When Do I Know I Am Ready?

Q: At what point should I be looking for private coaching instead of just regular HPDE instruction? When do I know I am ready? A:...

Detecting Under-Driving

Pushing oneself and one’s car to maximum performance is the goal of any podium-caliber driver. However, maximum performance can be elusive. We are constantly...

Alternate Lines

The last few articles discussed techniques for passing as well as being passed in ways that minimize time lost to competitors. I also covered...

Passing to Maintain Cornering Speed

The last two articles covered strategy and etiquette for passing drivers and those being passed. This article talks about how drivers make mistakes in...

A Turn in the Right Place

There is a reason NASA makes sure HPDE drivers sit in classrooms for “downloads” after each outing on track. Yes, there is always that...

Traffic Etiquette

In the previous article, I spoke of the awareness needed when being passed. In this article, I talk about facilitating that awareness with patience...

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...

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