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?
Congrats on signing the digital sign-in sheet, and now it’s time to ready up for your first-ever performance driving event, a right of passage for any octane-blooded enthusiast.
The great race drivers are minimalists, providing only as much steering and braking input as needed, and asking no more of the car than it can deliver.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?