All posts by: Dave Gran

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Green, green, green!   goes live to the world. After a month of successful beta testing and listening to feedback, PaddockScene has already made many improvements. So, they are forging ahead and transitioning over to their full live site. PaddockScene is an easy-to-use automotive event directory. Find and share races and events that are happening […]

Attending a car racing school can be a fantastic way for both novices and experienced drivers to improve upon your on-track driving abilities and race craft. Before you make a decision on which racing school you’ll attend, there are several important factors you should consider. What I suggest you do is to make a list […]

The advice that Chris Vanderwolk provides below is so true and helpful. I cannot tell you just how important where you look is. Look at a vehicle – hit a ditch, car in front goes off – you follow, and so on. Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle will tell you that you never look […]

The Miata purchase is going to work out well, it’s going to drive fast, and it’s going be a lot of fun long-term. I keep telling myself this and must believe in it. While I was initially disappointed, I’ve vowed to be positive. This would be my wife’s influence. I just want to whine, yet am starting […]

A few months prior to the purchase of the new racecar, my wife forgot to put the passenger window up on our Tahoe and it rained that evening. Unfortunately this time the rain caused a short resulting in both the passenger side window and the electric seat not operating. (Just two sentences into the article, […]

Track flags represent a vital way for the track to communicate important messages to drivers. For track day events such as high performance driving events (HPDEs), their meaning is pretty straight forward. When looking at them from a competitive wheel-to-wheel event perspective, you need to gain a better understanding of how to react to these […]

John Neisbitt’s article “A Driver’s Guide to Protests” provides extremely valuable information in the event you need to protest another driver. Even for experienced drivers, filing a protest is often a daunting task and something we try to avoid. At some point in your racing career, it might become necessary to file a protest. I […]

When weather reports hint at the prospect of rain, many drivers cringe. Yet there is another set of drivers who perk in anticipation, and begin their best rain dance rendition. I’ve literally found myself transformed into a kid after a wet track session jumping in puddles with a big smile. However I didn’t always have […]

The purpose of our driving technique section is not to replace other fantastic resources out there, but instead to supplement them. While some of the information in our articles overlaps with what you may have already read, there is undoubtedly value to hearing a different perspective or simply reinforcing techniques. For a while I’ve put […]