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The premier podcast venue for those that make ULTRA4 & Off-Road Racing the toughest, most diverse motorsport in the world.
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EP 50 Jeff Knoll

EP 50 Jeff Knoll

2021-06-0702:08:50

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The other, and lesser known half of the passionate duo who pioneered the King of the Hammers and ULTRA4 Racing franchise, Jeff Knoll @poppa_jefe joins us on The Talent Tank on this momentous milestone Episode 50 and Spring 2021 Season Finale.  Thought provocateur, entrepreneur, always forward thinker, and Flaming Hot Cheeto hater.  Join in on this discussion on how idea inception, perception play their roles in our daily critical thinking. What about walking away from everything he loved in off-road racing?  There's actually life after it!  Re-invention, and what agility mean to successes in careers, and life.   Reflection and comparisons of style and circumstance give way to an amazing discussion on sponsors, courting sponsorships, and golden nuggets for those of you chasing them.  After the Checkered Flag-Since 1962, KOAs have been the place to create unforgettable moments – relaxing with family or friends, enjoying the great outdoors or gathering around a campfire.  With more than 485 locations throughout North America, they are close to wherever you're going. Whether it's close to home, or your next National Park visit, they are already there.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 49 Randy Slawson

EP 49 Randy Slawson

2021-05-3101:50:10

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.You can't call yourself "the premier podcast for ULTRA4 & Off-Road Racing" without having on the current and three time King, Randy Slawson @bomberfabrication on your show.  Randy the driver of the ULTRA4 Racing 4448 & 4848 and sole proprietor of Bomber Fabrication.  With a legacy of a fast, simple, no non-sense stable of his own cars, and a slew of those he's built of designed for others that complete all all levels of the offroad circuits.  He gives us the low down on what makes him tick, why he believes he's had the success he's had, and most importantly.  He's a damn nice guy despite his shyness, and lifelong RBF prognosis.  We talk The Fab School, dirtbikes, being married to better drivers, working with junk, and never giving up on this episode of The Talent Tank .  Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnomeAfter the Checkered Flag-King of the Hammers 4400 Winners2007: JR Reynolds and Randy Slawson2008: Shannon Campbell2009: Jason Scherer and Jason Berger2010: Loren Healy and Rodney Woody2011: Shannon Campbell2012: Erik Miller and Robert Ruggiero2013: Randy Slawson and Michael Slawson2014: Loren Healy and Casey Trujillo2015: Randy Slawson and Michael Slawson2016: Erik Miller2017: Shannon Campbell2018: Jason Scherer2019: Jason Scherer2020: Josh Blyler2021: Randy SlawsonPlease like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 48 Kyle Seggelin

EP 48 Kyle Seggelin

2021-05-2401:54:13

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.When you think of someone that marches to the beat of their own drum, that doesn't conform to a single norm, a vagabond, a nomad, an explorer on only a quest that they can complete.  I hope you picture Kyle Seggelin @iwannagofast77  from this moment forward.  Kyle is the driver of the #4654, the first EV vehicle in rock sports and the first to complete a King of the Hammers course.  Kyle and I first crossed paths at the 2021 King of the Hammers at a little known side-show called @ultra3_racing a good time with friends, 3-wheelers and at Tuesday night in the desert.  Where its gone since then, well, you'll have to listen.  But be prepared to find yourself seeking out used Toyota RV's and charting continent crossing adventures.   From Boston, to California, to Cabo and back.  From working for ULTRA4 Racing, to the assembly line at Tesla @teslamotors.  Investing in yourself, and how this BeanTowner worked his way into the Tesla R&D shop.  His Chinese is so good, we didn't even speak it on this episode of The Talent Tank.After the Checkered Flag-EV West @evwestdotcom, there's a lot out there about these guys, but at the same time nothing out there about these guys. They where the first to race an EV in Mexico at the 2013 NORRA 1000, and they recently had a landspeed car go nearly 250mph at Bonneville.  They even have a retrofit to make anything that has Chevrolet SBC or LS motor mounts a conversion candidate for their Tesla crate motor.   Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 47 Amber Turner

