Where It All Began

Last week I went back to the original Scotti School roots, I visited Thompson Speedway in Thompson CT. The track in CT. is where, in the early 70’s, the original Scotti School ran its first training programs in the US (The Scotti School started in South America). Thompson Raceway was the first purpose built road racing course and first asphalt high-banked oval in America. There is now a New … [Read more...]

Security Driver Magazine – Issue Four Is Now Available

Security Driver Magazine (SDM) is the Quarterly publication of the International Security Driver Association (ISDA). The Journal is free to all ISDA members but can be purchased by non-members. Purchase Here In this issue Surveillance Detection Author Ami Toben writes about need to abolish some misconceptions regarding SD, and to better explain how it can actually benefit real-world … [Read more...]

Security Driver Magazine (SDM) – The First 3 Issues

Moving forward Security Driver Magazine (SDM) will be the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) Journal for the Secure Transportation Professional. SDM is a Quarterly publication that addresses the issues that affect ISDA members. The Journal is free to all ISDA Members and will be available to non-members for a fee. The Magazine is sent to key decision makers in the Corporate, High … [Read more...]

Science of Speed: Tires and Pressure

NASCAR tires don't have "air pressure" because they're filled with nitrogen. The culprit responsible for increasing tire pressure during a race is friction. Using dry nitrogen gas helps the team predict how hot the tire will get and how much the pressure will "build" during a race. http://science360.gov/obj/video/11ac7bf2-11dd-4df2-8524-373accf09dbd/science-speed-tires-pressure … [Read more...]

PASSING

Passing the vehicle in front you is one of those things we do often but don’t give much thought. Once the decision to pass a vehicle in an urban environment realize and remember that you and your car are going to be spending a good deal of time in the wrong lane. To give you an idea of how much time and distance, if you are traveling at 50 mph and passing someone going 40 mph, you will need about … [Read more...]