When was the last time you stepped on the gas of your car and hit 140 mph to have a true race driving experience? When was the last time you really felt the g-force pushing you back into your driver’s seat as you navigated a sharp corner at 70 mph? When was the last time you felt the world had come to a standstill as you looked out through the windshield of your speeding 500-horsepower machine? Never? It’s very unfortunate. Road racing driving falls on the top 100 things you have to do before you die.
You haven’t lived until you try it
Perhaps you are a proud owner of a new BMW, Porsche, Ferrari or Lamborghini. You have not lived until you have driven one of these exotic cars, and pushed it to the limit to see what it is really made of. Don’t own one yet? Don’t worry, you have the option of entering one of the many racing events around the country, which provide you with the car of your choice for the races. The dream of racing one these elusive high-performance machines is now a possibility thanks to these open racing events. For a true race driving experience, you just don’t enter a race. You must prepare adequately to get the most out of your experience.
Forget the parts focus on techniques
As an amateur racer, it is very easy to be caught up in the prestige and showmanship of expensive car parts for your beast. Don’t get it wrong, proper car part investment is essential. Nevertheless, the best investment you will ever make when it comes to road racing is the time you will spend horning your driving skills. Some racing techniques are safe enough to practice on the streets while others require a safe and controlled environment such as in a driving academy. Some are offered by retired professional racers while others can be learned at luxury automaker schools.
Apply the skills one by one
No matter how good a driver you think you are, road racing is entirely different from daily driving. You have to be conscious of numerous details while on the track. Like good athletes, good race drivers not only have natural talent but are also smart and humble enough to know they must practice certain techniques to be proficient. Of course, it will be overwhelming remembering everything at first. The key is to focus on one or two skills each time you hit the racing track with your monster.