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« on: March 14, 2014, 08:38:02 PM »

Say going as wide as long would that effect cornering? Better to be a few inches longer than wider? Not looking for exact measurements, your secrets  Tongue. just how they effect each other. Thanks for any info.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 08:47:02 PM »

I had read once in a stock car racing chassis book that a longer wheel base was better for dirt racing and a shorter wheel base was better for asphalt racing. Not sure if there was any truth to it. And of course that was stock car racing not mower racing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 10:20:47 AM »

Lee, a longer wheelbase can be an advantage on dirt tracks of 3/8 mile or bigger. Quarter mile bullrings generally like a shorter wheelbase. Don't know about asphalt because the real men (and women, but not Danica) are on dirt racing open wheel cars or big block modifieds.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 03:35:20 PM »

Sounds about right bert. I couldn't remember all the details on dirt cars. I wasn't into dirt racing until I got into mower racing. Most of my car racing experience was with asphalt cars.
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