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Old 04-01-03, 08:27 AM
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Cool Compile a list of good racing books

I want to start reading up on how to drive better, faster, and safer. I figure there has got to be some good books out there and who better to ask than you guys. Lets start a list:
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As for strictly driving books my favorites are:

Carroll Smith-Drive to Win
Carroll is a world renowned race engineer


Carl Lopez-Going Faster:Mastering the art of Race Driving.
This is basically Skip Barber's 5 day race school without the $2500 price

Both available at Amazon.com

Keep in mind these are competition books, not much relates to the street. Being a good street driver hasd nothing to do with talent or ability, it has to do with making good decisions that lesson your chances of something going wrong.
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I'll add in:

"Secrets of Solo Racing" by Henry A. Watts.
- available at your local Barnes & Nobles

"Sports Car and Competition Driving" by Paul Frere and Phil Hill
- also available at B & N.

Good books to re-acquaint your brain with good technique and how to get the most out of your car.
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All of Carroll Smith's books are good. Most of them are about race car design and prep, and are very informative.
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Thanks. I book marked that one page that had all those books. Looks like I got some reading to do
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If you REALLY want to get into how to quailty and drive faster, read these two books in order every year:
Speed Secrets
Inner Speed Secrets

See at amazon...
http://tinyurl.com/8p89
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