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Posted 17 November 2014 - 03:14 PM

Desiré Wilson at Riverside, August 1983: Started 24th, finished 14th.

 

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

Wow.  Thanks Frank S.



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

Dev Clough is the Head Coach for Hooked On Driving. He was kind enough to sit down with us for an interview. Dev had some interesting things to say about coaching, how to get started and how to continue to learn and improve. He also had some useful insights on the current crop of performance cars suitable for track day driving and which car modifications to focus on. Read the article here:

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:26 PM

"A common scenario that enthusiasts have encountered over the years was that if you did attend some of these other track events, the leadership would engage in babysitting and you would get a lot of negative direction; or warning drivers about the consequences of bad behavior or threatening to throw you out of the event if you did something wrong. That early environment was rather like elementary school teachers talking to kids."

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:28 PM

After a holiday hiatus, we're back with some great reads for you.  Check out our latest article, an interview with former Griot's Garage president and founder of CarsYeah.com, Mark Greene.  "My father bought a 1947 MGTC when I was 5 years old.  That is my trigger car.  I remember riding on the platform that is behind the driver’s seat with my sister.  No seatbelts and our heads were above mom and dad’s.  The wind in our faces was fabulous.  There was a bar across the back of the driver and passenger seats that my dad called the “Chicken Bar.”  He would say, “If you are a chicken you’ll hold on.  Otherwise put your hands in the air like you’re on a roller coaster!”

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:46 PM

Read our latest article:

Road America: "A Park with a Couple of Racetracks Built into it."

“Come for the experience and stay for the race,” says Mike Kertscher, Director of Business Services at Road America, located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. According to Kertscher, the average person does not know how diverse Road America is. “You can bring your family and friends here. Even if they’re not into driving, they can still come here and have a great time. It’s a park with a couple of racetracks built into it – truly. That’s what it is.”

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:47 PM

Past President of Griot's Garage, Mark Greene, hosts a daily podcast wherein he interviews automotive enthusiasts.  Go to carsyeah.com to listen to his interview of Michael Allen, Publisher of Auto TrackDay Monthly. Here is a link to the interview:

 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles Discusses the 2015 Z06

We asked Harlan what makes the new 2015 Z06 suitable for track days and he said:

"Other than the obvious 650 hp and 650 lb. ft. of torque, we paid a lot of attention to aerodynamic down force to create a true production down force car. We also added larger brakes and tires and the Z07 option, which has carbon ceramic brakes and Cup 2 tires."

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http://www.autotrack...ckcars-articles

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

David Dickinson, Author of the Old Car Nut Book Series

 

"They tend to be the type of stories that get told in a shop over a beer or two or from behind the bumper of a car at a car show as people sit in a circle of old car guys in lawn chairs.  So, there are stories that will make you laugh or maybe shed a tear or two."

 

David Dickinson has worn many hats over the years.  And of course all of those hats have had something to do with the automotive industry and cars, specifically classic cars.  Currently Dickinson is in the process of publishing The Old Car Nut Book series.  With the first two already published, Dickinson is hard at work compiling stories for the upcoming third book in the series.  Take a look at our Q & A with Dickinson and learn more about the man behind the fascinating stories:

 

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:42 PM

Advanced Driver Tuning: “Fingers and Toes”
by Greg Haas
February 2015

Greg Haas, owner of Advanced Driver Tuning, was one of our first contributors. He has submitted a new driving technique article, which we think you will find useful.

"When you grasp the steering wheel, be conscious of your fingertips as the first contact and explore the minimal inputs required to change direction. Plant your heel on the floor to index your foot's position and actively use your toes first for braking and throttle."

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http://www.autotrack...iving-technique

Also, check out our classifieds section here:

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and our forum here:

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We have some great partners in RacingJunk.com and TrackHQ.com

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:28 PM

The Greene Mille
by Mark Greene

Recently you read our interview with David Dickinson, editor and publisher of The Old Car Nut Book series. David compiles story submissions from car enthusiasts just like us. We promised you an excerpt from David's upcoming book and are fortunate to have been granted permission to reprint a story written by Mark Greene, former Griot's Garage President and host of www.carsyeah.com.

"Blake put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Don’t worry dad. That’s not a rock chip. That’s a memory mark. Every time you look at that you’ll be reminded what a special day today was.” I about started crying right then and there. This was an eight year old teaching his old man the meaning of life. It’s the adventures, not the things that count. I’ll never forget that moment."

Read this heartwarming tale of a vintage car purchase and cross country journey by a father and son here:

http://www.autotrack...ckcars-articles

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:37 PM

The Friction Circle by Austin, Bentley, Carlson, Krause, Sneed & Steffensen

We are very excited to share with you our assembled experts for this second go-around on driving techniques, specifically The Friction Circle: 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; 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 11 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

Auto TrackDay Monthly interviewed National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Track Operations Manager Matt Busby. "The Grand Full config is a mix of moderate elevation change, medium speed, technical, high speed, high load corners, and also has three separate sections that see sustained triple digit speeds. I find it to be very challenging but also very repeatable. It definitely rewards those who take the time to get into a rhythm. Most of all, tons of fun!"

