Overtaking is one of the most challenging parts of racing. Being able to set someone up, get in there and get the pass done cleanly. In my opinion, a large part above overtaking is about respect between the two drivers.
Can the overtaking driver give the guy he wants to pass enough room for them both to survive? Can the driver being passed position himself in a place that allows both cars to make it through the corner, even if they are fighting for the space?
One of the advantages of karting, is the copious access to practice time that you can get compared to other motorsports. Most kart tracks are owned by clubs, so the entry fees are affordable enough for racers to get more seat time.
You’re going to need to have a plan of how to best maximize your time, if you’re going to take advantage of that extra seat time . Below are some quick tips about how to have a more effective practice day the next time that you’re out at the track karting. Continue reading
A few months ago, a friend of mine shared with me this video from K-Racer about how to make it to the top of Mount Awesome, when it comes to improving your skills. I linked the video below, because it’s funny, but it’s got a good message to it when it comes to karting.
Everyone has nerves.
Nerves. Everyone has them at some point in their lives. Those anxious butterflies in their stomach. That pounding heartbeat in their chest that seems to want to burst out thier head. That overwhelming voice that echos when it asks “Can I do this?”
Been a while since I posted last, but wanted to pass along a quick tip I always use when I coach other drivers. It’s so simple, and really an effective way to monitor your personal performance. Simply put, I ask these two questions to my drivers after each and every session:
You know, normally Leo Parente annoys me something awful. (Edit 2015: Actually, I met Leo during PRI in 2015, and he’s a really nice guy.)
However, when he’s right, he’s right. Mental focus and preparation is one of the strongest elements you can leverage when it comes to being successful when driving.
I don’t really having much to say here, because Leo says it all.