EP 47 Amber Turner

2021-05-1701:30:19

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.That girl in the Samurai!  The amazing talented Amber Turner @daburrs slides into The Talent Tank on this, another, don't miss episode.  She is the driver of the #468 in ULTRA4 Racing's Stock Class, an up and coming personality making waves.  From her years growing up outdoor recreating, to her contagious enthusiasm that motivates all of those around her.   Amber is the kind of person you can't help but measure up to, and know you are going to fall short on all counts.  Her deep driven approach to philanthropy and volunteerism, like racing the EMC, then volunteering to work the 4400 race the next day sets a high bar.  As an active member of Friends of Moonrocks,  and Friends of the Rubicon, you can find her wheeling, challenging herself, and working with diligence to increase the conservation of our environment.  It should be mentioned she's a roll model for young women in the trades, as a welder and fabricator she looked up to Jessi Combs the way the next generation is looking up to her.  Having just started writing the next chapter in her life, she is the newest fabricator at Bomber Fabrication alongside current reigning King of the Hammers Champion Randy Slawson.  This woman is someone you're going to be hearing good things about for years to come, so you better start here, and now.  Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnomeAfter the Checkered Flag-The Rubicon Trail Foundation is a federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to the future health of the Rubicon Trail.Prior to 2000, the trail was cleaned occasionally but large maintenance projects were rarely done. In 2000, the trail was threatened with possible closure on the Tahoe side. This threat spawned the current Friends of the Rubicon, which mobilized over 200 volunteers to keep the trail open.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The Talent Tank presents Benchracing 2021 ULTRA4 Racing  El Ray De Las Bajas from San Felipe, Mexico.  Host Wyatt Pemberton @555race is joined by Associate Producer and Clubhouse Moderator Shannon Welch @theshannonwelch and an Offroad Racing Panel of racers and enthusiast.   On this Special Episode:We head to Clubhouse for benchracing this upcoming Ultra4 Racing event from insider course info, to the panelists picks by class.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 46 Michael London

EP 46 Michael London

2021-05-1001:29:22

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Not a rookie, though still very green to ULTRA4 Racing, Michael London @racegsm, driver of the #4825 Gray Squad Motorsports EMC racecar goes full infiltrate on  The Talent Tank this episode.  Growing up in Colorado, Michael was no stranger to wheeling trip after wheeling trip with his father while growing up in the shadow of Pikes Peak.  After years of touring the world while serving this great country, a decent stint in the highly congested Washington DC area.  Michael hit eject, and now hails and races out of Moab, Utah.   Here's the tale of how in his Mid-40's he became addicted to racing offroad, being seduced by King of the Hammers on TV, and lured to Johnson Valley in 2018 where he fell in love with the idea he was cut out to breath the dust, and shed the blood sweat and tears having the time of his life.  All the while  raised funds and awareness for The Warrior Built Foundation.    After the Checkered Flag-The Warrior Built Foundation The purpose of the foundation is to provide new motivation, camaraderie and to spark the imagination of former United States service members, while most importantly offering a release to cope with similar difficulties in a positive and therapeutic way. "Warrior Built" does this in a safe, fun and supportive environment all while providing much needed different forms of therapy.“Warrior Built” relies solely on the generosity of individuals, small business leaders and corporations for donations and financial support in carrying out and expanding our mission. Your support will not only provide a shop and/or equipment for current projects, but it will provide resources necessary for additional projects, races, and events as we reach out to help as many wounded warriors and combat veterans as possible.The Warrior Built Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and can receive tax-deductible donations.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 45 Jeremy Dickenson

EP 45 Jeremy Dickenson

2021-05-0301:57:37

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Out but not really.  Jeremy Dickenson @the_jeremy_dickenson jumps into  The Talent Tank this episode to discuss the before, during, after and what he's up to now, since leaving ULTRA4 Racing.   For 4 years Jeremy was the grease that ensured the wheels went round and round, and the run away train stayed on the track.  The life of a Tennessee gypsy by detour through the Great State of Texas.  From building & racing off-road cars, "co-guessing" from the right seat , running events, building campfires, trying to escape the rat race and run your own speed.   This is one episode flat covers the ambiance and the insight into who has come to the church of Ultra4 and stayed to enjoy our genre of motorsports. Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnomeAfter the Checkered Flag-The Red Clay Rally: 500+ miles of overland travel. On road, off road, technical driving. This rally brings back the true meaning of "overland" before instagram hipsters turned it into glorified car camping. This rally is not for the faint of heart, the novice, or the unprepared. You must understand the limits of your truck, your body, and your team to finish. You will receive no assistance, and must be completely self sustaining for the duration of the rally. The rally is who we are, and if you finish it will become who you are, too.  Ok, this is cool, I want to do it now.  https://www.redclayrally.com/Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 44 John Goodby

