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...

On Track and Insured

There was once a time that regular car insurance might have covered an incident you had on a racetrack, as long as you were...

Virtual Training – Race Simulation Equipment Can Help You Go Faster on Tracks You...

If you can’t get enough of racing, you probably have at least one gaming console and the right driving game to get your fix...

A Guide to Race Spotting: Equipment and Communication Tips to Help Your Team Win

It has been said that racing is an analogy for life: the struggles, the hard work, the victories and defeats. Racing has it all....

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:...

Playing in Traffic – Strategy plays a key role on track and here’s how...

From the very beginning of an event through the checkered flag, you need two different skill sets: driving and racing. Driving is operating the...

To Go Faster, Find Grip! – How to lower your lap times by making...

One age old question in racing is, “Why is one driver faster than another in the same car, all else being equal?” Simple question....

One Lap Around: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

I am lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have four major racetracks within a three-and-a-half-hour drive, with nine major tracks...

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....

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...

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