Half-Ton Plus – Adding helper springs can make towing to the track a bit...

At one time, a half-ton truck was plenty capable for towing a racecar to and from the track. Then the open trailer became an...

Geometric Concerns – Getting the Most out of Your Racing Suspension Alignment

If you can make the tires happy, you will automatically make the driver happy. Aiming all four tires in the right directions will optimize...

Spec E30 Adopts a New Ground Control Spring Package

My first exposure to Spec E30 came in 2007 when I was asked to be race director at the Championships event in Mid-Ohio. There...

Communication Theory – How to Recognize, Measure and Fix Bump Steer

Clear communication between driver and machine is a fundamental requirement for speed, safety, confidence and predictability on the racetrack. The ideal relationship between you...

Balancing Act: Finding The Perfect Chassis Setup for Speed

Turn 4, a medium speed left hander requires considerable braking at the end of a long straight. As soon as you turn in, the...

Bracing For Reality – Upgrading an E36 for the rigors of racing duty

The E36 is a great candidate for a racecar. One look at NASA’s German Touring Series will tell you that. The E36 strikes the...

Installing a Hellwig Rear Sway Bar on an HD Pickup

I have to admit that when Hellwig sales and marketing director Mike Hallmark suggested a sway bar for my 2500 Silverado HD, it seemed...

Pop Goes the Weasel

Pulling the shock hats off production cars can be dicey. People have lost fingers doing it, but it’s not terrible on the factory shocks...

Tire Management – How to Get the Most out of Your Race Tires From...

In the mid-1990s, the term tire management became a common phrase made popular by commentators on NASCAR television broadcasts. The term was first used...

24 Sins of Chassis Tuning – Make the most of your track time by...

At the race, you’re unloaded and ready to go for the first practice session. After the session is over, you feel lost because the...

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