ADVICE FROM THE FIELD

Dylan DeForge

Commander Support Staff

355th Fighter Wing, Davis Montham AFB, Arizona

 

WHY YOU RACE

I grew up around cars, and I love the adrenaline rush and the opportunity to show off my artistic side by designing and building my car.

WHAT YOU RACE

Usually, I race on the drag strip, because it’s much more affordable than track racing.

WHAT YOU EAT

I typically eat eggs and other proteins and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

HOW YOU PREP

I eat well and rest up before a race in order to be mentally and physically sharp. Racing is extremely tiring once you really get into it.

NEW GEAR

It’s helpful to have a GoPro so you can go back and watch your race lines to see where you messed up and how you can improve your racing times.

CLOSE CALL

I almost crashed into a wall out here in Tucson once; understeer is a real thing. Because I was extremely calm, I was able to maneuver the car so that I avoided getting hit or crashing.

WORDS OF WISDOM

DO NOT race outside of your comfort zone, work up to top speeds, and use the warm-up laps to get yourself acclimated to the track if it’s a new setup. And always wear your PPE.