Originally Posted by XL7Limited
you should not be in 5th by the quarter mile on a stock car..
Thanks for the info, I figured out that our vehicles will run faster if we
prolong (to a certain RPM) our gear shifting to build enough power or
momentum to reach top speed, compared to just "hurrying up" to reach
the 5th gear.
I think this is why I run slower compared to other drivers because I dont
stay longer than 5sec. in one gear (1st, 2nd, 3rd), tsk, tsk, tsk. . .
Also, I won't allow my RPM to reach 3000 before shifting to the next
gear (1, 2 & 3). In the 4th & 5th however, I can stay longer (sec.) &
even reach a higher RPM.
Am I doing the right thing here?