White Settlement Texas Posts: When go-karting, experienced drivers often perform a cornering maneuver known as a 'drift' to look stylish and save time on the track. Braking point Each corner has a braking point.
Thank you. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Posts: Find all posts by Joe-405. The best racers know how to perform, in the wet and the dry.
Poboy kartman. The only real way to drift is to actually have enough power to break em loose and keep em loose.
Michigan Troll Posts: If you don't have enough speed coming into a drift, there's a strong chance you'll just end up taking the corner normally. This 'ible needs a lot of work to be useful at all. It helps if you are driving a high torque go-kart because you can accelerate faster. Find all posts by go kart mozart.
Originally Posted by Joe-405. How much gas you need varies depending on the severity of the turn.
Why is drifting useful in a race, besides just being fun? I'd just get a bunch of self tappers and a jug of rubber cement...
Aug 2015 Location: Front slip angle Drifting is when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn. Or, in other words, they appear to slide around the corner. Find all posts by kibble.
Each track is a little different, so if possible, try and observe other drivers on the track and how they approach a corner they are about to drift on.
Just the idea of them. User Name. Its like putting Mcdonalds trays under the rear tires on your car and putting the E-Brake on! Our members love finding other karting folks near them!