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The Vancouver Formula E Debacle

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
The Start: Ten Seconds That Can Make… Or Break Your Race

The old saying goes, “No race has ever been won in the first corner, but many have been lost there." Well if that’s true, then why do so many drivers go for it at the start?

By Ross Bentley | August 29, 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

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By Ross Bentley | January 23, 2023
Speed Secrets: Sim Training

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By Ross Bentley | January 18, 2023
Tribute: Our Favorite Ken Block Videos

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By Justin Cornelison | January 03, 2023
Who Insures Race Car Drivers and Their Cars?

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By Guest Contributor | December 14, 2022
How to Prepare Your Mind and Machine For Your First Track Day

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By Jeric Jaleco | December 05, 2022
Speed Secrets: What the Best Race Drivers Do

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By Ross Bentley | November 30, 2022
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By Ross Bentley | November 16, 2022
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By Justin Cornelison | November 14, 2022
Schumacher’s Ferrari F2003-GA Nabs $14.9 Million

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By Justin Cornelison | November 10, 2022
Speed Secrets: My Sim is My Friend

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By Ross Bentley | October 31, 2022
New Video: Over-Driving and How Smooth Really is Fast

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By Justin Cornelison | October 19, 2022
Speed Secrets: Fools and Tough Stuff

Often, what’s hardest is admitting to what happened, what caused it, and how it should be dealt with.

By Ross Bentley | October 19, 2022
Speed Secrets: Determining Entry/Exit Speed Balance

The thing is, in order to average the fastest speed over the greatest distance (the literal definition of a fast lap time) you must know precisely the right areas of the track in which to be “slow” in order to go the quickest overall.

By Ross Bentley | September 28, 2022
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 Guest Contributor | September 27, 2022
Speed Secrets: 20 Questions About Driver Coaching

At the 2019 SCCA Runoffs at VIR, Tim Minor added a Formula Continental National Championship to his two Formula Race Promotions F2000 Championships. Tim returns to VIR for the 2022 Runoffs wars with testing to begin September 24. Does he need a coach? 

By Ross Bentley | September 13, 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 Justin Cornelison | September 02, 2022
The Start: Ten Seconds That Can Make… Or Break Your Race

The old saying goes, “No race has ever been won in the first corner, but many have been lost there.” Well if that’s true, then why do so many drivers go for it at the start?

By Justin Cornelison | August 29, 2022
Why We Love Willy T. Ribbs

Just one week into F1’s summer break, we’ve found ourselves rewatching some of the 2022 season’s highlights.  One of the most memorable moments so far has to be Willy T’s podium interviews after the Miami GP.

By Justin Cornelison | August 08, 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
An Approach For Improving Your Track Driving

Believe in your plan for your next session.

By Ross Bentley | October 05, 2021
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By Guest Contributor | July 28, 2021

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