Fans, Fall Weather and Petit LeMans

Fans, Fall Weather and Petit LeMans

It was very exciting to be back at Road Atlanta for Petit LeMans, with absolutely perfect fall weather. For the first time in a long time, it felt the most normal of any event since Daytona earlier this year. There were plenty of camping fans throughout the track, and...
Traditional Tracks and New Circuits

Traditional Tracks and New Circuits

The penultimate event for the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup season was hosted last weekend at a new venue for the series, New Jersey Motorsports Park. It was added to make up for another lost event this season, and it was the first time many of the drivers had...
Three Themes to be a Better Driver

Three Themes to be a Better Driver

This week I’ve been coaching Mazda drivers competing in the SCCA Runoffs at Road America. The weather started off a bit cold, even for fall in Wisconsin, but it has turned out to be a really gorgeous week with highs in the mid-60s. The fall foliage looks great, too!...
Balancing Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

Balancing Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

(photo credit: Al Arena/Ignite Media – Mazda Motorsports) This past weekend I was back at Mid-Ohio, where we had some absolutely gorgeous weather – maybe some of the best I’ve ever had at that track (it didn’t get the name Mud Ohio for nothing!). The Battery...
Fun and Fulfillment at Any Skill Level

Fun and Fulfillment at Any Skill Level

This past Friday was a really rewarding day of coaching for me. I was at Virginia International Raceway for a private track day, and I was instructing drivers of varying skill levels. Some of these drivers are just getting into driving on a track and learning what...
Making the Most of Repetition

Making the Most of Repetition

We just wrapped up the make-up event for IndyCar at Mid-Ohio—with fans, which was exciting to see! Of course, there along with IndyCar was the Battery Tender Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Series for rounds five and six. The races at Indy were just the weekend before, so the...