What does it take to get on the track for the first time? That's the question fans have been asking us for months. G419's producer Craig Lieberman heads to Speed Ventures at Auto Club Speedway to gives us the run down of how novice drivers can get on the track. - Garage419
How to Get Your Racing License - Garage419
Matt Farah heads to Skip Barber at LimeRock to try and finally get his
racing license. Enjoy the third part in our series of starter sports cars
to full on race car driving.
The Right First Sports Car - Garage419
Just got your license and want to get into racing? In part one of this
three part series Matt Farah takes you for a ride at Pocono Raceway. You
don't need 500hp to have fun at the track and the Mazda Speed3 and Chevy
Cobalt SS are proof.
Ferrari coming to a Walmart near you! - Garage419
Matt Farah and Noah Lehmann-Haupt of Gotham Dream Cars discuss how
standardization will take down F1 racing, how the economy will effect the
price of exotic cars, and why is a dealer giving away shares of GM stock
with every new vehicle purchase.
GT-R : Epic Fail - Garage419
Matt Farah and Leo Parente discuss the potential mergers between GM, Ford,
and Chrysler; James Bond sells his DBS boat, Drinking on mopeds, and the
failure of the GT-R warranty department.
How To Do A Motorcycle Track Day, Part 1 of 3
Contents: Why do a track day? Bike preparation.
See important additional notes below.
- I failed to mention I also taped over my tail light. I used thicker tape
because I didn't want to pull the fuse due to various components in the
tail area that I suspect are on the same circuit. You don't use your brake
light on the track.
- You may notice I am running slicks. They are not necessary for a track
day at all; most people doing track days use treaded street tires, but the
tires you do use should be appropriate for the high performance riding you
will be doing.
-If you mount cameras to record your track day experience, it is suggested
you safety wire them on or use some other retention mechanism.
- While the track day I attend provides multiple ambulances on site, I
don't claim other organizations follow that same procedure. Check with the
track day organizers to find out more about the medical resources they
provide, if any.
- In case you don't know, Fontana and the Auto Club Speedway are in
Consistency -- How To Become a Better Track Day Driver -- Hooked On Driving
http://www.hookedondriving.com Driving consistent high-skill, high-quality
laps on the race track during a high performance driver education event or
racing is a key to success and dramatically reduces risk. Novice
performance drivers will commonly place "driving faster" as a higher priority over "driving
consistently" with disastrous results. You must use skills of concentration
and discipline—not pushing beyond YOUR personal skill limit—to
successfully drive consistent quality laps; and only then begin to fine
tune other skills such as maximizing use of the tire during corner entry
Hooked On Driving is a Performance Drivers School, hosting events across
the country; all you need is a car, tank of gas and need for speed.
Trackday at Bitburg Circuit
A trackday at the German Bitbug Circuit. Some Porsche 911's playing with a
BMW Z4 and a Lotus Elise. The guy in the Elise is doing a decent job, the
GT3 has trouble getting past. Too bad the guy in the Elise spins at the
end. Good job, nice video
BMW E36 Budget Track Day Car by Turner Motorsport
This video accompanies the April 2011 issue of eurotuner magazine. We took
a $2300 1992 BMW 325is and added a series of performance parts to try and
reduce the lap times. With better brakes, suspension, intake, Exhaust, engine chip, 17" wheels and racing
slicks, we were able to improve the car by 25sec per lap.
All the parts were supplied and fitted by Turner Motorsport. Professional
driver Michael Marsal was at the wheel, and we used Monticello Motor Club
as our race track
See eurotuner magazine for the full story or visit www.eurotuner.com -- for
information or to buy parts featured in this video, please visit
MCN Advice: Top Track Day Tips
At a recent Rapid Training track day at Brands Hatch, instructor Andy
Morrison took time out to give MCN some of his top tips on how to get the
most out of your first track day.
If youve never been out on a circuit before, your first track day can be a
very daunting prospect. But as Andy explains, theres really very little to
be concerned about.
Watch the MCN video for Andys advice on everything from bike preparation to
dealing with other riders on track.
Visit www.rapidtraining.co.uk for more information.
Sportbike How-to Track Day DVD
Do you enjoy riding on the street, but feel your sportbike is capable of
more? We will show you how to reach the full potential of your motorcycle
and skills. Learn the rules and regulations of the track so that you are
confident during your track days. We will provide general riding tips to
improve your lap times. We show you how-to prepare your bike for the track.
Get the extra advantage over other riders.