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Driving like a racer (or at least trying to)

Driving an actual race car had long been a goal of mine. Sure, I’d spent a day or so behind the wheel of small Formula Ford-style cars at the Bridgestone Racing School and throttle-service-summer-2016_page_1taken a BMW Winter Driving course. But I’d never had the chance to drive a true purpose-built race car on a track like Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an iconic locale if ever there was one. In Spring 2016, I finally got the chance. I spent two days in Monterey, Calif. at Allen Berg Racing School trying to drive like a real racer. And, as I found out, it truly is harder than it looks.

 

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About Paul Ferriss

Paul Ferriss is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He is editor of CAA Magazine (published for the Canadian Automobile Association by Totem, a custom content agency.) He's also Totem's director of creative and editorial. Previously he was executive editor at Marketing, a magazine covering advertising, media and marketing, where he also covered automotive marketing and managed an editorial team. He also works as a freelance writer and has written for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and Canadian Business. He's the author of Never Too Fast: The Paul Tracy Story.

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