The Basics of Racing
Lesson 2: Correct Hand Position

By September 25, 2008 No Comments

WARNING: Don’t Use This to go Get Groceries. But, it’s Standard on the Track.

Correct hand position is essential for optimum car control and feedback from the car.
When you’re racing at speeds of over 120 miles per hour it becomes paramount to both
performance and safety. Here’s how to do it right: 1) Place your left hand at somewhere
between the 9 and 10 o’clock position on the steering wheel. 2) Right hand somewhere
between the 2 and 3 o’clock position. 3) Grip the wheel softly (this allows for better feed-
back from the car). 4) Leave your hands in this position as much as possible. If your arms
start moving to a overlapping position you should use a technique called “shuttle steering”
(we’ll discuss that in a later lesson). 5) Finally – only remove your hand from the wheel to
shift gears. When shifting is complete move your hand immediately back to the wheel.
Next time: Basics Number 3: Field of Vision.

Just like a race car, your business needs to perform at high speeds while staying under
complete control. Getting a grip on the right areas, and knowing how/when to shift gears,
is paramount to keeping it speeding down the track.

I’m Larry. On the weekends I’m either driving a race car or teaching someone else how.
During the week I’m the Creative Director at Ninthlink. Flag us down. Let us help you
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