(047) Molecular Adhesion

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In this video I tackle traction on a microscopic level. While many parts of molecular adhesion go beyond the scope of piloting a racecar, I still believe it’s a great concept to have in your arsenal.  Molecular Adhesion – Video Transcript Hey everybody, how you doing? Matt Covert here again… Continue reading

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(042) Power To Weight

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In this video I explain power to weight ratios. While you’ve probably heard this term tossed around, I want to make sure you know there are multiple ways to improve your ratios. Your wallet might thank me.  Power To Weight – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again from… Continue reading

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(034) Types Of Engine Drag

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In this video I talk about the types of engine drag – the various ways your engine is robbing itself of power. But that’s OK, I also include several ways that internal drag can be negated.  Types Of Engine Drag – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again from… Continue reading

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(033) Slip Angle Management

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In this video I enthusiastically share how slip angle management separates good drivers from incredible drivers. Successfully managing slip angles will help prolong tire life without sacrificing speed or grip. Slip Angle Management – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again from howtobecomearacecardriver.com with another video. And yes it… Continue reading

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(032) Percentage Of Slip

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In this video I discuss the relationship between grip and slip fore and aft – also known as percentage of slip. Knowing your tire’s optimal slip under acceleration and braking will help maximize your traction. Percentage Of Slip – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again from howtobecomearacecardriver.com back… Continue reading

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(031) Prioritizing Modifications

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In this video I discuss the importance of prioritizing modifications to your vehicle. You’ll want to start with the mods that will yield the highest potential gains – and I can show you how. Prioritizing Modifications – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again from howtobecomearacecardriver.com and in this… Continue reading

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(030) Why You Need Theory

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In this video I explain why you need theory in the motorsport world. As exciting as it can be to jump into a car and crank it up. . .you really have no idea what you’re doing unless you actually know what you’re doing. Why You Need Theory – Video… Continue reading

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(029) Traction Circle

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In this video I discuss the incredible traction circle. Pay attention, because this concept can yield huge gains for you on the track. Traction Circle – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here from howtobecomearacecardriver.com. I’m going to start this video a little differently. I’m going to go ahead and… Continue reading

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(028) Coefficient of Friction

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In this video I talk about understanding the coefficient of friction of a tire. But don’t panic! It’s not complicated, I promise. After this video you’ll have a much better understand of why traction is always in flux. Coefficient of Friction – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again… Continue reading

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(026) Corner Exit Speed

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In this video I ask a question: how can two drivers take the same line and have the same average corner speed, but one of them have a faster corner exit speed? Pay attention because this is important. Corner Exit Speed – Video Transcript Hey everybody Matt Covert here again… Continue reading

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