Being successful in racing is completely reliant on understanding and mastering the basics. If you don’t have the proper approach to building, tuning and racing you will simply spend money with little results. Neil’s success in this arena makes him uniquely qualified to give you this ‘Why-To’ guide to winning. Neil shares his techniques and more importantly, his reasons for why you need to approach things a certain way. Rarely does a technical book in the motorsports field so adequately cover the topic from this angle. Typically the mantra is to simply tell the reader what to do rather than truly educate them to think for themselves. This book is that rare text that not only educates, but also provides understanding.
About the Author
Neil Roberts is an aerospace engineer, a 25 year member of the Sports Car Club of America, and a professional race car design engineer. Neil competed very successfully in autocross events and SCCA club racing for 20 years, then competed as a professional racing team engineer at Hall/VDS Racing for 4 years. In addition to working with Jim Hall, Neil worked with drivers John Andretti and Teo Fabi. Neil then joined Swift Engineering and designed 28% of the parts in Swift's first Champ car, the 007.i. That car won its debut race with Michael Andretti driving. Neil has also been a technical advisor to Texas A&M University's Formula SAE program and a design judge every year at the Formula SAE California competition. Additional projects that Neil has accomplished at Swift include chief engineering the design and construction of the Eclipse Concept Jet in 200 days, and working on projects for DARPA.