Daily Driver Podcast

Overestimating Opponents

We’ve all had a situation where we underestimated an opponent, and it came back to bite us. What about the opposite? What happens when we give our opponent too much credit?

The Role of Aggression

Aggression has a negative connotation… But, as Luke argues here, it may be the most critical component of today’s successful sportsman drag racer.

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How a joke from Troy Williams, Jr. about hypnotism has impacted my racing outlook for more than a decade.


What makes the best racers the best racers? Is it supreme starting line focus? Uncanny finish line ability? A willingness to put opponents outside their comfort zones? In this episode, Luke admits that the best racers typically share all of those skills and more… however, he argues, their most distinguishing trait is most often their mental game.

Own the Moment

It’s easier than we’d like to admit to fall into the trap of allowing external circumstances (our opponent, an unavoidable delay, the perception of onlookers, etc.) to dictate our pace on the starting line. In this brief discussion, we focus on avoiding those pitfalls to truly Own the Moment.

The Value of Versatility

What’s the advantage to competing in a variety of classes, cars or categories? Seat time is certainly valuable in and of itself, but we’d argue that the inherent value of “mixing it up” goes deeper than simply making more runs.

Accurately Measuring Our Performance

We all want to feel like we’re getting better (as a racer), and we work – often tirelessly – toward that pursuit. But how do we accurately determine whether or not our efforts are providing the intended result?

Getting Uncomfortable

While it may be cliche to say that “Growth doesn’t come from comfort zones,” in the context of improvement as a racer, it couldn’t be more true. In this episode, Luke focuses on the development of on-track tools with an emphasis on the importance of developing a willingness to fail.

Increasing the Odds

What’s the difference between you and the racer that you strive to become? A lot of little things. Some of which, we can impact…