of in the interest that the first one show. Unfortunately I kinda got pulled out of it last minute. Just because so many drivers wanted to be part of it and Kinda spin on the loader lower on the totem pole I kinda got the boot Going into the trade but They're talking about running another whole series with GT floor and The TC our car for 'cause you know with the good can only be so big So yeah but it should be a really cool range really cool event you know after the first one that I was able to participate in bringing out a lot of excitement around for sure. Yeah it was a lot of fun to watch. I believe you're also Iras in the formula four car. If I'm not mistaken did I read correctly or am I making that up. You read that correctly. Got The car on the recall. Yeah I I It's just the SPCA that has for America's are s are America's And it's just you know they were putting on another little series And my Buddy Dakota dickerson. And we raised three Kind of asked if I could be a part of just you know. Make the grew bigger and for slavery. Let me be a part of it as I was four driver a few years ago. And so that's been a block every Tuesday night. One one less than in question here before we move on if you were to just take any car and any track on IRA thing. What would your go-to combination b. o? that's tough Belle isle. I racing released Just a few months ago the street course with all the bumps where you have to just be as precise as possible. I really really enjoy that and Far as the car I would say. Gte Car You know those cars. I have a good Balance Grip and competition and you can race them in the sprint races with endurance racing while your friends and those are the two nations. I've always had a real blast with and had the best racing awesome so real quick I'm curious your thoughts on your your new teammate. This year. Aj Ma And part of that is. Is there any chance you're going to be getting some no boarding lessons from him well? Aj must've is an awesome. Awesome teammate. To have we kinda grew up just in a similar way with being big team sports. But be football and snowboarding or you know so our personalities really really mesh off and we get along You know he's been appointed to work with and you know he's an Olym- being sober so as to nasty away he absorbs. Information is quite fascinating to watch. You know they Tana being as I ever room course race at all And just the way. He put his ego aside being Olympic snowboarder realizing I have a lot to learn here and and it was just a real pleasure but Hopefully someday we can get on the mound knee. I can be a sponge towards him because I would absolutely love it in the amount of speedy carries on the snowboarders pretty impressive as well as watching some youtube highlights today. And that's when I realized I will probably never be able to actually know board park but I I was shocked with women. You know I've seen slalom skiing and you know with the two skis and stuff. You're like okay that makes sense who's got but those guys are really going fast. I didn't realize how fast those guys on the snowboard stew and Yeah same thing. I need to get in the process. Yeah I agree there though. Speaking of your twenty twenty then you guys got through Daytona. You have any. What were your expectations? Going into this season I know kind of all up in the air right now is as the schedules are are changing is new information about the virus and whatnot come out so any expectations and where what what plans do you have to keep growing the team throughout the year. Yeah absolutely I mean I think in Daytona Daytona. We just we had no clue what to expect and we had really low expectations and with the experience. I have a my main goal is just as fast as I could and and just get resolved but hey tbn is first race. You know I was on the radio with them and before the race just you know. It's a long race. He's you know his whole life has been a thirty seconds as fast as you can go. You know where now. He's hopping into a four hour endurance race. So that was the main thing was just. You know we didn't have any expectations. It was just try to run consistencies. The tires and he did a phenomenal job. Unfortunately we had a few radio issues but going into the rest of the evening. Was you know it was really promising? After the first race watching our fast cheaper fast used going and and so raw I think our main goals to kind of just being the top five and really put the put the pressure on hurt another Hyundai's And and I think we have a lot of a really good chance without much age as improving and and stuff like that awesome and yeah you you mentioned radio issues. Aj and I talked about that last week or the week before how he had no dash and no radio so he wasn't. It was pretty much driving blind when you got in the car after his. Dan was anything able to get resolved. Or you also having some issues during your The the Second Hillary. Yeah so