Carrying The Left Front Tire The Entire Way Around A Dirt Oval May Not Be The Fast Way Home But It Sure Is The Coolest Looking


Carrying The Left Front Tire The Entire Way Around A Dirt Oval May Not Be The Fast Way Home But It Sure Is The Coolest Looking

I have never driven a dirt track car before. I have never worked on a dirt track car before. I have never spent much time around guys who run such machines so I cannot speak to the chassis setup, lack of chassis setup, bad chassis setup, or brilliant chassis setup on the car in this video but I will say that as a gearhead and a guy who likes things that are cool, watching this car carry the left front almost all the way around a dirt track ON EVERY LAP is something that I found to be awesome. Something tells me a stiffer spring in the right rear may calm that down or perhaps the addition of some ballast or something but it is so fun to watch, I wish every car in the field did it. Also, can you imagine hooking this hard on literal dirt?!

We believe that the video was taken at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana and that these are cars competing in the lower tier “Thunder Car” division at the track. As much digging as we did, we couldn’t get a solid handle on the name of the driver at the controls of the car in this one and we also went searching for an in-car video to show you but came up empty there as well. If these are “Thunder Car” class racers, it means that small blocks with iron heads are the order of the day and that modifications are pretty tightly regulated and lots of “stockish” parts are used throughout the car. The dude obviously has the rear suspension feed up pretty well to get the articulation that he does coming out of the corners, we can tell you that much!

Did the driver and his crew go out to do this on purpose? Did something break or fail that caused the condition and the driver decided to keep after it? You stock car racing guys would know better than us. Even with my limited knowledge of the scene, this doesn’t seem like something that would be done in this type of car on purpose, you tell me!

PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE A MONTE CARLO HANG THE LEFT FRONT LIKE WALL PAPER LAP AFTER LAP ON THE DIRT!


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4 thoughts on “Carrying The Left Front Tire The Entire Way Around A Dirt Oval May Not Be The Fast Way Home But It Sure Is The Coolest Looking

  1. Jay Bree

    A bit of understeer!

    The blue flames out the header collectors is the icing on the cake, but he’s sure got the “transfer weight to the rear” worked out, as there’s no sign of the back end ever getting loose, no matter how hard he hammers the gas…

  2. Kyle

    Some of those style classes allow 3 link rearend setups. He might have broke something in the RR or had it setup like a modified. Those cars will do that all day (mods).

  3. Eric Dear

    If that cars rear suspension is anything like a late model dirt car, the wheel coming us is all in the suspension setup… its been years since i was a crew member on a dirt car, but on ours the setup for a wet/heavy track would tote the wheel every time- the setup for a dry/slick track would not. bar placement on a four link would cause this iirc

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