Tips for New Race Car Drivers

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Race Car Driver

Joseph Armato owns and operates Global Realty Development LLC, a real estate development, management, and brokerage firm. An avid car racer in his free time, Joseph Armato appreciates the discipline and skill the sport demands.

When learning to drive race cars, a driver’s first task is to become expert at controlling the vehicle, as race cars handle much differently than stock cars, and the tracks are much different than neighborhood streets. This includes braking, steering, and accelerating in new, more highly integrated ways.

Braking can be difficult for those used to street driving, as race cars require a hard hit on the brakes right before a turn. Then, as the car rounds the bend, the driver gradually lifts the foot off of the brake pedal. This not only reduces speed before the turn but also keeps the front of the car facing down when turning, so as to maintain better contact with the track.

The driver must also learn to steer like a racer. The hands should be held on the wheel at 9:00 and 3:00 positions, in order to give the driver better control and help him or her feel the angle of each turn better. Control is most important going into a straightaway, as these turns require a faster adjustment coming out of a curve.

Once the driver becomes comfortable with the brakes and the steering, he or she can practice making more efficient use of the car’s capabilities and using the accelerator to take the curves at greater and greater speeds. This allows the driver to keep up speed as much as possible throughout the entire course. Awareness and responsiveness become even more important at this stage, so the driver should remain alert and attentive to the road, the feel of the car, and his or her surroundings.


Welcome to the Weblog of Joseph J. Armato.

Joseph J. Armato has dedicated himself to helping people repair their properties after damage has been done by fire, floods, or wind. He is president of Nationwide Contracting, Inc., a New Rochelle, New York-based fire restoration and construction company. As president, Mr. Armato strives to negotiate in a professional manner with insurance companies to get them to pay adequate amounts for property repair. He believes in solving disputes with insurance carriers and restoring insurance claims for multi-residential properties.

Nationwide Contracting, Inc. is an exemplary company that has continuously exhibited superior sales and service. In fact, each year it boasts anywhere from $8 to $10 million in sales. In addition, it sells 40 to 60 properties yearly. Nationwide Contracting, Inc. is also known for its customer service, and has been a consistent member of the Better Business Bureau. It primarily works on properties in the Westchester, Bronx, and Manhattan areas of New York.

In addition to working for Nationwide Contracting, Inc., Joseph J. Armato also deals in real estate. He invests in both residential and multi-residential real estate, and has been involved with the Trump Organization. He owns several apartments in Trump Palace, and chooses to buy much of his property in Manhattan.

Mr. Armato also enjoys many different recreational activities. For example, among his favorite hobbies are scuba diving, riding his motorcycle, and practicing martial arts. He loves spending quality time with his family, including his ten-year old son and his wife, to whom he has been married for ten years. His favorite author is John Grisham.