December 17, 2014

2014-15 Learn Fast™ Calendar

2014-15 Learn Fast™ Data Seminars

Individual event details to follow. Interested in hosting a seminar? Please email Roger Caddell.

** Updated December 17th, 2014 **

Posted by mjaynes at 03:39 PM

December 16, 2014

New MXS Color Dash Logger

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This new "mini-MXG" called MXS was the most gawked over thing in our booth this year at the Performance Racing Industry show. It's a full color dash in size package similar to our MXL2. The MXS sacrifices nothing in power or features to the bigger MXG. The expected retail is $2299, and it'll be shipping early March 2015, before the race season starts. Click the image above or here to download the preliminary spec sheet.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:54 PM

November 25, 2014

Mazdaspeed Data Webinar with Randy Pobst and Roger Caddell

A Practical Approach to Leveraging Data

Please enjoy this nearly one hour long Learn Fast™ webinar recording presented by Mazdaspeed, co-hosted by Randy Pobst and Roger Caddell - on either YouTube or Vimeo.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:05 PM

October 02, 2014

Off-Season Learn Fast™ in NJ

Driving Impressions

Saturday - Practical

Sunday - Advanced

Posted by mjaynes at 03:26 PM

August 21, 2014

We're giving stuff away!

NASA contingency

NASA Eastern Nationals Contingency, Sign Up Now!

The NASA Eastern Nationals are only a week away! Sign up for our contingency program ASAP, here.

Posted by mjaynes at 05:02 PM

August 08, 2014

Twin Engine, Twin MXL, Mini Cooper

Twin MXL's

Posted by mjaynes at 03:08 PM

August 01, 2014

Yeah, there's an MXL in this BMW M3, but...

..this is some driving!

Posted by mjaynes at 05:35 PM

June 12, 2014

AAF Solo Roll Bar Mount

AAF Roll Bar Solo Mount AAF Roll Bar Solo Mount

Stumbled across another roll bar mount for the Solo today. It's made by Advanced Auto Fabrication and is available online through Hard Motorsport for $29.99

Posted by mjaynes at 04:57 PM

May 07, 2014

Does it connect to *my* ECU?

ECU Photo

"Does it connect to my ECU?" is a common question we get. We support over 500 engine control units (ECU), so the answer is most commonly, "yes!".

"Yes!" is the short answer but there is often a longer and better answer. In regards to OEM ECU's, an easy connection is a connection at the diagnostic port of the vehicle, or OBD2 port. That's where the longer answer comes in. There are considerations to be taken when considering the quantity and quality of the data. The OBD2 port is tough to beat for convenience, and in many cases can yield some of the best data - but there's more to that story.

The OBD2 port was designed exactly for that, on-board-diagnostics. The OBD2 software protocol requires that you send a message to the ECU requesting a value for a specific parameter, and it will return the answer. For diagnostics scan tools, great! But what if you have a lot of "questions"? And what if you want the info fast and often? The OBD2 protocol was not designed for this, it's a lot of "chatter", it's slow, and is not the best solution. But there is a silver lining to this dark OBD2-cloud. In many cases it is possible to access the vehicles proprietary CAN bus (Controller Area Network) via the OBD2 port, where data flies around at high speed to be shared with multiple devices on the vehicle in real time.

So the vehicles' CAN bus is the optimum solution. It will provide the most data at the highest possible speeds from the ECU and other devices connected to the CAN bus, like ABS systems for example. The CAN protocol is an elegant and robust protocol designed (by Bosch) to share information between vehicle control systems. This CAN information moves around on only two wires and is nearly impervious to interference.

So how do you get this CAN bus connection? This is where our industry leading ECU support comes in - don't settle for OBD2 communication unless you have to. As stated, sometimes it's available at the OBD2 port, other times there are places to tap in to the vehicles CAN bus directly. Here's a handy reference to see what's available for your car and where:

ECU Connect

Download this handy reference guide here.

