When the trip to your next race is measured in hours or states, you’ll need something to listen to as playlists grow stale and your favorite radio stations turn to static.
Instead of spending that time scanning for music or reading billboards, why not get race-ready with some podcasts aimed at helping you hit peak performance? Podcasts are a great way to hear from experts, learn about new techniques and get in the right mindset before a competition.
Even if you just want to mentally take yourself to the track during your 9-to-5 grind, these podcasts are the perfect cure for checkered flag fever.
Speed Secrets Podcast
Whether you drive two wheels or four, on speedways or sand, Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Podcast will get you geared up to win. Bentley and his guests aren’t afraid to get into the nitty gritty, talking handling, car setup and other topics you can’t get enough of. The entire podcast is about boosting your performance, no matter where you race.
Bentley is a driver-turned-performance coach and author of the Speed Secrets book series and blog.
The podcast also delves into many topics racers and weekend warriors may not think about much, like liability and insurance, psychology and physical fitness. Episodes are generally less than an hour, so they’re a perfect complement to a workout, commute or your next trip to the track.
5-star review: “This is one of my brightest tools in my tool bag of resources. Brain training is part muscle memory, and this podcast helps sharpen my race-craft effectively and efficiently to a level that would take many years to get to if I just read books on my own. Thanks Sir Ross!”
The Dirty Duner
This is for all the racers who don’t mind getting a little dirty. Jake Coleman’s Dirty Duner Show takes you up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the dune and dirt racing industries. If you love playing in the sand or turning some laps in the mud, this is the podcast for you.
Coleman loves racing and riding in the desert land of Arizona, and brings that enthusiasm and knowledge into his podcast. It’s a great listen for those who love building up their UTVs for competition — whether that means trophies and prize money, or just a little weekend fun with friends.
5-star review: “Love listening to these podcasts, it show you that you don’t have to have the baddest rig out there to have fun and make memories. You just have to WORKFORIT and work for what you want. Anyone can build something if they’re willing to put in the blood sweat and tears.”
The Sponsored Rider Club Podcast
It’s the dream of every racer: instead of draining your bank account and sanity, getting the chance to wear the colors of a generous sponsor so you can focus on winning.
Having the right sponsors can make or break your dreams of glory. But how do you get to that point?
Impact Fuel’s Sponsored Rider Club Podcast shows you how to obtain sponsorship — and how to keep your sponsors happy once their name is on your vehicle. Learn more about the marketing and financial side of racing, as well as how to craft a personal brand that’ll attract sponsors. If you want to take your efforts to the next level and become more serious about racing, this podcast is worth a listen.
5-star review: “I think many of us grew up dreaming of being professional race car drivers or other motorsports professionals, but, without the money or knowledge on how to get started and actually make money at it. Josh brings in some great people to share this knowledge so that we can live our dreams.”
Which podcasts do you listen to on your way to a race?