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DirtyDeeds 03-08-2006 08:01 PM

Top 10 Driving Mistakes and How to Correct Them From GRM
 
I was over on the Grassroots Motorsports site and came across this article. Thought it might help out anyone who might have questions about proper driving techniques. The techniques discussed in the article apply to both autocross and track days.

http://grmotorsports.com/news/012005...em.php#more-90

WD40 03-08-2006 08:27 PM

Thanks!
Any idea what issue (month) that article came from?

I really need to stop procrastinating, and send in a subscription...

DirtyDeeds 03-08-2006 08:42 PM

The article is dated January 25th, 2005.

I finally ordered my subscription tonight. Something I should have done it a long time ago.

Oni 03-08-2006 09:38 PM

Stuff I should know (and a few new things I learned), but I definitely do not practice when I'm out there on course. This is going to take a while to master...

dwdgsi03 03-08-2006 09:43 PM

Someone should sticky this!

WD40 03-08-2006 09:50 PM

^^^Damn good idea.
Someone send me a PM and remind me to add this to the AutoCross stickie. [;)]

Carrera26 03-09-2006 11:52 AM

Look Ahead
Look Ahead
Look Ahead

The MOST important factor in all the driving techniques. Why? Because if you are looking ahead correctly, all the other techniques become self apparent.

Trust your body. In a strange way it knows more about what it's doing than you do. It will faithfully follow your eyes, and send the car in the direction you want to go.

Goat Roper 03-09-2006 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Carrera26
Look Ahead
Look Ahead
Look Ahead

The MOST important factor in all the driving techniques. Why? Because if you are looking ahead correctly, all the other techniques become self apparent.

Absolutely, don't race the car in front of you, race the cars ahead of that person. If somebody three cars in front of you hits the brakes, it won't take long for the brake lights to be right in front of you. Hell, I do this in everyday driving on the interstate.

Same goes when you are alone. Don't wait to make a decision on the corner right in front of you until you get there, you should already be making a decision on the next corner.

Algorhythm 03-09-2006 03:03 PM

Some great tips there.. good to know.

Klondike 03-09-2006 10:37 PM

wow those are some helpful hints, nice find have to try some of those tricks


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