Podcast: Episode 19 – Feature Interview with One Lap of America Vintage Class Winners Shipka and Cassanova – Part 1

James Shipka at speed during the 2012 One Lap of America!

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Welcome to Episode 19 of  the Podcast! We’re simul-posting the show show here on as well as on so everyone can get their fix!

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The show is sponsored by the fantastic hot rod wiring supply company, Ron Francis Wiring, and we’re very appreciative that they were our FIRST EVER show sponsor!



Shipka and Cassanova, Part 1

In this week’s show was part 1 of Larry’s two-part interview with James Shipka and Carl Cassanova discussing their experience with the One Lap of America. James and Carl ran the One Lap Camaro together, covering 3300 miles of street and track driving over a period of 7 days, winning the Vintage Class outright!

If you’ve EVER had a desire to compete in the endurance sport of endurance sports, you’ll enjoy this interview. Actually, if you’ve ever had a desire to drive a car really fast in unknown territory, nearly killing yourself at any turn, and learning the driving line by watching a YouTube video at speed, you’ll DEFINITELY enjoy this interview!


Events Coming Up:


Hot Rod Power Tour / Optima Batteries Faceoff Event – June 8th & 9th
Faceoff event during the Hot Rod Power Tour QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX

Goodguys Summer Get Together – June 2nd & 3rd
Pleasanton ,CA

Goodguys Colorado Nationals – June 8th – 10th
Loveland, CO at the Ranch Events Complex

Goodguys East Coast Nationals – June 15th – 17th
Springfield, MA Eastern States Exposition

Faceoff II by Optima Batteries – June 22nd – 24th
Elkhart Lake, Wisconson at Road America

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