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New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts

Discussion in 'Driving Schools' started by mhershorn, Mar 25, 2014.

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    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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    "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 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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    "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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    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.

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/
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    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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    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.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackcar-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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    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.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/tracks-general/tracks/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:

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/downloads/category

    Thanks and enjoy!
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    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.

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/
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    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.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackcar-technology

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

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackdaydrivers

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    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XPMBK5X

    Finally, get your free downloads here:

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/downloads

    Thank you!
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    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." http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/ You can follow new content on our Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/trackdaymonthly
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    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." http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/ Also, don't forget to get your free downloads of track day manuals and a driver's log here: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/downloads/category
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    "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.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackdaydrivers We want to hear from you. Take our survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XPMBK5X
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    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: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackdaydrivers We want to hear from you. Take our survey by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XPMBK5X Thanks and enjoy!
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    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!”

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/featured-articles/trackextras
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    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.”
    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/yourtrack

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    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." Read the rest of the interview here: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/featured-articles/trackcars-articles We have track day manuals and a driver's logbook for you. Click here to get your free downloads: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/downloads
    Enjoy!
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    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:

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/featured-articles/trackextras

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    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." Read Greg's article here:

    http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/how-to-s-main-menu/driving-technique

    Also, check out our classifieds section here: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/2014-07-19-21-15-29

    and our forum here: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/2014-08-14-22-17-41

    We have some great partners in RacingJunk.com and TrackHQ.com
    Enjoy!
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    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.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/featured-articles/trackcars-articles

    Check out our other articles and features for track day enthusiasts. Here is our home page: http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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