Developing a Race Driver

Driver Development

To compete at the highest level a professional race driver should have the fitness level of a triathlete. Achieving this takes hard work. But it can be fun when you include it into your daily life.

Speediatrics Basic Training

Visual Training

One of the most unique aspects of  the Speediatrics driver development system is its emphasis on improving the visual information a driver receives. This area is often where seasoned professionals find extra speed. Our highly-evolved visual training began in the 1980s in cooperation with Dr. Robert Tanner, Director of Sports Vision at the University of Miami. Learn how you can improve your performance through our G Vision system.

Neck Muscle Development

The key to a stable visual platform in a vehicle is to keep your head from tilting due to g-force.  This maintains your ability to see through entry and exit of a corner and under braking and acceleration. G-force will affect your head, chest and central core significantly. If your vehicle can develop 1.5 g it’s necessary to exercise wearing your helmet while you simulate 1.5 g + in all planes and along all vector lines. If your vehicle can develop 4 g then you need to exercise to that limit or whatever g load your vehicle produces.

Balance and Coordination

Balance and coordination skills are necessary for everyday tasks as well as racing. Good balance skills require control of many muscles to function without falling. Coordination skills include eye-hand coordination, bilateral coordination and smooth, controlled movements of the body.

Tune Your Input Receptors 

Another area of Speediatrics training focus is on exercise routines that help a driver’s hands and feet sense information from steering wheel and pedals more accurately.

Integration Exercises 

Driving a racecar requires a shared relationship between both hemispheres of the brain. A skilled driver at speed who comfortably processes analytical data, while slicing a creative line through traffic is, as the expression goes, in the zone. Speediatrics includes specific training that enhances the synchronicity of the right and left hemispheres of the brain.