EP 44 John Goodby

2021-04-2601:41:42

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.He's been involved in pushing the 4wd Go Fast offroad genre forward in three different decades, and he's not even an old guy.  Founder of NorCal Rock Racing, runner of the dozer, builder of the dirt jumps, conveyor of the concrete, none other than the elusive because he's so busy John Goodby of  @norcalrockracing jumps into  The Talent Tank this episode.   From building courses for ULTRA4 Racing , running events, timing and all that comes with that headache, and even a sidebar on daily street driven pre-runners.    Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnomeAfter the Checkered Flag-How Many Pools Are in the United States? There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States, according to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 43 Josh West

EP 43 Josh West

2021-04-1901:40:30

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The common denominator in the majority of the ULTRA4 Racing competitors field, and their engine management systems is this behind the scenes, low-key, tamer of the tune, that goes by the name Josh West @propertuningog of CBM Motorsports.   Diving into The Talent Tank on this episode, we discover how common and misunderstood engine management is.  As well as everything from crocheted cat buttholes, to accelerated failure of sensors on LS motors, whitewater rafting to a non-story of feeling up Pamela Anderson on numerous occasions, and reinventing your talents as you navigate life.  Sit back and enjoy.  Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnomeAfter the Checkered Flag-Speaking of tall people.  Around the world; Average height in general (Male & Female):1 |  Netherlands  5 ft 9 1⁄2 in2 |  Montenegro  5 ft 9 1⁄2 in3 |  Estonia  5 ft 9 in 3 |  Denmark 5 ft 9 in5 |  Iceland 5 ft 9 in6 |  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 ft 9 in 6 |  Latvia 5 ft 9 in8 |  Czech Republic 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in9 |  Serbia 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in10 |  Lithuania 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in----52 |  United States 5 ft 7 inPlease like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The Talent Tank presents Benchracing 2021 ULTRA4 Racing Battle in BlueGrass from Rush, Kentucky.  Host Wyatt Pemberton @555race is joined by Associate Producer and Clubhouse Moderator Shannon Welch @theshannonwelch and an Offroad Racing Panel of racers and enthusiast.   On this Special Episode:We head to Clubhouse for a new format, and benchracing this upcoming Ultra4 Racing event from insider course info, to the panelists picks by class. After the Checkered Flag-Todd Stauffer of Custom Splice making t-shirts for Wes Keans recovery support.  All proceeds donated to the Wes's Medical Expense Fund.  LINK TO FUNDRAISERPlease like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 42 James Schofield

EP 42 James Schofield

2021-04-1201:49:57

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Success and result driven define James Schofield @schofield526 of DIY Fab Parts.  Join us on this installment of The Talent Tank talking about what a lifetime of dedication to making racecars go fast looks like.  Growing up as a track kid every weekend, through Crew Chiefing an NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car to a championship.  How off-road has played a significant part of his past 20 years.  From famous places like The Fab School, BlueTorch Fabworks, Trail-Gear, 40spline, and his current venture at DYI Fab.   We discuss race family, community, and what the love of the sport, and the sports love of you means.  Especially in times of tragedy as James experienced at King of the Hammers 2021 taking a very bad tumble in the #321 ULTRA4 Racing 4400 car and his road to recovery from it.   After the Checkered Flag-When Nic Cage took on the leading role of Benjamin Franklin Gates in the movie National Treasure, he showed us how awesome it would be to become a treasure hunter. He also showed us how awesome American history can be once you get below the textbook definitions of it. two facts from that movie.Are Freemasons real people?  The Freemasons are very much real. In fact, they are one of the longest running "secret" societies left in the world. They have moved into the public light in recent decades, and if you want to join you should reach out to the local lodge to see what you need to do.Did the Freemasons evolve out of the Knights Templar?  There are rumors that the Masons were a product of the destruction of the Templars, but there is no proof to back that up. Most historians agree that the Masons were a separate group that formed on their own.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 41 Brad Lovell

