here are 3 little tips that I have learnd. #1 be the first one to dump the clutch, catch the other guy off gaurd. # 2 dont be the guy sitting behind where everyone is launching from, the extra 2 pounds of sand your wearing is not going to make you any faster. #3 dont forget to tighten your lug nuts, its emarrasing tightening them at the bottom of the hill with an open end wrench!!!