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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
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
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
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
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
Speed Secrets: How Do You Measure Success?

At the end of a day at the track, how do you measure success? Is it lap times, result of a qualifying session or race?

By Ross Bentley | June 22, 2023
Speed Secrets: How Do You Sense the Car’s Limit?

Real-world drivers sense the car’s limit more by the car’s yaw angle than by what they feel in the steering wheel.

By Ross Bentley | June 19, 2023
Speed Secrets: Want to Master Corners?

Ross Bentley from Speed Secrets will be conducting a webinar that is so in-depth that he has to call it a masterclass.

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

For a little over a year now, Ross Bentley from Speed Secrets been helping sim racers with my Sim Racer Academy membership program.

By Ross Bentley | January 18, 2023
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


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