In certain areas of the USA, UTV racing is the most popular form of racing there is. One reason is that it’s the only type of professional racing that will allow someone with a “9-5” to be competitive at the professional level.
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.
Race car coverage is different from the insurance coverage you’d get for your daily driver in many ways, but similar in others.
If you’ve ever had the desire to get your car on a professional road course and challenge it and yourself, read on.
Getting into road racing isn’t the easiest endeavor around. There are a few in-roads, but beyond those things get much more complicated.
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.
In this video, Frank G. from EMI and Jeremy from Speedway Motors show you how to properly measure yourself for a racing suit.
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.
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?
As the drivers sit on the starting grid, their eyes fix keenly on the light or the flag marshal, they bite their lips, breathe shallowly and tense their grip around the steering wheel.