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Daily Driver Podcast

Potential bye

In this episode we discuss the (obvious) benefits of a potential bye run and the common pitfalls racers often overlook when sitting on the bye. While these pitfalls can have a negative impact on performance, a simple mindset shift in the staging lanes can help you avoid them altogether. 

Where to begin?

Where do you start when you’re new to this? How do you “catch up” when you feel like you’re years behind the rest of your competitors? In this episode, I share what I believe to be the best approach for accelerating your learning curve when you’re new to bracket racing.

“We need you back for a re-run…”

Getting called back for a re-run doesn’t happen very often, but when it does… It’s often associated with some feelings of discontent. In this episode, I share some of my “re-run” experience and how I approach these rounds.

Leveling Up

When should you “level up” to the next class? Or should you at all? In this episode, I discuss this question and share key factors you should be considering.

Cultivated Ignorance (Part 2)

Last week we discussed the idea of “cultivated ignorance”- purposely ignoring distractions or annoyances that we find ourselves in at the race track. This week, I share a story of a staging lanes argument I had many years ago that drives this point home.

Cultivated Ignorance (Part 1)

What if we could ignore everything upsetting or distracting in the race car? To have that trash-talking opponent’s words go in one ear and out the other? These annoyances only affect us to the extent that we let them… In this episode, I share how to adopt a sense of “cultivated ignorance” and filter out these distractions.

Starting Line Procedure

An age old problem: your car “rocks” forward/backward when you set the transbrake. Should you wire-in a Line Lock to fix this issue? In this episode, I share my thoughts on how to approach this issue.

Marathon Events

Ever prepare for a Marathon? How about a Marathon race? Yea, the 4+ day mega races, with high stakes. Whether it’s a Million dollar bracket race, the US Nationals, or even your annual trek to the bracket finals… These races present unique challenges (and opportunities) from your typical Saturday-night bracket race. In this episode, I discuss how you can best prepare and perform at these marathon events.

Boldly optimistic

Is the choice to be optimistic as black and white as I tend to make it out to be? In this episode, I share some perspective that will help you understand the value in being “boldly optimistic” at and away from the race track.

Judging track conditions

The Daily Driver is back! Thanks to the overwhelming support from our listeners, we have decided to continue posting new Daily Driver episodes on a Weekly basis; every Monday.
To kick things off, here’s a new episode on “Judging track conditions”!
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