When I look back over the many inquiries I get at the magazine, I see a predominance of interest in certain subjects. This is how we design the content of CT and how you can affect that content. Let's see what's popular.
Of all of the correspondence I get, most of the content is about how to make a teams race car setup better. Some questions are of a more general theme, but some are very specific and the reader gives me all of the technical information about the car. Here is where I have to tell you that I cannot and will not setup race cars by email or phone. There is way too much I don't know about your car to do that with success. I refer the readers to our articles where I explain goals and specific technology concerning the most important issues.
Some readers respond to something we wrote in CT and have an idea or comment about the technical content. It may be a clarification, a direct question on what we meant exactly (this is when I don't do a good job of explaining what I am thinking) or just to say they appreciate what we do.
We encourage any and all comments from our readers. That is how we know what we need to present and how to present it. We also get ideas from readers about technical issues, how to make racing life easier or just how they do things themselves. I like it when a racer opens up and spills out all of the things that go well as well as all that might go wrong. It shows trust in us here at CT that you would expose yourselves in that way and even leave your name!
I guess the most rewarding letters I get are when a racer explains how their racing program involves the whole family and friends. There is no better endeavor than that which brings family and friends closer together. That is by far the best side of racing.