|Video| Some tips about how to pass people

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?

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|Technique| How to plan your test days to get faster #theartofkart

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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

|Technique| -You have to make it through the “Valley of Suck” to make it up to “Mount Awesome”.

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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.

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|Technique| Everyone has nerves. #theartofkart #kart #race #racing #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?”

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[TAGTeam] Part 5 – After a long hiatus…back in the hunt.

It’s been ages since I’ve posted something on the blog. To be honest, I’d forgotten about |StartingGrid| for a little bit. Life has been busy with… life. However, there has been some light at the end of the tunnel, and I’ve started to be able to get back into racing. This post really isn’t going to be anything special, as just a summary of what’s been going on while I’ve been away.

Practice…Practice…and the occasional race.

Even with all of the running around at work, I’ve been able to make a few times on the track.  Mostly, I’ve been spending my free time getting in practice laps during the off-weekends. I’ve been saying for a while now that my result in the races haven’t been what I’ve wanted. It’s a combination of needing more practice with my driving, but also improving how I set the kart up.  So whenever I’ve had a free moment, I’ve been at the kart track doing laps.

Pretty much the status quo, I guess.

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