GROUND EFFECT AND DIFFUSERS

GROUND EFFECT AND DIFFUSERS

GROUND EFFECT The most cut and dry basic grass roots amateur racer fact about ground effect is simply the fact that when wings, splitters and diffusers get close to a fixed object (the ground) they become more efficient. Any amount of ground effect for amateurs,...
WING END PLATES, END FENCES, FENCES

WING END PLATES, END FENCES, FENCES

On the end of many wings you will see vertical plates. These vertical plates, which we call ”end plates” (some people call them “end fences”) are used to help keep the air from spilling off the ends of wings and causing loss of downforce and wing efficiency. “Fences”...
SPOILERS

SPOILERS

SPOILERS. A spoiler is a vertical piece, much like a fence, usually placed as far back on the rear of the car as possible and running 90 degrees to the centerline of a car. Spoilers make rear downforce similarly to wings but with a penalty of high drag.
WINGS

WINGS

“Aero” is the probably the most misunderstood aspect in amateur grassroots racing. If you break Aero down to just the basic science and benefits it can be very simple to understand for any of us amateur grassroots racers. *** WINGS. Spoilers are not wings and wings...
CONTRIBUTOR-SHAWN ROMIG

CONTRIBUTOR-SHAWN ROMIG

For this Tips and Track Tweaks, we have some insider information from a contributor. The 2008-2010 Viper provides an extremely capable track platform even in a factory stock configuration. This may be obvious given the numerous production car lap records set by the...
TIRE PRESSURE BLEEDERS

TIRE PRESSURE BLEEDERS

Tire pressure bleeders release pressure that builds up as your tires increase in temperature. The idea behind tire pressure bleeders is to keep a constant optimum tire pressure, which in turn gives you maximum grip from the tire. Tire pressure bleeders have been...