Tire pressures
KENLY, N.C. -- Master Sgt. Warren Howard makes sure his tire pressure is at the proper level to give him added control of his car during a race here. If the tires have too much air in them, they can lose grip of the track during the race. He has raced cars since he was 16 years old and is the environmental coordinator with the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Frank Snider)

Tire pressures

Tire pressures The Tire acts as a spring, with softer tires generally offering increased grip. The aim is to have somewhat even tire temperatures across the tires. On cars that…

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Brake Bias

Brake Bias A race car typically has two master brake cylinders. One controls the front brakes and the other the rear. A dial between the two controls how much pressure…

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Race Tape

Race tape is usually found on oval cars such as NASCAR. By using race tape, the nose of the car can act somewhat as a wing by increasing the amount…

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Rake

Rake Rake is commonly the rear ride height in relation to the front ride height. This is a relative measurement rather than absolute. For instance if our race car is…

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