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...

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...

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