Walk only luckily. Yeah I mean we were able to resolve some of it. The Dash didn't really act up so I could so read my fuel numbers and you know all all is good there but We kind of have a stink real quick and Basically what we did was plug in a mechanic's radio and I we as we did. Our driver change. We take into my element. And then I host a portable radio onto the window net as I was guys. I got in Just to hopefully eliminate the chance that all that Oh maybe car radio or So luckily that works and I could hear the team As you know since it's a syntax Mechanic radio I couldn't talk back but overall I had no troubles We did we experienced a little bit of a A Steering Palm. That was cracked just from age. Jake's you know working hard to try to get up through the field Overall's pretty trouble free book per. Aj to have all the issues he did let alone being just the overwhelming. You know variables of his first ever race. I mean it was. It was quite impressive. The way he was able to stay calm and just and and just try to get the best out of it because with the costumes coming out and the plan splits and the waiver rounds and winner piddling open for our class. Shimon for him to try to even manage all that let alone allow radio. We did the best we could but overall I didn't have much. Follow him at all just trying to go fast as I could. Yeah I like that. Uh Radio work around. I guess as good as you can get given the given the circumstances but moving on from that. Is there one track that you haven't driven on? That would be kind of like a bucket list. Track to get to experience I think I mean. Of course you always have the Monaco's you have the the European tracks I would say you're here in America. I've been very fortunate Race a lot of iconic tracks just being part of Ensenada part of the US. At fortunate. But I would have to say overall. Spa would be pretty pre asked for pretty cool that you know really go up through a ruse and go back into. The forest caught a track. That would be definitely a bucket list track for sure. Oh yeah I I agree and I know my co host Matt. He would certainly agree and many many of our listeners. What is well so you drove out for. You've been driving the tea CR cards for a couple of years now. What are the main differences between the two it at least in terms of driving style and how they cooperate with you well going into Daytona? It was the first time driving those cars just from we'll drive Quite a bit of horsepower. Actually for for the lightweight and compact part is and It's just vastly different With Dr Car it's all about you know during a lot of speed and getting are pointing where you want it to And you know eliminating a lot of wheelspin but with that four Cardi no not a lot of horsepower. Still Pretty light and you have a lot of you know somewhat quite a bit of tire grip So you know adapting all those and with running Alan p three last year for the last two years before tea CR as well and it's just you know you have to going into the weekend. You just have to mentally realize that okay. We'll say they'll be three car. It's all about the entry speed getting back to power. Seems you can. And I'm on your hands where the tea cr car you know the more power the earlier you had power the more understeer you get the job so Overall the glass of been very fortunate to drive cars are driven but Gr was part of last race and with being a little drive and the way they set up that philosophers is actually quite quite impressive. For how much grip and breaking force has for being awesome so a couple of a couple more questions here first off you. You mentioned Your Dad Road Racer Sports Car Racer and now driver coach for some of the biggest teams in the world out there. What's it like being the son of a famous driver driver coach? Does it at any pressure? When you're driving your typical sports dad critiquing everything or does he kinda take it..

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

13:39 min | 4 months ago

"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Another episode of pit-lane Parlay. I am your host my joke. I'm joined today by IMSA driver. Ben WOULD L. Ben How are you? I'm wonderful wonderful. How are you? I'm hanging in there men? Yeah like like I was saying before we started recording here just making the best of of each day and and try and some trying to keep myself entertained on a on a quiet weekend but I'm going to dive right into it here. We were about a half hour of you and I are talking from the next indycar. Irish thing about I was reading a little bit about earlier and are Quite an accomplished. Ira's there's though what's irs like. Is it a helping you stay busy during this downtime and then I'll have one follow up question on that. Yeah absolutely I mean Irish things. Essentially the main tool I've been using my entire career Fortunately my father Barry Dov had a connection with Irish in when they're first