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Old 06-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #10
SpeedOften
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Originally posted by Carrera26
focusedintentions, if you wait that long, you'll just get excited right when it's shutting down for the winter...

speedoften I typically leave it in 1st gear, but our courses tend to be pretty tight and technical... Often it's best to just stick it in 2nd and leave it there, as it will help encourage you to concentrate on maintaining momentum rather than acceleration. And the Focus is definitely a momentum car. Definitely try to keep looking well ahead, then you won't get into those situations where you all of a sudden need a bunch of steering lock to get turned in. You'll see it coming a long way off and automatically adjust your entry speed before it's too late. And if you get through there without the understeer, even if you enter a few MPH slower, you'll save tons of time because you maintained your speed and momentum through the corner.

Thanks.. I'll definitely try and leave it in 2nd... I ended up placing 5th in Novice BUT I would have placed 3rd if I ran STS so... I'm not sure if I want to run STS yet b/c there's still more competition in Novice lol... oh well.. The results...

and Focusedintentions doens't have to worry about it shutting down.. We have a winter series down here in Virginia w/ one autocross a month for each club : Old Dominion SCCA, Beachcombers Vette club and Tidewater Sportcar club.. ..

Makes you want to move huh???
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