the perfect corner a drivers step by step guide to finding their own optimal line through the physics of racing

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The Perfect Corner

Author : Paradigm Shift Driver Development
ISBN : 1523441143
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New for 2016. An extended preview of The Perfect Corner is available at Kindle version available to paperback purchasers for $0.99 through Amazon's Matchbook program. We will take you through a fun and intuitive lesson in the physics of racing and then we'll apply it as you learn to optimize your driving technique. We will look at real-world racetracks and provide an exact procedure to find the ideal approach all from the driver's-eye point of view. Regardless of your current level of driving experience, you can apply these techniques today and remove any doubt about what you should be doing on track for good. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Line Theory Vehicle dynamics simplified Corner exit power application The myth of the super late apex Using the Euler Spiral on track Spiral variables Beginner vs advanced driver spirals Car and track effects on spiral shape The "artist rendition" line compared Circular entry compared Myth of the corner exit speed check The physics of trail braking Determining brake points The infinite straightaway problem Low vs high acceleration arcs Optimizing entry and exit together Advanced corners Full throttle into the spiral Braking or deceleration? Real world considerations The necessity of mistakes The driver's eye view Force direction real world examples Bonus section: Advanced racing physics

Going Faster

Author : Carl Lopez
ISBN : 0837602262
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 82. 35 MB
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This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Ultimate Speed Secrets

Author : Ross Bentley
ISBN : 9781610582735
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 80. 6 MB
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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!

Optimum Drive

Author : Paul F. Gerrard
ISBN : 9781633535183
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 80. 53 MB
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Optimum Drive ─ Why should you just be good when you can be great? Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver himself as well a driving coach for over 20 years, the author Paul F. Gerrard has penned his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you! Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve...probably not a coincidence. In this debut book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life. Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness. Natural vs. earned talent; After flow psychology, you will learn about natural vs earned talent and how the way we drive is representative of who we are. From braking, cornering and accelerating to anticipation vs. reaction, refining a process that defines our greatness in or out of the car.

You Suck At Racing

Author : Ian Korf
ISBN : 1530985439
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A lot of books on driving are written by professional racers who assume you too want to be a professional racer. Not this book. It's written by a hobbyist who suggests you keep your day job. Besides, it's much more fun being an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional (just ask someone in the sex industry). This book is designed to help the average driver make the transition from commuter to safe road racer in as few pages as possible. I wrote this book because it's what I would have wanted to read when I first became interested in track driving: succinct, nerdy, practical, and occasionally diverting. It is not intended as a definitive tome or a work of art. It's more like a sandwich: convenient and nourishing.

Fast Car Physics

Author : Chuck Edmondson
ISBN : 1421401142
Genre : Science
File Size : 57. 94 MB
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From selecting shifting points to load transfer in car control and beyond, Fast Car Physics is the ideal source to consult before buckling up and cinching down the belts on your racing harness.

Driving On The Edge

Author : Michael Krumm
ISBN : 191058407X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 50. 62 MB
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Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.

Kart Driving Techniques

Author : Jim Hall (II.)
ISBN : 0936834471
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77. 29 MB
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Motorsport Fitness Manual

Author : R.S. Jutley
ISBN : 1844255433
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71. 88 MB
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Peak fitness is a prerequisite for a competitive edge, and top motorsport teams routinely employ medics, psychologists, dieticians and even armed forces specialists to help drivers hone their performance. It’s a different picture at national and club level, where poor preparation can blight potential. Here, however, a doctor who competes as a rally driver offers expert information on all aspects of physical and mental fitness, including diet, training, safety and medical regulations.

The Karting Manual

Author : Joao Diniz Sanches
ISBN : 0857330861
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36. 15 MB
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In recent years, karting has grown significantly as an accessible, affordable introduction to motorsport with the emergence of indoor karting tracks and many first-time karters are sufficiently stirred by the experience to want to progress further. Now in its second edition, this comprehensive practical book covers all the fundamentals of kart racing, catering for the complete novice yet sufficiently detailed to benefit those racing at club level.

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