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Old 02-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #1
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My 1st Autocross of the Year (NO 56k!!)

not many action pics, but there were some nice cars out there. and a short in car vid of one of my laps. had lots of fun.

The VID last run, my best 55.98

The badest headlight

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nothing like a girl with a stick




uups facing the wrong way.

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last but not least. track mode

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at the finish line. note how my car lifts when i floor it.
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Are freaking kidding me?! A mini-van!

Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a lot of fun. I hope I can go to one soon myself.
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Nice pics!

Just got done watching the video.
Man, that's an intense course...not much time to rest.

Just a quick observation;
I saw a few too many cross-overs of the hands.
You should be feeding the steering wheel from one hand to the next.
If you've got your hands crossed up, that means you didn't position them properly when entering/exiting the turns.

It's kind of a tough one to explain, but lemme try.
I'll use a right hand turn as an example.
As you're going straight ahead, your hands are at 10:00 and 2:00.
Just before entering the turn, (while you're braking) move your left hand to the 7:00 position and then your right hand to 12:00.
When you're in the turn, your hands will end up back close to 10 and 2,
which will allow you to dial in more steering, or unwind it a bit,
without ever having to take your hands off the wheel, or worse yet, end up crossing your hands.

I'm not exactly sure of the correct name for the method, but IIRC it's the "shuffle".
IOW, you feed(shuffle) the steering wheel from one hand to the other, leaving one hand on the wheel at all times,
and never crossing your hands.

Kind of crude, but here's a discussion that might explain it better:
http://sccaforums.com/forums/1/231913/ShowThread.aspx
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looks like a blast to do.
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nice pics, good camera or something! you seem to have wayy better/cooler cars at yours then we do...i love your car in daily beater mode, those wheels look nice on it...can't wait till our first of the year...its at the end of this month!
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Looked like fun! great pictures!
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Nice pics!

Just got done watching the video.
Man, that's an intense course...not much time to rest.

Just a quick observation;
I saw a few too many cross-overs of the hands.
You should be feeding the steering wheel from one hand to the next.
If you've got your hands crossed up, that means you didn't position them properly when entering/exiting the turns.

It's kind of a tough one to explain, but lemme try.
I'll use a right hand turn as an example.
As you're going straight ahead, your hands are at 10:00 and 2:00.
Just before entering the turn, (while you're braking) move your left hand to the 7:00 position and then your right hand to 12:00.
When you're in the turn, your hands will end up back close to 10 and 2,
which will allow you to dial in more steering, or unwind it a bit,
without ever having to take your hands off the wheel, or worse yet, end up crossing your hands.

I'm not exactly sure of the correct name for the method, but IIRC it's the "shuffle".
IOW, you feed(shuffle) the steering wheel from one hand to the other, leaving one hand on the wheel at all times,
and never crossing your hands.

Kind of crude, but here's a discussion that might explain it better:
http://sccaforums.com/forums/1/231913/ShowThread.aspx
WD40 i've noticed this too, trust me i've tried not to do it, i've been told by many instructors from the scca and pca events about it, at the end of last year i was really good at not doing it, but i guess i got used to my bad daily driving. thank you though i'll keep that in mind. and about the right turn i just couldn't find the perfect way to take it. but after working at the corner i had a better idea on how to take it. but it was too late. i still placed top five on my morning crew. if i can get in and out of the corner right i think i can manage to get a better time.
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Geez... I think I'm going to get lost on my first event on the 25th......

Good luck in the season!
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yah good job on a nice tight course.
notice 'bad' driving habits return-aka geto lean.
thats the problem i had 2.
practice makes perfect..isnt it addictive?
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