How To Race Your Car [The Complete Guide]

2 aug 2020
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Wanna take your car to the track but don't know what to take or where to start? Well my friends, this is everything you need to know! From tools, clothes and lap timers, through to cameras and snacks - this video will help you get on your way to a great day out on the race track.
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  • Who wants a mysterious box of excellent MCM goodies? Look no further than Cheryl's Box...

    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • dai kyoto ,mm. .

      Heidi LangHeidi LangPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Hi Team, i am 60, Raced at Bathurst, Amaroo, Oran Park, Liverpool Speedway.. The LAST THING We need, is wankers that think they can drive on a track day..

      Gus JohnsonGus JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Marty and Moog, i've got one old Japan car copied base on jaguar MK2, which is Mitsuoka, engine used Nissin March 3 E-K11, 1998, its seem a bit old and not easy to get the parts in Hong Kong, what you guys suggess to upgrade?

      CYT WCYT WPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Ah, go on then. I fancy a bit of Cheryl's Box. I'll just whip my credit card out.

      Tim WilliamsTim WilliamsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Great show , your chopped hat is a piece of rubbish please get a better supplier ,your better than that rip off

      Craig McGuireCraig McGuirePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • EDIT: Ah nvm they addressed it at the very end. Pretty neat! Thanks guys, now just to find some friends to go with 😔 Okay so... do race tracks supply you with a dedicated spot to put all these things? Because surely you're not racing around with all this extra weight in the vehicle... right? 😅

    Octane Street - Apprentice MechanicOctane Street - Apprentice MechanicPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I love you guys but those tow straps are not fit for purpose. More of a show piece

    nrcseannrcseanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Super cool 😎 loving it

    curtis wilcockcurtis wilcockPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • using pilot sport 4? or 4s?

    86AT86ATPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I track often and inspect cars in the US. Brake fluid flushed within 60 days of an event is the biggest. We do pH testing on it at the track. Running track tires on your first day is a less than ideal situation actually. Good tires hide quite a lot of driver error. Modification track should go: brakes, driver mod, tires, brakes, suspension, more brakes, more driver mod, and maybe after quite a bit of instruction then power. No one is going to out drive their car on the first day. Have an instructor in the other seat with you. At the end of the day have them drive your car with you in the passenger seat. I can gauruntee you that they'll be exponentially faster than you on the same setup.

    Matt MMatt MPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • Also, do not record your lap times for at least your first event. Without instruction, lap times will just make you nervous and push beyond your skill level. Just go drive smoothly, work on turn in and track out, practice looking ahead through the turn, and finding visual queues for braking and turn points. You should be able to perfectly describe to someone else where you are braking, turning, and accelerating based on visuals at the track. Maybe a crack in the road, aiming for a tree in the distance on track out, etc.

      Matt MMatt MPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • More brz plz

    Zane RobertsonZane RobertsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • in the USA at the tracks ive went, tracks require a motor racing helmet and wont allow motorcycle helmets cause they have different standards. SNEL for cars DOT for bikes

    ND1ClubND1ClubPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 12:51 missing the 10 mm?

    Dani overDani overPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Did you guys hire an exorcist or something no *incidents* as of late XD

    woskowoskoPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Damn Moog producing that dirty techno

    Kendall GoodmanKendall GoodmanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Remember to also apply Rain X and ensure your car's wipers are good, because you want to be able to see properly should it start pouring.

    jacob van halterenjacob van halterenPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Remeber to put so much shit in your car when you go to the track so its super heavy...

    PsyMong SkiPsyMong SkiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Bring a chick on a race track haha

    Amvin DrepaAmvin DrepaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • might need a race ute for all that gear

    billy stevensonbilly stevensonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • come to the 86/brz nswcc track day in september plz

    Carl San AgustinCarl San AgustinPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Great video, as always gents! Hey, comment folks (or Marty/Moog)...anybody have a suggestion for a relatively inexpensive, but very adjustable phone mount one could use to use their phone as a camera?

