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Our mission at the RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School is simple: help racers of late model, modified, and street stock-type dirt racecars improve their racing program. We provide help through education. There is no making up for a lack of racing knowledge given today’s level of competition. Winning takes making the right decisions in the shop and at the racetrack, no matter how good one’s equipment might be. RaceWise provides the technical understanding of suspension and tire performance that racers must have in order to make “no guesswork” decisions regarding chassis setup, handling analysis and adjustments.

The RaceWise philosophy is simple: We believe you can’t fix or improve something (including racecars) unless you know how it works first. At the RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School, students learn how suspensions actually work and how tires make side and forward bite. This foundation of knowledge enables students to learn not only WHAT to do to improve handling and tire performance, but, more importantly, they come to understand WHY! The knowledge we provide takes the mysteries out of chassis set-up and tuning and eliminates guesswork and misunderstandings that are so common for most racers.

The RaceWise Program

All critical aspects of chassis set-ups, tuning and tires are covered in an easy-to-learn, step-by-step, organized, racer-friendly manner.

Late Models - Modifieds - Street Stocks
• Three days classroom: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Nightly Activities: See Event Schedule under Dates & Locations tab for details.

Main Focus
As previously stated, the RaceWise program is based on a simple philosophy: You can't fix or improve something until you know how it works. So, RaceWise students learn:
1. How tires and chassis actually work
2. What actually determines how a race car handles
3. How to determine:
What adjustments to make
When to make adjustments
How much adjustment to make
Why the adjustments affect handling
What set-ups and suspensions work best on various track conditions types and why
4. Proper driving techniques for various track conditions and how to analyze driver performance.

BONUS! Over $1000 in racing products given away at every RaceWise School!
2013 Product Giveaway Sponsors: Fast Shafts, Hoosier, American Racer, COMP Cams, A & A Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Plumbing, Willy's Carburetor & Dyno Service, AFCO Racing Products, Mason Racin, Irvan-Smith Tools & Equipment and Kirkey Racing Seats

Subject Matter

The school’s subject matter is comprehensive, well-organized and is presented in a student-friendly manner. Students follow the Racewise Chassis School Manual, over 145 pages of illustrations, guides, diagrams and chassis tuning tips that many consider “The Bible” of dirt track racing. Note-taking is minimal, so students can watch, listen and learn with their full attention. The manual is updated everyyear to provide RaceWise students with the latest information. Special teaching aids are used to help students to learn how suspensions actually work - See "Teaching "Aids" below. Some of the topics covered in the school include:

• Driver / crew communications
• Driver types / evaluation
• Tire performance / selection / modifications
• Weight distribution / ballast location / wedge adjustments
• Weight transfer / body roll
• Spring selection and tuning
• Shock selection and tuning
• Spring and shock positioning
• Front to rear track alignment
• Rear suspension analysis / tuning (all types with heavy emphasis on 4-link, Z-link and swing arm types):

Roll steer, drive angles, birdcage indexing / effects, trailing arm toe, panhard devices, lift and pull bars, 6th coils, damper shocks, stacked, 2 step and double spring arrangements, 5th coils and shocks, leaf springs, tall vs. short springs, 3-link, and much more

• Roll center locations / tuning
• Front suspension geometry setup and tuning
• Latest tuning tips, setups and parts
• Maintenance and set-up procedures


Thousands of students, including drivers, crew members, chassis builders, sponsors and others involved in various dirt track businesses have used the Racewise Dirt Track Chassis School to take their program to the next level. Some notable Racewise students include Donny Moran, Bill Frye, Brian Burkhofer, Matt Miller, Josh Richards, Kelly Boen, Randy Korte, John Allen, Ricky Weeks, Jeff & Peyton Taylor, Jerod Landers, Ryan Aho, Kyle Berke, Steve Kosiski, Steve Drake, Kelly Shryock, Al Purkey, Steve Arpin, Matt Mevert, Chad Kinder and many more. It is not unusual for students to go on to win their first feature, track championship or series championship after taking the Racewise class.

Teaching Aids

The RaceWise program is continually fine-tuned to provide students at all learning levels with the latest information. Information is presented in a manner that enables easy learning and retention. Some of the teaching aids used to help students learn include:

Over 100 screen projections

• Videos

Special fixtures and simulators

Actual suspensions

Various chassis components

Suspension geometry software

PLUS: The Bible of Dirt Track Racing
Students follow classroom instructions using the latest RaceWise class handbook & tuning manual

• Over 145 pages

Includes diagrams, illustrations, charts and
tuning guides

• Developed for class and race track use

• Minimizes note taking

• Improves retention / attention levels

• Covers all class subjects

• Latest tire information (Hoosier and American

• Available to current RaceWise students only

Additional Instruction
• Expanded front suspension geometry

• New pull bar spring tech

• Tuning Dynamic Chassis Attitudes

• Tire Shaving and Shoulder Modifications

• New Panhard Bar Tech

• Expanded racing and suspension video usage