What advice do you have for someone who is going tithe track for the first time?
^+1 Here's a general layout of the track launch area.first time, watch how people line up, get an idea of the motions they go though, about where they pull up to, the lights etc. The first person to stage at the light has more time to prepare, the second inches up until he triggers the set light then has a couple seconds to get ready before the lights come down.
Reaction time does NOT modify your cars track time, thats just the amount of time the light was green BEFORE you started to move. The time you run is from when you move. Thats how it is at most tracks.
Its sticky out there if prepped right, go practice somewhere out of the public to get a feel for launching with a bit of wheel spin but not a ton. At the track a tiny bit more than that will work good.
Dont shift the crap out of the car until you get the launch down, there is NO point in beating up on the car when you just ran a 3.5 60ft time (time from start to 60ft down the track) as your times WILL SUCK regardless.
Once your 60ft is 2.0-2.1 or better THEN start shifting right and quicker, no point in blowing the trans, missing a shift, etc when you are gonna get a crappy time regardless.
street tires = avoid the water box. Spin them over to clean them off a bit but nothing else is needed, dont do a burnout.
Agreed! If the car has a lopey sound to it and it smells alcohol when they have it running stay away from it. It probably runs like its ass is on fire.SpectorV said:also if they try to line up up with someone that is SUPER loud or some form of crazy fast car just tell em you will pass and go the next round. If you cant hear your own motor thats bad lol