scca.com JULY 2020 33Does doubt plague yourSCCA Road Racingdriving? Here are 12ways to transform anycompetition weekend
WORDS Jim KearneyIMAGES Rick Corwine
High-performance driving and racing are fantastic ideas – just don’t driveyourself crazy in the process.In a recent article, I focusedon subconscious notions thatadversely affect a driver’sperformance, but barelyscratched the surface of aproblem that is so deeply rootedin the sport that everyonethinks it’s normal. As a drivercoach, I see it all of the time.And, if those negative thoughtsare not deflected, they run therisk of subconsciously becomingpart of a driver’s racing planor, more accurately stated, theracer’s habit. I’ve been guiltyof most, and you probably aretoo. But, as they say, awarenessis the first step to recovery. So,read on – and stay positive!
(LEFT) Drivers like David Pintaric don’taccidentally find their way to the top stepof the Runoffs podium. Rather, there’s anoverall mindset that contributes to success.