How To: Race a go-kart at Need2Speed in Redding, CA

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.

How To: Heel toe shift when racing

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...

How To: Lift Racing Car on a Tow

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.

How To: Race your car on the big track of Willow Springs

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.

How To: Be a demolition derby driver

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.

News: Take That, Segway. Mario Kart Style Obstacle Speed Racing

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...

How To: Prepare your car for the race track

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.

How To: Race cars on the streets of Willow Springs

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.

How To: Race cars on the Buttonwillow track

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.

How To: Drift a car

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.

How To: Race at Laguna Seca raceway

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...

News: 8-Year-Old Rally Kid Could Kick Your Ass in a Race

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.

How To: Race on SyKart indoor kart track

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.

How To: Drive a Go Kart

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.

News: Travis Pastrana Flies Cars

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.

How To: Prep for auto racing with proper seat belt security

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.

How To: Heel toe and double clutch with Gary Sheehan

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.

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