100 episodes

The Speed Secrets Podcast is all about high performance and race driving. In it, Ross Bentley has conversations with guests, resulting in tips, advice and inspiration you can take to the track. Digging into topics such as trail braking, cornering lines, race track specific advice, data acquisition and video analysis, upshifting and downshifting, handling and car setup, steering techniques, and the skill of using the throttle - all while driving on track - the goal is to not just entertain you, but also help you learn. Along the way, these conversations will get into why we drive on race tracks, igniting your passion for the sport. Each episode is 30 to 45 minutes in length – just right for listening to while on your way to work, to the track, or while you're working out. Oh, and in each episode - posted weekly - Ross will share one of his quick and effective Speed Secret tips.

Speed Secrets Podcast Ross Bentley: Performance & Race Driver Coach

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The Speed Secrets Podcast is all about high performance and race driving. In it, Ross Bentley has conversations with guests, resulting in tips, advice and inspiration you can take to the track. Digging into topics such as trail braking, cornering lines, race track specific advice, data acquisition and video analysis, upshifting and downshifting, handling and car setup, steering techniques, and the skill of using the throttle - all while driving on track - the goal is to not just entertain you, but also help you learn. Along the way, these conversations will get into why we drive on race tracks, igniting your passion for the sport. Each episode is 30 to 45 minutes in length – just right for listening to while on your way to work, to the track, or while you're working out. Oh, and in each episode - posted weekly - Ross will share one of his quick and effective Speed Secret tips.

    141 - Dave Peters: Being a HPDE Junkie

    141 - Dave Peters: Being a HPDE Junkie

    Dave Peters joins me to talk about the world of HPDE, driving Miatas, and where driving confidence comes from.

    Dave founded and runs HPDEjunkie.com, a website devoted to listing HPDE events in the U.S. (and Canada soon).

    Dave’s Speed Secret: Build confidence in yourself and your car.

    • 53 min
    140 – Travis Okulski: The Future of Road & Track

    140 – Travis Okulski: The Future of Road & Track

    Travis Okulski (Editor-in-Chief for Road & Track magazine) joins me to talk about where Road & Track is headed, his racing experience, what makes drivers like Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, and Colin Braun so great, and the future of motorsport – including Formula E.

    Travis started racing karts when he was 12, but realized that a career in motorsport was best achieved from behind the keyboard rather than the steering wheel. His job is one that most every gearhead would kill to have.

    • 54 min
    139 – Jim Kearney: How to Win Races

    139 – Jim Kearney: How to Win Races

    Jim Kearney shares what it takes to win more races, and we discuss the importance of car prep, mental prep, having triggers to get you in the right state of mind/mood, and track notes.

    Jim is a super-successful driver coach who raced Formula Vee himself for years before turning his attention to helping other drivers. His drivers have won multiple SCCA Runoffs championships, so he definitely knows how to help drivers win more.

    Jim’s Speed Secret: It’s all about self-belief. Trust the process.

    • 46 min
    138 – Ryan Yard: Motorsport Motivation

    138 – Ryan Yard: Motorsport Motivation

    Ryan Yard joins me to talk about everything from using motorsport to motivate you in other areas of your life to the creative puzzle that is driving faster. We discuss getting in flow, car setup, using music to trigger performance, dealing with problems, focus, discipline, and the benefits of journaling and note-taking. Ryan started in HPDE, quickly moved to wheel-to-wheel racing, and currently competes in SCCA and PCA events. Ryan’s Speed Secret: focus on the process of what you do to prepare.

    • 47 min
    137 – CJ Wilson: Pro Baseball Player to Race Driver

    137 – CJ Wilson: Pro Baseball Player to Race Driver

    CJ Wilson shares about his transition from pro baseball player to race driver. We talk about the superstitions & routines baseball players rely on and how they apply to motorsport; what he learned from being a Major League Baseball pitcher that he uses in racing; how to practice with intensity; the different techniques required for an aero downforce car versus one without aero; and the overall mindset one needs to succeed. You’ll love his description of feeling the tires when you’re driving at the limit

    • 59 min
    136 – Ryan Staub: Managing Risk on the Track

    136 – Ryan Staub: Managing Risk on the Track

    Ryan Staub is back, and we’re talking about the stuff many drivers don’t want to talk about: the stuff about risk, responsibility, waivers, liability, insurance and so on – for both drivers and instructors. But since Ryan is a racer and chief instructor for his BMW CCA chapter, we also talk about driving.

    Ryan is serious car/driving geek first, but also an insurance expert, as he runs the Lockton Motorsports insurance program.

    • 44 min

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