getting started And around I think I was twelve or thirteen years old when I finally we're Beta testing for them and you know just with my dad being background racing he had. I just drove all the time again Not being able to go go karting or anything like that so I just focused on hard Thing as much as I could and never thought racing was a possibility but then once I got into real racing. I realized that I recently just such a good job by brain. Didn't really know the difference so That was a huge part of. Why still use racing and I think a lot of drivers that you in this downtime of you know the whole co vid- thanking stuff. Other drivers weren't really big thing guys are really realizing how how great a tool it can be. Yeah we've seen lots of Twitch stream some various guys I racing on different platforms. Are you going to be part of the official in the IRA thing event that I think starts this coming Thursday? If I'm not mistaken yeah so. It is April Sixteen And that's how I was always a part of the first one With the growth of in the interest that the first one show. Unfortunately I kinda got pulled out of it last minute. Just because so many drivers wanted to be part of it and Kinda spin on the loader lower on the totem pole I kinda got the boot Going into the trade but They're talking about running another whole series with GT floor and The TC our car for 'cause you know with the good can only be so big So yeah but it should be a really cool rates really cool event you know after the first one that I was able to participate in bringing out a lot of excitement around for sure. Yeah it was a lot of fun to watch. I believe you're also Iras in the formula four car. If I'm not mistaken did I read correctly or am I making that up. You read that correctly. Got The car on the repasts. Yeah I I It's just the SPCA that for America's are s are America's And it's just you know they were putting on another little series And my Buddy Dakota dickerson. And we raised three Kind of asked if I could be a part of just you know. Make the grew. Bigger and for slavery was four driver a few years ago and so that's been a block every Tuesday night. One one less than in question here before we move on if you were to just take any car and any track on IRA thing. What would your go-to combination? B. O. That's tough Belle isle. That I- racing released Just a few months ago the street course with all the bumps where you have to just be as precise as possible. I really really enjoy that and Far as the car I would say. Gte Car You know those cars. I have a good Balance Grip and competition and you can race them in the sprint races with endurance racing while your friends and those are the two nations. I've always had a real blast with and had the best racing awesome so real quick I'm curious your thoughts on your your new teammate. This year. Aj Ma And part of that is. Is there any chance you're going to be getting some noble wording lessons from him well? Aj must've is an awesome. Awesome teammate. To have we kinda grew up just in a similar way with being big team sports. But be football and snowboarding or you know so our personalities really really mesh off and we get along You know he's been appointed to work with and you know he's an Olym- being stillborn so as to nasty away he absorbs. Information is quite fascinating to watch. You know they Tana being as I ever room course race at all And just the way. He put his ego aside being Olympic snowboarder realizing I have a lot to learn here and and it was just a real pleasure but Hopefully someday we can get on the mound knee. I can be a sponge towards him because I would absolutely love it in the not a speedy carries on the snowboarders pretty impressive as well as watching some youtube highlights today. And that's when I realized I will probably never be able to actually know board park but I I was shocked with women. You know I've seen slalom skiing and you know with the two skis and stuff. You're like okay that makes sense who's got but those guys are really going fast. I didn't realize how fast those guys go on the snowboard. Stew and Yeah same thing. I need to get in the process. Yeah I agree there though. Speaking of your twenty twenty then you guys got through Daytona. You have any. What were your expectations? Going into this season I know kind of all up in the air right now is as the schedules are are changing is new information about the virus and whatnot come out so any expectations and where what what plans do you have to keep growing the team throughout the year. Yeah absolutely I mean I think into Daytona. We just we had no clue what to expect and we had really low expectations and with the experience. I have a my main goal is just as fast as I could and and just get resolved but hey tbn is first race you know. I was on the radio with them and before the race. Just you know it's a long race. He's you know his whole life has been