Speed Secrets: Mastering Your Footwork

At the most basic, you have three controls to get your car around a track as quickly as possible: the steering wheel, and the throttle and brake pedals. What you do with the steering wheel is obviously critical. Why else would we talk and write about driving the line if the direction you steer your car wasn’t important. But for this issue, I’m taking on the other two controls – your throttle and brake pedals – and specifically what you do with your feet.