Autocross racing is the quickest and easiest way to get started with SCCA racing. We’ll walk you through the process!
The temptation to allow your Mustang GT to “stretch its legs just this one time” is pretty high. The problem is the flashing lights that aren’t cameras taking your picture as you cross the finish line first.
Although being out there on race day is fun, having to suffer through driving rain or glaring sun isn’t. RacingJunk has taken a look at vehicle sunshades/umbrellas from a number of companies to help you decide which one is right for you.
Improper weight distribution in your race car can make your car dive like a dump truck. Get it right and your car launches down the corner, hits that hard hairpin just right and holds the corner at full throttle.
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.
Getting into road racing isn’t the easiest endeavor around. There are a few in-roads, but beyond those things get much more complicated.
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.
At which point does a driver decide to accept that a slide is beyond catching, and how do they know which way to go to avoid a competitor who’s spun off ahead of them?