Racing Psychology Articles

Improving Concentration on the Track

I recently received a question from a kart driver about how to improve a driver’s concentration on the track in motorsports. Here is the question… “Hi Patrick, firstly I’d like to thank you for your 10 week mental training e-course for racers. The information is already making a difference in my driving. I’ve been racing karts now for about six months and have been learning and improving heaps. However, one thing I find holding me back is my level of … Boost Confidence

Are You Mentally Prepared for Racing?

I had a chance to spend 30 minutes on the phone with Mario Andretti to ask him about the importance of a good mental preparation and his mental game in racing. What a fun and enlightening interview. He was happy to share his experience with me on the importance of confidence, focus, desire, and teamwork in a racer’s success! Mario was a huge believer in mental preparation for racers. One area we talked about what his ability to anticipate challenges he … Boost Confidence

Are You Trying Too Hard on The Race Track?


Do you perform relaxed and tension-free in a practice but then race tense or scared in races or national events? This is a big sign that your mindset breakdowns when you go from practice to race situations. Why would your mind get in the way when you think the race really counts or is important to you? This could be from several reasons: Fear of failure Tension Doubt Self-intimidation In many cases, the pressure you put on your own racing … Boost Confidence