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Author Topic:   Driving Style Questions?
posted April 30, 2003 06:32 AM
I know the car will help let you know.
And the tires, springs and shocks all help determine this also.
I'm just wondering was is the method of choice for you other street stock drivers.
This is a 1/2 mile track question.

Throw it hard into the turn wait for the tires to grip then power out?


Touch brakes, go in turn smooth, get on power sooner?

Last week was my first week, and i beleived it liked to go in smoother, and get on gas faster, with not hugging the bottom.
But getting the feel is going to take some time.

posted April 30, 2003 06:51 AM
track condition dictates how you need to drive the car. a tacky track requires that you sling the car going in or it will push like a truck. sling it in on a dry slick track and you're likely to get hauled off the track in a sling, lol.

posted April 30, 2003 08:44 AM
To me the important part of the night is the feature (thats when you get the chance to win enough money to come back next week) and most tracks are dry slick and you need to be smooth,learning to feel for wheel spin and throttle controle are a must to be fast and another thing when traffic will let you, dont pinch the car off when coming off the corner,if you have room let the car drift out where it wants to, try it your lap times will improve...hope this helps a little....towman

rico 08
posted May 01, 2003 01:09 PM
I'm with TOWMAN,the hotlaps don't pay anything concentrate on the dry slick feature,the way i describe the driving difference between the two is if i could wear headphones i'd listen to METALLICA or hard rock in the heat races on a tacky track,then listen to john denver or classical music for the dry slick track(earnhardt jr does this i hear).

posted May 01, 2003 01:38 PM
Ive never heard it put like that Rico08 but your right on If the tracks hooked up you better be rockin and when it slicks over you cant pour enough patience in a helmet....towman

posted May 01, 2003 09:38 PM
rico you took the words right out of my mouth...a lil bit of eminem works for the feature too.

The Big Dawg
posted May 03, 2003 10:35 AM
Flanndad,no matter what your driving style is,whether you like to drive in deep,or go in smooth,the most important thing on a street stock is to keep your momentum up,and to keep the car rolling,especially if you have to run a 2 barrel carburator.also like outlawstock said you have to change your style for track conditions.I'f the track is tacky you got to get up on the steering wheel,and run the **** out of her.When it is dry slick it is really more of a mental race,you really have to pay attention to what the car is doing,feel whether the car is biting or whether you are spinning,if it is wheel spinning you need to concentrate on easing on the go pedal as much as possible for it wont wheel spin as much.Use your own judgement and find a driving style you are comfortable with and you will be alot faster.

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