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

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 207 Ratings

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.

    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 12

    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 12

    As we come out of the Thanksgiving weekend, stuffed to the brim (we almost needed to wave the red flag!), we want to thank you for your continued support over the years. We’re grateful you come back each month to listen to us chat away. And with bellies still full, time to green flag us into another episode of No Dumb Questions! (Ok, we’re done with the flag puns.) Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers.
    On this episode, Jeff and I discuss right foot braking and the time it takes to transition from braking to throttle, what changes an engineer can make in the race to change the handling of the car. We also have a bonus question this week: should you be able to swap tires under red flag conditions? Tune in for our new series!

    • 36 min
    No Dumb Questions With Jeff Braun: Episode 11

    No Dumb Questions With Jeff Braun: Episode 11

    Welcome back! Happy to have you join for another episode of No Dumb Questions! Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers.
    On this episode, Jeff and I discuss how to transition tracking a FWD to a RWD, how important it is to check tire temperatures with respect to set up changes, and if we could go back in time, what races we would want to be an engineer for and a driver in! It’s a good time this episode. Tune in for our new series!⁠

    • 41 min
    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 10

    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 10

    More rain on the pavement means it’s officially October, which means another episode of No Dumb Questions! Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers.
    On this episode, Jeff and I discuss when cross weight is appropriate on a road racecar to favor turning in one direction over the other, and dive deep into high-speed sweepers. Tune in for our new series!⁠

    • 35 min
    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 9

    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 9

    You're still here? Just in time for another episode of No Dumb Questions! Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers.
    On this episode, Jeff and I discuss if a tire gives its peak grip on tarmac at around 10 degrees slip angle, why do rally cars on tarmac exceed this and in some cases practically drift around slow corners. We also dive into when the performance of the car/driver isn’t where you want it to be, how do you diagnose and determine if the fix is more on the race engineer (car setup) versus the driver (driver technique)? Tune in for our new series!⁠

    • 32 min
    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 8

    No Dumb Questions with Jeff Braun: Episode 8

    Thank you for joining us for another episode of No Dumb Questions. Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers. 
    On this episode, Jeff and I discuss what kinds of unspoken tricks or mind games pro drivers use on track (clean or dirty!) and whether the roll center theory is the opposite of the driving theory. Tune in for our new podcast series!⁠

    • 41 min
    No Dumb Questions With Jeff Braun: Episode 7

    No Dumb Questions With Jeff Braun: Episode 7

    Welcome back to another episode of No Dumb Questions. Jeff Braun and I sit down to answer your questions, and we promise – there are no dumb questions, maybe just some dumb answers.
    On this episode, Jeff and I answer how you know where your End-of-Braking point is and if you can you use data to find it. We also discuss a common race car driver pastime: roasting your own coffee blends! Tune in for our new podcast series!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

xSirPaul ,

Love The Books

Super excited when i stumbled across the podcast, let’s go!

Devereda40 ,

Simply the best!

Perfect podcast for all motorsports enthusiast . So much to learn and Ross makes it simple, straight to the point. Between this podcast, the SpeedSecrets site, webinars n’ SimRacingAcademy is the perfect combo training for all of us out there

Thanks Ross, keep up the good work!

Walter
@gripsouthflorida

Yert78 ,

What a Gem!

In my search to find good educational resources, I found Ross Bentley. Thank God for this guy! I've heard almost all of the podcasts so far and they're great! His books are also great! I'll be checking out the PIR Trackwalk soon! Please do more podcasts! Thank you, Ross!

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