"Gotta work on the nut behind the wheel before you start fixing bolts on the car".
"Racing makes Heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty." -- Peter Egan
Colin Chapman: Simplify, then add lightness
Roger Penske: the harder you work, the luckier you become
Jackie Stewart: It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance
When you think you know it all, it's a sure sign you don't
The best way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a large one and work down from there
On racers that favored implementation of restrictor plates:
"If they don't want to go that fast, all they have to do is lift...and somebody better tie a kerosene soaked wrag around their legs to keep the ants from eating their candy a$$!"
As an instructor getting into a car for the first session with a student:
"don't try and impres me, you won't." "don't try and scare me, I already am."
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." -Colin McRae
"It's not a throttle-it's a detonator." -Jeremy Clarkson
"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." -Enzo Ferrari
"Racing is the best way to convert money into noise" - unknown
"To finish first, you must first finish" – unknown
Oversteer is hitting the wall with the back of the car,
understeer is hitting the wall with the front...
Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down. -Paul Newman
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.
"Cheap, fast and reliable. Pick two."
"Racing ... because golf, football, and baseball only require one ball." – Anonymous
Racing costs today exactly the same as it did twenty years ago.. it takes every penny you have.
I was doing fine until about mid-corner when I ran out of talent
Juan Manuel Fangio:
"Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway I get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio."
“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”
"If you don't come walking back to the pits every once in a while holding a steering wheel in your hands, you're not trying hard enough"
"It is amazing how may drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down."
....it would have been cheaper to spend our money on cocaine and hookers....... ( at a bar, name unavailable)
You'll know you've made it.....when you wear out your rear tires.....before your front tires..... ( Former IP Champ and all around great fellow)
I KNOW I'm the slowest part on the car..... ( B. Wright, repeated too often....)
"Never run out of real estate, ideas and traction at the same time." - seen on a Track Daze T-shirt
"Oh yes. It's not when you brake but when you take them off that counts. Most people don't understand that." - Jackie Stewart
"Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax.” - Jackie Stewart
"He who turns least wins." Ross Bentley
Poverty is owning a racecar. (bumper sticker)
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well-preserved piece...but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and defiantly shouting "wow, what a ride." (On the back of a race car trailer somewhere).
"Here, hold my beer" - anybody before doing something arguably awesome
Wide open until you see God, then brake – unknown
Speed costs, how fast do you want to go?
Friend of mine used to say: "Hang on, saw this in a cartoon, I think I can pull it off."