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#1 OFFLINE   AutoTrackDay

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:09 PM

My wife and I are both track day drivers and we have started a free online magazine catering exclusively to the track day driver enthusiast. We welcome you to visit our website at autotrackdaymonthly.com - Welcome to the Frontpage!

Check out just some of our original articles:

Track designer Alan Wilson is interviewed
A review of smart phone data and video logging apps and interview with the developer of Track Attack
An interview with the developer of RaceRender video editing software and the smart phone app, TrackAddictHD 
An interview with Daniel McCoey who is a time trial driver and a track prep shop owner in Australia on track modifications 
Reviews of race track facilities NCCAR in North Carolina and The FIRM in Gainesville
Two articles on efforts to reduce street racing by youths 

and How To articles on our How To and Getting Started tabs

Please check the 13 modules on our home page. By clicking 'Read More" you can go right to the original material.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

The May issue of autotrackdaymonthly.com - Welcome to the Frontpage! is up! We've featured one of Paul Newman's favorite tracks, Brainerd International Raceway; everyone's dream kit car 818, developed by Factory Five Racing; Apache helicopter pilot turned track day enthusiast Chad Morehead; what to look for when modifying your brakes for track days; the ins and outs of track day insurance coverage and much more. We've also added turn-by-turn breakdowns of your favorite tracks so take a look before you go!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

Our first reader submission has been published in our magazine.  Read about driving instructor Doug Quara's interesting and sometimes hilarious instructing experiences entitled Memoir of a High Performance Driver Education Instructor here:

 

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 "I really thought that in any lap we’d end up running out of room at the exit and do some agricultural activities.  But luckily we never did.  How many ways can you say “Get up near the wall on the right!!  GET UP NEAR THE WALL ON THE RIGHT!!?!?!?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:40 PM

Auto TrackDay Monthly's upcoming June issue is running a story on vintage racer and writer Burt Levy who says, “I went to see a vintage race to do a story for Auto Week about it and I just fell in love.  I mean here were all the cars I grew up lusting after.  And it’s not just the doing it.  It’s the people and the liturgy if you will – you know of being on the inside where you know the people and you know the cars and you know the stories and the wild characters you run into at racing.  Racing is full of some great people.  It’s just so much more vivid than everyday life.  When you’re on a race weekend, it’s like being on a mission.  You know what you’re trying to accomplish.  It’s very goal oriented.  And then you go back to what I call the mindless slop of everyday life.  And you can’t wait to get back to the track.”  While you're waiting to read more about Burt Levy in June, if you haven't already, read some of our current articles on brake upgrades, track insurance, track cars, getting started and how-to’s.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

How does this relate to Shelby?


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

If you take your Shelby to track days this may be for you.  See our article entitled Getting Started at Track Day Driving – Everything You Need to Know to Begin.  Hope you enjoy this free resource for HPDE enthusiasts.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:40 PM

AutoTrackDay - It does appear that you are using this forum site ONLY to advertise your online magazine business.   :nonono:


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:00 AM

This is a free resource for HPDE enthusiasts.  We are trying to grow our reader base and let the HPDE community know we exist.  We have been very well received and appreciated on other forums other than those monetized by such companies as AutoGuide.com.  We hope that our magazine will benefit the Team Shelby forum readers.    

 

I just checked Google Analytics for our site and there have been 24 visits from your forum members with only a 29% bounce rate, which is a very low rate.  Apparently, Team Shelby forum members are finding the magazine useful.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

If you haven't yet, check out this month's feature on vintage race car driver and author Burt Levy, data logging distributor Austin Motorsports and the Tire Rack's life saving program Street Survival! www.autotrackdaymonthly.com



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:40 PM

If there is valuable information for those of us that track our cars, then thanks for the heads up! If not, it doesn't really matter if this guy is just pushing his own site. That will take care of itself.