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:15 PM

We are excited to share with you a Carsyeah.com podcast generously offered to us by Mark Greene. Come take a listen. Mike Renner has had his share of competitive racing but has also become one of the premier driving coaches at the BMW Performance Driving School and coaches new drivers, racers, F.B.I. agents and Secret Service members who are assigned the task of presidential protection.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:39 PM

WEBINAR: Get Smart About Tires & Drive Faster with Ross Bentley & Paul Haney

"Find some tires that are reliable and affordable, figure out the right inflation pressures and have fun flogging your toy. And don’t let the tires freeze in winter storage!"

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:46 PM

Hawk Performance Street/Race Pads

"The advantages of High Performance Street Race Pads over HP Plus are that they offer more brake torque and a higher temperature rating for greater fade resistance. The temperature rating of HP Plus is 100-800 degrees F and HPS Street/Race is 100-1200 degrees F."

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

Read our latest article from contributor Greg Haas of Advanced Driver Tuning:

“Take It To The Bank”

"Early in my driving career one of my instructors taught me to read the tachometer at a specific point on the exit of each turn I was striving to improve."

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:49 PM

Larry Webster, Editor and Chief of Road & Track Magazine

We are excited to share with you a carsyeah.com podcast generously offered to us by Mark Greene. Larry Webster is the Editor and Chief of Road & Track magazine and a bona fide track day nut. Come take a listen:

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 04:18 PM

Read our newest interview:

BMW Performance Driving Center Instructor Mike Renner

"I see this guy’s running 30 events and he’s never put it off the track. He knows he can drive pretty quick so he must have car control, but the fine art of really being able to sense what the car is doing, what cause and effect are, how to correct when necessary, and being able to drive the car at or very near the limit with comfort – that’s car control."

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Announcing: The 2015 National Speedway Directory has hit the shelves. This is a great resource full of all the information you need before heading to the track. Read all about it here:

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:34 PM

Data Guru Matt Romanowski of TrailBrake.net Talks to Auto TrackDay Monthly

"Having a great predictive time displayed in the car has really helped with knowing, while still on the track, which line or technique is better. There is no more guessing or going by what “feels” faster. With data, you know what is faster."

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

The BMW Performance Center to Contest the 2015 One Lap Of America with New BMW X6 M

We asked Mike Renner to comment on the BMW April 28 One Lap of America press release.

“It is truly phenomenal. It goes fast and if it happens to rain, we would hope that it rains every day as it is all wheel drive and I am very comfortable with that kind of condition."

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:31 PM

Palatov Motorsport: Cars Designed for Trackday Drivers

"What I wanted to do was create new solutions, break away from the tried and true. In racing there are very few opportunities to do that. Also, racing requires huge budgets relative to simply doing trackdays. But most importantly, I’m a trackday driver and not a racer. I wanted to design cars that I myself would want to own and drive."

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:44 PM

New Jersey Motorsports Park

"Nothing beats repetition and seat time. This is not a sport that requires “book learning” skills. This sport requires hours behind the wheel until your awareness becomes acute. Nobody stops learning in this sport.”

We interviewed COO and General Manager, Brad Scott, and Chief Instructor Pete Tremper of New Jersey Motorsports Park. Click here to read the article:

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:02 PM

Henry Gilbert: Race Team, Schools and Track Days

"Universal Pictures hired me in 2001 to be the driving instructor for the cast of 2 Fast 2 Furious which was filmed in Miami and that is when I opened up my driving school - Sports Car Driving Experience. I got to work with the entire cast and had a great time with all the actors, including the late Paul Walker."

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

Greetings,

We just published a new, original article. Mike Skeen and Johan Schwartz are presenting a series of track-walk webinars called CircuitStudies. Skeen is a veteran of many professional race series including IMSA Weathertech and NASCAR Trucks. Scwhartz is the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Champion and a BMW Performance Center instructor.

Skeen and Schwartz used Sebring's turn 17 to illustrate a typical CircuitStudies track walk:

“...you want to remember that this corner connects two lengthy straights and has a big bump in the center, so you want to compromise your mid-corner speed a bit in favor of high entry speed and a good exit....Focus on braking deep into the corner, minimize the coast on the way to the bridge, use the little dot on the bridge as a reference point for your placement as the car rotates, and try to pick up the throttle early at the exit."

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

Reading The Car Through Your Hands And Feet

"If you ever find yourself pulsing on and off the brake pedal, work on making it one efficient motion: Make the first hit as hard as you can (without locking the tires) and smoothly taper off as you approach the turn-in."

"The goal in every corner is to get maximum exit speed by giving the car one nice throttle application as early as the car will take it"

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