Take pole position to learn the ground rules, techniques and procedures of driving perception and evaluation. Racing professional Carroll Smith delivers current state-of-the-art techniques for working with your crew to develop and set up your car so that you'll have a competitive tool with which to practice the art of driving.
Revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds. Car racing enthusiasts and race drivers alike know the thrill of competition, the push to perform better, and the agony - and dangers - of bad decisions. This title explains just what's going on during any race, why, and how a driver can improve control and ultimately win.
In 2006, a nearly fifty-year-old Russ Rosenberg had an epiphany. For years, he had been searching for a hobby that would hold his interest. After trying Guitar lessons, shooting sports and fly fishing, Russ tapped into his lifelong passion for cool cars. A short time later, he bought a used Miata, signed up for autocross school, and eventually began road racing. In a comprehensive guide, Russ relies on his experiences as an amateur racer to provide a roadmap for beginner racers that offers time-tested wisdom on how to start in the sport, avoid costly mistakes, and secure a logical path to success. He includes valuable insight into how to choose the right car and the true cost of racing as well as entertaining racing stories for the over-forty crowd, photos, resources, and an honest opinion on the sport from his wife, Lisa. " ... A must read for anyone who is considering getting involved in racing ..." -Tony Parella, CEO, Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
Author: Ross Bentley
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Category: Sports & Recreation
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!
One of road racings top professionals presents here a vast amount of his accumulated car preparation knowledge. Covers fasteners, plumbing, riveting and welding, basic metal work, braking system, clutch, suspension, wheels and tires, engine, gearbox, electrics, fuel cells, paint and paperwork.