Our Italian partners also maintain a great resource of manuals for connecting to OEM specific ECU's that can be found here. They also maintain documentation for connecting to all the aftermarket and racing ECU's that we support.

Posted by mjaynes at 03:31 PM

April 18, 2014

Abarth 695 Biposto | MXL2

The Abarth 695 Biposto is one of the first production race cars to feature the MXL2. The fit and finish of this Italian two-seater, or "biposto", is something to admire. Enjoy this small gallery:

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Visit to learn more.

Posted by mjaynes at 02:54 PM

April 14, 2014

Learn Fast™ at HMS Motorsport in Danvers, Mass.

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Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 12:09 PM

Data Trackside in Loudon, NH

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Data Trackside Support

Posted by mjaynes at 12:08 PM

April 09, 2014

Trackside Learn Fast™ at Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt Track Map

Trackside Support & Mini Auto Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 08:05 PM

Learn Fast™ in Jersey

Driving Impressions

Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 12:34 PM

January 06, 2014


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"VŪHL 05 is a road-legal lightweight supercar that has been precision engineered for the track and endowed with exhilarating performance"

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..and engineered for the track, can only mean our best-selling MXL data logging dash.

Visit for all the details.

Posted by mjaynes at 02:11 PM

January 03, 2014

Learn Fast™ Exclusive for members

Posted by mjaynes at 06:31 PM

Learn Fast™ Advanced | Dallas, TX

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Advanced Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 06:23 PM

Learn Fast™ in NJ | Jan 11


Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 06:15 PM

August 14, 2013

NASA Championships Contingency Posted

NASA Championship Logo

We are again offering up contingency prizes in every class of the 2013 NASA Championships coming up in just a few weeks at Miller Motorsports Park. We will of course be there to provide trackside support for this big event.

Chad Presents Solo to 2012 Winner

Head over the the NASA Championships website now to sign up for AiM Sports and other contingency prizes. The event starts on September 5th and wraps up on the 8th.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:43 PM

July 25, 2013

2013 SCCA Runoffs Contingency

2013 SCCA Runoffs Logo

We are again a proud contingency sponsor of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, and will again provide trackside support at the event. Complete your contingency registration now.

Posted by mjaynes at 04:11 PM

July 24, 2013

AiM GT Steering Wheel

AiM GT Steereing Wheel

New AiM GT Steering wheel available to connect to your EVO4 data logger, or non-logging ECU bridge. Available in two sizes and with a few industry standard mounting options. Also available are optional electronic paddle shifters. Download a PDF with more info here.

AiM GT Wheel Size Comparison & Paddle Shifters

Posted by mjaynes at 07:29 PM

June 17, 2013

Race Studio, The 2.50 Series

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With the June 17th release of Race Studio 2.52.00, we again expand and update our already huge library of OEM and aftermarket ECU support drivers. When it comes to ECU support, we simply have no equal. Here, in just the recent 2.50 series of software releases, are the ECU's added and updated:

When you add these to the several hundred ECU's already supported, you're very likely find an ECU connection for your application. Our Italian partners maintain a comprehensive connection guide with details for most every connection, you'll find it here.

Direct download link to Race Studio 2.52.00 and release notes.

Posted by mjaynes at 04:35 PM

March 11, 2013

Learn Fast™ Trackside @ Monticello Motor Club | April 7th, 2013

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Trackside Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 11:27 AM

Learn Fast™ with Speedsport Tuning in Danbury, CT | April 6th, 2013

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Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 11:26 AM

February 27, 2013

Learn Fast™ in Laval, Québec | March 30th, 2013

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** SOLD OUT **

Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 05:03 PM

February 22, 2013

Learn Fast™ with Pegasus

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Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 05:45 PM

February 14, 2013

Learn Fast™ in Philly, March 9th

VAC Motorsports

Advanced Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 03:54 PM

February 04, 2013

Learn Fast™ in New Hampshire | March 2nd & 3rd


Automotive Data Seminar - Solo Autocross Basic

Advanced Automotive Data Seminar - Auto Advanced

Posted by mjaynes at 07:23 PM

February 01, 2013

Solo - "… an ingenious little data-capturing device"

SportsCar Magazine | Get A Grip | March 2013

SportsCar Magazine hit the Streets of Willow for a six-tire shootout aboard a 2013 Scion FR-S. On-board, connected to FR-S ECU, locked onto the overhead satellites, and gathering all the tire test data was our Solo DL. SCCA members can read the complete article in your March 2013 edition of SportsCar or preview the article in digital form here.

