For example, spring or torsion bar rates, crossweight, chassis tilt, wheel tracking spacing. Our mission at the racewise dirt track chassis school is simple. Most racing catalogs sell this book and it really explains alot. Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the united states and canada, with new zealand, australia, mexico, great britain and brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. On an asphalt car, utilizing slightly stiffer rebound on the left side, while softening the rebound on the right side, will generally enhance the handling of the car.
The last two articles in this series focused on the balance of left side weight and wedge and how they work together to get the car to turn smoothly through the corner. Dirt track racing is the single most common form of auto racing in the united states. Guide to setting up a late model dirt chassis and 4 link suspension. Our books and videos have always been on the cutting edge of technology. We sell performance parts for all your racing needs. The timing was right because the local track rules had changed to allow the gm vortec cylinder heads. A complete guide to building and preparing a stock car for dirt track compe. A complete informative guide to preparing a stock car for paved track compe. Super stocks are the next highest stock car class of racing at the local dirt track. The total novices guide to dirt track racing axleaddict. Stock car apparel, gifts and literature speedway motors.
You wont find a more comprehensive dirt track magazine anywhere. See more ideas about dirt track, race cars and dirt racing. Dirt street stock when it comes to grassroots racing, it doesnt get any more rooted than street stocks. Race car construction, mountsbracketsinterior, wiring and plumbing, race car body, painting, front suspension, and steering, rear suspensions, shocks, braking systems, tires and wheels, the engine. Dirt track racing is a form of motorsport held on clay or dirt surfaced oval race tracks often used for thoroughbred horse racing.
Street stocks are the most numerous class of stock cars on dirt because of affordability and car counts continue to be high despite recent economic challenges. Photo gallery of the 355 chevy street stock engine build. Learn everything you need to know about winning in this handson guide, which features the latest stock car racing chassis and suspension technology. Stock car dirt track technology by steve smith, paperback. Recommended basic setups landrum performance springs. Modified racing technology by steve smith, stock car dirt track. This revolutionary, patented software program will set your race car up for.
Dirt car setup is far more complicated than setting up an asphalt stock car. Stock car racing engine technology this excellent engine theory book was done in 2007, but it still contains some of best information available on advanced theory and design for racing engines. Get the top stocklate model race car design books on handling chassis. Powerslide your way around unpawed corners of 6 different race tracks and be the first one to cross the finish line. Book, dirt track chassis and suspension, 128 pages, paperback, each. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books. Street stock nation buy,sale,trade public group facebook. I do have a few questions at our local race track is a 12 mile. Our block was in usable condition, so we were able to reuse it just by honing it. Stock car apparel, gifts and literature parts instock with sameday shipping. Steve smith autosports lets you start working towards a brighter racing future today. Nascar cars race cars car fix repair shop car repair dirt track car tuning car shop slot cars i grew up in an automotive family. This is a useful book to learn how to set up a stock car. Lets use two of the most popular types of dirt cara touring late model and a metricstyle hobby stock car.
Stock car dirt track racing technology by steve smith. The sport is also popular in australia, new zealand, canada, and the united kingdom. My dad ran a service stationautomotive repair shop, and always had a hand in race cars, so i guess it was only natural t. A complete guide to building and preparing a stock car for dirt track competition. Dirt track trader racing classifieds dirt race cars for.
Includes basic chassis design and fabrication, suspension setupsadjusting to track conditions, rear suspension systems, scaling, tuning with shock abosrbers, tips and advice. Free download chapter listings from street stock setup maual 2. Generally have roll cages, and all glass, vinyl, upholstery and and lights must be removed from the vehicle. The cars that are on trailers i have restored and we race with ozark vintage stock car racing association. On both dirt and asphalt cars, its a good idea to fine tune your shocks based on the type of track youre running. A guide to building, setup and tuning dirt track stock cars. Dirt oval racing cars close subcategory hobby stock 56 last post. Steve smith autosports s196 stock car dirt track technology book. In many of our articles on various aspects of chassis setup, we try to include both sides of the coindirt and asphalt.
Dirt late model chassis technology build your own race car. Dirt track stock car technology build your own race car. There are hundreds of local and regional racetracks throughout the nation. Now were going to look at how the right front spring rate works to help maintain a balance while the car turns through the corner. Practical information you can use to make your car faster, more reliable and more competitive. Jr motorsports street stock when it comes to grassroots racing, it doesnt get any more rooted than street stocks.