a thirty seconds as fast as you can go. You know where. Now he's hopping into a four hour endurance race. So that was the main thing was just. You know we didn't have any expectations. It was just try to run consistencies. The tires and he did a phenomenal job. Unfortunately we had a few radio issues but going into the rest of the there. Was you know it was really promising? After the first race watching our fast cheaper fast used going and and so raw I think our main goals to kind of just being the top five and really put the put the pressure on hurt another Hyundai's And and I think we have a lot of a really good chance without much age as improving and and stuff like that awesome and yeah you you mentioned radio issues. Aj and I talked about that last week or the week before how he had no dash and no radio so he wasn't. It was pretty much driving blind win. You got in the car after his. Dan was anything able to get resolved. Or you also having some issues during your The the Second Hillary. Yeah so Walk only luckily. Yeah I mean we were able to resolve some of it. The Dash didn't really act up so I could so read my fuel numbers and you know all all is good there but We kind of have a stink real quick and Basically what we did was plug in a mechanic's radio and I we as we did. Our driver change we tape to into my element. And then I host a portable radio onto the window net as I was guys. I got in Just to hopefully eliminate the chance that all that. Oh maybe car radio or So luckily that works and I could hear the team As you know since it's a syntax Mechanic radio I couldn't talk back but overall I had no troubles We did we experienced a little bit of a A Steering Palm. That was cracked just from age. Jake's you know working hard to try to get up through the field Overall's pretty trouble free book per. Aj to have all the issues he did let alone being just the overwhelming. You know variables of his first ever race. I mean it was. It was quite impressive. The way he was able to stay calm and just and and just try to get the best out of it because with the costumes coming out and the plan splits and the waiver rounds and winner piddling open for our class. Shimon for him to try to even manage all that let alone allow radio. We did the best we could but overall I I didn't have much. Follow him at all. Just trying to go fast as I could. Yeah I like that radio work around. I guess as good as you can get given the given the circumstances but moving on from that. Is there one track that you haven't driven on? That would be kind of like a bucket list. Track to get to experience I think I mean. Of course you always have the Monaco's you have the the European tracks I would say you're here in America. I've been very fortunate Race a lot of iconic tracks just being part of ensign a part of the US. At fortunate but I would have to say overall SPA would be pretty pre asked for pretty cool that you know really go up through a ruse and go back into. The forest caught a track. That would be definitely a bucket list track for sure. Oh yeah I I agree and I know my co host Matt. He would certainly agree and many many of our listeners. What is well so you drove out for. You've been driving the TC our cars for a couple of years now. What are the main differences between the two it at least in terms of driving style and how they cooperate with you well going into Daytona? It was the first time driving those cars just from we'll drive Quite a bit of horsepower. Actually for for the lightweight and compact part is and It's just vastly different With Dr Car it's all about you know during a lot of speed and getting are pointing to where you want it to And you know eliminating a lot of wheelspin but with that four Cardi no not a lot of horsepower. Still Pretty light and you have a lot of you know somewhat quite a bit of tire grip So you know adapting all those and with running Alan p three last year for the last two years before tea CR as well and it's just you know you have to going into the weekend. You just have to mentally realize that okay. We'll say they'll be three car. It's all about the entry speed getting back to power since you can and your hands. Where the tea CR CAR? You know the more power the earlier you had power the more understeer you get the job so Overall the the glass. I've been very fortunate to drive. Cars are driven but GR was part of last race and with being a little drive and the way they set up that philosophers is actually quite quite impressive for how much grip and breaking force has for being awesome. So a couple of a couple more questions here first off you. You mentioned Your Dad Road Racer Sports Car Racer and now driver coach for some of the biggest teams in the world out there. What's it like being the son of a famous driver or driver coach? Does it at any pressure? When you're driving your typical sports dad critiquing everything or does he kinda take it..

