OGM Racing http://ogmracing.com Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:54:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Experience Formula One at the Suzuka Circuit http://ogmracing.com/experience-formula-one-at-the-suzuka-circuit/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:51:55 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=74 Japan is an expansive country with a lot to offer in terms of travel and culture. From the cherry blossoms to the mountainous regions, and the historic regions. However, one place every racing fanatic should visit is the Suzuka Circuit, located in the Mie Prefecture. Luckily, there is more than just racing to experience there, making it fun for everyone.

Rides for the Family

There’s even an amusement park located within the vicinity of the racetrack. Youngsters can feel the speed of the Suzuka F1 for themselves without any of the danger. They can also get lost in the garden maze and ride go-karts. The resort additionally ensures that your children won’t be bored and everyone will have fun. The entire place is easy to navigate, with maps available throughout.

The Circuit

The racing circuit itself is as exciting and thrilling as they come. The ‘figure-eight’ designed track provides many twists and turns, as well as being home to the Kobayashi Corner. Deemed Japan’s most dangerous race track, you’ll see some of the best racing in your life here. While there you can also watch motorcyle racing, not just the fast formula one cars.

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Killing Time at the Races http://ogmracing.com/killing-time-at-the-races/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:41:40 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=57 Attending car races such as Formula One or a local drag race can be a lot of fun and this is a great way to get the adrenaline pumping. However, there can be a lot of time to kill between races as new drivers make their way to the starting line or maintenance needs to be performed on various vehicles. Here are some great ways to kill time between races and have fun while waiting for the action to start.

Time for a Snack Attack

Most car racing events boast food stalls and even restaurants that serve up fast food and light bites that people can eat while watching the action unfold in front of them. This is a good time to check out the options available and perhaps sink your teeth into something tasty before the next race begins.

Playing Online Casino Games

Anyone who is already a member of an online casino can kill a little time by playing poker or another type of casino game. all you need is a Smartphone and an internet connection and you may even be able to win some money that you will be able to use to bet on the next race. Find out more about different types of online casino games online.

Making New Friends

Even if you are attending the races with a group of buddies, there is always time to make friends with other people attending the races. Getting a conversation started is sure to be pretty easy as there is a clear topic of conversation that the people around you are bound to be interested in and if you are single you may find that this is a good place to flirt and maybe even meet a date.

Going behind the Scenes

If you are feeling bold, you could use this time to go behind the scenes and perhaps meet some of the drivers. Claiming to be a member of the press is a good way to open doors.

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Taking Part in a Poker Run http://ogmracing.com/taking-part-in-a-poker-run/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:05:38 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=52 For those not already in the know, a poker run is a specially organised racing event where competitors pick up cards at different checkpoints. The race consists of between five and seven checkpoints and at the end of the race the winner is the person with the best poker hand.  Poker runs can be completed using a wide range of different types of vehicles. While motorcycle races are the most common version, poker runs have also been completed in speed boats, on horseback, in rally cars and even in snow mobiles. The main point of this type of race is having fun, while it is also important to make sure that each competitor knows where the checkpoints are and that the cards can be easily collected without having to pause the race. You can look up the rules of the game beforehand, to make sure everybody knows what is a good hand ranking and not. Arranging a poker run where all of the proceeds go to charity is a great way to have fun while supporting a good cause. There are lots of different ways to raise money for charity during a poker run such as charging the competitors money to enter, selling tickets to watch the fun and gaining sponsorship from different companies. The city of Ottawa in Canada currently holds the record for the largest poker run at a single venue. In 2012 an impressive 586 motorcyclists took part in the race in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer research. Poker loving friends who are looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or a stag party may well find that holding a poker run is a great option and you can choose to keep the event strictly to friends and family members or open it up to anyone who wants to take part.

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Racing Up To a Wealthy Sum http://ogmracing.com/racing-up-to-a-wealthy-sum/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:50:09 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=45 There is a vast variety of online casinos available on the market offering a wide variety of games and betting options. All a player needs to do is to pick one that matches his or her gaming preferences.

