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My wife and I are both track day drivers and we have started
a free online magazine catering exclusively to the track day driver enthusiast.
We welcome you to visit our website at http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

 

Check out just some of our original articles:

 

Track designer Alan Wilson is interviewed

 

A review of smart phone data and video logging apps and
interview with the developer of Track Attack

 

An interview with the developer of RaceRender video editing
software and the smart phone app, TrackAddictHD

 

An interview with Daniel McCoey who is a time trial driver
and a track prep shop owner in Australia on track modifications

 

Reviews of race track facilities NCCAR in North Carolina and
The FIRM in Gainesville

 

Two articles on efforts to reduce street racing by youths

 

and How To articles on our How To and Getting Started tabs

 

Please check the 13 modules on our home page. By clicking
'Read More" you can go right to the original material.

 

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The May issue of www.autotrackdaymonthly.com is up!  We've featured one of
Paul Newman's favorite tracks, Brainerd International Raceway; everyone's dream
kit car 818, developed by Factory Five Racing; Apache helicopter pilot turned
track day enthusiast Chad Morehead; what to look for when modifying your brakes
for track days; the ins and outs of track day insurance coverage and much
more.  We've also added turn-by-turn breakdowns of your favorite tracks so
take a look before you go!

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Our
first reader submission has been published in our magazine.  Read about
driving instructor Doug Quara's interesting and sometimes hilarious instructing
experiences here:


 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/how-to-s-main-menu/getting-started


 

 "I really thought that in any lap we’d
end up running out of room at the exit and do some agricultural
activities.  But luckily we never did.  How many ways can you say
“Get up near the wall on the right!!  GET UP NEAR THE WALL ON THE RIGHT!!?!?!?”

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Auto TrackDay Monthly's upcoming June issue is running a story on vintage racer and writer Burt Levy who says, “I went to see a vintage race to do a story for Auto Week about it and I just fell in love.  I mean here were all the cars I grew up lusting after.  And it’s not just the doing it.  It’s the people and the liturgy if you will – you know of being on the inside where you know the people and you know the cars and you know the stories and the wild characters you run into at racing. Racing is full of some great people.  It’s just so much more vivid than everyday life.  When you’re on a race weekend, it’s like being on a mission.  You know what you’re trying to accomplish.  It’s very goal oriented.  And then you go back to what I call the mindless slop of everyday life. And you can’t wait to get back to the track.”  While you're waiting to read more about Burt Levy in June, if you haven't already, read some of our current articles on brake upgrades, track insurance, track cars, getting started and how-to’s.

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Our June issue is up. Read about Gene Felton who restores old, retired NASCAR race cars for track day use, how Hooked On Driving is doing its part in broadening the track day hobby, a behind the scenes look at the motorsports industry through the eyes of Timothy Frost, and much more!

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If you haven't yet, check out this month's feature on vintage race car driver and author Burt Levy, data logging distributor Austin Motorsports and the Tire Rack's life saving program Street Survival!  

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Visit our magazine at www.autotrackdaymonthly.com and follow the link to our new downloads page.  You can select a Track Day Manual for Beginners or Intermediates and a Track Driver’s Logbook or even download all three.  Thanks for supporting our magazine!

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We've published our July issue!  Please come take a look.  Your ongoing support of our magazine has been much appreciated and is allowing us to keep it going.  This issue covers Part 2 of Burt Levy and his writing career, David Ray of Hooked on Driving wherein he discusses his coaching techniques, and much more!  

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Due to popular demand and repeated requests, Auto TrackDay Monthly will begin publishing its articles as they are submitted and/or upon their completion.  We’ve just published our latest article.  Please click here to read about track driver coach Chris Sneed of Sneed’s Speed Shop:


 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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We hope you've been enjoying our magazine.  We just published our most recent article which features the documentary Where They Raced about the long lost board tracks of L.A.  Also, if you haven't yet, explore the site a bit and check out some of our how-to driving techniques underneath the how-to's tab at the top of the page. 

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BMW Car Club of America Roundel Editor Satch Carlson whispered in our ear recently about the new BMW M Laptimer app. He thought a review was in order, so here it is.  Learn all about using a smart phone to supercharge your driving speed.

 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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Ross Bentley has written the popular Speed Secrets series and has been coaching drivers 150 days a year for decades.  He spoke to us about his driving and coaching career and offers tips for driver improvement. 


