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Slow Down…. To Go Fast!

February 12, 2021

Where, on the race track, do the world’s greatest drivers find lap time? To be clear, the objective of racers is to get around a race track in the least amount of time. At nearly all race tracks, the most amount of time is spent on the straight-aways and operating at full throttle. There’s much…

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In Racing, the Eyes Have it!

February 5, 2021

Throughout our history, some of the world’s greatest business leaders have been referred to as “visionaries”. This metaphor implies that game-changing companies are lead by people who have great vision. They simply see things that others have missed. This weekend, millions of people will be focused on the Super Bowl. And more specifically, the two…

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At Allen Berg Racing Schools, You’re Treated Like a Formula 1 Champion

January 21, 2021

For those of you that follow Formula 1, you have a keen sense of how these world-class athletes are treated – some might say pampered – and the parallels to how you are treated at Allen Berg Racing Schools are present from beginning to end. Leading up to that special day on your calendar when…

The quest for the holy tenth

The Quest for the “Holy Tenth”

September 16, 2019

The following blog story may have references that resemble the real-life circumstances of my actual friends and acquaintances…. which is unfortunate. “Looking forward to coaching today” popped up on my Twitter feed. The tweet was from a young American stud of a race driver who has an incredible racing resume. A young unemployed race driver,…

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How To Drive A High Performance Car

January 11, 2019

Getting behind the wheel of a high-performance racing car on the race track is nothing short of adrenaline-inducing. We face a lot of laws when it comes to driving safely without scaring your passengers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to drive a racing car safely. Race car driving schools exist for this…

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How Formula 4 Car Racing is Exceeding Expectations

October 6, 2017

The world of single-seater racing has undergone a radical change since September 2015. It was the month when the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States announced the arrival of FIA Formula 4 car racing in the U.S. Initially, there were fears that Formula 4 would never…

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Learning How to Learn to Improve!

July 3, 2017

I face a common scenario when coaching: a driver makes some progress in driving a track faster and feels that they’ve gone as fast as they can, but still wants to go half a second faster. I suggest to that driver that they go back to the hotel, think about the progress they made that…

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Strength and Conditioning Primer: a Lesson from Niki Lauda on the Necessity of Both Will and Skill

June 20, 2017

Is there any amount of money that could convince you to get behind the wheel of a 200-mile-per-hour, bomb-on-wheels racecar for an entire season– 16 races? OK, I’ll assume you’re humoring me, and named a price. Here’s the catch, you’ll have a 10-percent chance of dying that season. This was the dangerous and exhilarating world…

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The Well-Tuned Racer: a Quick Introduction to Strength and Conditioning for Racing Drivers

June 13, 2017

If you’re reading this, you must be a lighting quick driver, and you just finished a fast lap testing, qualifying, or racing. (If you’re not, I give you permission to pretend you are for the duration of this short introduction.). So you have the speed, talent, and determination. But are you in great physical condition…

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5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Driving

March 15, 2017

In the field of motorsport, there are many good personal and technical resources available to drivers, at whatever their level and wherever the venue – HPDE or professional formula, GT and sports car racing, and EVERYTHING in between. The key is efficient, repeatable, and expedient marshaling of these resources to chart a very limited, highly-detailed…

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Getting Ready for Your First Race

September 7, 2016

You’ve been participating in HPDE and track day events for years, and now you’ve decided to tackle wheel-to-wheel racing. And now… how do you prepare for this step? What should you expect? I look at racing this way: there are three main areas that you have to learn. How to drive your car fast How…

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Success Tip 3 – Lesson in Obsession!

September 5, 2016

Hi All! I haven’t done a Success Tip for some now time so here is No.3. This post is based on one of the most powerful yet short Success Tips out there. It is based on your obsession. What Happens To Us As we go through life, we pick up certain beliefs that slowly eat…

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Allen Berg Racing Schools

August 18, 2016

The end-goal of any given student attending a racing school may well vary considerably from others in the very same class. Some come for the purpose of beginning a lifelong career in racing, others with a desire to challenge and improve their driving skills, and still others out of the pure pursuit of a new,…

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Getting Started in Racing

July 12, 2016

The Benefits of Racing School & the Steps that Follow There’s one thing you need to know before you set foot inside a racecar – once you finally get theopportunity to push yourself and a car to the limit around a racetrack, you’re going to want to do itagain. Many might say that the experience is…

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Allen Berg Racing Schools Will Make You a Better Driver

June 6, 2016

Allen Berg moved from Alberta, Canada, four years ago, setting up his school at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California. Since then Berg has expanded, with courses at other tracks in California and Arizona, including regular operations at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Berg, who briefly raced in Formula One, says a factor that distinguishes his…