Race Betting

Regardless of their cultural differences, people around the world like to watch races and place bets on their favourites. The basic principles of race betting are quite similar to those in classical games of chance, but the conditions are way better since live casinos play a huge part of many racing teams’ budgets, both small and big. However, before actually placing a bet, there are a few things to know about this type of gambling.

Who Are Sponsors?

Contrary to popular belief, putting on a race and securing serious sponsorship is a difficult process as racers are focused more on results and not enough on marketing. Sponsors are out there, but as they are aware they bring an enormous amount of money into the business, they do not simply approach on their own. Usually, it takes the effort to find them, to gain their favour and to take their money. Races can be supported by individuals, companies and organizations. However, a significant portion of revenue comes from online casino sites which have a significant amount of budget in disposal and a large part of it is set well in advance for racing sponsorships.

Why Are Sponsorships Important?

The sponsors do not simply support the race financially. Yes, they invest heavily in the events, but aside from that, they lend credibility to the event. As the business increases, the products and services offered by the sponsor become largely exposed and clearly visible which leads to a significant increase in sales. At the end both the promoter and the sponsor benefit from sponsorships, as well as the player who is given access to great prizes and insanely good bonuses.

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Basic Auto Repair Tools http://ogmracing.com/basic-auto-repair-tools/ Sun, 03 Jan 2016 04:09:57 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=16 A worker is only as good as their tools, and there are certain pieces you simply cannot go without in the auto repair industry. Here are a list of the basic auto repair tools that will be absolutely invaluable to even the most experienced mechanic.

Jack/jack stands

There are several ways to get an auto-mobile off of the ground, though a lot of the more inexpensive options require you to sacrifice your safety. With over a ton of metal balancing precariously over your head, you will never regret purchasing a jack and stands to avoid potential catastrophe.

Screwdrivers, wrenches, and ratchets

No matter the job, it’s near impossible to get by without some form of tightening/loosening tool. Be sure to invest in a variety of lengths to avoid the frustration of having to work in a tight space with a screwdriver as long as your arm.

Hammer and rubber mallet

A hammer is a timeless tool – quite possibly one of the first created. It’s fantastic at what it does, and is perfectly complimented by a rubber mallet for the times when you need to be wary of leaving scratches on the car you are working on.

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Complicated car repairs you shouldn’t do at home http://ogmracing.com/complicated-car-repairs-you-shouldnt-do-at-home/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 06:08:14 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=14 If you are looking for good ways of saving money then doing your own car repairs is logical. Replacing oil filter or if you are more adventurous doing you own service is challenging but not unthinkable. However, some jobs should not be attempted. Just like you would never fill one of your own teeth, here are four areas of your car that you should leave to the experts.

Don’t tamper with the timing belt

Occasionally, the timing belt of your vehicle will need to be changed. The mechanics of doing this are not so complicated but if you are not 100 per cent sure of what you are doing it could lead to other problems. This is one of those operations where you pay money to save money and should be left to a qualified mechanic.

Transmission

Changing transmission oil is something you should never attempt. The transmission of your car is complicated and full of tiny parts that interact. Even a small piece of grit in the oil could lead to a major problem so don’t go near.

Overheating

By attempting to analyse and resolve a problem with your car overheating you could cause a big risk of further damage. A mechanic will have the correct tools to find out the problem and take the proper steps to put it right again.

Suspension problems

There is a correct order to replace suspension parts, and you can damage your car if you don’t know what that is. Compressed coil springs, for instance, carry a tremendous amount of energy, and if you start to tamper with them, then you could be putting your life at risk. Don’t mess around with the suspension of your vehicle. Leave it to the professionals.

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How to Make the Most out of your Garage http://ogmracing.com/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-garage/ Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:06:31 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=12 Space is a very valuable commodity particularly when you have a small sized garage. Getting rid of whatever is not absolutely needed pays off in a big way as it creates additional workspace in your garage. Odds are high that you have items lurking in some garage corner that you might not even be aware they exist!

