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Thread: How do you drive on asphalt

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Question How do you drive on asphalt

    I tried this asphalt thing last year at Wall and wore out the tires. How do you avoid that with your driving or set up? Any opinions will be appreciated since the open comp is for two hundred laps. I know some of you drivers have run on asphalt and dirt so could you please try to explain some of the differences.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Very Carefully

    Asphalt has almost no 'side-bite' compared to dirt. So you cannot get through the turn by throwing the rear out and modulating side-bite to have it straight for the next straightaway. You'll simply spin around. Oil/Anti-freeze/gear lube/gasoline/etc will make the surface as slippery as any Kenny Rogers prepped track. Tires are EVERYTHING on asphalt. I prefer the black ones. Wait 5 laps for your tires to warm up, keep it straight in the turns (not crossed-up) and listen to your tires, and you'll be fine.
    Bob Kulik
    Kulik Racing

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009
    I guess I should have mentioned, for those that don't know, I drive a front wheel drive small car.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    rf=40 psi
    lf=30 psi
    rr=20 psi
    lr=15 psi
    200 laps is a long race, I would just take it very easy for the first 150 or so.
    If the red comes out, try stopping up high near the pit guard rail so your crew can look at your tires and give you other info without pitting.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2009
    On the way to the races. phil

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    Jul 2004

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