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

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Motorbooks, Aug 25, 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.

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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

Preface
4
Introduction
5
1 Behind the Wheel
9
2 The Controls
13
3 Shifting
18
4 Chassis and Suspension Basics
23
5 Race Car Dynamics
30
6 Driving the Limit
48
29 The Inner Game of Racing
193
30 Managing Errors
210
31 Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
217
32 Using Your Strengths
219
33 Learning
221
34 Adaptability
235
35 Oval Track
246
36 The Unknown Corner
249

7 Fancy Footwork
58
8 Cornering Technique
72
9 The Line
80
10 Prioritizing Corners
87
11 Different Corners Different Lines
92
12 Learning the Track
95
13 The Exit Phase
102
14 The Entry Phase
105
15 The Midcorner Phase
116
16 Vision
120
17 Racing in the Rain
123
18 Racecraft
128
19 Different Cars Different Techniques
133
20 How the Drivers Mind Works
135
21 Brain Integration
139
22 Sensory Input
144
23 Mental Programming
158
24 State of Mind
177
25 Decision Making
179
26 Focus
180
27 Behavioral Traits
183
28 Belief System
186
37 Car Control
252
38 The Limit
253
39 Going Faster
257
40 Practice and Testing
263
41 Qualifying
270
42 The Race
274
43 The Complete Race Driver
280
44 Engineering Feedback
286
45 Team Dynamics
290
46 Data Acquisition
300
47 Communications and Records
306
48 Safety
309
49 Driver as Athlete
314
50 Flags and Officials
317
51 The Business of Racing
319
52 The Perfect Driver
326
53 The Real Winner
330
Resources
333
Self Coaching Questions
334
About the Author
335
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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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