Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving

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MBI Publishing Company, Aug 28, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 336 pages
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Ultimate Speed Secrets is the drivers’ guide to going faster! Professional race instructor Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indy cars to world sports cars and has the experience to make any racer a more complete driver. With detailed drills and comprehensive instructions, Bentley covers everything you need to know: choosing lines; adapting to different cars, tracks, and racing conditions; setting up controls; and understanding car adjustments and mental preparation. Whether you are racing an Indy car or simply interested in becoming a more complete driver on the street, Ultimate Speed Secrets will give you the information you need to succeed!

 

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The book is informing and helpful for my son.

User Review  - dad0123 - Overstock.com

I BOUGHT THE BOOK FOR MY SON, AN ASPIRERING RACER, He finds the book helpful with a lot of really good information. The only complaint that I had was with the delivery of the book. It took almost three weeks for delivery, with numerous calls and a lot of frustration. Read full review

Contents

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The 14
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Brain Integration
Oval Track
The Unknown Corner
Car Control
Chassis and Suspension Basics
The Limit
Going Faster
Practice and Testing 41 Qualifying 42 The Race
Fancy Footwork

Sensory Input
Mental Programming
State of Mind 25 Decision Making
Focus
Behavioral Traits
Belief System
Behind the Wheel
The Controls
The Inner Game of Racing 30 Managing Errors 31 Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Using Your Strengths
Learning
Adaptability
Shifting
The Complete Race Driver
Team Dynamics
Data Acquisition
Communications and Records 48 Safety
Driver as Athlete 50 Flags and Officials
The Business of Racing 52 The Perfect Driver
The Real Winner
Resources
Prioritizing Corners
About the Author
Index
Engineering Feedback
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley resides in Issaquah, Washington.

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