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....

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...

Increasing Cornering Speeds

Q: How do I increase my cornering speeds while not destroying consistency?   A: Maximizing cornering speed while maintaining consistency has as much to do with vehicle setup...

Qualifying Strategy

Q: How do I make the most of my qualifying session? A: Qualifying requires many pieces fall into place to achieve the fastest lap, particularly when competition...

Managing Race Traffic

Q: How do I manage traffic while racing for position or trying to catch a competitor? A: Managing traffic is one of the most challenging and rewarding...

Back to School

Bucket lists. We all have them, be they personal, family, travel and, of course, racing! For me, still at the top of my list...

Achieving Consistency

Q: I struggle with turning consistently fast laps during a race, how can I improve that? A: Many factors affect lap consistency throughout a race. The...
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One Lap Around Buttonwillow Raceway

In the middle of California’s Central Valley lies Buttonwillow Raceway, a technical circuit with 16 different race configurations and the option to run clockwise...

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