How to fix IndyCar

November 30, 2015

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How To Fix IndyCar By: Rob Oakman There has been a lot of complaining in the past few years about IndyCar. But why? The racing is good, the racers themselves are interesting, so what’s the problem? In short–the cars. People can be fickle: we like what we like, and generally, it’s because it looks and […]

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Why Hand Placement Makes You Faster

October 31, 2015

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Why Hand Placement Makes You Faster By: Rob Oakman Yep, this is about how to hold a steering wheel. Why? Because people do it wrong. Racing is a matter of balancing forces. Power vs finesse. Speed vs reliability. Ego vs practicality. And the last one is the hardest. Let’s face it, when we are behind […]

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Official Excuses

October 5, 2015

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Official Excuses By: Rob Oakman Racers don’t like to be wrong — we like to win. It’s like a sickness that has no cure and it’s best managed by regular injections of checkered flags and shinny trophies. But we sometimes take our competitiveness a bit too far. We get a penalty that we don’t like […]

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How To Use Curbing

August 30, 2015

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How To Use Curbing By: Rob Oakman Curbing is sometimes risky but always fun. Everyone loves watching race cars hoping curbs, catching air and lifting wheels. But we have also seen racers thrown offline, break suspension parts, flatten tires, and lose momentum using them as well. So how and when should you use a curb? […]

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How To Use People (So You Both Win)

July 30, 2015

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How To Use People (So You Both Win) By: Rob Oakman You can’t always do it on your own. Whether you are leading, pushing through the pack, or just trying to hang on, sometimes you need another racer to help you. But not everyone is going to be willing to work with you for a […]

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Are You A Leader Or A Follower

June 16, 2015

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Are You A Leader Or A Follower?   By: Rob Oakman From the beginning of the race to the closing laps, you have to choose if you want to take and hold a lead, or if you should follow the racer ahead and plan for a late race pass. To decide what your best move […]

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Passing Part 4: How To Set People Up

May 28, 2015

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 Passing Part 4 How To Set People Up   Racing is a game of deception. Passing isn’t easy. Some racers know how to run hard into a corner to keep a late breaking move from working. Others will start running a tight line from the first corner of the first lap (we all hate them). […]

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