Upgrade to Adjustable Wall-Mounted Shelving

Stationary shelving places huge limitations on your storage space as your tools collection continues to grow over time. When you upgrade to adjustable wall-mounted shelving it allows you to customise or configure your garage as you want to create extra space. If your garage has open rafters, use that to your maximum advantage. Alternatively, you could try hanging ceiling storage units.

Get Mobile with Work Dollies

Whenever possible, put wheels on stationary items such as your work benches, tool chests and floor cabinets. Garage items on wheels are easily moved around to create new and temporary work areas. If need be, you can even roll some items outside when you need additional space and then roll them back later.

Install Convenient Slat Boards

It doesn’t matter the amount of space you have on your garage floor, it’s always possible to create room for slat boards. These are long flat wall boards separated into several thin sections between which you could insert specially designed hooks. From the hooks you can hang tools, skis, musical instruments as well as bins for holding other items like nails.Slat boards are highly customisable as it’s possible to continuously shift your hooks around In addition, since they are thin, you can have them hanged on nearly every wall without having to give up valuable floor space.

Control Small Parts/Tools Clutter

Although, you will never have ample storage for those numerous small parts, with a bit of planning and good planning, it’s possible to keep them from cluttering your entire garage. Clearing out that excessive clutter is very satisfying because besides giving you more garage space, it also makes the whole place tidy.

Bottom Line

Your garage is much more than just a place to park cars. It’s a workshop, your warehouse, the toyshop and possibly the favourite hang out place. With the above tips on how to maximise on your garage, it becomes easier to work and move around. The trick lies in being innovative and adopting what suits your specific storage needs. The garage is not just for your car!

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Easy Car Repairs You Can Do At Home http://ogmracing.com/easy-car-repairs-you-can-do-at-home/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:04:53 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=10 Running a car can get pretty expensive. Not only do you have to fork out for insurance, road tax, and a yearly MOT, but you will have to pay for expensive repairs when things go wrong too. A lot of repairs that are done at the garage are for minor problems that can easily be solved by yourself and at half the price that your local garage charge. Here are three easy car repairs you can do at home to get you started.

1. Replace Your Car Battery or Alternator

One of the most common problems why people take their car to the garage is loss of power. If your car won’t start and your electrical equipment (headlights, radio, or clock) won’t come on then you can bet your bottom dollar that the problem lies with your car battery or alternator.In order to test your battery or alternator you will need a multimeter. Your alternator can usually be found at the front of your engine, and your battery is normally found near the front of the car. When you have figured out the culprit you can then replace it.

2. Replace Your Car’s Brake Pads

Keeping your car’s brake pads in tip-top condition is a must to ensure you limit the risk of having a road accident, and not only causing damage to your car but to yourself too. If you can hear a screeching or grinding noise or your pedal vibrates when breaking then chances are you need to replace your brake pads pronto. The first step to replacing your break pads is to ensure you have the correct tools such as a car jack, a g-clamp and a suitable spanner.First you will need to use your car jack to lift the car so you can remove the wheels to locate your disk brakes. Use your spanner to undo the guide pin bolt, then unbolt the calipers to remove the break pads. Replace and re-attach to your car.

3. Change Your Car’s Oil

Changing the oil in your car is probably one of the easiest do-it-yourself procedures you will perform. In order to change the oil in your car you will need to first find out the make, model, year, oil type and engine displacement size of your car. When you have this information you can then find out what type of oil you will need to purchase for your car.When you have the correct oil run your car for a few minutes to warm up any remaining oil left in it – this will make it easier to drain out. With the engine turned off, lift the car with a car jack and drain out the remaining oil from the drain plug. Then remove and replace your car’s oil filter and refill your oil.