EP 41 Brad Lovell

2021-04-0501:56:47

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.No stranger to off-road racing, going fast, breathing dust, mud, and bad mustaches, the venerable Brad Lovell @bradlovell44 steps into the tank and tells us what it takes to take it all off, and risk it all!   We are kicking off the Spring 2021 Season of The Talent Tank!   EP 41 will not disappoint!  As the current driver of the #242  ULTRA4 Racing car, to his deep history in rock sports, years as a professional short course driver, hill climbs, desert racing, and his current position consulting with Ford Motors on the return of the Bronco.   Not an episode to miss, as we get to know this Colorado Springs native a whole lot better, and what it is that's kept him ticking in competitive off-road for nearly two decades.  After the Checkered Flag-The Pam-American Highway and the crazy race it once hosted.  Once upon a time, before budget airlines and global warming, when driving long distances at high speeds in dangerous cars was still something of a noble pursuit, the people of the Americas, the North and the South, built a bewildering network of roads that spanned not one, but two complete continents. Across mountains and plains and valleys and jungles, and through cities and villages and farmland, this network of tarmac still connects Alaska with Argentina. It stretches nearly 48,000km and is completely motorable by any reasonable car, except for a small, around160km stretch of formidable rainforest. Intriguing.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The Talent Tank presents Benchracing 2021 ULTRA4 Racing  Area BFE Beatdown.  Host Wyatt Pemberton @555race is joined by Associate Producer and Clubhouse Moderator Shannon Welch @theshannonwelch and an Offroad Racing Panel of racers and enthusiast.   On this Special Episode:We head to Clubhouse for a new format, and benchracing this upcoming Ultra4 Racing event at Area BFE in Moab, Utah.  the 2021 King Shocks Area BFE Beatdown.  From insider course info, to the panelists picks by class.  After the Checkered Flag-Clubhouse is a new type of social network based on voice—where people around the world come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.The Talent Tank #KOH2021 Preshow brought to you by RCV Performance.  Host Wyatt Pemberton @555race is joined by guest Co-Host Miles Hasselquist @miles_koh give you the latest and greatest information for your trek to Johnson Valley & Means Dry Lake in Landers, California to kick off the 2021 ULTRA4 Racing season with the annual running of the King of the Hammers.On this Special Episode:COVID protocols for KOH, Race Schedule, Race Course and Race Strategy.  With call-ins from Austin "Fish" Farner of @Fishgistics representing the Desert Classes on the opening weekend.  Pam Hall @mrspamhall our boots on the ground in Hammertown on Course Marking, Texan Hunter Miller @huntermiller90 the defending 2020 UTV Race King, Kyle Segglin @iwannagofast77 the first entrant of the Everyman Challenge Race (EMC) Electric Vehicle (EV) Class in its inaugural running, and current defending 4400 Class crowned King of the Hammers 2020, Josh Blyler.After the Checkered Flag-Johnson Valley February Monthly Averages:Hi 61°F Lo 46°F Avg. Temperature7mph Avg. Wind Speed0.1 in Avg. Precipitation39% Average Humidity15% Avg. Cloud Cover30.5 in Barometric Pressure23 Average Dry Days4 Avg. Precip. Days0 Average Snow Days0 Average Fog Days4 Average UV Index304 Avg. Hours of SunBrought to you by:RCV Performance the "Strongest Axles on the Planet"  Made in the USA.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 40 Paul Horschel

EP 40 Paul Horschel

2020-12-1402:00:09

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Fall 2020 Season finale of The Talent Tank!   EP 40 won't disappoint with a character who's been referred to as  the most mysterious man in Ultra4 and Offroad racing.  Now that I know his story, I have no problem calling him the most inspirational human in our community.  Current SCORE Baja1000 Unlimited 4wd Champion, driver of the #19 ULTRA4 Racing car, none other than Alaska's number one son, racing out of Park City, Utah today. The inspirational Paul Horschel, @paul_horschel.  From his humble years growing up in frozen Alaska where resourcefulness wasn't just a noun, it was a way of life.  How Paul made his trek to the Lower-48, and ultimately drilling for minerals in the far corners of our planet.  Countries I can't pronounce, but are +4 syllables long with some "Y's" and "Z's" thrown in for good measure.   To today, where Paul and his close knit crew are always in the podium discussion with his unique and bleeding edge designs.  Be ready for him in February, he's got a score to settle at  King of the Hammers.  Headshot provided by Ryan Del Ponte, The Redline Projects After the Checkered Flag-The Antonov An-124  is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR).   The An-124 remains the largest military transport aircraft in current service. Empty weight: 399,037 lbGross weight: 471,789 lb maximum fuel weightMax takeoff weight: 886,258 lbMaximum landing weight: 727,525 lbFuel capacity: 92,130 US galTake-off run (maximum take-off weight): 9,800 ftLanding roll (maximum landing weight): 3,000 ftPlease like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 39 Dave Schneider

