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

Ultimate Speed Secrets

The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving

Paperback Published: 25th August 2011
ISBN: 9780760340509
Number Of Pages: 336

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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!

"Ross Bentley's Speed Secrets series of coaching books are a favorite around our office: they really help the driver to grasp what it takes to win. From cornering to the business of racing, Ross has covered it all. Ultimate Speed Secrets is a condensed version of all of his previous books and serves as a good refresher for those of us who haven't read his back catalog in years. Put it on your shelf, or in your gear bag for those long nights before the big race." - "Grassroots Motorsports""Virtually everyone who races wants to improve their technique and lap times. Ross Bentley is one of the best-known racing instructors who has been able to put to words what he teaches in person, down to choosing lines and adapting to different cars and trucks. This is the latest version of his previous work with completely new text, photos and diagrams. Well worth the read to get your needed speed!" - "Vintage Motorsport""""Author Ross Bentley dishes on what every professional track driver knows about driving that you probably don't. He's no amateur; Bentley won the United States Road Racing Championship while driving for BMW-backed racing team, and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. Even if you're not venturing onto a track, knowing how to clip an apex should help on freeway ramps." -"The Virginian-Pilot "


"This new book presents more racing knowledge in an easy to comprehend, adapt and use than any previous ones over decades of racing. It is not a quick read but an excellent one with much to ponder, reflect on and put into practice. After each track session you'll probably return to it to further hone your skills and fitness both mental and physical. It is complete coaching for the vintage or amateur and it also has many items for the serious aspiring oval or road racer. This means team building, team dynamics, sponsors and sponsorships and much more. It has much to offer the vintage racer no matter the type of car or the intensity of the competition. Buy it, read it, practice the info and you'll be a safer, quicker and more satisfied race car driver." - Vintage Oval Racing


"If you are a track-day driver or a regular racer, I guaranteed the $20 or less you pay for his book will be the most cost-effective way to lower your lap time you ever invested." - Keith Martin's Sports Car Market


Ross Bentley s Speed Secrets series of coaching books are a favorite around our office: they really help the driver to grasp what it takes to win. From cornering to the business of racing, Ross has covered it all. Ultimate Speed Secrets is a condensed version of all of his previous books and serves as a good refresher for those of us who haven t read his back catalog in years. Put it on your shelf, or in your gear bag for those long nights before the big race. "Grassroots Motorsports" Virtually everyone who races wants to improve their technique and lap times. Ross Bentley is one of the best-known racing instructors who has been able to put to words what he teaches in person, down to choosing lines and adapting to different cars and trucks. This is the latest version of his previous work with completely new text, photos and diagrams. Well worth the read to get your needed speed! - "Vintage Motorsport""" Author Ross Bentley dishes on what every professional track driver knows about driving that you probably don t. He s no amateur; Bentley won the United States Road Racing Championship while driving for BMW-backed racing team, and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. Even if you re not venturing onto a track, knowing how to clip an apex should help on freeway ramps. -" The Virginian-Pilot ""


Ross Bentley s Speed Secrets series of coaching books are a favorite around our office: they really help the driver to grasp what it takes to win. From cornering to the business of racing, Ross has covered it all. Ultimate Speed Secrets is a condensed version of all of his previous books and serves as a good refresher for those of us who haven t read his back catalog in years. Put it on your shelf, or in your gear bag for those long nights before the big race. Grassroots Motorsports Virtually everyone who races wants to improve their technique and lap times. Ross Bentley is one of the best-known racing instructors who has been able to put to words what he teaches in person, down to choosing lines and adapting to different cars and trucks. This is the latest version of his previous work with completely new text, photos and diagrams. Well worth the read to get your needed speed! - Vintage Motorsport
Author Ross Bentley dishes on what every professional track driver knows about driving that you probably don t. He s no amateur; Bentley won the United States Road Racing Championship while driving for BMW-backed racing team, and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. Even if you re not venturing onto a track, knowing how to clip an apex should help on freeway ramps. - The Virginian-Pilot

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"Ross Bentley's Speed Secrets series of coaching books are a favorite around our office: they really help the driver to grasp what it takes to win. From cornering to the business of racing, Ross has covered it all. Ultimate Speed Secrets is a condensed version of all of his previous books and serves as a good refresher for those of us who haven't read his back catalog in years. Put it on your shelf, or in your gear bag for those long nights before the big race." - Grassroots Motorsports "Virtually everyone who races wants to improve their technique and lap times. Ross Bentley is one of the best-known racing instructors who has been able to put to words what he teaches in person, down to choosing lines and adapting to different cars and trucks. This is the latest version of his previous work with completely new text, photos and diagrams. Well worth the read to get your needed speed!" - Vintage Motorsport
"Author Ross Bentley dishes on what every professional track driver knows about driving that you probably don't. He's no amateur; Bentley won the United States Road Racing Championship while driving for BMW-backed racing team, and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. Even if you're not venturing onto a track, knowing how to clip an apex should help on freeway ramps." - The Virginian-Pilot


"If you are a track-day driver or a regular racer, I guaranteed the $20 or less you pay for his book will be the most cost-effective way to lower your lap time you ever invested." - Keith Martin's Sports Car Market


"This new book presents more racing knowledge in an easy to comprehend, adapt and use than any previous ones over decades of racing. It is not a quick read but an excellent one with much to ponder, reflect on and put into practice. After each track session you'll probably return to it to further hone your skills and fitness both mental and physical. It is complete coaching for the vintage or amateur and it also has many items for the serious aspiring oval or road racer. This means team building, team dynamics, sponsors and sponsorships and much more. It has much to offer the vintage racer no matter the type of car or the intensity of the competition. Buy it, read it, practice the info and you'll be a safer, quicker and more satisfied race car driver." - Vintage Oval Racing

Prefacep. 4
Introductionp. 5
Behind the Wheelp. 9
The Controlsp. 13
Shiftingp. 18
Chassis and Suspension Basicsp. 23
Race Gar Dynamicsp. 30
Driving the Limitp. 48
Fancy Footworkp. 58
Cornering Techniquep. 72
The Linep. 30
Prioritizing Cornersp. 87
Different Corners, Different Linesp. 92
Learning the Trackp. 95
The Exit Phasep. 102
The Entry Phasep. 105
The Midcorner Phasep. 116
Visionp. 120
Racing in the Rainp. 123
Racecraftp. 128
Different Cars, Different Techniquesp. 133
How the Driver's Mind Worksp. 135
Brain Integrationp. 139
Sensory Inputp. 144
Mental Programmingp. 158
State of Mindp. 177
Decision Makingp. 179
Focusp. 180
Behavioral Traitsp. 183
Belief Systemp. 186
The Inner Game of Racingp. 193
Managing Errorsp. 210
Comfortable Being Uncomfortablep. 217
Using Your Strengthsp. 219
Learningp. 221
Adaptabilityp. 235
Oval Trackp. 246
The Unknown Cornerp. 249
Car Controlp. 252
The Limitp. 253
Going Fasterp. 257
Practice and Testingp. 263
Qualifyingp. 270
The Racep. 274
The Complete Race Driverp. 280
Engineering Feedbackp. 286
Team Dynamicsp. 290
Data Acquisitionp. 300
Communications and Recordsp. 306
Safetyp. 309
Driver as Athletep. 314
Flags and Officialsp. 317
The Business of Racingp. 319
The Perfect Driverp. 326
The Real Winnerp. 330
Resourcesp. 333
Self Coaching Questionsp. 334
About the Authorp. 335
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780760340509
ISBN-10: 0760340501
Series: Speed Secrets
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 25th August 2011
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 22.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1

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