Chris Shenefield Autocross Champion and owner of RedShift Motorsports

This was a fun interview with Chris Shenefield who is SCCA Solo Nationals Champion and owner of RedShift Motorsports.

He is your 2002 STS National Champion in a Civic Si (9 trophies over all).
He has been 2nd four times in ES, STS, STS and STF
Third 2 times in STS and STF

You can reach Chris at his website RedShiftMotorsports.com
Go over and like his facebook page at RedShift Motorsports on Facebook

We cover a lot of topics including something a little different which is talking about running his business including the ups and downs of business.  And he shares his autocross tips and suggestions.

Chris is a Washington DC native who used to be into BMX bikes (think half pipe).

He first raced at Pen State in a 1985 VW GTI.  He then moved to a BMW 328 agains Jason Tipple who had an 89 Civic si, which he bought from him later on and ended up and winning Solo Nationals with.

Chris has a lot of knowledge when it comes to shocks since he has worked on and sold them for many years.  And he has a cool shock dyno that he actually uses to learn.  We covers lots of thoughts on shocks.

He also covers his setup thoughts including having the front wheel drive cars being higher in the front.  As well as lowering tire pressure when you want less grip rather than adding tire pressure.

He credits Sam Strano and Ron Bauer for their advice at an EVO School.

Chris Shenefield STF Autocross Civic
Chris Shenefield STF Autocross Civic

Part 2 Sam Strano of SCCA Autocross 2008 Driver of the Year 2012 Driver of Eminence

This is the 2nd half of Sam Strano’s autocross interview.

Among Sam’s many accomplishments are the SCCA Autocross 2008 Driver of the Year 2012 Driver of Eminence.

Sam covers some autocross tips and setup suggestions.

Sam talks about the history of his family’s automotive businesses.

Sam talks about his favorite memories of he and then Shelly wining the driver of eminence awards.

He talks about the setup for the corvette and Focus ST.

He reminisces about Kevin Youngers 2011 Nationals Course.

He points out that he can sell any parts that Summit Racing sells so make sure you contact him www.StranoParts.com

He talks about his favorite cars and ones he is interested in.  Who knew he was interested in an Audi R8?