If you have ever been to a drag racing tournament then you may have wondered where all the vintage looking cars are coming from. Apart from the cars, the sheer risk involved in the race could leave those who are new to the race petrified. However, lovers of the game will be jumping and cheering and what makes the novice hide in fear is actually what makes the lovers of the game shout for joy.
There are many people who are interested in drag racing but lack the necessary information to be able to partake in such races. Some will even go to the extent of having custom built hot rods to use for such races. However, with lack of information, it may be hard to get involved. Here compiled are some useful tips from experts in the field.
Be safe on the racing track
All experts are clear on this one. The only joy of the race is when you go through the different tracks and reach the finish line safe and sound. This means that the car you use should be fit for purpose and you should also use safe driving habits and tactics. While it is a race, the drivers always have to think of safety all through the way. Drivers should be patient enough to check that their cars are in order after each pass.
Get the right tire pressure
Turning a car into a racing car involves a lot of work. You have to get the weight, geometry and controls right. One thing that people get easily confused about is that of the pressure on the tires. Most people are always advising to go for low pressure on the tires. However, the expert says it is important to have enough pressure on the tires to an extent. This is especially true for those intending to get more E.T.
Get a good crew
When most people start racing, they may do it alone or be with one or few friends. However, as they continue to race and this becomes a favorite pastime, it becomes important to get people who will be ready to work with the driver. These people will take care of things like preparing the car and ensuring that entertainment is ready when needed. Most of all the moral support that they give the driver is very important.
Pull the chute when necessary
A car racing at 100mph turning over is every driver’s nightmare but it does happen. The usual advice is to remove the foot from the accelerator while at the same time trying to regain control of the car. This advice is good but another advice that will help ensure the car stays in place and does not turn over is to pull the chute.