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    Default Essential Reading for Racers and Drivers

    Now that the offseason is here, it's time to do some essential reading. I've been reading Skip Barber's book, "Going Faster" for the last month or so. There's is so much good information in it. It is scientific and dense, so it's not casual reading by any means. It is something you can read in small segments to really absorb the material.

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    Do you guys have any other favorite books on our favorite subject?

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    Great book really enjoyed reading it between track days years ago.
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    Anything by Ross Bentley.

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    I read this one, most of the Ross Bentley's "Speed Secrets" and "Race Car Aerodynamics" from Joseph Katz. At least I think the book budget is not frowned upon

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    Tune to win. Brett, I was mistaken, Tune to win is the one that has that aero stuff I was talking about.
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    Going Faster - ditto
    The Unfair Advantage - Mark Donohue
    A Practical Guide to Race Car Data Analysis
    Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story
    The Business of Winning ( behind the scenes of F1 from a business perspective )
    Anything by Ross Bentley
    All of the 'to win' books by Carrol Smith

    There are more but these are my current favs.
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    I think I learned more about car development from The Unfair Advantage then any other racing book, the criticality of testing and doing what feels right vs looks good on paper.

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was another that had a couple key pieces of advice spread throughout a decent story.

    Ross Bentley books are all a great place to start too.
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