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Contributors:  Jerry Austin, Ross Bentley, Tony Bones, Jade Buford, Steve Calder, Satch Carlson, Vivek Goel, Greg Haas, Paul Haney, Peter Krause, Burt Levy, Robert Metcalf, Chad Morehead, Clive Murphy, Boris Peharda, Matt Romanowski, Doug Quara, Dave Scott, Mike Skeen, Chris Sneed, Ingrid Steffensen, Alan Wilson


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Message to Valtteri Bottas: Swerving Doesn’t Heat the Tires



"How quickly a racing tire comes up to a good operating temperature, at least 180 degrees F, depends on the load, car speed, ambient temperature and the track surface temperature."


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The Visuals of Braking


 "Corner entry is arguably the single most challenging aspect of competitive driving."





Why Smooth is Fast



"Jerky, violent driving means abrupt accelerations that transfer weight quickly. The tires don't like that."




Dave Scott:  Race Coach


"It doesn’t mean earlier apex.  It means an earlier turn in with less steering angle initially."


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Suspension Tuning

"Most of the focus for setup with this type of car is in getting it comfortable and preserving the tire-this also happens to be where the tire is working best”




Robert Metcalf of Metcalf Racing


"As far as the things that need to be mastered I would think the top three are smoothness, carrying speed in the turns and braking."


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2018 Mustang GT 


"There are three drive modes for the new Mustang-Normal, Sport and Track."


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Track Day Insurance


'In the past decade, most auto insurance companies have added exclusions to their policies eliminating coverage of vehicles for HPDE events."



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How To Prepare for a Track You Have Never Been to Before

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Satch Carlson, Roundel Editor writes about 

Auto TrackDay Monthly in Roundel Weekly.  

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David Ray of Hooked On Driving


“Once you work with an advanced person,” says Ray, “you see the issue, give feedback, coach them through it differently and then get out of the car and let them work on it.”





Chris Sneed of Sneed's Speed Shop


“The best way to get started is to either find a shop that can help you or some buddies that are already into it.  It really helps to know people before just showing up."




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-Satch Carlson, Editor of Roundel Magazine

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-Ross Bentley, SpeedSecrets.com 

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-David Ray, Hooked on Driving

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