In many of our articles on various aspects of chassis setup, we try to include both sides of the coin dirt and asphalt. Although there are nearly as many different variations on street stock rules as there are quarter and halfmile race tracks around america, the common thread is the use of an older american street car as the basis of. Stock car dirt track technology, paved track stock car technology, stock car. Race car construction, mountsbracketsinterior, wiring and plumbing, race car body, painting, front suspension, and steering, rear suspensions, shocks, braking systems, tires and wheels, the engine, transmission and driveline, chassis setup and alignment, track tuning, maintenance and record keeping. Super stocks very similar in appearance to street stocks, super stocks allow more modifications to the engine and are capable of producing between 500 and 550 horsepower. Dirt car setup tips dirt racing suspension guide circle. We are always looking for more old dirt cars from the 50s and 60s. If the rules say that you must use stock springs on your car, there is hope here too. Dirt track chassis and suspension book by the editors of circle. Won, finished 2nd in points and never finished out of top 5 at my local track.
Add to cart bob harris stock car race tech workshop. Back in 2010 we rebuilt the engine for our street stock project car. The information in this book is currently being used by top teams in touring late models, all modified. This article has been rewritten in november of 2014 to update the content. I learned a lot more from this book than what i learned after years of reading circle track magazine. Steve smith autosports books and videos have always been on the cutting edge of technology. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0. Apr 01, 2004 lets use two of the most popular types of dirt car a touring late model and a metricstyle hobby stock car. So, if you want to learn how to design, build, set up and then race your dirt, car, this is the book for you.
If you think that v8 powered rwd stock cars on slippery dirt tracks sound like fun, then this game is for you. Dirt racing rules and race track rants this week has been an interesting week in our local racing scene. Hi guys, first off let me say i think this is a wonderful place. Advanced race car chassis technology book bob bolles. Pure stock car setup loose in, loose off the dirt forum. Stock car dirt track technology by steve smith really liked it 4. The others are next in line after the one that is in the shop now. Over the years i have had lots of feedback that most these concepts and ideas work great on dirt, on front wheel drive mini stocks, on almost any street stock, production type race car. Read all about the new technology that is winning races right now. A lot of practical information for the person driving a streetstock type car. Our bestselling publications have helped thousands of racers improve their cars, teams and racing careers in the everchanging world of auto racing.
Dirt track racing started in the united states before world war i and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s using both automobiles and motorcycles. Mike duvall flyer chassis mike built this car for me it has been raced. Dirt car setup is undergoing a change, and has been for about five years now. Jan 23, 2019 street stocks are the most numerous class of stock cars on dirt because of affordability and car counts continue to be high despite recent economic challenges. Books by steve smith author of sprint car chassis technology. Upgrading our motor program so dont need this one anymore. Hogan technologies auto racing information made easy. So, when the rules state that you must have four working brakes and no brake bias controller, a simple fix is to install a bb in the front brake line coming out of the master cylinder. It seems our local club picked up on my article about the tungsten axle tubes and amended its rule to outlaw all tungsten parts on the car. What used to be standard setups are a thing of the past for the top teams competing in.
Our phantom stock car and hobby stock setup sheet covers both jet racing. Late 60s champ dirt car all pro built in classic 1968 style, 383 c. Steve smith autosports bestselling publications have helped thousands of racers improve their cars, teams and racing careers in the everchanging world of auto racing. The car is a leaf spring car and must way 3300 lbs. Ran whole year in my 1st year in street stock class. Covers frontrear suspensions, steering, handling dynamics, chassis tuning, setup, scaling the car, track tuning and adjustments for common handling issues. Many aspects of dirt track technology are covered here, including modified multileaf setups, dirt track car setups, circle track chassis and more. To save this document, print it out, or view it in a normal format, click on the link below. Stock car racing engine technology hot rod engine tech. This message has been edited by crc1124 edited may 02, 2005. R c bolles now you can have the chassis and suspension technology that is winning races right now. Book, dirt late model chassis technology coleman racing. Mar 01, 2004 dirt car setup is far more complicated than setting up an asphalt stock car.
With this rebuild, we ended up with a costeffective motor that is a strong performer. What used to be standard setups are a thing of the past for the top teams competing in dirt late models, modified, and even the stock classes. The one in the shop is a 1934 chevy sedan with a 250 chevy 6 cyl. My current setup is as follows tire sizes lf 89 14 round 12 lbs air rf 90 round 16 lbs air. On dirt, heavy front brakes cause the car to push up the track and slide on the dirt. Although there are nearly as many different variations on street stock rules as there are oval race tracks, the common thread is the use of an older american street car as the basis of the street stock race car.1063 1440 997 398 829 680 637 1275 588 527 107 1399 568 1423 1133 967 790 644 29 800 1284 1320 676 650 1151 716 974 1286 509 1471 1443 466 988