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Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving

Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving

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Publisher : Bentley Publishers; Updated edition (October 1, 1997)


Language : English


Paperback : 294 pages


ISBN-10 : 0837602262


ISBN-13 : 64


Item Weight : 1.6 pounds


Dimensions : 7.9 x 0.71 x 10.32 inches


Best Sellers Rank: #28,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Motor Sports (Books) #15 in Automotive Racing


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Publisher : Bentley Publishers; Updated edition (October 1, 1997)


Language : English


Paperback : 294 pages


ISBN-10 : 0837602262


ISBN-13 : 64


Item Weight : 1.6 pounds


Dimensions : 7.9 x 0.71 x 10.32 inches


Best Sellers Rank: #28,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Motor Sports (Books) #15 in Automotive Racing


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#15 in Automotive Racing:


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Publisher : Bentley Publishers; Updated edition (October 1, 1997)


Language : English


Paperback : 294 pages


ISBN-10 : 0837602262


ISBN-13 : 64


Item Weight : 1.6 pounds


Dimensions : 7.9 x 0.71 x 10.32 inches


Best Sellers Rank: #28,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Motor Sports (Books) #15 in Automotive Racing


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#15 in Automotive Racing:


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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Joseph C. Cracco - Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019
Must read this book if you are an enthusiast
Whether you only WATCH auto racing, occasionally go to the track or you compete at a higher level....you must read this book. Depending on which category you fall into, there will be chapters you'll skip, but to not read the book at all would be a tragedy. What the pro's make look effortless on the track, simply isn't; if it were, everyone would do it and they wouldn't get paid the crazy money they do. That's the value this book has for the readers who will never get behind the wheel on a track. Those readers will understand the nuances of car control they probably don't even see (let alone appreciate) now as they watch their favorite drivers on any given Sunday. These readers will emerge with a better appreciation for the driver's and car-builder's talent and ultimately experience a higher level of enjoyment in simply being a fan. For those of us who also drive, the value (of the lesson's in this book) is immeasurable.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
Something for everyone....
There really is something for everyone here. If you read this book and don't learn something, then you are either Skip Barber, a bad learner, or a liar :). Everytime I pick it up, I learn something. For all stages from beginner to pro, there is something in there for you. Yes, some of the examples may be a bit dated but driving is driving. As long as there are four tires and a steering wheel (that you control), there are physical forces that are inevitable and you should understand them. Truly, this is particularly good for the analytical learner so be forewarned. I gave a copy to the teenage car enthusiast neighbor of mine and he loved it. Super cheap compared to the value of the advice you'll gain!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael M. Walton - Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
Some things never grow old
Don't let the 2001 copyright scare you away. I've read a number of books on driving dynamics and this one is the best at putting all the theory, explanations, and personal experiences in a usable and repeatable form. It describes the details of driving fast on a race course in such practical ways that it remains informative and encouraging even though cars have changed a good deal in the ensuing years. For a rookie driver hungry for the low down one driving on a track, this is a must. For an experienced amateur, there is plenty of value here. For learning the line on a track new to you, I can't imagine a plain and simple explanation on how to find the line quickly and efficiently. Simply, a must read for all track rats.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Providential - Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2014
Amazing, the best.
Tremendous book. The Skip Barber racing school has plenty of evidence that they're one of the best racing schools in the world, from the number of their drivers who've gone on to win world championships in various series, to a wealth of computer telemetry showing how they help drivers go faster. This book gives you all the secrets of the Skip Barber school that can be taught short of going to the school and getting in a car. Pros: -So many secrets. I don't even want to divulge what I've learned, because people should buy this book. Even as a lifetime enthusiast, I'm learning a lot. -Math included, but not necessary. The book will give you actual formulas you can use if you want to plot theoretical best times around a corner. -Wherever possible the book gives you explicit and factual data- not just promises, but hard data on what makes you faster including examples from real tracks and real cars. -Real-world experience, not just theory. This book was assembled by, and includes commentary from, a wealth of professional drivers who graduated the Skip Barber school. Not only were they students, but many of them hold multiple championships in various professional series. These are real-world winners, giving you real-world tips. Cons: -Old black-and-white photos of tracks and cars. Honestly that's the best you can hope for considering the price of the book, but drivers with a more visual orientation might appreciate a glossy color version. -Doesn't include a free pass for a day at the Skip Barber school. (Hey, a guy can dream!) If you're a car enthusiast, or if you've ever cared about racing either as a spectator or as a (potential) driver, this book is a must. Personally, I'm going the route of computer "sim" racing to skip the real-world costs for now, and I can already point to improved lap times to show what I've learned. Not only does this book provide every ounce of racing knowledge that you can get from a general-purpose book, but it's not afraid to admit where a book has limitations. You won't find formulaic rules that don't work out in real life. In practice, the decisions you make on track come down to your comfort level and the particular car and track you're running. And ultimately, that's what this book excels at- it puts top-level knowledge in your hands, so that you can do what you want with it, whether that's driving faster or merely learning a new level of appreciation for what goes into the sport.

