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!

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!

Specs

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!

Wrench’s Facts: Current Top 5 Formula One Teams

Do you want to dominate the racing world in Eat My Dust? Then you should look up to some of the fastest racers in the world! Like your racing machine in Eat My Dust, the Formula One car is a high-speed prototype that is focused on performance and advanced technology. However, these teams and drivers will not be so successful if it were not for their persistence and constant practice. Check out the most up-to-date Formula One ranking and see what it takes to become a world-class racer!

  1. Red Bull Racing

Running in top place right now is this indestructible team from Austria! Established in 2005, this team consists of two renowned racers – Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Vettel, a German native, is also crowned first place in the recent grand prix that occurred in Singapore. Webber, an Australian native, did quite well too, earning fifth place in the same championship in Singapore.

Photo by Max Bosio

Photo by Max Bosio

  1. Ferrari

Hailing from Italy, the Scuderia Ferrari team is probably the most successful team in the history of Formula One – winning 16 Constructor Titles, which is specifically awarded to the person who created an engine or chassis that performed outstandingly in a race, and 15 Drivers Titles, which is awarded to the most successful Formula One racing car driver in one season. The current drivers of the team are Spanish native, Fernando Alonso, and Felipe Massa, a Brazilian native. This team used to be the home of the legendary Michael Schumacher, who won the title of World Champion with Ferrari for five consecutive years, from 2000 to 2004.

Photo by Nic Redhead

Photo by Nic Redhead

  1. Mercedes

The debuting year of this team marked one of their most successful moments of the team’s history. In 1954 alone, their former driver Juan Manuel Fangion, won the French grand prix and the drivers championship. They are back with a re-branded team for Formula One in 2010, hiring Michael Schumacher as their driver. In the most recent season, the team’s drivers are British native Lewis Hamilton, who placed third in the recent grand prix, and German native Nico Rosberg, who got sixth place.

  1. Lotus

The team’s first Formula One season was back in 1981, and the cars are proven to be a good fit for most circuits and conditions in grand prix. The latest driver line-up is definitely one of the highlights of this team – consisting of 2007 Formula One Champion Kimi Raikkonen, who won the fourth place in the recent grand prix in Singapore, and Romain Grosjean, a GP2 Series Champion who took home eighth place in the recent race. They are both French natives.

  1. McLaren-Mercedes

Since 1966, this team is known for their relentless effort to ensure that the cars evolve with technology and to produce the fastest car in the world. The specifications of the cars will never be the same in each race and they are constantly striving for a better racing machine. The two drivers of this team are both in the top 15 positions in the most recent grand prix. They are Jenson Button, a British native, and Sergio Perez, a Mexican native.

Photo by William Murphy

Photo by William Murphy

Now that you have learnt a little bit more about Formula One, the teams and the drivers, what team and which driver is your favorite? Log into Eat My Dust, today, and start polishing your techniques and skills to match up with these top-notch racers!

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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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.

Photo by Royal Broil

Photo by Royal Broil

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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