Wrench’s Facts: Dragons versus Scorpions

Do you know what are the special characteristics of each Eat My Dust team? Regardless of the team that you have already chosen, it is important to learn about your enemies  so that you can find loopholes that can help you beat the opposing team and win a race or a battle against the zombies.

EMD Teams

Dragons

The drivers on this team are known for their fierceness and strength. They are courageous and unafraid to go head-to-head with their enemies. They never back out of a race or battle. They are known for their legendary skills and techniques at racing, dusting enemies, and destroying zombies.

Scorpions

These drivers are known for their intellect and the element of surprise. They are cunning and crafty, but extremely loyal to their teammates and the team’s success. This team uses their brains instead of their brawls to get ahead, and they never refuse the chance to sneak up on an enemy and dust them by surprise!

Which team do you think you should belong to? Pick a side and let us know in the comments!

Pull into Your Garage!

When was the last time you took a break from speeding through our Racing Circuit? Whether you’re on team dragons or team scorpions, you might want to pull into your garage and get in some time to work on your car or relax with your racing buddies.

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Celebrate your wins on the tracks by purchasing a few awesome items from our store to start customizing your space. There are furniture pieces, wall hanging, and gadgets galore, so nothing should stop you from making a place in the game that is all your own! What styles do you go for when preparing your ultimate home away from home? Let us know!

Showcase your car and garage by  inviting your teammates and rival racers over for some friendly celebration. After all, there is no denying how hard you all work on the tracks and when dusting those zealous zombies!

Wrench’s Fun Fact: The Deadly Combination

Are tired of being dusted in every race? Do you want to know what the secrets to creating the deadliest racing car on the streets are? Your performance on the race tracks and your ability to complete missions in Eat My Dust is highly depended on how you put together your racing machine. Check out some of Wrench’s tips below and start building your killing machine to bring glory to your team!

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Speed is obviously one of the most important functions you need to pay attention to. As you rank up, you can unlock special car components that can help you enhance the speed and acceleration of your car dramatically. However, you should also consider boosting your offroad and handling specifications as it is important to learn how to control your car so you don’t end up flying off the road or crashing into obstacles because you were driving too fast.

Also, switching up your driver can also help you boost your cars performance. You can pick from Ninja heads, to pumpkin heads, to skulls. However, be sure to try out a few different drivers to find the one that best suits your technique and skills. Lastly, gear up your car with the fiercest weapon you can find and start terminating the zombies!

Beating your buddies’ race time can be so much easier if you have the best combination to wipe out your competition. Let the other racers eat your dust in the next race! Head over to the Mechanic Shop today and suit up your car with gears to speed up!

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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Wrench’s Fact: Off-Road Tires

Do you want to know what it takes to be the King of the Hill in Eat My Dust? Then, you’ll need a little real world car knowledge to keep you on top of your game. After all, how much do you really know about Off-Road tires? These tires are specifically installed onto vehicles for Off Road activities, ranging from sand-racing and rock-crawling, to mud-plowing.

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These situations are similar to some of the dangerous terrains that you and your racing rivals might encounter around Eat My Dust, so you might consider a trip to our in-game mechanics shop to equip your vehicle with the best components and ensure that you have the meanest ultimate racing and zombie-dusting machine around!

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Wrench’s Fun Fact: Introduction to the Fastest Cars in the World

Do you know what is the fastest racing car in the world? The answer is the Formula One. These cars are classified in the highest class of single-seater auto racing, and must comply with a set of rules in order to compete in the race. These cars are also known to compete in a series of race called Grands Prix. Did you know that these cars can reach a speed of up to 200 mph? Do you want to know the secret skills that allow these world-class racers to surpass their opponent by just 0.03 seconds in a race? Let us learn about the basics of aerodynamics and cornering!

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Aerodynamics

This is the study of air motions, specifically how air interacts with solid objects. In the case of racing, it is important to understand the relationship between cars and the motion of air. The designers’ primary concern is this: to create the maximum amount of downforce (which improves cornering forces) for the minimal amount of drag (which slows the car down). Engineers found that implementing wings and designing a specific shape for the body of the car can help optimize aerodynamics.

Cornering

On a straight road, the battle between the racers tends to be determined by the engine’s power, but when it comes to corners, the driver’s skill is what makes the difference between winning and losing. The principle that you need to know about is the concept of the ‘traction circle’. It is the idea of finding the perfect combination that overlaps braking, turning and applying power to the car, and reaching the right degree of the available grip. When it comes down to the milliseconds, the slightest advantage can definitely help you turn the race in your favor.

There are still numerous components and techniques that can affect the results of the performance of the car and ultimately, the race. Aerodynamics and cornering is just the peak of an iceberg. Let us know if you would like to read more about Grands Prix and Formula One in our next post!

 

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Wrench’s Fix-Up Facts

It is no surprise that racing cars varies in many different ways from that of regular cars. A little known fact, is that most of drivers have nitrogen filled tires instead of air. This is because compressed nitrogen contains less moisture than compressed air. This is highly beneficial for drivers since they take off with such torque, the tires get highly heated, the moisture in the tire vaporizes and expands, helping the driver handle the car better.

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Have you ever wondered what small things could help you while racing against your friends in Eat My Dust?