Posts made in July, 2013

The Zones

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The Zones

My latest article for NASA’s Speed News expands on a topic that I have discussed small pieces of in prior articles: aerodynamic performance enhancements for production-based race cars. The title of the article is “Getting Into the Zones“. In addition to basic guidance on aero mods that have been proven effective many times, I added a graphic illustration that I have not seen anywhere before. It partitions a race car body into various color coded zones, with each zone having a different level and type of influence on the aerodynamic performance of the car. Some areas of a race car are highly sensitive to small changes, while others have very minor effects. Knowing where to make changes is just as important as what change to make to improve...

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