SportsCar had this to say about the Solo DL. "The AiM Sports Solo DL is an ingenious little data-capturing device. Able to run off its own internal power, or off your car's 12-volt system, it's perfect for any application. AiM also has protocols for more than 300 different ECUs, making it possible to tap into everything from an OE unit to a race-specific standalone unit for more data. When paired with the SmartyCam video camera, you probably have every piece of information you will likely ever need."

Posted by mjaynes at 08:41 PM

January 30, 2013

Learn Fast™ in Toronto


** SOLD OUT **

Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 03:36 PM

January 29, 2013

Data Seminar @ PittRace on February 9th

MRP Speed Schools - Data Seminar

Kart Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 02:54 PM

January 03, 2013

Learn Fast™ in Sonoma, CA | February 2nd


Auto and Moto Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 06:40 PM

December 13, 2012

Learn Fast™ | Two Days in NorCal

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** SOLD OUT **

Automotive Data Seminar - Day One

Advanced Automotive Data Seminar - Day Two

Posted by mjaynes at 03:19 PM

November 08, 2012

Learn Fast™ @ VIR in December

Krause and Associates

** SOLD OUT **

Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 04:01 PM

October 16, 2012

2012-13 Learn Fast™ Calendar

2012-13 Learn Fast™ Data Seminars

Individual event details to follow. Interested in hosting a seminar? Please email Roger Caddell.

** Added or modified on January 29th, 2013

Posted by mjaynes at 07:31 PM

Learn Fast™ in New Hampshire | Nov. 3rd & 4th


Automotive Data Seminar - Day One

Advanced Automotive Data Seminar - Day Two

Posted by mjaynes at 06:51 PM

July 19, 2012

Kansas Jayhawks #1 in FSAE

A huge congratulations to the 2012 University of Kansas Formula SAE team for brining home the win. The Jayhawk Motorsport team took 1st place overall, 1st in the endurance event, 2nd place in design, 2nd in autocross, and 3rd in the sales presentation.

The team gathered engine and vehicle dynamics data with our EVO4 data logger - and obviously did a bang up job of interpreting the data. Great job guys, and gals!

KU Champs!

Jayhawk Motorsports Team

Jayhawk FSAE Car

Posted by mjaynes at 07:40 PM

July 12, 2012

Solo DL ♥ LCU-One

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Solo DL firmware version 46.03.04 adds support for our LCU-One wide-band lambda controller and sensor. Plug and play simplicity. Record Lambda value, AFR, sensor temp, and error codes on your Solo DL. Also requires the Race Studio 2.47.00 software.

Software, firmware, and release notes are available here.

Posted by mjaynes at 10:25 PM

July 03, 2012

MXL Dash for EVO4

MXL Dash for EVO4MXL Dash for EVO4.

The new MXL Dash displays all pertinent parameters to the racer, such as RPM, speed, gear number, engine vitals, alarms and lap times. Like it's sibling dash-logger, the MXL Dash features 6 configurable alarm LED's and 10 gear flash LED's working in two sets of 5.

The MXL Dash features a robust, light aluminum body and a backlit, high contrast LCD display for excellent visibility in every lighting condition.

The new MXL Dash is available now for your EVO4 at a price of $899, or available in kit form with an EVO4 data logger and accessories for $1999. Contact your preferred AiM dealer to purchase.

Posted by mjaynes at 03:14 PM

January 17, 2012

Learn Fast™ in Motor City, Feb. 11


Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 10:50 PM

Learn Fast™ in Philly, Feb. 4

VAC Motorsports

Auto Racing Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 10:42 PM

Learn Fast™ Data Seminars

Racing Data Seminars

More details to follow.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:40 PM

November 09, 2011

Data Seminar at TC Motorsports in WA


Automotive Data Seminar

Get more info here.