    Kody DagleyKody DagleyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Garret... I guess you already bought the 86 a Choo choo?

    Andrew GravestockAndrew GravestockPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Swap the badge on the BRZ, buy a AE86, and race those next

    Zachary RobertsonZachary RobertsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • My son just bought a blue BRZ! He chose wisely!

    Layron DoyalLayron DoyalPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Fully mod a 2014 Mazda 2 sport!!!

    Hunter MillerHunter MillerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • привет из России. я ваш фанат! вв крутые ребята ✌️

    Хизир АслановХизир АслановPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Guys, so much gear. I used to take lots of tools like you, but it’s better just to be a bit more casual. Nothing wrong with only doing 200-300 miles of track time. It’s fine.

    SamBellSamBellPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Always used a closed face helmet. Always... Ever seen what it looks like when a lug nut flies through your windshield and hits you in the face? .... Used a full faced helmet... Don't be stupid.

    Charles ChristenaCharles ChristenaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 12:52 - you're missing a socket.

    Si RaffSi RaffPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 6:32 was awesome, 🧯FIRE EXTINGUISHER!! Love Marty!! Scared the poo 💩 out of foog!

    Cliff PCliff PPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Keen to know when you guys are going for the next track day... Want to bring my BRZ and compare..

    Deyan KosteskiDeyan KosteskiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Awesome tutorial boys, well said

    Shane HarrisShane HarrisPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Way to promote every single one of your sponsors!! :D

    mikencomikencoPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Does anyone know the link to those tools? Looks like a great set hopefully for a good price!

    Henry VacaHenry VacaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Tyre sponsor change in the last couple of vids??

    Spinny MclittlelegsSpinny MclittlelegsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Ever since I started following you guys, for a few years at least, I thought that you were calling your friend “Mutton”. I was mortified today to realize you were saying “Martin” all along and I just suck at understanding accents. It was mildly mind-blowing.

    Cameron LovellCameron LovellPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Been a fan since you started the show.. But honestly getting a bit bored with japanese cars... Could you please do a bmw or mercedes og somthing french one day, just to spice it up a bit? I know the world want's to see you do a bmw, preferebly one with the n54 engine :D

    Dennis ChristensenDennis ChristensenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Race crate = VB crate

    777anarchist777anarchistPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • mighty car mods put a front splitter on 2sexy, it will make a world of difference for keeping her grippy on a track, now that you have big block torque

    Big CazzaBig CazzaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • ✌🏼👍🏼🤘🏼😎

    The Michael VortexThe Michael VortexPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • what was that drone they had?

    NeedForWeedNeedForWeedPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • And don't forget to check your ego at the door. Your gonna get walked by some kid with a trash miata or RC390 with full suspension. Embrace the experience and learn from it.

    gnarshreadgnarshreadPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Like VLs do all the time - haha, so true with mine

    Brad DeradaBrad DeradaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Whatever you left out, that's what you need most. 😁

    Tom ClarkeTom ClarkePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • See ya, and all our car members are leaving, you are no longer a Car Fun channel, its Just Tik Tok, on youtube.. see how Much Money we can Make.. If someone takes your recommendations, for a track day, and dies, it is on you.. You Should not Promote Fast driving, i am a Survivour, from a track day crash.. Right rear Blew out, and i rolled 5 times..full harness, full face helmet, race suit, saved me.. Not Jeans and openhFace, Bullshit..i did loose a coupla mates, on the road, trying to emulate track days..

    Gus JohnsonGus JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You are going down a Slippery Slope, when Promoting Track days.. one off your viewers, did all you nsaid, and "Dies in a CrasH" that is on you..

    Gus JohnsonGus JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Track Day, can Be, Do or Die, many a Track day has eneded that way.. Want to drive, go to cams, and learn from the schools.. wankers drive street cars fast, without Training.. Back in 1980, my stepbrother had a RX3, Barry Jones Racing engine.. 260klh no prob.. we did training to drive it..

