Accomplished race driver and team owner Bryan Herta has a long record of helping other youngsters to follow in his footsteps, as evidenced by his personal support of the Team USA Scholarship – of which he was a recipient in 1991 – as soon as he achieved professional status himself. Starting today, Herta will continue in that vein as he becomes the latest Online Instructor for the Road Racing Drivers' Club's SAFEisFAST.com initiative.
“My life has been shaped and changed in so many positive ways by my involvement in auto racing through the years,” said Herta. “It is and honor and a privilege to be asked to join the list of auto racing luminaries that have already contributed as Online Instructors to SAFEisFAST.com. The Road Racing Drivers' Club and the Team USA Scholarship are terrific organizations that exist solely to promote motorsports and I look forward to contributing to their great work.”
SAFEisFAST.com is a free online resource offering video tutorials on safety, fitness, mental skills, race craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the careers of drivers in all forms of racing. The website was created by the RRDC, led by President Bobby Rahal, in conjunction with the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability. SAFEisFAST also includes a “Ask a Pro” section which has featured an array of Online Instructors, including Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, two-time Le Mans winner Alexander Wurz and Indianapolis 500 champions Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran. Since its launch, there have been over a quarter of a million views of the online tutorials from visitors representing more than 130 countries.
In addition to the Bryan Herta Autosport's team's IZOD IndyCar Series programs, BHA also has run cars successfully in the F1600 Championship Series, while Herta's own son, Colton, is just embarking on his own car racing career after an impressive background in karts.
Beginning today, questions to Herta will be accepted via SAFEisFAST.com
. His answers will be posted daily beginning next Monday, Dec. 10.
A new video tutorial entitled “Getting the Most out of a Simulator, Part 2” will be available tomorrow at SAFEisFAST.com
. The video, which as with all SAFEisFAST material is available for free, will focus upon how drivers can obtain maximum benefit from the latest array of computer simulation facilities, either by themselves or in conjunction with a driver coach.