Posted by mjaynes at 06:09 PM

August 24, 2011

Data Seminar in Danbury, CT - Sep 10th


Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 04:00 PM

August 22, 2011

Chicago Data Seminar - Oct. 1st

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Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 04:17 PM

Montreal Data Seminar - Aug. 27th


Automotive Data Seminar

Posted by mjaynes at 04:07 PM

July 07, 2011

MXL, an Icon


The MXL, an icon in performance data logging instrumentation, was recognized as such by eBay Motors in their 'It's Race Time' ad.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:44 PM

June 28, 2011

ae Performace Lap Record


The BMW M3 from ae Performance laid down a 1:47.245 at Auto Club Speedway to set a RTA Street Tire RWD record. A new demo Solo, data logging GPS lap timer, and SmartyCam were onboard to capture it. The YouTube video can be seen here.

Posted by mjaynes at 09:10 PM

June 24, 2011

Houston, We Have a Seminar

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Auto racers know that data is an integral part of any winning program, but it can be a challenge to quickly and effectively decipher what it all means. Roger Caddell, of AiM Sports will teach you how to build practical analysis strategies for improving driver performance and car setup. The seminar will be held on Sunday, July 10th, 2011, from 9am until 3pm at MSR Houston. The seminar is free to members and $25 to non-members. Lunch and beverages will be provided. Bring your note pad, your laptop, and your questions.

Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, please contact Sydney via email or call (281) 369-0677.

Posted by mjaynes at 04:18 PM

October 03, 2008

Mitsubishi EVO X

With today's release of Race Studio 2.30.09, the ECU connection was added for the Mitsubishi EVO X, a much anticipated protocol.

Now with a simple two wire connection, a nice set of 15 channels are available from the car's high speed CAN data bus.

Documentation is forthcoming, for those anxious to get started, you can tap in to the high-speed CAN-bus at the connector to the left of the clutch pedal, which connects through the differential control unit (see photo below). This protocol will work with the AiM MXL, MyChron3 XG Log, MyChron3 Visor, the EVO3 Pista and Pro, and the soon to be released AiM EVO4.


Posted by mjaynes at 11:16 PM | Comments (3)

July 15, 2008

Video - Caparo T1, MyChron3

The Caparo T1, developed by the engineers that delivered the McLaren F1. The Caparo T1 does 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds, and is able to sustain g-loads in excess of 3g's in every direction.

CAR Magazine writes "...a power-to-weight ratio double the Bugati Veyron's. And so much downforce, you will be able to drive it upside down in a tunnel at 150 MPH."

This Caparo T1 track-day and road car two-seater features a MyChron3 dash and data logger standard.

Posted by mjaynes at 03:00 PM

May 21, 2008

Data Acq Seminar @ California Speedway, June 6th

Roger Caddell of Victory Lane Data will be providing yet another one of his much sought after automotive data acquisition seminars at the upcoming SCCA Double Regional event at California Speedway, June 6-8th. The data acquisition seminar will be Friday night, June 6th at 6:30 PM. Admission is free for Cal Club members, and $40 for non-members.

Register now at the Cal Club site

Posted by mjaynes at 10:07 PM

December 20, 2007

Analyze Data - How To


On Track Sessions
The first few issues of On Track Sessions, a series of data analysis how-to's, in what is to become a series of such, have been published with more are on the way. There's some great information within these documents!

Oversteer and Understeer Analysis 2.2 MB PDF
Understeer and oversteer are analyzed utilizing an MXL Pro with GPS, 4 shock sensors, a steering angle sensor, front and rear brake pressure sensors, a longitudinal accelerometer, a lateral accelerometer, a gyro, 4 speed sensors, and all engine parameters from the MBE 992 ECU connection.

