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Offline jjolly

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Re: 1/2 mile short course..
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2015, 09:09:47 PM »
The rubber isn't needed on the track, just need to heat the tires to help get better bite. I suppose if its a problem I'll just lower the air pressure a tad and see if I can keep her straight!

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Re: 1/2 mile short course..
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2015, 11:19:31 PM »
... I'd think it would be wiser and safer to just hook up and smoothly lean into it...
You need to get to the drags more often, Chris! Heating the tires via a burnout is a huge factor in having them "hook up" during the actual run.

Infrequently enough to lose track of the terminology.

"Hook up" isn't precisely what I was thinking.  More along the lines of getting the car rolling with the least amount of wheelspin and rolling into the throttle as smoothly as possible would, I think, be the most advantageous approach, especially if it's a drag car.

I'm certain some folks will be changing out rear ends for this event, but I would think a good strategy would be to put the least amount of stress on the drivetrain as possible to keep the engine from overheating.  These cars are going to spending a lot more time in high gear against the wind than normal.

I'll be interested in seeing what strategies folks use.
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