Wrench’s Facts: License to Drive

Every driver that steps behind the wheel of a racing machine to hit the road will always have one thing in common. They have all earned a license to drive! While skill, practice, and responsibility factor into learning to drive, the license itself is a form of identification that provides your basic information to  others on the road. And, things are no different in Eat My Dust!

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Whether you’re on team dragon or team scorpion, each driver has an “About Me” page that allows them to share information with everyone they rule the roads with. To start better connecting with some of your teammates and rival racers, fill out your “About Me” page so they know a little bit more about who they’re up against.

This in-game license carries all your stats including your level in the game a picture of your driver and a few fun favorites.  So don’t be afraid to make it your own!

The Evolution of the Automobile

With all the advancements and custom cool features that you’re able to add to your Eat My Dust car, how much do you actually know about the evolution of the automobile from its original inception as a steam powered vehicle in the late 1700s? Before you hop behind the wheel and speed on over to the Racing circuit to compete in your next race, take some time to read through this brief history of the earliest automobiles!

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The modern gas fueled car that you now today did not really make its way onto the scene until the early 1800s with many citing 1886 as the year of the first modern car. It was in this year that two of the major players in the race to create the first car, Karl Friedrich Benz and Gottlieb Daimler filed their patents on their transportation vehicles. Cars did not become mass market items until the early 1900s, as the new industrial era enabled automobile icons like Henry Ford to bring cars from the aristocratic elite to the larger market in the United States.

Car Maintenance: Plan your Next Pit Stop!

While making their rounds around the track, even professional drivers need to take some time to pull off the speedway for a quick pit stop. Before your next big race, follow their example and head directly to the Mechanic’s shop to make sure that your custom cool racing machine has all that it needs to make you the first driver across that checkered finish line.

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In real world racing, pits stops are quick stops that drivers make during a race to meet with their crew to make any necessary adjustments to their car from the wear and tear of the track. Pit crews are trained to move at unrivaled speeds for refueling purposes, new tires, repairs, or any type of mechanical adjustments that a car and driver might need. The speed of a pit crew isn’t taken lightly eight. Often, crews do practice drills to maximize efficiency and cut down on the time needed to complete their tasks.

Stop by the Mechanic’s shop, today and let us know about the latest modifications that you’ve added to your road ruling, racing machine!

Wrench’s Facts: Get Inspired to take the Top Spot!

Around Eat My Dust we have our leaderboards, which track not only team standing but also the achievements of individual racers. Have you or any of your racing buddies ever made it to the top spot? Taking an EMD record takes a combination of skill and mechanics. Upgrade your custom cool racing machine and learn a little more about some of the real world racers you might want to emulate behind the wheel.

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To help inspire you to be the first across the finish line in your next race, Wrench has compiled a list of a few NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. Since its inaugural ceremony in 2010, here’s a quick list of drivers to follow on the track.

– 2010 –
Bill France, Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France, Jr., Dale Earnhardt, & Junior Johnson

– 2011-
David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, Ned Jarrett, & Bud Moore

– 2012 –
Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Inman, Richie Evans, & Glen Wood

– 2013 –
Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace, & Leonard Wood

Check it out and let us know about some of your favorite racers!

Wrench’s Facts: Exterior Components

Have you ever wondered what the exterior components available in the mechanic shop actually are or what it is tat they do for your car? This week, Wrench’s facts give racers like you some insight about how these components can increase your chances to be the first across the finish line!

Exterior Components

Chassis
This refers to the internal frameworks, which is often referred to as the “skeleton” of the vehicle. The other components, including the engine, transmission, suspension, and the body of the car are attached to this framework. It is a foundational structure that is essential to a vehicle.

Skins/Paint Job
This feature is more about the style and physical aesthetic appeal of the car, rather than improving its functionality. A paint job allows the driver to customize their style, making it unique.

Wheels
It is a device that enables the swift movement of the entire vehicle. If you read the post about Off-Road tires from last week, you will understand why different wheels can help tame difficult situations you will face in the game. It directly affects the traction your car has with the ground surface, which ultimately changes how you handle your car.
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Racing Styles: NASCAR v. Formula One

Around Eat My Dust, it is pretty difficult to deny that insider info on car parts from the Mech Shop and the Racing Circuit tracks can position you at the front of the pack. On your next break from ruling the roads in Eat My Dust, consider learning about some real world racing by checking out some of the most dominate racing styles in the sport of automobile racing!

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In the United States, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is the major force in the sport of automobile racing. However, around the globe, Formula One sets the standard on the tracks. How much do you really know about these two major racing styles? Here are a few fun facts to help introduce you to the basics of these real world races!
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EMD Challenge: International Friends Day!

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal in your custom cool racing machine? Then get ready because we have an Eat My Dust challenge for you to take on! In honor of International Friend’s Day, we are inviting both Dragons and Scorpions to hit the tracks in a face paced race to the finish line. Think you have what it takes to show your friends how you’ve master maneuvering through our most challenging tracks?

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Join with your fellow Eat My Dust racers from around the world to not only celebrate friendship and make new racing pals but to also see who has what it takes to take the top spot! When it comes to mastering the tracks, a little friendly competition and practice on the tracks can be just what you need to be the legendary racer that you’ve always wanted to be.

There’s no better day than today to show of your driving skills, so start connecting with your fellow racers from around the globe! Do you have what it takes to call yourself one of Eat My Dusts’ elite international racers?