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

11:40 min | 4 months ago

"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Aj Must Aj. How are you and Hausa corentin going for you so far? Yep Good I mean. This is a bad time when it comes the race and of course because everything's getting cancelled everybody's getting postponed like no one has any idea when the races are coming back. I mean raw. Where our schedule? We're hoping for Watkins Glen For me it's been okay. I've been training a ton eating super strict. Because I've can focus on the things that can control not that I've been really focusing on the things that I can control making myself better in any way I can awesome so you have one of the cooler stories that I've come across in my couple years. We've been doing the podcast here. Your original athletic mark was an Olympic snowboarder So before we talk about racing. I want to hear about snowboarding. I was I was reading before we got on the phone. Here about your actually in a medically induced coma for two days at one point. So I want to hear about Snowboarding in what was it like to be part of the Olympic team in and all that Awesomeness and craziness yes. I'm still an active. Us Olympic team member. And I'm still going for the training for the next Olympics in China coincidental but Yeah I mean I grew up snowboarding and I I grew up racing. Cartoon is really young. My father was a motor sports guy but my mom was into skiing and I just Kinda I duNno. I'm I'm a little different. When it comes to a lot of people were like. I said this goal to become an Olympian right and snow. One just happened to be the avenue of which I was doing which I was good at to make that Olympic goal. Like I love snowboarding. I love what I do but the Olympics was my goal where I wanted to being where I wanted to reach these goals and figure out a way to make it there right so you went to. You've been in one Olympics corrects. You doesn't Eighteenth Young Chang and looking back before that you're in a medically induced coma for two days in twenty fourteen. I'm guessing a snowboarding accident of sorts. Yes so I had shoulder surgery and after my shoulder surgery they sent me home in two days later. There was some post. It's called post operative pulmonary edema and I just I. My heart had hall burned a hole in it or how to hone it that they didn't know about which caused my heart to start shunning. My lungs filled up with water. My Long pops and I decided collapsing in which ended up causing me to flat line. And they had to revive makes medically dead and then they put me in the nickel coma to keep me alive. Because without that I wouldn't be able as rivals on full respirators. I was breathing for myself and I couldn't do anything for myself. And that was a month before a month and a half two months before the season started and I still came back to compete that season. Yeah I I learned a lot about probably how determined you are. By the fact that two days later you woke up and you said to the nurses of the doctors. I'm not getting wheeled out of here. I'm walking out of here hundred percent. I walked out of it. I would not. I know it's like a law or something a great now. You would added cuff me to that wheelchair I I came in. I came in on a Green House. Walking UC wow. That's I mean props to that I I know it's it's pretty crazy to think so snowboarding. You're you'll be in the Olympics next year. What's what's the rush of snowboarding versus the rush of being in a race. Cars only differences. It is our similarities between the two. You can take in terms of competitiveness. Yes I'm gonNA adrenaline Junkie Right. I could tell for no matter what I do I just it has to be at adrenaline rush after feel that endorphins. But so Daytona was my. I am service and race in a full size car besides a cart when I was younger while but I like the race went really well. We had a good time. We raised well but the Rauch I got for that to out my stem was two hours and fourteen minutes was my stint the way I felt that entire two hours fourteen minutes is the way I feel when I do my race rounds at a race but for constant two hours and fourteen minutes. There is not one moment where I was like like. I was relaxing calm cool and collected the same time like my mind was so determined and the like the sensation of just being in the zone for an entire to fourteen minutes. Which endurance racing is unique in that aspect? Where like you're going for a long time. I endurance racing is is one of the coolest things I've that this this Daytona was the first year we've covered it and it was. It was a lot of fun and we didn't get to sleep much. You get to stay for the twenty four hour race or did you have to head out because this is my first Daytona and I m seven. I had to said like okay. You WanNA leave him like I. I gotTa Watch this like just the sights and the sounds at night on race day is extremely corn. I love all forms of racing. But there's something about when the lights go down that just something else clicks and I. I have never raced in the night but I really wanted because I'm a nice guy like I- snowboarding. We do racism really good at the time. And that's where I feel really good and like it like I get in his Kinda zone in every it's I can't. I can't imagine drivers going going through just like it's you in the track and lights. I almost I know I said this I forget who we were talking to said. It