Hi all. Planning on racing for the first time on a 1/2 dirt track on Saturday. Have no idea on what tires or gear to run. Have a 2000 Cavalier, LN2 that is moderately built, manual transmission.. Usually race on 1/4 mile with big 215/60/15 tires in 2nd gear. Anyone race on a 1/2 mile track that can give me an idea of what to run? I have all sorts of tires available, just not sure what to start with!!!!!!
I would start with trying a 185/65-14 and run 3rd gear. What RPMs do u tur. On a 1/4 with the 215/60-15
Thats sounds like a good place to start to me. RPM,s on a short 1/4 running the bottom is 6100.
Alright. Cause I tried the 185/65-14 on a 1/4 in 3rd and it was a little boggy coming off so on a half mile that should work
Ya I have some 195/50/15's that are my small tires I can run. They have a 71.2 roll out. A little smaller than the 185/65/14's. I run those on a 1/4 in 3rd gear and it's also pretty boggy out and never has time to wind up.