EP 39 Dave Schneider

2020-12-0701:28:50

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.On this episode of The Talent Tank, one of the best things to come from west of the Cascades, the Sheldon Cooper of offroad tech, knowledge, and recollection.  Dave "DSI" Schneider, @dsi4871 the driver of ULTRA4 Racing's #4871.  Dave is no stranger to rock sports, competing, and participating all the way back in the infancy years pre-King of the Hammers.  Having raced numerous series, classes, and won a lot, and then some.  Though most days you can find Dave living breathing and hustling everything offroad at Trent Fabrication @trent_fabrication  in Sparks, Nevada.  Ensuring parts come and go, work is accomplished, and the customer is always served.  You're sure to enjoy catching up with Dave and seeing what's its taken for them to build over 150 rock crawlers and offroad race cars.  After the Checkered Flag-USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy, named for Democratic Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi.She was commissioned on 9 December 1995. Her home port is temporarily Norfolk, Virginia, for her scheduled refueling complex and overhaul, which began in 2019. After her overhaul is completed sometime in the 2020s, she is scheduled to return to Bremerton, Washington.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 38 Pam Hall

EP 38 Pam Hall

2020-11-0901:50:02

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Rarer than a unicorn; a female motorsports announcer, but wait there's more.  She's also a veteran offroad racecar driver with 13+ years chasing dust.  No way you say!  Yes, Unicorns do exist!  On this episode of The Talent Tank, we are so blessed to be graced with ULTRA4 Racing's newest face to the LIVE feed, the lovely and super talented Pam Hall, @mrspamhall.  Crank it up, put on your American Flag Bikini, and break off the knob because Pam kills it on the behind the scenes pre-running, King of the Hammers photography, keeper of the KOH WiFi master password, course marking, visor down time, Rebelle Rally, and how she came to be Co-Host of the Ultra4 Live Feed play-by-play.Headshot provided by Alan Johnson @thedustygnome After the Checkered Flag-Anyone familiar with all of the prep and engineering work required to make a traditional race car will laugh when they see what it takes to set up a skidplate racer:1. Strip the interior.2. Relocate the battery away from the extremities of the car.3. Weld the doors and trunk shut, then chain down the hood, too.4. Replace the back wheels with metal skids.That last part is the important one, but not particularly complicated. You take a regular, cheapest-wheel-in-the-universe steelie and weld a set of steel plates to it like a fat ski. It’s a few basic welds to make the skidplate and the wheel bolts right up to the car as before.It is with this small change that makes the skidplate what it is: near-uncontrollable for the driver and unquestionably entertaining for anybody watching.Traditional race cars are what they are because they try to be objectively better. Better accelerating. Better braking. Better handling.Skidplate cars are intentionally worse. Losing all of the traction of your rear-wheels in a front-wheel drive car makes it want to slide absolutely everywhere. Lift off the gas and the car tries to spin out. Get back on the gas and the car pulls itself straight, until you feed in too much throttle, at which point the front wheels slip and the whole car tries to spin out again.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 37 Chip MacLaughlin

EP 37 Chip MacLaughlin

2020-11-0201:53:30

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.#ChipHappens  Well it finally happened on The Talent Tank.  We stepped in it fully, or it fully hit the fan. On this episode we moved this Texan, one of the funniest guys in ULTRA4 Racing from side chick to show pony.  Chip MacLaughlin the  driver of the # 4 Unlimited 4400 car of Rufus Racing @rufusracingtx did a cannonball into the tank, and we are so glad he did.  From practical jokes, burning down trucks, running at the front of the pack, popping motors, with a heavy dose of philanthropy and figuring out what really matters when you are faced with the worst adversities in life.  While we didn't talk about HOA's with Chip, he's well versed and hence this episodes "After the Checkered Flag".  Enjoy!After the Checkered Flag-Important Tips to Avoid Being Taken Advantage of By An Abusive HOA Board & Underhanded Property Management Company:-DOCUMENT & SAVE ALL communication and correspondence. Keep letters , emails, faxes, text messages, and record phone calls where legal. Texas is a “one-party consent” state, meaning only ONE party in a recorded conversation has to consent. Please check the applicable laws of your state or the one you’re calling to.-Know what your Texas HOA rights are by law. Read and get an understanding of the Texas Property Codes, CC&R’s (Convenants, Conditions & Restrictions), By-Laws, and HOA Rules & Regulations. -Get familiar with debt collection laws. The Texas Debt Collection Act, Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Texas Third Party Collections spell out Do’s and Don’ts for debt collectors.-Organize! Talk to your neighbors and get connected with the Nextdoor app. Chances are, you are NOT THE FIRST or only homeowner to experience HOA abuse of power by your Board members. Go to your HOA meetings. Come up with an action plan to remove unscrupulous HOA Board members and property managers that don’t know the law or intentionally side-step it. Run for office so that you and your neighbors can make the community friendly decisions. As board members, you can control where the money is going and make sure that your neighbors stay in the loop through effective communication tools. -Be patient and civil. Give your HOA Board and property management company a chance to right their wrongs. If you have exhausted all means to resolve your HOA issue before litigation but are still faced with unjust actions, then you may have a reason to sue your HOA.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 36 Levi Shirley

