There’s probably no better way to get your feet wet in racing than by driving in a production-based car.
While these cars have strict technical limitations, there are some key things you can do to gain the “unfair advantage”.
And there’s no better person to help give you that advantage than John Heinricy, who's career combines engineering excellence with racing talent. He served as Director of the GM Performance Division and assistant chief engineer for the Corvette, while also driving a number of GM products in SCCA competition, eventually claiming 12 SCCA National Championships. Heinricy was also a lap record-holder at the Nürburgring.
In our latest video, he explains the secrets of driving a production-based race car.
Race Car Set up
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- Car Set Up 1: Camber, Castor, Toe, Ackerman
- Car Set Up 2: Springs, Shocks, Roll Bars
- Car Set Up 3: Ride Height, Rake, Weight Jackers
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