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Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 04, 2005 08:34 AM  
We are going racing tonight and I have a quick question. My cousin drives the car like he is on asphalt. When the track is wet it sticks and he runs in the top 10. Wehn it starts to dry out all at once the car will break loose and he will spin out. I have told him that he needs to drive the car a little sideways throught the corners. What would be a couple things I could do to help him slide. When the track is wet he is fast. When it gets dry slick the car is really bad. Any thoughts at all. I appreciate everyone's input!!

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted August 04, 2005 09:38 AM  
When the track is dry slick, you want the rear of the car tucked behind you. Sideways is not a good idea. Sounds like throttle control would be a good place to start.

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted August 04, 2005 10:51 AM  
BINGO!! A little more finess with the loud pedal!!!

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted August 04, 2005 11:30 AM  
I agree add more "ratio"to his acc.pedal.Make the stroke at the foot pad as long as possible even add to the pedal if need be.Had a guy help me with this once we had the pedal swining what felt like 6" lol.

Magic82
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted August 04, 2005 12:02 PM  
If you have lead in your car that can be moved to a lower location (closer to the ground like an ashfault car) is also a good idea.

CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 04, 2005 12:12 PM  
I disagree on this one. I would always keep my weight as high as possible. This will maximize sidebite on a dirt track and keep maximum traction in the car. Give us your setup and maybe we could help.

If he is driving the car in straight on a wet track the car is probably setup loose to be able to turn in the middle of the corner under traction so when he gets on a dry track the already loose car gets super loose and spins out. Sounds to me like you need to tighten the car up for a dry track.

Good Luck!!

[This message has been edited by CLBaker25 (edited August 04, 2005).]

ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted August 04, 2005 09:22 PM  
My son had the same problem....his car would stick like glue to a tacky track and then it would get bad loose when it slicked off..........he has learned not to drive in as hard when it slicks off and to drop the air pressure.......he is doing much better.

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