Research and Development

At Apex Predator, our team continues to evolve how driver development is taught, understood, and articulated to our clients. From finding new tools to ad to our coaching regimen, to evaluating tools in development, AP continues to experiment and research the art of driver coaching.

Apex Predator Driver Development has been involved in a variety of R & D roles throughout the organization’s history, working with the following:

RacePak Vantage Testing

At the time of release, the Racepak Vantage CL1 system is one of the most interesting and dynamic data acquisition tools on the modern market. Through engagement and development work at KartPulse, Apex Predator was able to obtain a CL1 package to test, and thorough evaluation yielded interesting opportunities for implementation, as well as areas for continued development for the testing package.

For more on this project, consider checking out our review of the product here. 

Kart Pulse Content Implementation and Media

As the nation’s largest online karting-specific discussion forum and information site, the KartPulse forums are continually evolving as the sport evolves in lock-step. Often one of the most dynamic communities among motorsports, the KartPulse community has served to educate AP on the process of interaction among media platforms, the challenges faced by racers across various regions, and the common values that drive members of the motorsports community to engage in an online space.

Specific project involvement with KartPulse includes serving as a forum moderator, ‘virtual coach’ resource, article contributor, and also as beta tester for new graphic displays, interaction models, and social media campaigns such as KP’s “Week in Karting” Facebook Live Show.

Colorado Karting Tour Process Refinement, Media, Community Engagement

As a role still in use, Eric Gunderson’s role with The Colorado Karting Tour continues to evolve with each year, delivering AP insight into how the general public perceives the sport of kart racing, and how the sport and industry continues to develop.

Currently, Eric Gunderson serves CKT as the Director of Raceday Operations. From media, communication, to race team management, CKT has thrown it all at our team at AP. In previous roles, Gunderson has served as head flagman, grid marshal, and race director for the traveling regional racing series.