Danny Drinan’s “Pyramid of Grip” chassis seminars provide something that you can get nowhere else: concentrated racing technology education in layman’s terms.
Some of the seminars are designed specifically for people setting up quarter midgets. Others are open to all racers, and attract participants of various forms of short-track racing.
Your instructor, Danny Drinan, was a top-level USAC sprint and midget driver in the past, and he made three attempts to make the starting line-up at the Indianapolis 500. He also worked as the operations manager for Hemelgarn Racing’s Indy car team, and as a mechanic for both Michael and Mario Andretti’s Indy car efforts.
Today he is best known for the innovation and workmanship he brings to his designs and the products he produces at Drinan Racing Products, which is located on Indianapolis’s famed Gasoline Alley.
One of his most popular innovations for motorsports is a cockpit-adjustable anti-roll bar system called the Dri-Bar. He has also produced several innovative race cars. The latest of those is the Shark D1 quarter midget, which makes a giant leap forward in driver safety for this form of motorsports.
All of the seminars are eight hours long, with a one-hour break for lunch on your own. You may either pack a lunch or go out to fast-food restaurants in the area. Other short break periods will occur approximately every hour and a half.
Dress is casual. Some of the seminars are held in hotel meeting rooms. Others are held in race car shops. They can be drafty, so please dress accordingly for your comfort.
You may ask questions anytime during the presentation, and this is encouraged!
A series of videos taken at a past seminar and two booklets are also available for purchase. One booklet is based on the specific details of quarter-midget racing, while the other covers subjects that are encountered in all open-wheel divisions.