About

Sponsored by FIA Institute

S.A.F.E. stands for Skilled, Assured, Fit and Empowered, qualities the RRDC believes can make you a champion. The SAFE is Fast website is supported by a grant from the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability, a not-for-profit organization that develops and improves motorsport safety worldwide.

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The site was created by the Road Racing Drivers Club, a US organization made up of many of the America's and Europe’s most successful racing drivers. Members are elected by their peers and include Formula One World Champions, Indy-500 winners, Champion Sports Car Drivers, and top American amateur road racers.

The club was founded in 1952 by a group of prominent American road racers as a way to give champion drivers a say in their sport – particularly in the area of safety.

At the time racing was enjoying a post-war boom with new circuits springing up throughout the country - haybale-lined tracks that proved to be quite dangerous. Led by respected champions, the drivers decided to organize and the club they formed was the RRDC.

Now celebrating its 60th Anniversary, the club continues to lead the way in motorsport safety and young driver development.

Racing footage courtesy of ALMS, Grand-Am, IndyCar, SPEED, ESPN, and Versus.
Simulator footage courtesy of iRacing.
Produced by the Road Racing Drivers Club.

RRDC Production Directors:
Tom Davey and Jim Mullen

Coordinating Producers:
Jeremy Shaw and Tamy Valkosky

Technical Director:
Jeff Tan

Site Design / Development:
Gigabuilder LLC (gigabuilder.com)

Participants:
Dario Franchitti ∙ Scott Dixon ∙ Roger Penske ∙ Dan Wheldon ∙ Chip Ganassi ∙ Ryan Briscoe ∙ Hurley Haywood ∙ David Donohue ∙ Scott Pruett ∙ Graham Rahal ∙ Patrick Long ∙ AJ Allmendinger ∙ Justin Wilson ∙ Martin Brundle ∙ Bill Auberlen ∙ Darren Law ∙ Joey Hand ∙ David Hobbs ∙ Brian Redman ∙ Andy Lally ∙ Johnny O’Connell ∙ Ryan Dalziel ∙ Tim Cindric ∙ Mike Hull ∙ Dr. Steve Olvey ∙ Bryan Herta ∙ Memo Gidley ∙ Ricky Taylor ∙ Lyn St James ∙ Dr. Terry Trammell ∙ Boris Said ∙ Josef Newgarden ∙ Conor Daly ∙ Max Papis ∙ John Edwards ∙ Jim Leo ∙ Dane Cameron ∙ Mike Zimicki ∙ Dr. Jacques Dallaire ∙ Jim Jordan ∙ Jay O’Connell ∙ Julian Robertson ∙ John Gentilozzi ∙ PJ Jones ∙ Michael Shank ∙ Dale Wise ∙ Henry Wolf ∙ Bruce Foss ∙ Page Mader ∙ Bob Varsha ∙ Chris Neville ∙ Brian Til ∙ Calvin Fish ∙ Leigh Diffey

  • "Inside Racing Technology" by Paul Haney and Jeff Braun
  • "Speed Secrets – Professional Race Driving Techniques" by Ross Bentley
  • "The Unfair Advantage" by Mark Donohue and Paul Van Valkenburg
  • "Race Car Engineering and Mechanics" by Paul Van Valkenberg
  • "Prepare to Win" by Carroll Smith
  • "Tune to Win" by Carroll Smith
  • "Drive to Win" by Carroll Smith
  • "Engineer to Win" by Carroll Smith
  • Performance Thinking -Mental Skills for the Competitive World...and for Life" by Jacques Dallaire Ph.D