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David Ferguson, data acquisition specialist, has been added to the already stellar line up of speakers for this years 18th annual High Performance Racing Seminar. David, a software engineer by training, got involved in racing in 1990 with an SCCA Sports 2000 and quickly became a front runner, winning numerous divisional championships and setting track records. In addition to engineering his own cars, he worked as a DAG (data acquisition guy) in the “Road to Indy” USF2000 series.
He and his wife formed Veracity Racing Data (www.veracitydata.com) in 2001 selling and servicing 6 major brands of data acquisition (as well as several video) systems. He has worked on cars, karts and Bonneville Streamliners and currently has been developing applications for the iPhone/iPad with his first app being Shift RPM which calculates the ideal shift point for a given engine torque and gear ratio.
David will be speaking on a variety of data acquisition topics. Starting with the basics for those racers who are novices at data acquisition he’ll discuss what data acquisition is and what data a system can provide the driver and crew. His talk will also include a survey of data system features with a focus on newer technology, evaluating data systems, interpreting data (what to look for) and insider secrets on installation best practices and tips on getting the most from any data system.
Our special lunchtime guest speaker will be NY Times best selling author, Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain. This is a rare opportunity to meet and listen as Garth shares private stories about the book. He’ll also share about his racing career in club racing, his visit to the Ferrari factory in Italy as well as answering your questions (www.goenzo.com).
This is an opportunity of a lifetime to meet Garth so that when the movie one day becomes a major motion picture (rights are held by actor racer Patrick Dempsey) you can say you met Garth. OK well maybe this is a bit dramatic but his talk with be great fun and you might just want an autograph copy of his book for your spouse, kids or parents. Of course we’ll have books available at the seminar.
David and Garth will be joining Dean Thomas who will be sharing his expertise on How to Race and David Wheeler, Spec Miata expert who wrote the book on Spec Miata preparation, speaking on car preparation for speed and reliability.
The remaining details on the seminar can be read below in the article titled: How A New Discovery Could Make You A Winner.
You do not want to miss this fantastic event. Seats are limited. Do not delay, click below to get registered so you are not left out. There is no better nor more fun way to improve your race results in the dead of the cold wet winter than to attend this event. We look forward to seeing you there.