Speed Secrets 6: The Perfect Driver

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MBI Publishing Company, Jan 15, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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With racing, as with almost any pursuit, being the best entails having a clear idea of what the best is--having a mental model that instructs and motivates and inspires. That's where Speed Secrets 6 comes in. Drawing on his extensive experience as a competitive driver and coach, author Ross Bentley helps the aspiring professional and the ambitious amateur develop the mental model that is essential for successful racing. His book reviews the techniques needed to drive fast, win races, and build a career as a professional race driver--and then, more importantly, schools readers in the process of turning this clear mental picture into racing perfection.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
Introduction
6
Chapter 1 Mental Imagery
11
Chapter 2 Driving the Limit
25
Chapter 3 Learning a New Track
33
Chapter 4 Driving with Your Feet
45
Chapter 5 Adaptability
53
Chapter 6 Brake Release
59
Chapter 13 Simulation
107
Chapter 14 Engineering Feedback
111
Chapter 15 Developing Luck
117
Chapter 16 Building Programming
123
Chapter 17 Overslowing the Car
127
Chapter 18 Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
131
Chapter 19 Learning As an Objective
135
Chapter 20 Using Your Strengths
141

Chapter 7 Professional Preparation
67
Chapter 8 Assertive Driver
77
Chapter 9 Belief System
83
Chapter 10 Bravery
91
Chapter 11 Qualifying
95
Chapter 12 The Racer
101
Chapter 21 The Perfect Driver
145
Review of Exercises
151
Speed Secrets
156
About the Author
158
Index
159
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About the author (2007)

The author of five previous Speed Secrets books, Ross Bentley is a former Indy Car driver and winner of the U.S. Road Racing Championship. Today, he’s a professional driving coach who works with drivers at every level of racing, from karting to the IRL.

 

Although he no longer races regularly, Bentley still drives competitively. In 2003, his team won the SRP2 class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and in 2005, he teamed with three 16-year-old phenoms to contest the GT Class at Daytona in a Racer's Group Porsche.

 

This combination of driving and coaching skills allows Bentley to write about the actual task of driving a race car with more depth and intellect than any other author working today.

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