High Performance & Race Driving Tips

Speed Secrets Driving Tips to Help You be an Even Better Driver

Drive Faster: Am I The Only One?

Drive Faster: Am I The Only One?

Squirting out of the 120-degree right-hander, I stretch second gear to redline, accelerating hard, flicking the shifter up to third, foot buried to the floor, and catch fourth gear just before my reference point, the change in pavement surface: A good corner exit.

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Drive Faster: Driving Variety

Drive Faster: Driving Variety

My advice to you is to drive as many different types of cars as you possibly can, and even look for ways to drive where you wouldn’t normally. For example, if you’re a road racer, try ovals, rallying or drifting. All will make you a better road racer. Variety is the spice of life, right?

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Track Walk Tips for Performance Drivers

Track Walk Tips for Performance Drivers

Some very basic “rules” for track walks: Walk with no more than 2 other people, and stay focused on the track. Don’t make it a social event. Get down, get dirty. Even if it means sitting on the track surface to get the same view you’ll have behind the wheel, do it…

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Trust Your Senses to Drive Faster

Trust Your Senses to Drive Faster

Do you sense the limits by feedback through the steering wheel? Yep. Do you feel the g-forces build, and then begin to reduce as the tires slides too much? Uh-huh. Does the car communicate its limit to you through your sense of balance? Absolutely.

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Know Your Tires

Know Your Tires

Every time you finish a session, think about how the tires behaved. Did they have good grip to begin with and then began to fade? Did they gain grip with more laps? Did they give you lots of feel for the limit, or not? Could you feel them flex; was the ride over the bumps harsh?

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