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Speed Secrets: What the Best Race Drivers Do

“What do the best drivers do?” Jeff has worked with them; Colin has co-driven with them, raced against them, and is one of them.

By Ross Bentley | November 30, 2022
Speed Secrets: Mr. & Mrs. Apex Get a Divorce

“I don’t really know what an apex is, or why it matters to me.” And this was from an instructor! Just as he was saying this, another instructor walked up, nodded, and said, “Yeah, same here.”

By Ross Bentley | November 16, 2022
Speed Secrets: My Sim is My Friend

While the “I can just hit Reset” mindset can lead to risky driving behavior, this can be flipped around and turned into a positive.

By Ross Bentley | October 31, 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
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
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
Triggering The Car Gene

There’s something inside all of us, in our DNA it seems, that triggers something when we see certain cars, or experience driving in a certain way. Okay, not all of us, as in everyone in the world, but all of us in the Speed Secrets Weekly world, at least.

By Ross Bentley | December 27, 2021
An Approach For Improving Your Track Driving

Believe in your plan for your next session.

By Ross Bentley | October 05, 2021
By Ross Bentley | July 22, 2021
Speed Secrets: Fitness for Performance Driving

Why is fitness integral in being an efficient racer?

By Ross Bentley | June 15, 2021
Speed Secrets: Rotating The Car – A Key To Cornering Fast

Rotation, rotation, rotation – a key element in mastering tight turns.

By Ross Bentley | June 07, 2021

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