EP 36 Levi Shirley

2020-10-2602:09:26

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.When you think about Dodge City, Kansas the fastest gunslingers to walk the west come to mind.  The likes of Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and even Jesse James.  Here in the modern era, competing for that title of the fastest in the history books hailing out of Dodge City is none other than  ULTRA4 Racing's driver of the #81 Unlimited 4400 car Levi Shirley, @levishirley.  Levi is one of the offroad endurance racing's second generation young guns, and remarkably for how young he is, has over a decade in rock sports.  So dial it in and rip off the knob as we go deep on The Talent Tank with Levi discussing everything from prep, tech, sponsors, to the successes and failure that have him at the top of the 4400 game.  After the Checkered Flag- The beef cattle sector has been and continues to be the single largest sector in the Kansas agriculture industry, with cattle and calves generating $8.27 billion in cash receipts in 2017, which accounted for more than 50 percent of Kansas agricultural cash receipts that year. Not only does Kansas have the third largest number of cattle on ranches and feedyards at 6.35 million on Jan. 1, 2019, the state also has a significant footprint in the cattle processing sector. In 2017, Kansas produced nearly 5.69 billion pounds of red meat, or nearly 11 percent of the nation’s total.  The Dodge City National Beef  plant employs around 2,900 people.  While the Dodge City Cargill plant employs around 2700 employees and process 5,800 to 6,000 cattle per day. Together Cargill and National Beef process about 11,000 head every day in Dodge City, Kansas.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
EP 35 Alan Johnson

EP 35 Alan Johnson

2020-10-1901:43:02

A play on the triumph and losses in performance and life.  The Talent Tank podcast will navigate the inner workings of lifestyle, lives, family, teams, careers, programs, and technology in and around the offroad motorsports industry.  What breeds success with your Talent Tank on full, failures when its on empty.  From the journey to the Starting Line to take that Green Flag, on to exploring trials and tribulations on and off the track in pursuit of victorious achievement and the Checkered Flag.Jumping into the The Talent Tank this week is a bigger than life character that goes by the moniker The Dusty Gnome. He is anything but infinitesimal.  Current VP of Marketing and Communications for ULTRA4 Racing and for many of us, our good buddy, Alan Johnson @thedustygnome.  While it did take some coercing of Alan, some hesitation on his part, and ultimately chiding, you're going to enjoy the next two hours of one of the many behind the scenes personalities that keep the Ultra4 train on the tracks and charging hard.   The twists and unexpected turns that Alan has navigated in life are nothing short of impressive.  From his days in a band trying to make it in Nashville, to having a mid-life crisis that made him throw his hat in the "Every Man Challenge" ring at 40 years old, he has done it all.  Alan is a modern day Jekyll and Hyde. He juggles his professional suit and tie, bill paying gig in the dental software world with his dust covered cargo pants, flip flops and offroad scarf wearing alter ego.  I hope you enjoy this Episode highlighting the guy for all things media, perception, and focused narrative of unlimited offroad 4-wheel drive racing that is Ultra4.    Headshot provided by Lona Scott of Scott's Designs @scotts.designs After the Checkered Flag-Offroad scarf?  The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) – also called a keffiyeh and ghutrah – originated in the Middle East. They are a scarf-type wrap commonly found in arid regions to provide protection from direct sun exposure, as well to protect the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sand.  There are many different names for the shemagh, like keffiyeh and ghutrah. One style of the white and red keffiyeh is typically associated with Jordan, while another white and red pattern is associated with the Arabian Peninsula. The white and black ones are typically associated with Iraq.Please like & subscribe.https://www.thetalenttank.com/https://www.instagram.com/thetalenttank/https://www.facebook.com/thetalenttankInsiders Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTalentTankInsiders/ 
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