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Old 10-19-2017, 02:14 AM   #52
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Last event of the year is coming up, just a couple of days away. I'm pumped!
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:33 PM   #53
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Something to think about..

A very experienced racer rode with me this weekend. He advised that I should always keep my hands at 3:00 and 9:00, and only move my right hand during a shift.

I knew this, but didn't realize I had fallen into sloppy habits by moving my hands all over the wheel. Fixing my bad habit did help with the feel and fine control of the car.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:29 PM   #54
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Shuffling or not seems to be a preference thing. I've seen really fast people who shuffle and really fast people who don't.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:23 PM   #55
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I don't generally shuffle on the street or track, but 9 and 3 just doesn't work for me on this wheel. It feels horrible. 10 and 2 with thumbs on the contours.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:36 PM   #56
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Today was a ton of fun. Very challenging as we ran in the opposite direction from the last two times I went so it was a completely different course but still a great time. I was part of the first run group and was in 2nd place for novices at the end of it but got busted down to 6th after the other run went. I didn't improve in the afternoon and ended up in 8th out of 16 novices but I beat my time goals and was the quickest of 3 GTI's there today so I'm very happy. I also scored a t-shirt.

Tires are an absolute must. Next year I'll be running with the intermediate group and with my current traction I will be at the back of the pack without a doubt. I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of skill I have when I don't have to constantly worry about understeer. In certain areas I'm able to flick the rear and gun it to pull myself through small transitions but decreasing radius corners are my nemesis at this point.
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