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Author Topic:   Most important part of a race car?
kbrotha13
Member
posted March 27, 2003 01:31 PM
I want to know what do you think is the most important part of a race car? I know that the car can be as good as anything before but what makes the car great is the driver. But technically what is the most important part in the CAR. Thanks


odb93
Member
posted March 27, 2003 01:47 PM
You're right the driver and his attitude! Especially towards safety. Yes racing is dangerious but the proper safety equipment will go a long way to making it safe and fun! Other than the driver the most important part of the car is the safety equipment, that includes the gear the driver wears! Just my 2 cents...loojack


redneck racing
Member
posted March 27, 2003 05:49 PM
I agree with loojack it the safety equiptment. I wear a double layer suit with underwear and also use a headsock, i have head rests on my seat, legsupports and also use a neckbrace and sternum strap. The drivers side is also plated with 1/8 plate. The next will be a hutchens device. Above all play it safe. Eddie


EVANSRACING24E
Member
posted March 27, 2003 08:37 PM
the drivers cockpit and as much safety as you can get a hold of


kbrotha13
Member
posted March 28, 2003 09:16 AM
besides safety... for example.. good tires? gears? etc....


jhon hollomon
Member
posted March 28, 2003 11:26 AM
The frame and how it's put together.


odb93
Member
posted March 28, 2003 12:57 PM
thats an easy question to answer....the race car lettering..without a good looking race car, no sponsors, without no sponsors, no race car, so many racers forget having your car looking good is a key investment for attracting "quality" sponsors. Would you want your business name on a shabby, beat up dented race car, or a nice, clean shiny race car? a point to ponder, huh....


odb93
Member
posted March 28, 2003 02:04 PM
CREW CHIEF OR SET UP GUY, THE ONE WHO MAKES ALL THE SET UP DECISIONS.

IF THIS GUYS GOOD ANYONE CAN WIN!!

MY PIT GUY RAN WITHIN .2 OF MY TRACK RECORD, 2ND LAP IN MY CAR. NEXT CLOSEST RACER IS .6 OFF THE PACE.

Big Bear
Member
posted March 28, 2003 05:21 PM
The frame and how its braced. Alot of guys forget about this they are usually the ones that start out fast in the begining of the race then fall back towards the end. This has alot to do with the frame flexing. Next is the suspension and setup this can make a weak motor look stronger. Think about it this way if you can't get power to the track and hold it all your doin is wastin fuel and making noise. All these are second to the safety features of the car. Racin is supposed to be fun not deadly!

Flat out!
Big Bear


teamstertom
Member
posted March 28, 2003 05:53 PM
1.Commitment....That is the first part of any race program. Racing is to be a part time hobby and not a full time job at this level. It is about setting goals and reaching them.
2.Budget.... Race within your means,do not set yourself back or go broke. We all know racers who have maxed out credit cards just to go racing. I have seen many low budget racer cars run each weekend and be in the top 10 in points at seasons end. Just because you buy the best stuff,doesn't mean that you will automatically win.
3. Safety....Take nothing for granted. You have 10 toes and 10 fingers,and believe it or not,they just don't grow back after losing one. Be smart,good helment,race suit and shoe,neck brace,and window net. I just can not see racing with out a net.
4.Research....Spend some time doing your homework. Just because it works for another car doesn't mean it will work for you. Your race car is like a puzzle,the pieces have to fit. Parts have to work together. How many race cars sound "cool" with all that cam,just to fall on its face on the track.

Here are some other areas that I feel are real important....

Records...Forget guess work. Keep a log on the car. What you brought,where you bought it,and how much. This will help you when it comes time to replace those broken parts. Log part numbers,we all get a bit of brain fade. Log each nites track set ups,tires,off sets,pressures,and track conditions.

Team Showmanship and Sportsmanship...A clean and good looking race car catches the crowds eye. A race team wearing the same race shirt looks like a organized effort. This is another way sponsors seek you. Make a business owner setting in the stands want to be a part of your team.

Maintenance...Stay on top of it. What may cost a quarter today to fix,may cost $30 down the road to fix. I call it quality time with my race car,just me and my car. Spend time looking over the car,if something catches your eye,something may be wrong. Take a moment and look.

Putting your nose where it might not belong...that's on the race track with the car's nose. Racers tend to know other racers habits after a while,and if they know you will back off in a racing lane,they will use that against you each and everytime.Make your self a factor on the track....that lane is yours and you will make it known.

dirtrace54
Member
posted March 29, 2003 01:14 AM
I can tell you a group of parts that get things workin well past driver safety. This is the setup and handling of the car. Make the motor the last worries performance wise. Aslong as you have a durable, well taken care of motor and a car that handles like a dream, anyone can run good. Start with the basics and talk to the other drivers at the track. And to make sure you get good info, I would start with someone in a different class. The mod and late model drivers started somewhere, too, and they usually have more experience than the other lower class guys. Chassis builders also can point you in the right direction.


racer17j
Member
posted March 29, 2003 09:10 AM
outlaw that is not true at all i have had one of the best looking cars every year but around here your name is the thing they look at when it comes to giving you some help and my name isn't mark elliot and i don't drive a sperminator chassis so i can't get a dime from anybody the most importsant part of my car is master card without it i would still be sitting in the stands lol


The Outlaw
Member
posted March 29, 2003 01:23 PM
racer 17j..i think personality also counts somewhere too...lol


madmodshoe
Member
posted April 01, 2003 02:24 AM
Noone said anything about having fun! Granted racing is not as fun as it used to be, but still consumes you very easy!


sixwillwin
Member
posted April 01, 2003 07:17 AM
the driver (on dirt)---------
technically....the rear suspension


speeronline
Member
posted April 01, 2003 08:24 PM
A good stereo!


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