The skidpad: a useful tool or an invitation for sideways hoonery that won’t kill your tires off in a matter of minutes? While we all know it’s really both, the skidpad is an extremely useful tool when it comes to racing: it is a driver trainer and a vehicle testing and tuning device. Sure, you can turn on the sprinklers and hang it sideways until you feel the need to empty your stomach, but there is a lot more to the automotive Slip ‘n Slide than that. Randy Pobst is back to showcase how this tool can assist any driver in gaining control over their car before they go to a track and proceed to mow the lawn…or worse, add some new Armco pinstripes to their car. You don’t just go balls-out your first time on a road corse without knowing the fundamentals of grip limitations and weight transfer!