It’s always fascinating to see a heavy, softly-sprung stock car hustling around the few road courses on the NASCAR calendar.
Installs, modifications, how-to guides and tech tips for drag race vehicles and engines including LS engine swaps and LS engine mods, small block info, carburetor adjustments, EFI, brakes, shocks, struts, chassis, frame, tires, wheels and all of the types of adjustments that can be made to a drag vehicle to either get it to the strip and increase performance once its there. This also includes guides to NHRA race classes and NHRA rules.
Apexes are one of the first things a driver will begin to understand, and the theory behind them is simple enough. However, things get more complicated in real racing situations.
With powerful racing engines, a sensitive right foot is needed to keep the driven wheels from vaporizing every time the throttle is depressed.
When driving in the rain, it’s important to adjust the suspension and, if possible, the engine, to get a car that is more predictable and less edgy towards the limit.
For the ultimate performance, a clever driver will constantly change the brake balance to help get through the corners in one piece.
There are different moments when, during a race weekend, managing the tires correctly can reap huge rewards.
It’s always challenging identifying the thin line that differentiates an overly aggressive move versus a safe-yet-firm move.
In the last issue we examined several different engine power curves and shared info on over-gearing. What all that means is less can often prove better than more.
A long time ago, there wasn’t much to think about when it came to gear ratios. That was then. Today things are very different.
Join us for a look at several common MSD coils suitable for drag race only as well as street-strip applications.