Past Issues

Speed Secrets Weekly #366

Retired engineering professor and crack driving instructor Chuck Tucker explains the math involved in “Cutting the String on Your Corner Exit.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Be productively paranoid – there’s always more. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses your own assessment of your abilities. Prepare for getting back to the track with Virtual Track Walks presented by Ross and Peter Krause, link included.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #365

A brand new view from another newbie racer: Jeff Smisek tells you “The Secrets Your Instructor Won’t Tell You.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Overlap your conscious and subconscious to get into the zone. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses your track awareness with a question about flags. Ross links a helpful article about building a beginner’s sim kit.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #364

Racer Brad Kellett writes about his experience when new to the sport in “Lessons Learned as a Racing Beginner.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Train your mind like you train your body. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses your mental training program. Ross announces the quarantine reboot of the 30-Day Zone Challenge (for free!).

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Speed Secrets Weekly #363

Professional and insightful coach Jim Kearney continues his “13” series with “13 Bad Ideas.” The week’s Speed Secret is ~ Act the way you want to perform. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses improving your depth of understanding. The webinar “Drive Faster – Fitness Training for Your Senses” is coming up this month.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #362

New contributor to Speed Secrets Weekly, but no stranger to motorsport John Santiago writes about “Seat Time, Seat Time, Seat Time.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Focus on the possibilities rather than expectations. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week focuses on what more you can learn to be a better driver. Ross highly recommends the hopeful and entertaining book, The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, about the brain’s neuroplasticity and its possibilities.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #361

Coffee…uh…race engineer Jeff Braun says use what you know best in “You Know More Than You Think You Do.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Drive the car, not the track – revisited. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses the practice of traction sensing. Ross announces his next webinar with fitness trainer to the racing stars Trey Shannon called “Drive Faster: Fitness Training for Your Senses” coming up next month.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #360

Road racer James Chartres takes a logical look at the in-slow-out-fast advice with “In Fast, Out Faster.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Learn the difference between using a simulator and mental imagery. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses what you can do to improve while away from the track. Ross adds a video on “The Why and What of Track Map Notes.”

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Speed Secrets Weekly #359

World Challenge series racer and popular article author Erin Vogel is back with “Why I’m Coaching Converted.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Good vision skills are more than just looking far ahead and where you want to go. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses moving your focal point. Ross and Ryan Staub have written “The HPDE First-Timer’s Guide,” free for download.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #358

Kevin Beaver of Spec Miata fame writes about instructing to learn in “Want to Be a Better Driver? Explain the Concepts To Others.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Use the brakes to turn more or less (and how “brake popping” might work)…. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses gentling your brake release. Ross links his publisher’s discount page for the Speed Secrets series.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #357

Tom Long is back with “Getting to Know You: How to Adapt to a New Car.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Know when it’s okay to coast. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses corner exit technique. Ross links his answers to questions he was asked on the Road Racers Driving Club Safe is Fast site.

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Speed Secrets Weekly #356

Racer, coach, and new contributor Kevin Madsen lays out the value of preparation (for anything!) in “Prior Proper Prep.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Check your min speed with both your gut and report cards. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week addresses consistency of your corner entry. Ross links a video featuring three generations of F1 cars on the old Spa circuit (using a sim)!

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Speed Secrets Weekly #355

Terrific driver coach Jim Kearney explains how mindset should and shouldn’t work in “Thirteen Bad Thoughts.” This week’s Speed Secret is ~ Be stingy with your brain. ~ Self-Coaching Question of the Week asks whether you have a plan to improve your mental imagery. Ross announces a new Speed Secrets video targeted to non-competitive drivers called “Passcraft.”

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