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Safety: Wheel Lug Nuts

I heard a gripping story that is appropriate to pass on.  Rear lug nuts on a bracket drag racecar were left loose by oversight.  On a 120 MPH pass, the driver hit the brakes.  That loaded the rear brake drum to slow down the wheel speed.  The brake drums sheared off the wheel studs.  A […]

Driver relaxation, nitro launch, safety, and spark plug plating

Relaxation Breathing routines are taught in yoga and relaxation training. They are recommended for a new driver who may be nervous in the early stages of getting licensed to drive a fast racer. One breathing routine is to exhale for a longer time period than the time for inhaling. For example, inhale for a count […]

Safety Certifications Checklist

Safety certifications When you arrive at a racing event, the last thing you need is trouble searching for safety certification info for the race event inspector.  We wrote out everything on a Safety log and handed a copy to the inspector.  The safety inspection was completed easily, and we could concentrate on the race day […]