Ross Bentley

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

Ross Bentley (born 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 speciality 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 United States Road Racing Championship in the GT3 class and the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona in the SRPII Class.

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.

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

In 2017, Bentley released a new title, "Performance Pilot", (written with professional aviator, Phil Wilkes) detailing aviation-specific procedures, techniques and strategies to help pilots improve their flying performance.

Biography[edit]

Ross Bentley currently lives with his wife and daughter in Issaquah, Washington, USA.[citation needed]

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]

  • Performance Pilot: Skills, techniques, and strategies to maximize your flying performance, Ross Bentley and Phil Wilkes (2017)
  • The Lost Art of High-Performance Driving, Ross Bentley (2017)
  • 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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