I found it best to take my first couple of runs with my sister on the other end of a cell phone (on speaker, of course). It kept me calm and I would describe the track as I went through it. I learned that by talking to her, I was actually describing what came NEXT which is what you are supposed to be looking at.
Just tuck your cell phone in the visor flap and go. I'd call her when there was one car in front of me in the staging area.
Boy, you guys are making me wish that I hadn't sold my focus and all of my wonderful little parts (that never got installed).
- my only interior vid of a race, you could hear my sister on the speaker phone occasionally (the thing bouncing around my clutch was a switch that had been tucked under the hood release cable but don't ask why)