I agree that serious race cars are RWD.
But this doesn't mean that RWD will always dominate FWD on a track:
There is at least one FWD car that can hold its own on a road track:
"Hotchkis/Raybestos STS Celica Wins in Pennsylvania"
June 6, 2004 Wampum, PA.
The Hotchkis Tuning/Raybestos STS Toyota Celica finished first in the National Autosports Association Super Unlimited class at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex. The Celica driven by John Hotchkis started second, battled with a very strong Audi for five laps and then gained the lead and maintained it throughout the 30 minute race. With 35 cars, including Audi, BMW, Mazda, and VW taking the green flag, the action was non-stop for the Celica. "Throughout the weekend we had the gamut of track conditions, from full wet, drizzle, to dry, and the Celica preformed flawlessly, regardless of the weather, on the demanding 1.5 mile track," exclaimed John Hotchkis. "StopTech came through for us big time by sending overnight new StopTech/TRD
calipers that improved our brake balance. This in combination with new Raybestos pad compounds gave our Celica amazing stopping power", remarked Hotchkis. Hotchkis Tuning would like to thank our fantastic sponsors. This project would not be possible without their generous support. Raybestos, Toyota Motor Sales, Toyota Racing Developments, Motor Sports Technical Center, Molly Design, Red Line Oil, Magnuson Products, The Tire Rack, Fluidyne, Aasco, Performance, Centerforce, Autometer, Hillco, Denso, Sparco, Magnaflow, APR, MoTec, and Optima.
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