Visiting a shop to see what other vehicles are being worked on as well as what work environment is displayed can also be critically important. Going to a shop that is a mess with countless unfinished projects sitting around should set off warning bells. The quality of work might be great, but as most racers know, time is the enemy in more ways than one. Dropping your pride and joy off at a shop and not getting it back for 2 years severely limits time needed to finish a build! Visiting All Speed Innovations reinforces the confidence that their experience and accreditations provide. The shop is clean and organized with dedicated work areas for all customer cars with whiteboards and GSD (Get Shit Done) lists at each station.
So now you’ve picked your cage builder, what’s next? The design is often the most overlooked aspect of the build. Some builders specialize in one type of cage or another and think one design works for everyone. Each discipline of driving has different requirements of the chassis. Will there be a chance for roll over? Side impacts? Multiple cars on track? Falling off the sides of cliffs? These should all be taken into account. The Professional Awesome crew sees scary designs all the time, plenty of “What the hell?” moments and very rarely, “hmm, that seems pretty sweet.” So where to start? First is the rule book of your sanctioning body. All Speed insisted we provide them with all the various race events we may compete in, then the rules for each series and then they studied them in great detail. Rule #1, don’t pay for a cage that won’t pass the tech of the series you want to do.