This video teaches you everything you need to know to prepare your car for the drag race. This is useful for people who will be attending SCCA or NASA driving school. The most important thing and maybe the most obvious is to clean your car out completely of any small papers or anything that can be a hazard. Make sure you have the proper tires, and check your engine for leaks. This is a step by step walk through of all you need to know to properly prepare your vehicle for the race track.
This tutorial gives tips on how to properly enter corners when go-karting for the fastest times possible and while being safe.
This video shows a few laps around the big track at Willow Springs International raceway. Colin an instructor at Willow Springs Raceway. He mentions safety rules and race etiquette. He goes over the apex's of turns and vehicle placement. This is a great intro to auto racing and a great chance to experience Nascar in the driver's seat.
Learn all about sprint car racing, including what gear you need and how to start a sprint car race, in this free racing video series.
Learn how to perform a 90 degree turn with your car like a real getaway driver! Watch out! This drifting move should be practiced on the track or a very large parking lot.
Collin teaches us how to race at Laguna Seca raceway in this tutorial. When coming out of the pit lane, wait for the workers to wave you on. Make sure there is not traffic around you because you will be doing over 100mph. Once you are sure there is no traffic, turn in the late turn so don't dual apex it as you are turning. By this time you will turn four and then turn five after this on the right hand side of the track. Next, turn six with a small amount of braking bringing the car out and ru...
In this video, we learn how to heel toe shift when racing. Many people do this wrong because they will put the front of the foot on the brake, then twist their entire foot sideways. This will result in a jerky motion in the car and is not the correct way to do it. To do it properly, place the left side of the foot onto the brake, then use the right side to blip the throttle on the shift. Then, continue on your way as you are going and you won't experience the jerked motion that you would if y...
At eight years old, Kalle Rovanperä is only half the US driving age, yet I'm willing to bet he can handle a car waaaay better than you. Kalle is the son of famous Finnish rally driver Harri Rovanperä, who raced from 1993-2006 and completed 111 rallies during his career. A little training from Pop... and check it out, this kid is insane.
A Ford Puma is used to instruct some cool moves. Learn the handbrake turn, 90 degree turn, reverse flip, Scandinavian flick with liftoff oversteer (similar to power slides). It's like drifting.
Unlike the normal cars, the racing cars are more powerful, more maneuverable and less error forgiving. That's why you always have to move them from one track to another with a tow, and not on their own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to lift a racing car on a tow.
Below is race driver Ken Block demonstrating the sport of gymkhana. He pulls some crazy tricks, but best of all is the 360 degree donut he does inside a building. The video starts to warm up around a minute in, and gets truly nuts around 3:00. (Gymkhana is a similar to autocross, except the courses are very complex and must be memorized by the driver to achieve best time. Obstacles include cones, tires, and barrels; drivers are challenged to perform "reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree sp...
Car drifting is a very cool, racecar style driving trick. This two part video series will show you how to drift like a pro. Grab the wheel and be careful!
Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world. Jalponik reports:
Lucas Colin teaches students the proper way of shifting gears while racing to prevent damage to the gearbox.
Our Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip hero is back, and never fails to astound. Travis Pastrana is both an X-Games gold medalist and star of MTV show Nitro Circus. The daredevil kicks ass at supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, base jumping and rally racing.
I thought lawnmower racing was purely a redneck sport, but apparently not. With the world record speed currently at 80 mph, the UK's Project Runningblade aims to squash it at 100 mph.
There are two ways to properly lock your seat belt. You can use the childlock auto adhjustment. Or you can recline the seat, but then push forward to make your seat belt very tight. You don't want to be flopping around in the car. The bottom of your wrist is on top of the steering wheel and your shoulder is in the seat. It will loosen up when you get on the track.
Streets of willow springs instructional video goes over protocol and instructions to racing on Willow Street. He goes over all the turns and when to accelerate and turn. This discusses the surfaces and sections of the track. This is a great overview on how to start racing on tracks around California. If you like Nascar, you will love racing your own car at Willow Springs.
Instructional video of Buttonwillow Raceway in a stock RSX type S race car. This is on a clockwise track configuration. This Buttonwillow Raceway video shows you how to handle the turns and race the track well. They describe the pit lane as well as the protocol of leaving the pit. Stay on the left hand side when you enter. There are several 90 degree turns.
You can smash cars and entertain hundreds as a demo derby driver! Learn how to skillfully drive in a demolition derby. Filmed at the 2008 San Diego County Fair, this video will show you the tricks of the demolition derby driver trade and show you how to destroy everyone else while keeping your derby machine running.
This how-to video takes a look at the automotive sport called drifting and what it takes to become a drifter. Not all cars can be modified for drifting; you'll need a model with rear-wheel drive and good suspension. Check out this video racing lesson and learn how to drift a car.
In this video you will see how to heel toe shift and double clutch shift while auto racing with Gary Sheehan. Both methods are used in racing but can be applied to regular street driving as well. There is no verbal instruction, but you can get the idea just from watching Gary's feet. More experienced drivers will pick up how to heel toe and double clutch from this video better than beginners. Heel toe and double clutch with Gary Sheehan.
Learn about drag & car racing with expert tips and advice on imports and different motors and engines in this free car-racing video series on NHRA and IHRA racing events.
In this video tutorial, Melissa takes you on a quick tour of Need2Speed in downtown Redding, California and provides some useful tips on how to get the most out of your go-kart visit. Need2Speed is Northern California's only electric, high-speed public indoor kart racing facility. Race a go-kart at Need2Speed in Redding, CA.
Greg Heumann shows how to pull away hard driving his M5 and explains how to do a hard launch.
This video is three slow motion vids of double clutch, single clutch and heel and toe. If you have a vague understanding of how to do these race driving techniques, but want to see a really clear, slowed down version of exactly what should happen, this video will really help.
This video shows you how to heel toe when downshifting. This racing technique can be applied to daily driving, but practice off the streets first.
Dennis Taylor of Taylor Motorsports shows you step by step how to pack your chute for any automobile racing application.
This video shows you how to get into a go kart properly and safely and how to use the right driving position.
This video series shows you how to race on SyKart indoor kart track in Tigard Oregon. The first video takes you on a warmup lap and explains each turn, the second video shows you the proper line to follow, the third video shows you how to go quick and the last video shows you how to pass.
This video explains how to overtake another kart safely in corners when Go-Karting.
Tiff Needell teaches his fellow Fifth Gear presenter Tom how to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo around a track quickly and teaches him the art of drifting. There are some good tips in here for the novice racer but you have watch through the silly driving too.
Come on. Admit it. The Geico anti-Christ emerges the second you slip into that unsuspecting, plain vanilla, rental car.
Karting is one of the most exciting and exhilarating activities you could wish to take part in. There are very few things quite like the thrill of buzzing along at up to 50 miles per hour at only 5 cms off the ground! Here is Videojug's guide to the techniques that will get your motor running... Drive a Go Kart.
Now that you've mastered a few simpler tricks, it's time to move on to a combo of a handbreak turn and reverse turn drifts. These instructions are for FWD cars.
Learn how to drift with your car like a pro in this video
Double clutching was born out of necessity to help ease gear transitions and prevent clutch wear. They've since changed the transmission and the double clutch technique is now reserved for a more deliberate driver looking to add finesse to his acceleration.