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On this week’s episode of Speed Secrets podcast, Adam Spence (architect leader at Garmin, and racer) joins me to discuss Garmin’s new data tool, the Catalyst. The Catalyst really is as cool as it sounds, and helped me shave 0.9 seconds off my best lap time. Plus, Adam explains what Area 51 at Garmin is!
In addition to his role as Product Architect Leader – Area 51 at Garmin, Adam is a racer and track instructor.
Check out the Catalyst here!
I’m an intermediate level driver and what I’ve noticed is that every time I have an instructor in the car, my lap times are more consistent and faster. I ordered the Catalyst the day it was announced and I’m hoping it puts a virtual coach in my car when I’m driving solo.
Having raced since 1972 I am amazed at how tracks have changed since the last time I drove a particular track. Well, the tracks did not change; my approach to the tracks changed. For me, the Catalyst is a time machine that condenses decades of not so good driving and lashes back with positive affirmations that pushed me to say: “How can that be!?” I now offer the Garmin Catalyst on my website Appliedspeed.com so I can help younger drivers with their racing experience; remember it’s all for fun!
I was interested in the Garmin Catalyst and just so happened to be at the race track and meet Adam and lucky for me got to learn all about this new tool. It is truly amazing what it can do. When I raced in the 90’s we had no idea what lap was fast or why or in my case what lap was slow and why. Thanks Adam for the education. Chris Lorenz