RE:Driving Technique/Engine Failure
To everyone whom responded to my question about driving technique, thanks!
What a forum.
I just finished my first actual race this weekend at Daytona. Had fun, but
not a good weekend. Yes, I did trailbrake! No car failures whatsoever,
aside from being hit by a FVee. I was running well and suddenly found
myself within striking distance of the leader. I got a little over
exuberant, spun in turn 6 and was nailed by an oncoming Vee. Bent the axle
and the whole rear suspension pretty bad. I was half a lap from the halfway
point, so no credit for the race.
As for the engine failure from before, it was an exploded thrust washer on a
lower end with many, many races! I did not go into detail because I figured
it to be irrelevant. I merely wanted to know if trail braking will or will
not adversly affect the crank.
Again, thanks to all whom responded.
I wish I had the results of the race to post, but being new to this, I
didn't think to get the info from Saturday, and I didn't stay for Sunday's race.
Life is tough, it's tougher when your stupid!