Race driving techniques

Last Updated : August 11 2017

Race driving techniques

by William Carter 2017 July 19

Race driving techniques

Man has evolved to sports car racing throughout the years and today it is one of the most popular sports. With the invention of the motor vehicle, man not only gained a new form of transportation but also a new way to race and stir up more competition. There is a strategy that one must have to be successful in car races. Many people follow a variety of methods Follow the tips below to win your next car race.

Start the engine either by turning it over or by electronic ignition. The motor should already be started by the time the announcer comes over the PA. Give it some gas to get her warm. Just keep an eye on the temp and be sure all gauges are working properly.

Racing sports cars means running 500 to 1000 horsepower, you can just imagine the g- forces that are in all that power. Many secrets for additional horsepower are turbo or bigger turbo. If you slide out when racing that means to much power for the track and need to tune before racing.

Racing with an automatic transmission over a standard in racing is not recommended. Usually this is for the rookies if they can't shift on their own. Usually people who have been racing like to race with a Manuel because of the feel they get when downshifting then boosting back up to 8grand. Track cars or bracket cars can be used as automatics but when it comes to drag racing and drifting its all about the standard.

When you are racing sometimes it is hard or unavoidable to skid the wall. This is not a cause for alarm but should be taken seriously. If you are an experienced driver or racer then you are probably already fine with the wall but in drifting its different you're sliding towards the wall at about 60 mph trying to drift parallel to it. It can get very insane at times when you see someone's rear come within an inch of the wall and they drift it perfectly.

Always stay beneath the white lane at 100mph or over this is just so other racers can avoid crashes and crashing into one another. After you have made speed with others and are at speed you can begin drafting again. Keep your eyes on the road or track at all times. Be steady and don't let your hands ever slip off the wheel while making a fast turn or while drifting this can result in a crash injury or fatality.

Part of being careful and focused also knows that there is an emergency button on every sports car when it is being raced. It is usually in the middle of the dash where the driver can easily reach it and punch it. This button will automatically tell the cars ECU to shut down the cars motor.

Keep in mind that in a bad situation the sports car can still be driven but it isn't a good idea since most sports cars being raced today are running with injected fluids such as methanol or alcohol.

How fast a sports vehicle do you need?

You also have to consider the speed of the vehicle which is of course a part and parcel of having a sports automobile. If you are after the aggressiveness of the car, you will want something that can give your more horsepower and also torque. However, the faster the car, the more expensive it gets.

Consider buying this with better gas mileage.

This type of car is not really synonymous with gas conservation. The need for speed tempts owners to floor accelerator frequently and off the gas goes. Choose those models that can conserve gas in the first place and you will not have a problem refuelling every so often.

Here's a great video on how to race your car on the track:

William Carter
#1 William CarterAuthor 18 March, 2014, 12:37 William is an entrepreneur and a father of 3 boys and 2 girls.He is also a car racer before and now focusing on his business and to his family.