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Modifying A Race car http://ogmracing.com/modifying-a-race-car/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:45:11 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?p=8 Ever wondered why one should modify a race car? The main reasons include improving on its efficiency, make it stylish and trendy. It definitely requires some amount of money but the returns on investment will be more rewarding.The following are some of the reasons why you should modify a race car:

  • To improve on its Performance: The car needs to be efficient and should not disappoint on the racing day if winning is your goal.
  • Maintain its resell-ability : The chances of selling a used car will be high once it has completed its major task or when the user needs change. To sail on a fairly reasonable price your car needs to have a good car base since it contributes greatly to the cars performance.
  • Making it stylish and trendy: Over time the race car will look old and chipped off. A little pimping will make it look unique and attractive. I guess no one would like to be seen in a rickety, ragged car.

As the name suggests, a race car should be very fast and efficient. Here are some steps to modify your car and improve on its performance

  1. Get rid of the junk, add lightness-Remove all unwanted garbage especially on the back seat and the boot to make your car a little bit lighter. A cars weight has a significant effect on the speed of the car.
  2. Use the best oil and change it regularly- They say cheap is expensive, its therefore advisable to use the best oil that gives one the services he or she desires for a race car.
  3. Replace old spark plugs and air filter. This is advisable since the need for a good car air conditioning is essential during racing.
  4. Build in a strut tower brace. They are in expensive and easy to install. It will make the car feel more stable and firm on the front end.
  5. Replace worn out tires: Good tires will make a huge difference and spearhead an excellent racing car.
  6. Place good rims to complement the tires: It will enhance brake performance and the improve on the speed of the car
  7. Replace exhaust power: An efficient exhaust power maximizes the efficiency of the engine by getting greater turnover of air and fuel passing through.Getting the exhaust gasses out easily will ensure more air and fuel into the engine producing more power.
  8. Pimp the car with external graphic designs and modify the interior design as well.A good looking car creates a good environment and has effect on the users attitude towards the car in general.

Modifying a race car will definitely improve its performance. There might be some cost implications accompanied with the improvements that need to be made but the services one gets from modifying a race car are many and promising and need not be missed or ignored.

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Starting a racing business http://ogmracing.com/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:33:49 +0000 http://ogmracing.com/?page_id=6 Starting up any business can be daunting and a racing venture though exciting has the same mundane organisational, funding and legal hoops as any other type of enterprise. Before you are up and running, these hoops have to be jumped through. Before looking at the necessary steps, it a terrific idea to learn a little more about the auto racing business from people who are already involved. There are a lot of individuals who are successful in this field who may be willing to spare time to talk through what it’s like.Once the first part of the process is completed, and advice from an insider has been considered, it is time to start the process of setting up the operation.

Decide of what sector

Opening the door to such an exhilarating experience as an auto racing business will also have the potential to make money. For anyone that wants to go into this area, however, the first thing that needs to be defined very precisely is what type of racing business he wishes to commence. There are many kinds of variations and these go from stock car racing, sports car series and midget series. Each varies in costing and is the first thing that needs to be decided.

The business plan

No matter what area of racing a person starts his business in, the most important thing to think about at inception is the business plan. What are the short, medium and long-term aims of the company? How much money is needed to start the operation and what are the business aims? These are just some of the issues that need to be addressed on paper before any racing can take place. It’s true that you can make a small fortune out of motor racing, but it is important to ensure that this is not made by using a ‘big fortune’.

The funding

When the plan has been completely reviewed and the business looks terrific on paper, it is now time to convince the bank manager. Before any money changes hands he needs to be certain that loaning money to fund the racing business will make sound financial sense. Although motor racing is a stimulating area to be in, the actual acquisition of capital to fund it has much more mundane roots. After persuading the loan officer to give the business the amount of money needed it is time to go out and spend it on the tools of the trade.

Open for business

With the proper funding in place, it’s possible to find premises and buy the first car. Once this has been achieved, it’s a question of getting out onto the circuits and competing. The business will need a driver, staff to support him, administration, mechanic and possibly a PR person to handle the marketing side.If you have a racing company, then the bottom line is all about winning and having fun on the way.

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