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gould
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Total posts: 730
posted April 11, 2004 08:18 AM  
im a rookie first off, the track got slick, how do i drive it? when the track is tacky i can do well. thanks

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racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted April 11, 2004 08:59 AM  
thanks racer, i was just mashing the trottle instead of easing it (used to drag race) do you think it was driver or mayber i needed to tighten my car up a bit? little bit of both probably, lol.

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racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted April 11, 2004 09:59 AM  
sounds like a winner, i agree, i was driving in too deep. funny thing is i knew i should of eased up some but i didnt. thinking i was getting frustrated. i also lost another fan belt. gonna get the aluminum pulleys.

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19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 11, 2004 06:16 PM  
Another thing. Lower the tire pressures. I was a rookie too and i didnt have anyone to tell me this. I loved circle track racing but i never did get the hang of running a 3/8 mile i liked nice tight circles LOL. It takes time. Up on the cushion is usually good. Like racer said SLOW IS FAST. Good luck

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted April 11, 2004 08:01 PM  
my right foot reminds of that commercial where they got lead feet, lol. i think its a car commercial.

dirtrace54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted April 14, 2004 01:16 PM  
on other thing that helps is almost driving the track like its an asphalt track. Keep the rear of the car tucked in. Easy on and easy off the gas. I agree with racer tho, work on yourself, plus race the track not the other cars around you....just keep an eye on the like there obsticles not competitors. Hope this helps and have fun.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 14, 2004 04:30 PM  
i really like my gears, lol. i can get a 6.50 from a buddy just dont know when.

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juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 14, 2004 05:18 PM  
If you could use all of your engine all of the time, then you would need a bigger one. Right? Smooth is fast. Just use common sense and remember that if your spinning your not going any where!!! Donnie Moran had a good article in circle track magazine that lays out a good approach to driving. If drivers worked as hard on their driving as they did at making horsepower, man, wouldn't be a track record anywhere stand too long. You're on the right track, just stick with it and I'm sure you'll do fine. Glad to see someone working on things that really make a car faster. Driving!!!!!

    

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