Who are the greatest athletes in the world? Some might argue Olympic athletes. Who are the most coached athletes in the world? Again, Olympic athletes are at or near the top. If these athletes are so great already, why do they need a coach? It’s a simple answer really. Everyone is human and as a human you can enhance your skillset and abilities in multiple ways over time – especially when you have a good coach to observe and help you achieve your goals.
At Fast Lane Racing School, we have a wide variety of skilled coaches that can help you bring your driving to the next level. Some of the greatest drivers in the world have said that they have never driven the perfect lap. That’s because there’s always a fraction of a second more that they’re looking for. With coaching, we can help you bring your driving skills up a notch and with more coaching keep that process continuous.
There are multiple ways that we can observe and help students to increase their skill level. From simple external observations trackside, to riding and/or driving with the students around the track, to data and video downloads to get the “real” story, these data driven deep dives can uncover a wealth of information. Pair that with effective communication between coach and driver and you have a recipe for success when it comes to getting the most out of the car you’re driving, no matter what it is.
In general, we can teach the racing line – braking points, turn-in, apex and track-out. However, this line can change depending upon what kind of car you’re driving. The line for a Spec Miata versus a high horsepower tube frame car will be different based upon the amount of power/grip ratio.
Street tires versus racing slick tires also make a massive difference in grip level and therefore, how you might approach a corner. If you have a car with aerodynamic downforce, that can make an incredible difference in how you drive and which line to take on the track.
The bottom line is that if you want to improve, you need to put in the effort. An extra set of eyes is worth its weight in gold. So the next time you’re thinking about which driver’s school to go to, consider Fast Lane. We have an incredible variety of race cars that you can choose from to learn in, and very skilled instructors that can work with you one-on-one to help you maximize your time both on and off the track.
Coaching – it’s not for everyone. Only those who want to get better!
By Larry Mason
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