Full Control of Your Engine - with an LCU-ONE 2.7 MB PDF
The purpose of this MyChron4 test was to determine the effectiveness of using a Lambda sensor, often referred to as an Air-to-Fuel ratio sensor or a wide-band sensor, on two-cycle engines. While Lambda has proven the best way to tune 4-cycle engines, to the surprise of many, it's not only effective but proved to be the best way to achieve and maintain proper carburetion on 2-cycles as well. The Bosch LSU 4.9 sensor used by the AiM LCU-ONE digital lambda controller does not foul or "poison" in 2-cycle exhaust like other Lambda sensors do. Look for a follow up to this issue for some great detail on using EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) in conjunction with Lambda for tuning a carburetor in the best way possible.

GPS for Kart Chassis and Engine Analysis 3.5 MB PDF
Using a MyChron4 and GPS, this document illustrates how to use GPS to aid in chassis setup and even engine tuning. The data is from a 60cc kart engine with a required 18mm exhaust restrictor. Data from three separate sessions are analyzed.

Posted by mjaynes at 03:56 PM

July 26, 2007

Beacon Finder !!

No, this is not a remote control key-finder like device to help you find your beacon you might have left trackside - it's MUCH better than that!

Lap beacons are easy and affordable to replace, missing or erroneous lap times are not. Until now... Beacon Finder is a $10 shareware application written by a long time AiM customer named James Hakewill — and it's brilliant!

I think know you'll find it invaluable.

Beacon Finder is lap time reconstruction software that will correct almost any lap time problem within your data; multiple beacons, missing beacon hits, no beacon out, infrared receiver on the wrong side of the car, doubled up laps, and more. James' nifty little software app uses speed, distance, and lateral acceleration data from a single known good lap to accurately recreate otherwise missing or erroneous lap times.

If you've ever had even just one session where you did not receive lap times because your infrared lap receiver was on the wrong side of the car, or there was no beacon out, or whatever reason — download Beacon Finder now. Even if you've never had a problem, download it anyway because the first time you need it, the ability to recover your lost lap times on the spot is priceless. You can fix old data as well as any future lap time problems that may occur. The $10 shareware fee is a no-brainer.

Beacon Finder

The interface is friendly and the documentation is complete. Head over to James' site and get a copy. I personally will not go to the track again without this software.

Michael Jaynes
AiM Sports, LLC

Posted by mjaynes at 12:57 AM

June 15, 2007

Electromotive TEC3


The much requested Electromotive TEC3 ECU is now fully supported! You can now connect your MXL, MyChron3 XG Log, or DaVid system directly to your Electromotive TEC3 ECU. The TEC3 streams up to 28 channels of data via direct serial connection. Having such an ECU connection scores nearly all engine data, and also frees up analog inputs for other input types like; steering position, shock travel/velocities, additional temps, additional pressures, infrared tire temps, and more. Connecting the TEC3 is as simple as connecting two wires.

Posted by mjaynes at 07:54 AM

Hondata ECU Conection


The Hondata protocol is now out of beta and working great! You can now connect your MXL, MyChron3 XG Log, or DaVid system directly to your Hondata KPro ECU and receive up to 23 channels of data from the ECU. Having such an ECU connection also frees up analog inputs for other input types like; steering position, shock travel/velocities, additional temps, additional pressures, infrared tire temps, and more. The KPro connection requires an inline circuit between the ECU and AiM dash/logger. The connection is available now for $75 USD. --Update Nov. 29th, 2007 - Works with model PRB KPro.

Posted by mjaynes at 02:26 AM

Hondata ECU Conection


The Hondata protocol is now out of beta and working great! You can now connect your MXL, MyChron3 XG Log, or DaVid system directly to your Hondata KPro ECU and receive up to 23 channels of data from the ECU. Having such an ECU connection also frees up analog inputs for other input types like; steering position, shock travel/velocities, additional temps, additional pressures, infrared tire temps, and more. The KPro connection requires an inline circuit between the ECU and AiM dash/logger. The connection is available now for $75 USD. --Update Nov. 29th, 2007 - Works with model PRB KPro.

