Ross Bentley

Federal Way, WA

USRRC Champion GT-3 1998; Won SRPII Class 24-Hours of Daytona 2002; raced in ALMS for PPG/BMW; raced in CART Championship Series 1990-95; author of more than two dozen instructional books on racing; highly sought-after Driving Coach; contributor to the RRDC’s Safe is Fast program (below).

Highlights of racing career have been winning the 2003 Daytona 24-Hour race in LMP2, winning the 1998
U.S. Road Racing Championship driving for the factory BMW team, racing Indy cars and numerous
endurance races.
1977: CAMRA (Canadian American Modified Racing Association) raced Super-Modified
1979 & 1980: CASC BC Formula Ford Champion
1981-1985: Formula Atlantic
1986: Competed in 4 Trans-Am race
1987-1990: Won every Westwood & Portland endurance race in car he and his brother built
1990 – 1995: Competed on the CART IndyCar circuit, select races
1996-2008: Raced in IMSA, ALMS, Grand-Am, USRRC
1998: United States Road Racing Championship, GT3 Drivers Champion (drove for factory BMW team)
1998: 5 th Overall (1 st in North America), BMW International Motorsport Drivers Award
2003: Winner LMP2, Daytona 24-Hour Race
2003 – Present: Still competing in a variety of endurance races; won the 2019 Thunderhill 25-Hour race.

Driver Coach
Has instructed, coached, trained, or influenced the learning and development of hundreds of thousands of
high-performance and race drivers through his books, seminars, webinars, schools, and in-person
Coaches drivers of all levels and types, all over the world. His Speed Secrets brand is the go-to for driver
development resources and services; Inner Speed Secrets is the “mental game” program developed for
drivers – conducted seminars throughout North America, in Australia, Sweden, Estonia, England.
Has coached Indy 500 winner, IMSA champions, NASCAR winners (William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Erik
Jones, Colin Braun), rally and rallycross champions, Superbike racers, Top Fuel Drag racers; coached in
North America, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, China, South Korea.
Has instructed thousands of track day drivers and amateur racers, both at-track and online.
Through his role in performance/race driver training, Ross established the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s
HPDE Instructor Certification program, and is on the Board of the Foundation.
Has coached racers on simulators since 2003 and started the Speed Secrets Sim Racer Academy, a
membership-based program.
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Books – currently over 200,000 sold; translated/published in German, Polish, Korean, Chinese
 Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques
 Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving
 Speed Secrets 2: More Professional Race Driving Techniques
 Speed Secrets 3: Inner Speed Secrets
 Speed Secrets 4, Engineering the Driver
 Speed Secrets 5, The Complete Driver
 Speed Secrets 6, The Perfect Driver
 Speed Secrets: Winning Autocross Techniques
 Ultimate Speed Secrets

 The Lost Art of High-Performance Driving

 Currently writes for Road & Track magazine; has written for Race Tech magazine (England),
Sports Car, Auto Action (Australia), Performance Racing News (Canada); Engineering The
Driver, 2008 SAE paper.

Online Coach
Since 2015, has had more than 5,000 drivers participate in his online webinars and use his video training

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