was the cool. One of the coolest things for me was sitting out on pit lane Eh. Four o'clock in the morning stands are empty. There's pretty much nobody walking around other than the cruise and just earing race cars and seeing all the action and it's still intense. There's just like a really nice peaceful silence other than the race cars. And it was one of the coolest school moments of my Motor sports media career so far yet. Unbelievable I mean the Neon Lights. Different colors for different cars. The speed different. The speed difference between the DP is in the Gt's like in a daytime. You kinda see him coming up on your mirror but a night light kind of getting that depth perception in lights really isn't there. You know what I mean. It's insane so did you make it. Were you able to stay up for the entire twenty four hours? I I did my I raise the day before and I was pretty tired sized state up until like midnight and then I went to bed for a little bit. We came back super early. Like five o'clock in the morning so I wanted to see those early. Like Sun coming lie came back for that and I saw the fireworks. Of course I didn't have a desire to stay up for the entire twenty four but the main aspects of the dead of night racing in the early dusk to dawn. I thought I was going to do it. I really thought I was going to stay up for twenty four iron and I did crash around five. Am for about ninety minutes and it was very very needed. Although still I was. It took me about three days to really recover from from essentially not sleeping for a couple days. Yeah my opinion when it comes to the twenty four the cruise the unsung heroes. They don't go. Yeah they're sleeping. They're sleeping in their in their pits. Like with their head not often the chair and of those kind of funny and non say sad to see but you just want to give them a pillow and be like. Here's some coffee. Here's a pillow. I can sleep anywhere. I could put a pillow on the pavement and fall asleep for a couple of hours so I don't know how they do it when they have to like wake up on a moment's notice to handle a pit. Stop or some sort of issue coming in sure so before IMSA. You also competed in formula. Drifts are did I did. I did one year in Formula D. Yeah what was that like? It was cool. It's a different. It was a difference styled motor sports. It's more. It's a judged event right so subjective which trying to think without like to each their own right so I switched over to 'em so which I am really happy. I did remiss drifting and I loved drifting but some of the S- objectiveness of the actual competition. I don't really like not like the judges you'll have a meeting in the judge's they'll say this is what we want. And then you feel like you're doing what they want. And then you're spotter. Thinks you're doing what they want but like they kind of change their mind during the event and stuff like that and objectiveness between people they like and people. They don't like like I didn't have a great relationship with one of the judges. Do Pass history and scored a little. Bit Lower Volume. So yeah I mean it's it. I think a lot of the skills I've learned from drifting is going to be very useful in himself like I'm very comfortable with with the road race car when it's loose ron and still have a ton to learn because I'm very sure would all but I think a lot of the things that we do everything backwards if that makes sense. Yeah but when a car is loose I don I. It's pretty comfortable for me but in the same aspect. Rtc Our cars are from drives so you. It's really different. We're in the aspect of wherever the front wherever the noses pointed is where it's going right. You get oversteer you really. You Bury the throttle and you let the front pull you out and the cars understeer a good amount. Which is it's once you get used to it. It's it's not so bad like you really have to be patient with the throttle and point the nose before you get back on gas. Where like the royal drive cars? You can get back a little bit sooner because you're not. You have to worry about pushing the front because the the front of the cars are having so much to do so much work on them. They're steering the car. There used also giving the drive. You're leaning on the front left. That's also like it's so much going on with the front relying so heavily on the front that you get some pretty bad understeer very interesting anybody out there who is potentially getting into racing listened to that last question because it will be very important for your driving career so speaking of driving your teammate. Is Ben Waddell? What does Ben like as a driver? Have you learned anything from him already? In and I know you guys are keeping in touch during the quarantine. is is. He giving any sort of coaching in the meantime to to keep to keep busy. Yeah I mean. Ben is a phenomenal team eighties. Has Data's been a driver coach? Since Nam I mean his dad's a phenomenal job. Coach has been the game along time. Ben Himself is a good driver coach. And he's helping me out a lot like before before Daytona the day before like having trouble in sector two and Ben actually sat down with the data we went over the data and I gained a second and a half just by Ben going over some data with me because I was breaking a little too early not going as deep and then in turn seven. I was breaking super deep and I wasn't getting a good drive and Ben's been really good at that stuff.

