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Old 03-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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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


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

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The article is dated January 25th, 2005.

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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...
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Someone should sticky this!
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^^^Damn good idea.
Someone send me a PM and remind me to add this to the AutoCross stickie.
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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.
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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.
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Some great tips there.. good to know.
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wow those are some helpful hints, nice find have to try some of those tricks
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