Read our interview with Ross here:

 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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“I’m not the fastest driver out there, but I’m good at communicating, good at breaking things down, tackling challenges from different angles, and—I hope—reading students for how much they can absorb in any given session or day.”  Read our latest article about Ingrid Steffensen, track day coach and contributor to Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Weekly


 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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As you know, we’ve been alerting you to new content on Auto TrackDay Monthly.  If you’ve been checking out our magazine, we
would appreciate you showing us your support by subscribing to our email list HERE.  In this way we can build our readership and continue to bring you the only magazine dedicated to the track day enthusiast.

 

Check out our latest article New Developments with Video and Data Logging Smart Phone App, Track Attack. 

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Do you all remember the article we ran on track designer Alan Wilson back in March? Fascinating! Well, he's written a thriller about what might happen if hackers were able to compromise Formula 1 cars' telemetry during a race. Click below to read our review of Alan Wilson's novel Zapped and what Wilson himself has to say about this controversy. And if you haven't already, scroll down our homepage to read our prior interview with the great track designer. Just look for the yellow Porsche.

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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We are very excited that accomplished and much admired track day coach Peter Krause granted us an interview!  Click below to read the article and, if you haven't already, we request that you show your support of our magazine by subscribing to our email list by clicking here:


 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/contact-menu/contact-us


 

For the Peter Krause article click here:


 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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"The team had to re-think how to take advantage of the power by optimizing the axle ratio and transmission gearing. After looking at minimizing the number of shifts at some of our favorite tracks, the team selected a combination that would allow our customers to get out of the hole without breaking the tires loose and continue on down the track, taking full advantage of all 662HP."

Read our interview with the Project Manager for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Also, we have partnered with Track HQ and RacingJunk.com to bring you an enhanced forum experience and access to track car classifieds. Finally, go to our downloads tab to get your how to manuals and track driver log.


 

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"Looking at parameters like percentage full throttle over a lap, throttle speed, brake aggression and coast time are all some of the more advanced measures I use to
help even experienced drivers break through plateaus that invariably affect us all."


As promised, we've published part II of our interview with driving coach Peter Krause, which focuses on driving techniques.  Click below to read the article. 


http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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Ingrid Steffensen’s book Fast Girl, although about track days, getting to track days, being at tracks, eating at tracks....well basically living the track day world, is really also about life.  Check out our latest article - our review of Fast Girl, Ingrid Steffensen's account of her personal journey from college professor to track warrior.  Ingrid is a track day driver, instructor for the BMW CCA and a contributor to Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Weekly.

 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/

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How would you like to own an F-150 or SVT Raptor used in the Baseball Hall of Fame parade? Such greats as Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and Cal Ripken, Jr. rode in the backs of 25 F-150s supplied by the Ford Motor Company. They happen to make good tow vehicles too. Read our latest article:

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Ford Motor Company Join Forces Around a Parade of F-150s


At http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/


 

Also, please support us by taking a brief survey.  Your information will remain private and confidential.  Just click the link and thank you!



https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XPMBK5X

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Ross Bentley has been very generous with his time and support. He has participated in an interview for two articles and is contributing to our series on driving techniques. Ross has been getting the word out about our magazine and our content and we wanted to get the word out about his upcoming webinar, Inner Speed Secrets. This is a new format for him and it is launching next week on the 14th. The deadline to register is on October 10, 2014, this Friday. We feel this will be a real opportunity for our readers to improve their driving skills and we urge you to sign up. We will be in on the call ourselves!

Read our article about Inner Speed Secrets at:

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/articles-general/features/trackcar-technology

Here is what Ross has to say about the webinar:

"The most effective training I've ever done for performance and race drivers is my Inner Speed Secrets program. But previously, I've only delivered it in person which made it unavailable to many drivers. So now I'm doing a webinar version of it. Drivers know the mental game is critical, and yet they rarely have an opportunity to develop that part of their driving performance. Now they do. I'll be doing an Inner Speed Secrets webinar spread over 4 evenings, October 14, 15, 21 and 22, from 8:30-10:00pm Eastern/5:30-7:00pm Pacific - a total of 6 hours of training. Registration is limited - and closes on October 10th. Go tohttp://inner-speed-secrets.com/ right now to reserve your spot. It's available at the discounted price of $99 right now - if you miss it, you'll get left behind.”

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Peter Krause is one of
the preeminent driving coaches in the world of track days and motorsports.  He was kind enough to allow us to reprint his turn-by-turn analysis of his home track, Virginia International Raceway.  

 

Read Krause's description of a hot lap at Virginia International Raceway (VIR):

 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/tracks-general/tracks/featured-tracks


Want to help us out?  Please take our survey by clicking this link:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XPMBK5X

 

Don't forget to get your free downloads.  We have track day manuals for beginners and intermediates as well as a track drivers log:

 

http://www.autotrackdaymonthly.com/index.php/trackresources/downloads/category

 

Thanks and enjoy!

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