DwD 0348: Coasting On Track – Allowed or Not
One of the often quoted things that may have first come from Ross Bentley’s “Speed Secrets” book series is that you should never be coasting on track, but should either be on the gas pedal/throttle or on the brake. Ross has been on the podcast several times and we have discussed this aspect of racing with him a few times both on the podcast and at the track. We decided to get into it today and with Ben discuss whether there are any scenarios where “coasting” is acceptable or even allow for improved lap times. If you have time before listening to the episode, please take a moment and think of any areas where you would think coasting can be the best option for a certain area of a track and then listen to what is no doubt the first episode of a multiple part series on this topic.
There was a minor interruption by our cat during the episode, we apologize for the distraction. Lol. We then moved onto ways for Vicki (and you) to gradually work on reducing the amount of coasting on track, especially before and at turn in to a corner.
If you have any thoughts related to “proper” use of coasting or why costing has no place on a race track, please let us know in a podcast review, on our social media, or send us an email at [email protected] and we can share it in an upcoming Dominating With Dawson.
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Vicki, Jennifer, Ben, Alan, Jeremy, and Bill
Hosts and Drivers for the Garage Heroes In Training team