About Tommy Parry
Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, Tommy worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school and tried his hand on the race track on his twentieth birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, he began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a trackday instructor and automotive writer since 2012 and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
Trimming Distance and the Challenge of Late Apexing

Trimming Distance and the Challenge of Late Apexing

June 7, 2018 Tommy Parry 0

The theory is that a later apex allows a longer application of the throttle, which produces a minuscule increase in exit speed and a longer, more assured throttle application without a lift or wheelspin – but the real advantage is the magnification of that extra mile an hour down the length of the straight.

The General Approach to Rally Racing

The General Approach to Rally Racing

February 8, 2018 Tommy Parry 0

While driving quickly and neatly on paved courses requires utmost precision and a careful use of both front and rear tires within a relatively narrow window of slip angle, the rally driver is wise to throw this approach out the window – though not entirely.

How to Drift a Road Car

How to Drift a Road Car

January 22, 2018 Tommy Parry 0

Drifting a purpose-built drift machine is challenging in its own right, but the approach it requires is quite different from that required in a road car.

Making the Left Foot Brake

Making the Left Foot Brake

January 2, 2018 Tommy Parry 1

Because of the prevalence of paddle-shifted gearboxes in modern sports cars, the appeal of left-foot braking is greater these days, so why not learn to capitalize on a new-fangled form of technology and put that lazy left foot to work?

What Does Sim Racing Offer the Aspiring Driver?

What Does Sim Racing Offer the Aspiring Driver?

December 27, 2017 Tommy Parry 0

In modern racing sims – rFactor, iRacing, Project Cars, and the like – the aspiring racing driver can learn racecraft, assess their lines and learn courses, as these programs are very similar to the real thing in some respects.

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