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Originally Posted by ///maestro Here's my video guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uc9oeNDXtM Things I've noticed: I'm braking too early, trail braking too late, causing me to lose speed coming out of the turns

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Old 06-09-2019, 05:42 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Here's my video guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uc9oeNDXtM

Things I've noticed: I'm braking too early, trail braking too late, causing me to lose speed coming out of the turns (mainly because I'm worred of spinning out due to lack of grip on my crappy tires). I've also noticed I don't go wide enough on some turns and turn in a little too early on others.

A buddy of mine who competes in time attack reviewed the footage also mentioned that my shifts need to be smoother so I'm not chirping each gear lol
Is that gear lever smiling

I think you need to stay in third gear most of the time, it will help you get on the throttle early and smoothly. Try to go for late apexes, I think it is faster with our cars, it will allow you to get on the throttle earlier, maybe a little slower mid turn, but much higher exit speed.
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Seat and track time coupled with track familiarity is always the deal!




Familiarity to the track is something that makes you fast in any car. Driving in one circuit only for more than three years, made me getting to 80% or more of any car performance easily within few laps. BUT you reach a point where you get bored with the track, I want to try other tracks so badly to test my skills, but cannot.
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Just finished a great weekend with The Drivers Edge in Cresson TX at MSR Cresson. Moved from the blue run group into blue solos and was told that I should be able to get a check ride next event into yellow!!

Had some great video, including an decent off road excursion, but sadly i stored it on the wrong portion of my phone so it can't be exported??? oh well.

Also learned that i badly need brake cooling ducts!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jouoDg1uGbM

This was my fastest lap from me at Thunderhill yesterday. They said it was the 5 mile layout but harry's lap timer had it listed as 4.8miles. Couldn't get the telemetry to be 100% synced with video, but I'll figure it out in due time. First track event with my Z (had raced Lemons in an old 93 300zx on this track) and had a blast. Was only in A group(novice) , but got the OK to go B group (intermediate) next time out, the only one close to me in A group was a C7 Z06, and it wasn't even that close.
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Thats an amazing track. extremely jealous!
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Thats an amazing track. extremely jealous!
I love this layout of T-hill, it's almost like 2 separate tracks because you have the faster east side and the more technical, tighter west side of the track. If anybody has any tips/advice, I'm all ears. Was able to drop from 3:40 to 3:38 just having the instructor with me on 1 session, and then was on pace for a 3:35 before I experienced some bad fuel starvation at 3/4 tank (forgot to refuel prior to session) and then got down to that 3:32.03 in my last session. I definitely know there's more time to be gained for sure with more seat time.
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That’s a long *** track
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I still haven't done T-Hill 5 mile. Just the East course (3 mile?). Still great fun, and still the only track I've been on where I've spun my car.
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5 mile course, holy cow crap. I want to do that
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5 mile course, holy cow crap. I want to do that
Half way through. You have to stop and take a lunch break.
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Three miles is long track lol! Heck I spin out at least once a track day LMAO! Luckily most track I have been to have lots of run off.

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Half way through. You have to stop and take a lunch break.
I would need to refuel half way through a session!

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I would need to refuel half way through a session!

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Since we have beat tires to death and sure that horse won't stay dead, I have another topic for discussion. We were having a down load session and a statement was made that most fast times come in the first couple of sessions in the morning when the weather is best, not to hot and the driver is fresh. I generally would agree but my experience this year has not been so. I have run my fastest laps in the next to the last and mostly the last session of the day.

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I'm the exact same. Even on day 2 of a weekend event my last sessions are faster. I would think the first runs on day 2 would be your best but for me they aren't.
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If anyone is in DFW or TX TheDriversEdge.net is two weekends at MSRCresson on the 3.1 track! Its a great track!! And this group is very educational so i always get better by the end.

Its in Oct and Nov, not on the schedule yet but the coordinator attached it in the last email.
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