|How to do a Burnout|
|Saturday, 03 February 2001 08:00|
Tech: How to do a Burnout
1. Engage your Line-Loc (I'm assuming you have one) FWD cars, just use the hand brake...
2. Once your "locked" in place, select 1st (... if your engine is powerful enough, 2nd), then rev your engine to about 5000rpm (4cyl. Engines) and let out the clutch quickly.
3. As soon as the tires start spinning, try to maintain your rpm (4-5K rpm). Do not rev up and down. The tires will heat -up more quickly when the wheel speed is kept UP.
4. Wait 5 seconds (or more, depending on track condition or what works best for your set-up)
5. When you're ready, release the Line-Loc, and let the car roll forward, while slowly letting off the throttle.
6. Do a "Dry Hop" or practice launch. This part is optional. Some racers swear by it, while others claim that a dry hop just heats up the clutch and jeopardizes the actual launch.
Same as the manual tranny, except for the clutch part.