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Speed Secrets Weekly #045

It’s all about fun, right? Why we drive, and this issue, that is. Davin Sturdivant writes about the most important part of what we do – having fun. The Speed Secret and Ross’ sidebar articles are about driving in the rain (that’s fun!) – your mindset, as well as the 4 most important things you can do physically to be be fast and enjoy driving in the rain.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #044

We’re talking brakes this week. Rob Schermerhorn writes about the physics of braking – heat, where the heat goes, and then how you can best manage the heat as a driver. If you don’t follow his advice, you might find yourself somewhere you don’t want to be! This week’s Speed Secret is about braking, too, and Ross shares his thoughts on how best to apply and release the brakes to maximize your speed. In other words, how to use your brakes to go faster.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #043

It’s your brain that’s driving your car – that’s the theme this week. Dr. Jacques Dallaire writes about focus – its importance and how to manage it. The Speed Secret is about expectations and possibilities, and Ross shares the story of Karl Wendlinger that illustrates the power of mental imagery and how expectations can limit your results. There’s also a short piece about the most dangerous part of performance driving or race event weekend.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #042

Traction – using it – is the theme this week. Who knows better about traction, and driving at the limit (and slightly beyond!) than rally, rallycross and stunt drivers? This week, Andrew Comrie-Picard (ACP) shares his thoughts on what he calls “dynamic friction.” The Speed Secret follows that trend, focused on honing in on the limit. And Ross  shares links to three videos that can’t help but get you into a performance state of mind.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #041

Race engineer, Jeff Braun, explains how the “big boy” ($2 million) simulators work, and how they can be used to develop a car (and what you can learn from the process). This week’s Speed Secret is all about regaining your focus when driving, and Ross expands on it by claiming that the best drivers lose their focus as much as any other driver (it’s how they regain it quickly that counts). Ross also explains the benefits of competing in Chumpcar and Lemons racing.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #040

Hooked On Driving principal and long-time instructor David Ray details a difficult day with a client that ended badly. Ross’s Speed Secret reassures you about hitting a plateau on your “learning curve.” And Ross’s labor of love, Brake, Brake, BRAKE: The HPDE Instructor Manifesto eBook was released January 1st. Get your copy here!

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Speed Secrets Weekly #039

Data guy Matt Romanowski reviews what braking trace data not only tells you, but how you can use it to get better lap times. Ross’s Speed Secret informs you that End-of-Braking is more important than you think – more important than where you start braking for a turn.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #038

Sponsorship expert Brian Bonner returns to give you “Sponsorship Secrets – Part 2.” Ross’s Speed Secret illustrates how persistence pays off. And Ross answers a reader’s query about how to build some right-hand-drive vehicle mental programming, and in doing so, tells you how to adapt to a car that’s new and different to you.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #037

Instructor and coach Chuck Hawks is back to give you a specific type of passing strategy. Ross’s Speed Secret warns against aggression and he provides tips on how to use your nervous energy to your advantage – another mental game tip.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #036

Ross interviews David Beattie, the builder of simply amazing custom slot car tracks for Slot Mod USA. Ross’s Speed Secret explains why “smooth is fast.” And Ross writes about how to determine which is the best gear to be in through a turn.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #035

Motorsport fitness guru Simon Hayes lays out a get-ready-for-racing fitness program for you. And you’ll need it after all that turkey! Ross’s Speed Secret reviews how your fitness level can make the difference between winning and, well…not winning. His subsequent article details what you can do to get mentally fit for the coming season.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #034

Guest contributor and PRO3 (Spec E30) competitor Frank Greif shows you how easy coaching (and self-coaching) can be. Ross’s Speed Secret addresses the visual imagery you need to take you into the New Year in a positive frame of mind. But first…Santa Claus is coming to town! Ross interviews the jolly old elf’s driver coach about what it takes to get Santa around the world in his tricked-out sleigh in record time.

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