Winning Autocross Techniques

Winning Autocross Techniques by Ross Bentley and Per Schroeder

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760331569
Publisher: Motorbooks
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With its solo set-up, more subdued speeds, and endlessly varying events and courses, autocross is the easiest, safest,  and least expensive way to get into motorsports.  Anyone with a helmet and a car can do it.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have some driving skills, which is where this book comes in.  As a veteran racer and professional driving coach, Ross Bentley knows what it takes to compete and to win, and he gives readers the benefit of that knowledge in Speed Secrets 7:  Autocross Driving Fundamentals. 


The first in the Speed Secrets series to address a specific form of racing, this volume focuses on the skills critical to autocross success:  car handling and driver skill at high speeds on unique courses.  Though slower than other motorsports in absolute terms, autocross, with its high number of turns per minute, can challenge even the most expert driver.  Adapting his time-proven method of teaching drivers how to go fast, Bentley clearly details the steps and techniques that help autocross drivers maintain control and dominate a course at speed.  Though specific to autocross, and essential to mastering its particular challenges, his advice and instruction in this book will prove invaluable to drivers who go on to road racing as well.

Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley currently resides in Redmond, Washington. Official Website:

Per Schroeder is Technical Editor at Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports magazines. He comes from a long line of racing geeks, and has won more than a few SCCA National Tours, Divisional Championships, and Solo II National trophies.

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760331569
Illustrations: 55 color & 7 b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.5 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 12.7 mm