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

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"ben waddell" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"Aj Must Aj. How are you and Hausa corentin going for you so far? Yep Good I mean. This is a bad time when it comes the race and of course because everything's getting cancelled everybody's getting postponed like no one has any idea when the races are coming back. I mean raw. Where our schedule? We're hoping for Watkins Glen For me it's been okay. I've been training a ton eating super strict. Because I've can focus on the things that can control not that I've been really focusing on the things that I can control making myself better in any way I can awesome so you have one of the cooler stories that I've come across in my couple years. We've been doing the podcast here. Your original athletic mark was an Olympic snowboarder So before we talk about racing. I want to hear about snowboarding. I was I was reading before we got on the phone. Here about your actually in a medically induced coma for two days at one point. So I want to hear about Snowboarding in what was it like to be part of the Olympic team in and all that Awesomeness and craziness yes. I'm still an active. Us Olympic team member. And I'm still going for the training for the next Olympics in China coincidental but Yeah I mean I grew up snowboarding and I I grew up racing. Cartoon is really young. My father was a motor sports guy but my mom was into skiing and I just Kinda I duNno. I'm I'm a little different. When it comes to a lot of people were like. I said this goal to become an Olympian right and snow. One just happened to be the avenue of which I was doing which I was good at to make that Olympic goal. Like I love snowboarding. I love what I do but the Olympics was my goal where I wanted to being where I wanted to reach these goals and figure out a way to make it there right so you went to. You've been in one Olympics corrects. You doesn't Eighteenth Young Chang and looking back before that you're in a medically induced coma for two days in twenty fourteen. I'm guessing a snowboarding accident of sorts. Yes so I had shoulder surgery and after my shoulder surgery they sent me home in two days later. There was some post. It's called post operative pulmonary edema and I just I. My heart had hall burned a hole in it or how to hone it that they didn't know about which caused my heart to start shunning. My lungs filled up with water. My Long pops and I decided collapsing in which ended up causing me to flat line. And they had to revive makes medically dead and then they put me in the nickel coma to keep me alive. Because without that I wouldn't be able as rivals on full respirators. I was breathing for myself and I couldn't do anything for myself. And that was a month before a month and a half two months before the season started and I still came back to compete that season. Yeah I I learned a lot about probably how determined you are. By the fact that two days later you woke up and you said to the nurses of the doctors. I'm not getting wheeled out of here. I'm walking out of here hundred percent. I walked out of it. I would not. I know it's like a law or something a great now. You would added cuff me to that wheelchair I I came in. I came in on a Green House. Walking UC wow. That's I mean props to that I I know it's it's pretty crazy to think so snowboarding. You're you'll be in the Olympics next year. What's what's the rush of snowboarding versus the rush of being in a race cars any differences. It is our similarities between the two. You can take in terms of competitiveness. Yes I'm gonNA adrenaline Junkie Right. I could tell for no matter what I do I just it has to be at adrenaline rush after feel that endorphins. But so Daytona was my. I am service and race in a full size car besides a cart when I was younger while but I like the race went really well. We had a good time. We raised well but the Rauch I got for that to out my stem was two hours and fourteen minutes was my stint the way I felt that entire two hours fourteen minutes is the way I feel when I do my race rounds at a race but for constant two hours and fourteen minutes. There is not one moment where I was like like. I was relaxing calm cool and collected the same time like my mind was so determined and the like the sensation of just being in the zone for an entire to fourteen minutes. Which endurance racing is unique in that aspect? Where like you're going for a long time. I endurance racing is is one of the coolest things I've that this this Daytona was the first year we've covered it and it was. It was a lot of fun and we didn't get to sleep much. You get to stay for the twenty four hour race or did you have to head out because this is my first Daytona and I m seven. I had to say like okay. I you WANNA leave him like I. I gotTa Watch this like just the sights and the sounds at night on race day is extremely corn. I love all forms of racing. But there's something about when the lights go down that just something else clicks and I. I have never raced in the night but I really wanted because I'm a nice guy like I- snowboarding. We do racism really good at the time. And that's where I feel really good and like it like I get in his Kinda zone in every it's I can't. I can't imagine drivers going going through just like it's you in the track and lights. I almost I know I said this I forget who we were talking to said. It was