On this episode of High Performance Academy's Tuned In podcast, we sit down with AWA Racing's team owner and race engineer, Andrew Wojteczko.
Andrew has been in the circuit racing scene for many years and more recently stepped out from the driver's seat to dedicate himself to running and engineering his own team. AWA Racing currently competes in the IMSA GT4 class running a McLaren 570S GT4.
Andrew talks us through the ins and outs of the sport, as well as the lengths he needs to go to in order to get the absolute most out of a factory-built and very restricted race car. There is, as Andrew says, a lot to be said for how these tight restrictions tend to push engineers to become much more creative in the pursuit of speed. The important and often misunderstood role of bump stops when it comes to suspension tuning is also discussed in detail.
This podcast is perfect ear fodder for those listeners who want to know exactly how racing at this higher level works and is perhaps looking to something useful to take away and use in their own race programs.