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By a Racer, For Racers: Finding Target Brands for Sponsorship

By a Racer, For Racers: Finding Target Brands for Sponsorship

For young racers looking to make the step into racing professionally, a singular topic is always at the forefront: sponsorship.  Current Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup challenger Aidan Fassnacht dives deep into the prospect of finding funding to secure a racing seat; the first of a four part series - By a Racer, For Racers.

By Ross Bentley | September 27, 2022
The Vancouver Formula E Debacle

This is a spectacular case of how not to promote a much-anticipate race.  After just finishing it's 8 season of around-the-world racing, Formula E has endured multiple debacles throughout it's growing phase (Miami, Montreal, & London to name a few), so it's not entirely surprising the young Series fell victim again to over-promises and under-deliveries.

By Ross Bentley | September 02, 2022
Speed Secrets: Setting HPDE Expectations

The story of two bad wrecks and how experience teaches that managing expectations is key for track days (and even more important for wheel-to-wheel racing).

By Ross Bentley | February 08, 2022


Speed Secrets: My Big Aha! Moment

But we all know that an early turn-in does not result in a late apex, right? Not necessarily. And that’s where my Big Aha! Moment came in.

By Ross Bentley | November 06, 2023
Technical Compliance with AiM Data

The Spec MX-5 series has become a shining example of how comprehensive data can streamline technical compliance.

By Justin Cornelison | October 30, 2023
Ferrari 499P Modificata: a Le Mans Winner You Can Buy

The 499P Modificata is not your typical road-legal sports car, nor is it a vehicle designed for privateer racing teams.

By Justin Cornelison | October 30, 2023
Coach’s Life: The Joe Kopp Story

While you may not know Joe Kopp, he is one of the most well-known and accomplished Flat Track motorcycle racers, ever.

By Ross Bentley | October 23, 2023
USGP Update: The Disqualification of Hamilton and Leclerc Explained

The 2023 USGP will be remembered not only for its thrilling racing, but also for the DQ’s of top drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

By Justin Cornelison | October 23, 2023
Speed Secrets: Drive Like a Little Kid

Why should you drive like a little kid?  Ross Bentley writes about how little kids don’t judge themselves… until we judge them.

By Ross Bentley | October 18, 2023
2023 United States GP: It’s Formula 1 Race Week!

Formula 1 is revving up for the 2023 United States GP at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, marking the 18th round of the season.

By Justin Cornelison | October 16, 2023
Speed Secrets: How to Manage Brake Fade

Spend enough time driving on a race track, and you are likely to either experience brake fade, or you already have.

By Ross Bentley | September 25, 2023
Speed Secrets: How to Come to Grips With a New Car or Track

Here’s a new Speed Secrets: how to come to grips with a new car or track? You drive the car, not the track.

By Ross Bentley | September 19, 2023
Speed Secrets: Driving Flow

Flow triggers the release of dopamine in the brain, as do certain drugs. So, driving flow is more than like a drug, it is a drug!

By Ross Bentley | September 04, 2023
Motorsport is More Accessible Than Any Other Sport

Doing what we do, driving and racing on tracks, makes us unusual because of how we can relate to what the professional motorsport drivers do.

By Ross Bentley | August 30, 2023
Speed Secrets: Glance & Focus Your Way Around the Track

These Speed Secrets certainly apply to rain-soaked trails and race tracks, but also on dry tracks – stay tuned for a dry trails article.

By Ross Bentley | August 28, 2023
Speed Secrets: Driving Lessons

He still drove too far from the wall. I was confused, since these driving lessons had worked so often in the past. Then I had an idea…

By Ross Bentley | August 14, 2023
Speed Secrets: Race Car Drivers are Human

When I competed against other race car drivers, I didn’t like many of them, but as I got to know them, I had a big Aha! moment: they’re human.

By Ross Bentley | August 09, 2023
Speed Secrets: Is Sergio Perez Maxed Out?

As the Formula One teams and drivers head into their summer break, there’s a lot of talk and rumors about Sergio Perez’s future with Red Bull.

By Ross Bentley | August 07, 2023
Speed Secrets: The Power of Visual Focus

The power of visual focus: What happens in the mind doesn’t just stay in the mind.  Try this (and I really do mean it… do this):

By Ross Bentley | July 31, 2023
Speed Secrets: How Do I Find a Driver Coach?

There are many factors to consider when finding and selecting a driver coach, so this is not as simple a question as it seems!

By Ross Bentley | July 26, 2023
Speed Secrets: Am I the Only One?

Am I the only one who compares shift points exiting every turn I face more than once, whether I’m on a racetrack or an urban intersection?

By Ross Bentley | July 18, 2023
New Video: The Secret on How to Rotate a Car

How are the really quick guys able to be fast both entering and exiting the turns?  Their secret – when and how to rotate a…

By Justin Cornelison | July 17, 2023
Track Limits Ruin Austrian GP

This past weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix was… well, partly predictable (Red Bull, Verstappen), and partly frustratingly silly because of all the penalties for track limits.

By Ross Bentley | July 05, 2023
Radford Type 62-2 Conquers the Mountain

The Radford Type 62-2 dominated the Exhibition Class and emerged victorious at the 101st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

By Justin Cornelison | June 29, 2023


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