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How to Counteract Lift | Racecar Aerodynamics

A basic course in racecar aerodynamics: what lift is, and how to counteract it with downforce.

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How To Optimize an ND-Chassis Mazda MX-5 for Comfort on the Street and Performance on the Track

Can one car make a great daily while also serving as a competitive autocrosser and a fun track car? If the answer is Miata, then likely yes.

How to Easily and Accurately Drill Holes Using a Divider Tool

A custom bracket with mis-drilled holes is pretty much worthless. Here’s how we used a divider to quickly locate three holes in a custom bracket.

How to Choose the Right Tools for Cutting Metal

One way or another, you’re going to have to cut that metal to size. Here are the many different ways to do that—each with their own pluses and minuses.

Turn an Old Car Seat Into a New Office Chair

A quick, easy to up your office furniture for any skill level.

Column: 10 Steps To Fulfilling Your Motorsports Dreams

Even though we like to fuss over what is the latest and greatest, don't let those quibbles get in the way of actually getting on track and having fun.

How to Prevent Brake Vibrations

Quite simply, brake vibrations are never a good thing.

18 Dyno Time Tips That Make Each Dollar Count

You can add heaps of trick performance modifications to your car, but without quantitative data there’s no way to know if you’re working toward your goal or simply burning money.

How to Best Join Aluminum: Fasteners, Brazing, Soldering or Welding?

What's the best way to join two pieces of aluminum? It often depends on the situation.

Do Performance Brake Pads Really Matter at Autocross Speeds?

Do higher-performance brake pads really make a difference around an autocross course? We tested four flavors of brake pad on our Mazda MX-5 project car to find out.

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