the cool. One of the coolest things for me was sitting out on pit lane Eh. Four o'clock in the morning stands are empty. There's pretty much nobody walking around other than the cruise and just earing race cars and seeing all the action and it's still intense. There's just like a really nice peaceful silence other than the race cars. And it was one of the coolest school moments of my Motor sports media career so far yet. Unbelievable I mean the Neon Lights. Different colors for different cars. The speed different. The speed difference between the DP is in the Gt's like in a daytime. You kinda see him coming up on your mirror but a night light kind of getting that depth perception in lights really isn't there. You know what I mean. It's insane so did you make it. Were you able to stay up for the entire twenty four hours? I I did my I raise the day before and I was pretty tired sized state up until like midnight and then I went to bed for a little bit. We came back super early. Like five o'clock in the morning so I wanted to see those early. Like Sun coming lie came back for that and I saw the fireworks. Of course I didn't have a desire to stay up for the entire twenty four but the main aspects of the dead of night racing in the early dusk to dawn. I thought I was going to do it. I really thought I was going to stay up for twenty four iron on. I did crash around five. Am for about ninety minutes and it was very very needed. Although still I was. It took me about three days to really recover from from essentially not sleeping for a couple days. Yeah my opinion when it comes to the twenty four the cruise the unsung heroes. They don't go. Yeah they're sleeping. They're sleeping in their in their pits. Like with their head not often the chair and of those kind of funny and non say sad to see but you just want to give them a pillow and be like. Here's some coffee. Here's a pillow. I can sleep anywhere. I could put a pillow on the pavement and fall asleep for a couple of hours so I don't know how they do it when they have to like wake up on a moment's notice to handle a pit. Stop or some sort of issue coming in sure so before IMSA. You also competed in formula. Drifts are did I did. I did one year in Formula D. Yeah what was that like? It was cool. It's a different. It was a difference styled motor sports. It's more. It's a judged event right so subjective which trying to think without like to each their own right so I switched over to 'em so which I am really happy. I did remiss drifting and I loved drifting but some of the S- objectiveness of the actual competition. I don't really like not like the judges you'll have a meeting in the judge's they'll say this is what we want. And then you feel like you're doing what they want. And then you're spotter. Thinks you're doing what they want but like they kind of change their mind during the event and stuff like that and objectiveness between people they like and people. They don't like like I didn't have a great relationship with one of the judges. Do Pass history and scored a little. Bit Lower Volume. So yeah I mean it's it. I think a lot of the skills I've learned from drifting is going to be very useful in himself like I'm very comfortable with with the road race car when it's loose ron and still have a ton to learn because I'm very sure would all but I think a lot of the things that we do everything backwards if that makes sense. Yeah but when a car is loose I don I. It's pretty comfortable for me but in the same aspect. Rtc Our cars are from drives so you. It's really different. We're in the aspect of wherever the front wherever the noses pointed is where it's going right. You get oversteer you really. You Bury the throttle and you let the front pull you out and the cars understeer a good amount. Which is it's once you get used to it. It's it's not so bad like you really have to be patient with the throttle and point the nose before you get back on gas. Where like the royal drive cars? You can get back a little bit sooner because you're not. You have to worry about pushing the front because the the front of the cars are having so much to do so much work on them. They're steering the car. There used also giving the drive. You're leaning on the front left. That's also like it's so much going on with the front relying so heavily on the front that you get some pretty bad understeer very interesting anybody out there who is potentially getting into racing listened to that last question because it will be very important for your driving career so speaking of driving your teammate. Is Ben Waddell? What does Ben like as a driver? Have you learned anything from him already? In and I know you guys are keeping in touch during the quarantine. is is. He giving any sort of coaching in the meantime to to keep to keep busy. Yeah I mean. Ben is a phenomenal team eighties. Has Data's been a driver coach? Since Nam I mean his dad's a phenomenal job. Coach has been the game along time. Ben Himself is a good driver coach. And he's helping me out a lot like before before Daytona the day before like having trouble in sector two and Ben actually sat down with the data we went over the data and I gained a second and a half just by Ben going over some data with me because I was breaking a little too early not going as deep and then in turn seven. I was breaking super deep and I wasn't getting a good drive and Ben's been really good at that stuff.

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