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focusedaddiction 09-22-2005 01:45 AM

autocross vid.
this is my last scca run on 9/18, helena , MT.. never posted a vid. before so hope it plays ok
This is my first season , so it's not real smooth.....Yet

focusedaddiction 09-22-2005 01:54 AM,MT..wmv
this might work a little better..11.5MB might take a min., I have cable so I'm not sure!
I'm new at this sorry..[dunno]

t_bone_c34 09-22-2005 02:09 AM

Nice, very nice. Looks like you didn't do too bad of a job. How'd you place?

focusedaddiction 09-22-2005 02:17 AM

official results not posted yet, but probably 5th or 6th out of 14 cars in my class .I'll have to check later!
about 2 1/2 sec. behind 2nd....go time ...??????????[thumb] [driving]

Carrera26 09-22-2005 09:18 AM

It looks to me like you may be braking a bit late, but for the most part you look pretty good!
You guys sure are crazy about slaloms...

PapoSwing 09-22-2005 10:26 AM

^^^ I agree. Be smoother on the brakes and u won't have to fight it as much, that'll help, and especially since ur doing well with the competition. Keep posting up vids!!! [thumb]

Carrera26 09-22-2005 12:26 PM

Practice your left-foot braking if you really want to get good and smooth with it. It's tough at first, but pays big dividends. No jumping back and forth between pedals, so you're smoother with the imputs, can be a lot more precise, no delay between gas and brake application (those tenths and hundreths add up!), and it's GREAT for correcting yourself mid-line.

Also, remember that you should have all your braking done BEFORE the apex, so you should be accelerating through every corner. If you are braking IN the corner then it's too late. It seems slow at first, but once you get used to it and see how much faster you are through the actual corner, at the end of the straight after the corner, and how much it lets you choose the fast line, it's a revelation.

WD40 09-22-2005 12:57 PM

Steve, ya beat me to it!
Been WAY too busy to get mine loaded up yet.[:(]
I guess ya just gave me some incentive.[;)]
Video turned out great too.
No problems downloading.

Hey, right at 40 sec. into it, that guy standing on the left is yours truly.
WD40..... "Corner Worker Extraordinaire", at your service.
You were runnin' pretty good through that section!

BTW, since this is specifically a racing video, I'm moving it to that forum.[;)]

Practice your left-foot braking if you really want to get good and smooth with it.
See....I told ya! [thumb]

focusedaddiction 09-22-2005 08:43 PM

wow , thanks for all the input everyone, I apreciate all comments & advise. of cource your right
about needing to slow down to get's been a real learning experiance so far this year,
my times slowly drop every time out thanks mostly to WD40's frequent advise (he has been a great help) thanks![thumb]

focusedaddiction 09-22-2005 08:45 PM

BTW svt susp. going on monday mourning, that ought to smooth out some of the weight transfer & body roll. love the prog. 22mm so far

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