Don’t drive dangerously.
I don’t redline much really. I usually go 3 to 5 RPMs in thousands, depending on speed limit, area etc. My redline is 6900….
There are times when driving safely requires adequate acceleration to merging speed etc.
And if it is wet for example, don’t go insane.
Even on a closed track, there are rules. Follow the rules.
For max acceleration, one must apply max Torque to wheels.
To do this the engine must be revving at right amount and transmission be in correct gear.
Shifting at right time is critical. And the shift must be fast and smooth….
For many road courses, racers live in gears 1, 2 and 3.
Now it is gonna vary some depending on setup of car.
But for many cars, gears 1,2 and 3 should be taken to redline.
Don’t recommend you do this in town. You will be speeding very soon.
And you better practice….
Oh and you better be able to stop.
And just do the speed limit.
Wanna know a secret?
There is more to learn still about Z go fast, fast.
But I ain’t gonna teach you that.
I am learning that “racing” is difficult and requires much study.
When a shift, how a shift. When a brake, how a brake. How a gas. When a gas.
And not on street.
I think the SCCA event may have moved to a different location. I saw it was to be in Monroe. Later I saw it was in Ross.
I don’t even know if it is still on.
I just checked and it is on in Lebanon (Monroe). It is at Trader’s World Flea Market. If you go, enter off Union Road. First car races at 10 AM trophies at 4 pm.
I most likely will be there for at least a while. Two dollars to park, exact change preferred.
Now I have plans.
Racing is quite likely legally occurring in your neighborhood.
SCCA events are around….
Oh and when shifting, gentle. When not shifting, both hands on wheel.
The wheel is where you and car communicate the most. You talk at brakes and rear end or front end.
And wheel can actually help you brake some….
OK I went and stayed for about 80 minutes. It was really cool. I can see there is a lot to learn.
I would have stayed longer but it was hot and I had no hat or water.
I just wanted to get some exposure to the deal.
Now I must find a car.