    Gus JohnsonGus JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hi Team, i am 60, Raced at Bathurst, Amaroo, Oran Park, Liverpool Speedway.. bit of Rally.. The LAST THING We need, is wankers that think they can drive on a track day.. My mate and i have Halvies in a i30N.. can all the Nissan, GTR Drivers.. Get out off the Fucking way.. couldn't drive a "Greasy Stick" up na Dogs arse.. but heaps off Fan Crowd.. Our Car, is, new, our Helmets, well, about two years and we retire them, even if no accident.. no Open Face Crap.. Headlights, etc tapped, thats why in old racing videos? they had tape across the headlights..

    Gus JohnsonGus JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • No one: Moog: BOWDAYY!

    Mohammed AlomMohammed AlomPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The 86/BRZ comes with a tyre inflator, plugs into the cigarette lighter.

    Jayden GlassJayden GlassPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Closed face could save your life and or keep your face pretty and FIREXTINGUISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    volksbuglyvolksbuglyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You guys need to do a top gear style leader board for all your cars to see how they all stand agents each other .

    fellowrickyfellowrickyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Is that a Flurpy sticker!? What ever happened to Flurpy?

    DougDougPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You guys recording on a cinema camera?

    Goat Rope GarageGoat Rope GaragePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Song from 9:15 - 9:53? Please anyone?

    Serious SketchesSerious SketchesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • MCM = why I say “keen” and “heaps.” My wife doesn’t approve.

    Ben IntentionalBen IntentionalPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • That was the longest advert I’ve ever watched 😕

    jay233323jay233323Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Anyone notice the DBA T2 discs and that garrett turbo Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Sean StephensSean StephensPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This is a big add and very boring, need new content guys....😴

    andrew candrew cPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • They landcruiser wheels at the back there??

    Zac RadonichZac RadonichPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • any good suggestions for lap timers? with gps tracking - heading to bend on saturday!

    Nathan CookeNathan CookePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • How do I give 2 thumbs up for FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!

    Alun HodgesAlun HodgesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • #1 track day food - bananas. When you're driving/riding you end up sweating heaps and sometimes water doesn't keep you in best form. Bananas are great sources of potassium and will help with cramps and fatigue, particularly in hotter weather.

    Luke WilliamsLuke WilliamsPirms 4 Mēnešiem

    Moto NuggetMoto NuggetPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Does anyone know a good place in Sydney that does wheel alignments for lowered cars, and isnt too expensive

    Snowy Gamer9Snowy Gamer9Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Looks like massive overkill for a first track day, but hey, whatever moves product.

    yarposyarposPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I don't even race my car, but this video was educational and entertaining anyways. Thanks Mighty Car Mods!

    Justin OhlsenJustin OhlsenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • What’s with the holden spare wheel in the corner? Sneaky commodore build coming up?

    Rob RRob RPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Borrowed a random guys flame crusher it contained a little dollop of poo where the 4 seams meet. Bought my own race suit after that.

    NoNoPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Extra fuel aswel if u drive a golf ul need more fuel because VW

  • My battery is strapped down with a leather belt 😀

    alfasubalfasubPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This guys man they just give content, education, fun. Others just give out garbage and not even the kind you can recycle...

    Sarcastic VelociraptorSarcastic VelociraptorPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Very informative and interesting. Thanks.

    Bryan GroseBryan GrosePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Has anyone else noticed how since turbo yoda has his own Chanel now they don’t do any crazy DYI mods and swaps it’s like they went from hardcore porn to soft porn all of the sudden

    UsernamenotfoundUsernamenotfoundPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Have you guys raced the Nurburgring Nordschlieffe?

    JasonJasonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Fun fact y'all may or may not know is Michelin tires and Michelin stars is the same company

    Ali_foxxAli_foxxPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Lol it’s only a track day... just turn up and drive it, if you maintain your car well you shouldn’t need anything

    jamesread11jamesread11Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I'm dieing to know what the engine crate and garret turbo box is for??? seen them in the background for at least the last 3 episodes! its driving my MMMMAAAAADDDDDDDDDDD

    thompson1248thompson1248Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I see dusty off-road tyres in the background??

    Ryno OlivierRyno OlivierPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Gaffa tape and duct tape are noooot the same thing, haha. C'mon Moog

    MythixMythixPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • As an American, I've heard the running VL Commodore reference for years on your show. I've never truly understood it. Any Aussies who wish to help me understand I would appreciate it.

    Konformation07Konformation07Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • What's to stop someone from stealing that crate or what's inside?

    V EV EPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • “Does it have oil in it” Take note Subaru owners!

    ItsYaBuoyItsYaBuoyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • U forgot one thing, a fucking track that is within a reasonable distance to go to. Basically every track in my state is a drag strip and it sucks

    PippyPippyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I feel like Marty is under the influence of something in this video lol.

    Tim Haun FishingTim Haun FishingPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • "does it have oil in it?" Has come from every Subaru owner and has been said from one Subaru mate to another. 😛

    3D Drew3D DrewPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You keep spelling “tire” wrong 😂

    sallelujsallelujPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • whats in the garrett box!?

    Dan GunningDan GunningPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Good video but I feel talking about having dot 4/5 brake fluid n brake pads is really important. Something to be aware about for the first time tracker goer

    Wing TamWing TamPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Like VL commodores, every time 🤣

    GUMBLLnzGUMBLLnzPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • My unicorn just bit me 🦄😡

    junction13piratejunction13piratePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Sorry guys you lost my concentration once I seen that Garrett hahaha, WHATS IT GOING ON????

    Sean EdwardsSean EdwardsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 8:39 my phone heard “Hey Siri is a open face motorcycle helmet is fine for racing?” She didn’t know for sure.

    Paul McCoyPaul McCoyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • And get plenty of sleep! Being tired while behind the wheel is dangerous for you and everyone else.

    Jimmy MorrisonJimmy MorrisonPirms 4 Mēnešiem

    Beaudoin MotorsportsBeaudoin MotorsportsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Gaff/gaffer tape and duct tape are NOT the same thing (gaff is better imo- it doesn’t leave residue when you remove it)

    RL MediaRL MediaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • What is the title of the song at 9:30?

    Roadie RickRoadie RickPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Good advice but people, you don’t need to do a wheel alignment etc. that’s now getting too expensive for a track day. Unless you’re going competitive or have been to the same track a few times and going to improve lap times (thusly needing camber, toe and caster etc) just take the car out there. If the car drives relatively straight it’s good enough. Check all fluids, make sure nothing leaks, you have your helmet and fire proof clothing or at least long sleeve and pants and enclosed shoes. Make sure you have good tyres, not road comfort sport tyres as they’ll blister on the track from the high temps in you drive hard enough to be competitive. Post track day you’ll want to change oil and filter and potentially brake fluid too, so prepare for that. Enjoy your track day!

    Nate CreedNate CreedPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Limited production MCM racing shoes!

    Xénos Polemistí̱sXénos Polemistí̱sPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Where is 2sexy

    Hamzah ImanHamzah ImanPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Lol u think this build shoulda been Marty’s lol I kinda wanna see the potential of the fa20 not just low and wheels this build looks like it’s gonna end up like the s2k it’s still gonna be maaaaaaad but I’ve already done all this stuff

    Aveneel ChandAveneel ChandPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Great info.

    schwags1969schwags1969Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I'm surprised you are allowed to run a motorcycle helmet. There is a video where the difference is discussed regarding fire ratings/safety issues with running a motorcycle helmet in a closed cockpit.

    Rick MillerRick MillerPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Well I was thinking no sexual innuendos, and was in it disappointed until I heard “nibble on my nuts” lol

    Pops SmithPops SmithPirms 4 Mēnešiem