Ross Bentley

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Ross Bentley.
Ross Bentley with DirtFish Rally School in July 2011.

Ross Bentley (November 4, 1956) is a performance coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. His performance coaching spans executive/business coaching to sports (athletes and teams in a variety of sports, with a specialty in motorsports).

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bentley grew up in a racing household (father was a race mechanic, brother a mechanic and driver). He became one of only seven Canadian drivers to race in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s; he continued his professional career in endurance racing. Bentley won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Bentley currently owns a consulting business, Bentley Performance Systems, which focuses on improving the performance of individuals, teams and organizations through coaching, workshops and the development of custom-designed programs. Bentley’s perspective for business performance is based on his background as a high performance athlete and the founder of four successful companies.

In the sporting world, Bentley’s coaching specialty is in the mental game. In addition to coaching race car drivers from the amateur ranks up to Indy cars and NASCAR, he’s worked with athletes and teams from lacrosse to racquetball, and motorcycle racing to tennis.

Bentley founded Speed Secrets Driver Development Services in 2002, whose coaches work with race car drivers and motorcycle riders worldwide. In 2004, he co-founded The Driver Training Group in Redmond WA, focusing on training for new drivers through its SWERVE Driver Training.

In 1998, Bentley published the first in a series of racing technique and strategy books called Speed Secrets. To date, he has seven Speed Secrets books in the series, including Inner Speed Secrets with Ronn Langford, and The Complete Driver with Bruce Cleland. He also co-wrote Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving.

Basic Ideas[edit]

Bentley promotes the concept of high performance, regardless of the setting, being the key to success.

Biography[edit]

Ross Bentley currently lives with his wife and daughter in Issaquah, Washington, USA.

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

PPG Indycar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1990 Spirit of Vancouver PHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
18
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
40th 0
1991 Dale Coyne Racing SRF
LBH
PHX
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
13
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
34th 0
1992 Dale Coyne Racing SRF
11
PHX
LBH
INDY
DET
20
POR
17
MIL
NHA
TOR
14
MCH
23
CLE
18
ROA
DNQ
VAN
14
MDO
NAZ
LAG
30th 2
1993 Dale Coyne Racing SRF
17
PHX
12
LBH
15
INDY
DNQ
MIL
14
DET
DNQ
POR
15
CLE
16
TOR
25
MCH
16
NHA
ROA
17
VAN
17
MDO
DNQ
NAZ
22
LAG
DNQ
32nd 1
1994 Payton Coyne Racing SRF PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNQ
DET
DNQ
POR
22
CLE
29
TOR
19
MCH
19
MDO
DNQ
NHA
22
VAN
DNQ
ROA
DNS
NAZ
DNQ
LAG
DNQ
46th 0
1995 Payton Coyne Racing MIA
SRF
PHX
LBH
NAZ
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
ROA
TOR
CLE
MCH
MDO
NHA
VAN
DNQ
LAG
NC -

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Racer's Bible, Ross Bentley (2011)
  • Speed Secrets 7: Winning Autocross Techniques, Ross Bentley (2009)
  • Speed Secrets 6: The Perfect Driver, Ross Bentley (2007)
  • Speed Secrets 5: The Complete Driver, Ross Bentley and Bruce Cleland (2006)
  • Speed Secrets 4: Engineering the Driver, Ross Bentley (2005)
  • Speed Secrets 3: More Professional Driving Techniques, Ross Bentley (2003)
  • Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving, Bob Bondurant and Ross Bentley (2002)
  • Speed Secrets 2: Inner Speed Secrets: Strategies to Maximize Your Racing Performance, Ross Bentley and Ronn Langford (2000)
  • Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques, Ross Bentley (1998)

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