Posted by mjaynes at 02:26 AM

May 08, 2007

Even More ECU Support

Clearly, one of our greatest strengths is our systems' ability to connect directly to your car or motorcycle's ECU — and therefore record and monitor the ECU data in real time. We currently support more ECU's than anyone in our industry, many more! These ECU connection are often as simple as connecting two wires, or sometimes just one. Over this 2-wire connection streams 10, 20, 30, even up to 100 channels of data, good high-speed data. As most of our customers are racers, we have avoided OBDII communication because it's simply not fast enough. Where we have used a connection at the OBDII port, is with some of the OEM protocols; Mazda, Nissan, Audi, VW, Porsche, and BMW. Here, we simply use the OBDII port to gain easy access to the cars CAN-bus, where we can simply "listen" to the messages flying around the vehicles electronic system, and record the channels we are interested in. While we could develop a OBDII system to communicate with nearly every vehicles diagnostic system, the quality and data rate would be compromised.

Just added ECU support:
Hydra EMS Nemesis
Performance Electronics ECU-1
Magnetti Marelli Toyota A
Nissan 350Z (OEM)

ECU's to soon be supported:
Electromotive TEC³
Hondata KPro
MicroTech Systems
...and more!

Posted by mjaynes at 06:36 AM

March 29, 2007

Formula Car Pr0n!

Formula Car Wheel

A new photo of our forthcoming Formula Car Wheel, this one a production model. Specs and prices coming soon.

Posted by mjaynes at 10:37 PM | Comments (1)

January 19, 2007

Formula Wheel


Here is a photo of our new Formula Wheel which should arrive here in April. Check back later for specs.

Posted by MyChron Mike at 10:36 AM

October 16, 2006

Andrew Caddell

Andrew Victory Data Lap

Sunday October 15th Andrew won the Spec Miata class at the SCCA National Championships at Heartland Park in Topeka Kansas. Andrew who is the son of Roger and Ruth Caddell owners of Victory Lane Data in Graham Washington outlasted a huge field of close to 60 cars to win by a margin of almost six seconds. When reached by phone yesterday afternoon Roger was quite ecstatic after the big win. Teamed with Andrews skill behind the wheel and our AiM MXL DaVid video Roger had several days to analyze the data and video which they had collected in the 4 prior qualifying session to figure out a setup on the car which helped in their victory.

Congratulations to Andrew and the whole crew!

Posted by MyChron Mike at 06:02 PM

October 06, 2006

SCCA Run-off Update and Seminar Info

We've mentioned Andy Caddell before, a talented young Miata driver from the Pacific Northwest. Over the next few days he'll be competing in the SCCA National Championship Run-Offs in Topeka, KS. You can follow the action on his live blog, with reports filed from the track.

Seminar Schedule

Roger Caddell (Andy's Dad) of Victory Lane Data has scheduled a Data Acquisition Seminar for Tuesday, Oct 10 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm in the Mazdaspeed Tent (Heartland Park Paddock). This is a free seminar, contact Roger at 866.328.2629 for more information.

Dave Redszus from Precision Auto Research will be conducting several seminars Oct 8-12 as time and space permit at Heartland. Look for him in the paddock or call him at (630) 766-4402 for more information.

Posted by aimsports at 06:07 PM

October 03, 2006

Super SCCA Support


The SCCA National Championships begin this weekend at Heartland Park in Topeka Kansas. AiM Sports will be providing support with two of our brightest young technicians. Chad Brackens from our Virginia office along with Mario Trujillo from our California headquarters will be on hand beginning Saturday for technical support.

They will be joined by two of our dealers, Dave Redzsus of Precision Automotive Research (Chicago, Illinois) along with Roger and Ruth Caddell of Victory Lane Data (Graham, Washington). Besides providing support both will also be presenting seminars during the event so if you've got some extra time be sure to attend.

I would also like to take a moment to wish all of our customers the best of luck in the 2006 National Championships!

MyChron Mike

Posted by MyChron Mike at 06:13 PM