TRACTION CIRCLE (13 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

Introduction Welcome to 13th and final part of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” OK, pay attention. This is where it all comes together. I definitively stated in a previous post that it is very important to realize that… Continue reading

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REV MATCHING & HEEL-TOE DOWNSHIFTING (12 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

Introduction Welcome to twelfth part of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Here’s where it all gets very interesting. Let’s do it! Let’s take a moment to consider a shifting concept called rev-matching (rev being short for engine… Continue reading

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(064) DOWNSHIFTING (11 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

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Introduction Welcome to part eleven of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Here we go. There are so many interesting downshifting techniques that can help a driver be smoother and more efficient: rev matching, heel-toe shifting, double clutching, skip shifting,… Continue reading

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(061) THE LEFT FOOT BRAKING ADVANTAGE (10 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

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Introduction Welcome to part 10 of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Ready? For me to thoroughly explain left foot braking, we need to break it down into two categories: Driving on the road. Driving on the track.  … Continue reading

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(059) DRIVER IMPROVEMENTS (9 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

driver improvements

Introduction Welcome to the ninth part of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” OK. Let’s get down to business. Knowledge of the racing world is the difference between good drivers and drivers who are consistently winning. It really is… Continue reading

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(058) CUSTOM TIRE PRESSURE PROGRAM (8 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

CUSTOM TIRE PRESSURE

Introduction Welcome to part eight of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” I got this idea from legendary motorsport coach Ross Bentley.  This is how he keeps track of tire pressures while racing autocross. I’ve added a few components… Continue reading

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(057) CO-EFFECIENT OF FRICTION & SLIP ANGLES (7 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

coefficient of friction slip angles

Introduction Welcome to the seventh part of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Alright. Here it is. Co-efficient of friction is just a brainy term for the relationship between a tires vertical load and its ability to grip–grip… Continue reading

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(054) CONTACT PATCH & VERTICAL LOAD (6 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

CONTACT PATCH VERTICAL LOAD

Introduction Welcome to part six of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Ready? Here we go. The only thing connecting your car to the ground is the tire contact patch. Obviously, your car has four of them–one on each… Continue reading

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(053) TIRE MANAGEMENT (5 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

tire management

Introduction Welcome to part #5 of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Ok, here we go. Knowledge of tire pressures and their effects on performance is a key element to racing success. Unfortunately, this aspect of racing is vastly overlooked… Continue reading

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(051) TRACK ANALYSIS (4 of 13) Intelligent Racing, Minimal Spending: The Definitive Introduction To Racing Concepts

track analysis

 Introduction Welcome to the fourth part of this racing concepts series. Remember: the most dangerous words in the English language are “I already know that.” Here we go. A racing track is typically quite wide, leaving you with many options to place your car in various lanes. As you’re probably well… Continue reading

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