Trail Braking

Trail braking refers to continuing to brake past the turn in point, and on into the corner. Generally a driver will get all the braking done before turn in so that all the…

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Weight Jacker

Weight Jacker The weight-jacker is a setting somewhat akin to wedge on a stock car. The main difference is that the driver can adjust weight-jacker while on the track. There…

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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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