Top Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Joseph C. Cracco - Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019
Must read this book if you are an enthusiast
Whether you only WATCH auto racing, occasionally go to the track or you compete at a higher level....you must read this book. Depending on which category you fall into, there will be chapters you'll skip, but to not read the book at all would be a tragedy. What the pro's make look effortless on the track, simply isn't; if it were, everyone would do it and they wouldn't get paid the crazy money they do. That's the value this book has for the readers who will never get behind the wheel on a track. Those readers will understand the nuances of car control they probably don't even see (let alone appreciate) now as they watch their favorite drivers on any given Sunday. These readers will emerge with a better appreciation for the driver's and car-builder's talent and ultimately experience a higher level of enjoyment in simply being a fan. For those of us who also drive, the value (of the lesson's in this book) is immeasurable.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
Something for everyone....
There really is something for everyone here. If you read this book and don't learn something, then you are either Skip Barber, a bad learner, or a liar :). Everytime I pick it up, I learn something. For all stages from beginner to pro, there is something in there for you. Yes, some of the examples may be a bit dated but driving is driving. As long as there are four tires and a steering wheel (that you control), there are physical forces that are inevitable and you should understand them. Truly, this is particularly good for the analytical learner so be forewarned. I gave a copy to the teenage car enthusiast neighbor of mine and he loved it. Super cheap compared to the value of the advice you'll gain!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael M. Walton - Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
Some things never grow old
Don't let the 2001 copyright scare you away. I've read a number of books on driving dynamics and this one is the best at putting all the theory, explanations, and personal experiences in a usable and repeatable form. It describes the details of driving fast on a race course in such practical ways that it remains informative and encouraging even though cars have changed a good deal in the ensuing years. For a rookie driver hungry for the low down one driving on a track, this is a must. For an experienced amateur, there is plenty of value here. For learning the line on a track new to you, I can't imagine a plain and simple explanation on how to find the line quickly and efficiently. Simply, a must read for all track rats.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Providential - Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2014
Amazing, the best.
Tremendous book. The Skip Barber racing school has plenty of evidence that they're one of the best racing schools in the world, from the number of their drivers who've gone on to win world championships in various series, to a wealth of computer telemetry showing how they help drivers go faster. This book gives you all the secrets of the Skip Barber school that can be taught short of going to the school and getting in a car. Pros: -So many secrets. I don't even want to divulge what I've learned, because people should buy this book. Even as a lifetime enthusiast, I'm learning a lot. -Math included, but not necessary. The book will give you actual formulas you can use if you want to plot theoretical best times around a corner. -Wherever possible the book gives you explicit and factual data- not just promises, but hard data on what makes you faster including examples from real tracks and real cars. -Real-world experience, not just theory. This book was assembled by, and includes commentary from, a wealth of professional drivers who graduated the Skip Barber school. Not only were they students, but many of them hold multiple championships in various professional series. These are real-world winners, giving you real-world tips. Cons: -Old black-and-white photos of tracks and cars. Honestly that's the best you can hope for considering the price of the book, but drivers with a more visual orientation might appreciate a glossy color version. -Doesn't include a free pass for a day at the Skip Barber school. (Hey, a guy can dream!) If you're a car enthusiast, or if you've ever cared about racing either as a spectator or as a (potential) driver, this book is a must. Personally, I'm going the route of computer "sim" racing to skip the real-world costs for now, and I can already point to improved lap times to show what I've learned. Not only does this book provide every ounce of racing knowledge that you can get from a general-purpose book, but it's not afraid to admit where a book has limitations. You won't find formulaic rules that don't work out in real life. In practice, the decisions you make on track come down to your comfort level and the particular car and track you're running. And ultimately, that's what this book excels at- it puts top-level knowledge in your hands, so that you can do what you want with it, whether that's driving faster or merely learning a new level of appreciation for what goes into the sport.