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Sprint Car Racing Tips : How Sprint Car Shocks Work

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Mar 14, 2008

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  • Ok, in this clip we're going to talk about shock absorbers. Actually my dad owns a shock
  • absorber company so this is what I've been doing my whole life. He owns Country Gas Shocks,
  • and these just cause the car to take impact so you're not riding on a frame rail, you're
  • riding on these, oh my gosh, this one's stiff, move up and down just like that. These are
  • gas pressured shocks so they have air in them. That's what's moving up and down gas and oil
  • are mixing and they pull apart and they mix and pull apart as you go across the track.
  • These basically are stoppers and these show you how much you have moved so if I'm out
  • there and the shock absorber is here but when I come back in and it's here that means that's
  • how much I moved, the shock moved when it?s out on the track. This is about a good distance for a shock to move. You know,
  • if you're down here you're way too stiff and if you're up here you need to go stiffer.

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Learn how the shocks work on a sprint car and how to decide when a sprint car is loose or tight in this free racing video.

Expert: Samantha Taylor
Bio: Samantha Taylor has been around cars all of her life, her father put her in a car when she was just 3 years old and was racing by the time she was 5.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt