Establishing Good Vision

Proper vision techniques can have the greatest benefit to a driver’s lap times. They also can be difficult to develop or change. Developing vision...

Left-Foot Braking

Many consider left-foot braking an advanced technique reserved for the upper echelons of motorsport. However, we all do it when we get into a...

HPDE Driver

A colleague of my wife, Margo, and mine, Hal Massey, a regular in American Iron racing in NorCal back in the mid ‘90s, stopped...

Prepare to Succeed

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” That quote from Benjamin Franklin is particularly applicable to those of us who neglected our...

What Is Trail-Braking? Why Should I Do It? How Is It Done?

Trail-braking: the act of carrying brake application through corner turn-in. It can be long or brief, depending on the corner and the car’s setup....

Commitment, Concentration, Consistency

Focus your mind to achieve these three goals in your qualifying and racing. Many events use a format where one timed lap is the basis...

Driving Tips: Progress After Plateau

Q: How do I make the most of my practice sessions? A: As mentioned last month, there is a risk of getting stuck in an...

Crash Survival

For utmost safety and preparedness, optimize your driver and your equipment When I started racing karts more than 50 years ago, serious and fatal injuries...

Training Your Eyes

What’s the most effective way to achieve faster lap times? There is no silver bullet to bring big gains in performance. One driver benefits from...

Racing in the Wet Is Not as Scary as You Think, and It’s a...

No matter how long you have been racing, I am most certain you have encountered a weather forecast that looked grim. Don’t debate on...

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