Tips from the experts to
help you drive like a pro
Bob Bondurant Chief Instructor Mike
McGovern has been instructing racers for
27 years, the last 17 as chief instructor. He
has a wide range of racing experience,
from stock cars to Modifieds to road racing.
Everyone knows to turn into a skid. That’s
the easy part. But they often forget to turn
out of the skid. When a car oversteers,
sometimes people get behind. They spin
the other direction, or start a nasty fishtail
that robs precious time and momentum to
get under control.
You’ve steered into a skid and stopped
the increase in the slip angle of the rear
tires. What now? The first thing you want
to keep in mind is to look for the path that
you want the car to take – not at the tire
wall, not at the corner worker station, but
the line you want the car to travel through
the corner. Then you come off the brakes
and go to the power.