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...

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...

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