Story By: RON HEDGER / SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Former racer, author and driving coach Ross Bentley will present a driving seminar suitable for enthusiasts of all levels on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
A former IndyCar racer who moved on to sports cars, racing Ferrari 333SP prototypes and factory BMW M3’s, Bentley won the 1998 US Road Racing Championship and the 24 Hours of Daytona in the SRP-11 class and knows of what he speaks.
“What drives me? What am I passionate about? Helping others perform better. Whether you’re an elite-level professional race driver, a car club DE or track-day driver, a club racer, motorcycle racer, drifter, rally driver, road racer or oval racer, I love to help.” says Bentley.
“When I was a kid, my dream was to race Indy cars. While I never raced a well-funded Indy car, I did achieve my goal. And I learned a ton from racing with the likes of Michael Andretti, Al Unser Jr., Nigel Mansell, Rick Mears, Bobby Rahal and Emerson Fittipaldi.
“Those few years of struggling to get results in a couple-of-generations-old Indy car taught me a lot: How to get the best performance out of myself through the use of my mind, what works and doesn’t work in the world of motorsport sponsorship/marketing, how to get the best out of the people around me and what a driver needs to do to get the very last ounce out of a car.”
“Everyone has their sweet spot – what they do best. Mine is coaching. And it doesn’t matter whether I’m working with a brand-new driver just starting out, a professional, a young teen looking to make a career in racing, or someone just taking up the sport late in life. All that matters to me is that the driver is open to learning.”
The Bentley Seminar will run from 10 am to 3 pm, with the cost of $75 including lunch. Tickets are available through event director Megan Hennessey at 5180-401-5185