Monthly Archives: July 2015

Left- or Right-Foot Braking?

Left- or Right-Foot Braking — a Matter of Preference Driving stars discuss braking techniques in this SAFEisFAST video. If you’re a right-foot braker, I recommend practicing left-foot braking on the street for a few months before you take it to […]

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Steering Wheel Action – Street Course

In-Car Cameras — Good for Watching Hand Positioning Watch Tony’s struggle to hold the wheel out of the hairpin in the very last shot of this video…don’t skip ahead, this one’s worth every second. Ryan’s upper wing on his right […]

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Tire Sidewall Flex & Relaxation Periods

Relaxation Periods As a racecar goes from the different loads for a typical corner — acceleration, braking, cornering, acceleration — transition periods occur as the tire’s cords settle down into their tasks at hand.  As the tire transitions to-and-from the […]

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Ayrton Senna Footwork

Ayrton Senna at Play in an Acura NSX Ayrton probably didn’t have a lot of seat-time in this car when this was shot. So, the amount of lock needed to dance it around the corners wasn’t as ingrained as it […]

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Manual Transmission Operation Explained

Racing vs Street Transmissions — or Gearboxes Dog boxes used in car racing shift lightening fast, and are basically transmissions without synchronizers. As such, input/output shafts must have matching speeds before the shift can occur…otherwise they grind going in. Upshifts […]

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