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From race registration to the finish line and everything in between, How to Drag Race explains all the steps for successful drag racing, so the aspiring drag racer can easily setup his or her car, launch off the line, and quickly run at every racetrack. It offers the first comprehensive description of every aspect of drag racing, including car set up, driving techniques, class information, and getting active in racing at the local level.

Author Kevin McKenna, editor at National DRAGSTER, NHRA's weekly news magazine, uses 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street car or race car up for consistency and speed, and driving techniques for racers at all levels. He discusses tires, safety equipment, driving aids, such as line-locks and delay boxes, choosing a class, and advanced racer math. Special sections detail how to maximize your setup and strategy bracket racing success. If you have ever thought it would be fun to give drag racing a try, this book is for you. If you have ever thought it would be fun to give drag racing a try, this book is for you.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

From race registration to the finish line and everything in between, How to Drag Race explains all the steps for successful drag racing, so the aspiring drag racer can easily setup his or her car, launch off the line, and quickly run at every racetrack. It offers the first comprehensive description of every aspect of drag racing, including car set up, driving techniques, class information, and getting active in racing at the local level.

Author Kevin McKenna, editor at National DRAGSTER, NHRA's weekly news magazine, uses 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street car or race car up for consistency and speed, and driving techniques for racers at all levels. He discusses tires, safety equipment, driving aids, such as line-locks and delay boxes, choosing a class, and advanced racer math. Special sections detail how to maximize your setup and strategy bracket racing success. If you have ever thought it would be fun to give drag racing a try, this book is for you. If you have ever thought it would be fun to give drag racing a try, this book is for you.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 289 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250723
Product Code : SA136P

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Drag Racing: A Sport of Universal Appeal

In the Beginning

How Far Can I Go?

The Basics 

Types of Drag Racing

 

Chapter 2: How to Get Started in Drag Racing

Track Personnel and Job Descriptions 

Basic Vehicle Prep (Safety and Performance)

Buy the Rulebook 

First-Time Expectations 

 

Chapter 3: How to Drive

Proper Warm-Up

Burnout Techniques 

Staging and Launching 

The Run 

Shutting Down

 

Chapter 4: Safety Gear, Vehicle Prep and Smart Racing 

Essential Safety Equipment

Brakes and Parachutes

Competition Driver’s License 

Performing a Proper Safety Check 

Between Rounds 

Troubleshooting

Necessary Tools

 

Chapter 5: All About Tires

Racing Slicks 

Tire Selection, Pressure and Maintenance

Radial Versus Bias Ply 

DOT-Approved Racing Tires

 

Chapter 6: Improving Performance

Common Performance Upgrades

Moderate Performance Upgrades 

Power Adders 

Improving Performance Affordably 

To Use or Not Use Race Fuel 

How to Improve Driving Performance 

Suspension Tuning Tips 

Weight Transfer 

 

Chapter 7: Driving and Tuning Aids

Aftermarket Tachometer

Trans Brake

Line Lock 

Two-Step and Three-Step Ignitions 

Delay Box

Throttle Stops 

Weather Stations

Infrared Thermometers 

Air and Electric Shifters

Practice Trees

Prediction Software 

Putting It All Together

 

Chapter 8: The Basics of Bracket Racing

The Current State of Bracket Racing

Bracket Racing Versus Other Forms of Drag Racing

Understanding Reaction Time 

Dial-Ins and Breakouts 

Why Should I Bracket Race? 

 

Chapter 9: Advanced Bracket Racing Strategy 

Posting Consistent Reaction Times

Making Your Car Consistent

Choosing the Right Dial-In Time

Starting Line Tactics 

Driving the Finish Line 

 

Chapter 10: The Psychology of Drag Racing

Sizing Up the Competition 

Visualization for Racing 

Avoiding Distractions

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Tricks of the Trade 

 

Chapter 11: Racer Math

How to Determine True-Win Margin 

Using Math to Help Predict Performance 

Tracking Your Round-Win Average 

Recording Your Runs

Useful Formulas

 

Appendix A: Glossary of Drag Racing Terms 

Appendix B: Drag Racing Run Sheet

Appendix C: Drag Racing Data Sheet

How to Drag Race

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