Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving (Paperback)
Performance and racing drivers constantly seek ways to sharpen their skills and lower their lap times. Ultimate Speed Secrets is the indispensable tool to help make you faster, whatever your driving goals.
Professional race driver and coach Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indycars to World Sports Cars to production sedans, on ovals, road courses, and street circuits all around the world. His proven high-performance driving techniques benefit novice drivers as well as professional racers. Ultimate Speed Secrets covers everything you need to know to maximize your potential and your car:
- Choosing the correct line
- Overtaking maneuvers
- Adapting to new tracks and cars
- The mental game and dealing with adversity
- Finding (and keeping) a sponsor.
Whether you are a track-day novice or a seasoned professional, Ultimate Speed Secrets will arm you with practical information to lower your lap times and help you get the best out of your vehicle—and yourself. It’s the ultimate high-performance driving tutorial!
About the Author
Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley currently resides in Redmond, Washington.
"This new book presents more racing knowledge in an easy to comprehend, adapt and use than any previous ones over decades of racing. It is not a quick read but an excellent one with much to ponder, reflect on and put into practice. After each track session you'll probably return to it to further hone your skills and fitness both mental and physical. It is complete coaching for the vintage or amateur and it also has many items for the serious aspiring oval or road racer. This means team building, team dynamics, sponsors and sponsorships and much more. It has much to offer the vintage racer no matter the type of car or the intensity of the competition. Buy it, read it, practice the info and you'll be a safer, quicker and more satisfied race car driver." - Vintage Oval Racing
"If you are a track-day driver or a regular racer, I guaranteed the $20 or less you pay for his book will be the most cost-effective way to lower your lap time you ever invested." - Keith Martin's Sports Car Market
“Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets series of coaching books are a favorite around our office: they really help the driver to grasp what it takes to win. From cornering to the business of racing, Ross has covered it all. Ultimate Speed Secrets is a condensed version of all of his previous books and serves as a good refresher for those of us who haven’t read his back catalog in years. Put it on your shelf, or in your gear bag for those long nights before the big race.” – Grassroots Motorsports
“Virtually everyone who races wants to improve their technique and lap times. Ross Bentley is one of the best-known racing instructors who has been able to put to words what he teaches in person, down to choosing lines and adapting to different cars and trucks. This is the latest version of his previous work with completely new text, photos and diagrams. Well worth the read to get your needed speed!” - Vintage Motorsport
>“Author Ross Bentley dishes on what every professional track driver knows about driving that you probably don’t. He’s no amateur; Bentley won the United States Road Racing Championship while driving for BMW-backed racing team, and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. Even if you’re not venturing onto a track, knowing how to clip an apex should help on freeway ramps.” - The Virginian-Pilot
Ross Bentley is the ultimate guru for racers of all kinds. His insights are keen, his writing clear and understandable, his methods are true, and his results are proven. Ultimate Speed Secrets distills the best of Ross Bentley into a single volume that will not only make you a better driver, it will make you better at everything you do—for the key to success in any endeavor is focus, concentration, and intention, and Ross provides you with the tools to achieve these goals. This book is an invaluable tool and a must-read for drivers at any level of automotive racing.”
—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
Speed, performance and winning only come from within. Speed Secrets helps you to tune yourself to reach higher levels of performance. A must read.
—David Brabham, Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona winner, and former F1 driver