I will say this- your site is completely ipad unfriendly. To the point I can barely use it. Fire your web page designer. iPads are used more than 1/3 of all web surfing.
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

Due to popular demand and repeated requests, Auto TrackDay Monthly will begin publishing its articles as they are submitted and/or upon their completion.  We’ve just published our latest article.  Please click here to read about track driver coach Chris Sneed of Sneed’s Speed Shop:

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

We hope you've been enjoying our magazine.  We just published our most recent article which features the documentary Where They Raced about the long lost board tracks of L.A.  Also, if you haven't yet, explore the site a bit and check out some of our how-to driving techniques underneath the how-to's tab at the top of the page. 

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

Read about what The National Auto Sport Association has to offer to track day drivers in our interview with Jon Felton, Director of the NASA Florida region.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

Ross Bentley has written the popular Speed Secrets series and has been coaching drivers 150 days a year for decades.  He spoke to us about his driving and coaching career and offers tips for driver improvement.  Read our interview with Ross here:

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

“I’m not the fastest driver out there, but I’m good at communicating, good at breaking things down, tackling challenges from different angles, and—I hope—reading students for how much they can absorb in any given session or day.”  Read our latest article about Ingrid Steffensen, track day coach and contributor to Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Weekly

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

As you know, we’ve been alerting you to new content on Auto TrackDay Monthly.  If you’ve been checking out our magazine, we would appreciate you showing us your support by subscribing to our email list HERE.  In this way we can build our readership and continue to bring you the only magazine dedicated to the track day enthusiast.

 

Check out our latest article New Developments with Video and Data Logging Smart Phone App, Track Attack. 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

We've published our newest article. Read about the Shelby American Mustang GT/SC.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

Do you all remember the article we ran on track designer Alan Wilson back in March? Fascinating! Well, he's written a thriller about what might happen if hackers were able to compromise Formula 1 cars' telemetry during a race. Click below to read our review of Alan Wilson's novel Zapped and what Wilson himself has to say about this controversy. And if you haven't already, scroll down our homepage to read our prior interview with the great track designer. Just look for the yellow Porsche.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:51 PM

We are very excited that accomplished and much admired track day coach Peter Krause granted us an interview!  Click below to read the article and, if you haven't already, we request that you show your support of our magazine by subscribing to our email list by clicking here:

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For the Peter Krause article click here:

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

"The team had to re-think how to take advantage of the power by optimizing the axle ratio and transmission gearing. After looking at minimizing the number of shifts at some of our favorite tracks, the team selected a combination that would allow our customers to get out of the hole without breaking the tires loose and continue on down the track, taking full advantage of all 662HP."

Read our interview with the Project Manager for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Also, we have partnered with Track HQ and RacingJunk.com to bring you an enhanced track day oriented forum experience and access to track car classifieds. Finally, go to our downloads tab to get your how to manuals and track driver log.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

"Looking at parameters like percentage full throttle over a lap, throttle speed, brake aggression and coast time are all some of the more advanced measures I use to help even experienced drivers break through plateaus that invariably affect us all."

 

As promised, we've published part II of our interview with driving coach Peter Krause, which focuses on driving techniques.  Click below to read the article. 

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:55 PM

Ingrid Steffensen’s book Fast Girl, although about track days, getting to track days, being at tracks, eating at tracks....well basically living the track day world, is really also about life.  Check out our latest article - our review of Fast Girl, Ingrid Steffensen's account of her personal journey from college professor to track warrior.  Ingrid is a track day driver, instructor for the BMW CCA and a contributor to Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Weekly.

 

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:03 PM

How would you like to own an F-150 or SVT Raptor used in the Baseball Hall of Fame parade? Such greats as Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and Cal Ripken, Jr. rode in the backs of 25 F-150s supplied by the Ford Motor Company. They happen to make good tow vehicles too. Read our latest article:

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Ford Motor Company Join Forces Around a Parade of F-150s

At http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

 

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 06:20 PM

Ross Bentley has been very generous with his time and support. He has participated in an interview for two articles and is contributing to our series on driving techniques. Ross has been getting the word out about our magazine and our content and we wanted to get the word out about his upcoming webinar, Inner Speed Secrets. This is a new format for him and it is launching next week on the 14th. The deadline to register is on October 10, 2014, this Friday. We feel this will be a real opportunity for our readers to improve their driving skills and we urge you to sign up. We will be in on the call ourselves!

