When the Online Racing School was created by Bob Bolles and Bubba Gale, it served as a resource for students to take online courses to learn the inner workings of a race car and how to set up their cars for maximum performance. Although the same goals apply, the knowledgeable duo are taking their show on the road in 2019.
One of the first stops on the schedule will take place March 23-24 in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Those who want to learn more about racing technology can enroll in the “State-of-the-Art Chassis Setup Seminar” today by clicking here.
Bubba Gale of Gale Force Suspension brings his extensive knowledge of setups, of which he learned throughout a long racing career spanning close too forty-five seasons.
Gale’s son Cale, a former winner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series, joined Speed51’s The Morning Bullring to discuss how the Online Racing School got its start and how NASCAR plays a role in its success.
“Bob Bolles and my dad teamed together a couple years ago. They thought it would be neat for somebody to come online and be able to read a lot of important literature about race car suspension, anything about the race car,” Gale told Speed51.com. “There’s a great aerodynamic part on there. Just about furthering their knowledge. We’ve seen technology change in the past ten years in racing tremendously from a suspension standpoint.
“Learning from the NASCAR world has trickled down to the short track world, and not all of it has come from the NASCAR world. A lot of it has come from the way racing works, the evolution. Learning to trade off what you gained aerodynamically versus mechanically and trying to find those trends and learning your car and dynamic suspension, there’s a lot of great information and you can do it relatively cheap versus a kid who necessarily can’t afford to go to a NASCAR Technical Institute or something like that.”
The Online Racing School began doing seminars at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis to standing room only crowds. They began doing other seminars in select cities with the help and insight of some of short track racing’s biggest names, including WAR Shocks owner and former Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville track champion Willie Allen.
“I feel like for us probably our trends are what we noticed was at PRI and shows like that, we do seminars every year for our product and we would have standing room only,” Gale told Speed51.com. “We just felt like there was a niche for expanding some of that and holding some of these seminars. It’s not necessarily a seminar that’s attracting any national attention, but it’s one of those deals where anybody can come to it. There’s very great knowledge from any part of it”
The Online Racing School, along with Five Star Race Car Bodies, will be hosting a 2019 Racing Technology Seminar Series on March 23-24 at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Along with Bolles and Gale, Toby Nuttleman will be a guest speaker at the seminar.
Nuttleman has been the crew chief for Ty Majeski over the last several years, leading the Wisconsin driver to four ARCA Midwest Tour championships, multiple big race wins, and even a part-time ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
To learn more about the Online Racing School or to sign up for the upcoming seminar, go to their website at www.onlineracingschool.com.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN & MI)
-Photo credit: Online Racing School