Re: Tips to be faster at the track
Pay attention to how stage. Mistakes there in terms of lost ET will be multiplied as you go down track. Line up in the groove, stop after turning on the top light, then as soon as you trigger the second light. Make sure you do a burnout properly, once the tires are spinning and you let off the brake keep them spinning until you reach dry pavement. These seem obvious, but I ran the street classes at the local brackets for years, and the mistakes I just listed are incredibly common. If you approached someone to make suggestions, almost everyone says they didnít make those mistakes. My home track streams their races live on YouTube, with a clear view of the burnout box and the entire length of the track. The better races will often watch and critique their runs afterwards. If you are videoing your runs, have someone stand behind and to the side of the car, show tires tires and where the car is positioned in the lane. Views from a right angle or from the grandstand are worthless when it comes to dissecting a run.
Another thing that helps is by writing notes in your timeslips concerning weather, tire spin or bog etc., then calculating the length of time between each incremental on the time slip. This will help you analyze the runs and help give you a clear understanding if there any variations. Pay more attention to your time slip than 60ft, ET and MPH.
Last edited by Steve R; Apr 19th, 19 at 1:50 AM.