Read our article about Inner Speed Secrets at:

http://www.autotrack...kcar-technology

Here is what Ross has to say about the webinar:

"The most effective training I've ever done for performance and race drivers is my Inner Speed Secrets program. But previously, I've only delivered it in person which made it unavailable to many drivers. So now I'm doing a webinar version of it. Drivers know the mental game is critical, and yet they rarely have an opportunity to develop that part of their driving performance. Now they do. I'll be doing an Inner Speed Secrets webinar spread over 4 evenings, October 14, 15, 21 and 22, from 8:30-10:00pm Eastern/5:30-7:00pm Pacific - a total of 6 hours of training. Registration is limited - and closes on October 10th. Go tohttp://inner-speed-secrets.com/ right now to reserve your spot. It's available at the discounted price of $99 right now - if you miss it, you'll get left behind.”



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:22 PM

Peter Krause is one of the preeminent driving coaches in the world of track days and motorsports.  He was kind enough to allow us to reprint his turn-by-turn analysis of his home track, Virginia International Raceway. 

 

Read Krause's description of a hot lap at Virginia International Raceway (VIR):

 

http://www.autotrack...featured-tracks

 

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Don't forget to get your free downloads.  We have track day manuals for beginners and intermediates as well as a track drivers log:

 

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 05:15 PM

Threshold Braking & Beyond

By Jerry Austin, Ross Bentley, Satch Carlson, Peter Krause, Burt Levy, Chris Sneed and Ingrid Steffensen

 

We know you are hungry for technique related articles.  So periodically, we will be surveying our panel of subject matter experts and combine their input into one single article covering a specific driving technique from multiple perspectives.  We are very excited to share with you our assembled experts for this first go-around:  Jerry Austin of Austin Motorsports, specializing in data analysis and data logging equipment; Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets and driving coach;  Satch Carlson, Editor, Roundel Magazine; Peter Krause of Peter Krause and Associates and driving coach; Burt Levy, vintage racer, coach, columnist and novelist of many books such as his acclaimed The Last Open Road; Chris Sneed, owner of Sneed’s Speed Shop, instructor for PCA, BMW CCA and NASA, and professional racer in the Pirelli World Challenge series; and Ingrid Steffensen, BMW CCA instructor, professor, author and contributor to Bentley's Speed Secrets

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:53 PM

We interview the people who brought you the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival.  Read our review of this street legal track day tire here:

 

http://www.autotrack...kcar-technology

 

Also, take a look at reader submission Advanced Driver Tuning by Greg Haas of Haas Mobility:

 

http://www.autotrack...trackdaydrivers

 

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Finally, get your free downloads here:

 

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:29 PM

Read our latest article:

An Interview with Watkins Glen International Track President Michael Printup.

"It’s going to cost anywhere from $9 to $15 million to repave the racetrack and we’re doing our due diligence now. The engineers are looking at it and we hope the Board will approve it."

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:11 PM

Our latest article:

Palm Beach International Raceway & The Palm Beach Driving Club

We met with Aidy Alonzo, V.P. of Marketing and Communications at Palm Beach International Raceway, and Jackie Rea, Assistant Manager of the Palm Beach Driver’s Club to talk about new developments at PBIR’s motorsports complex in South Florida.

“When Corvette launched the C7 last year, they brought about 40 C7s in every color. You looked around out there and it was like looking at Skittles. It was like a rainbow! It was beautiful. No one had seen that many C7s in one place at the same time."

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 04:53 PM

"At one stage I was one of 36 drivers in the world with a Formula One Superlicense! I have driven so many fantastic race cars – most drivers just dream of."

In this issue, we review Driven by Desire: The Desiré Wilson Story, a book about one of the great race car drivers of a past generation, written by her husband Alan Wilson.

http://www.autotrack...trackdaydrivers


 


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