- Dec 30, 2007
- Reaction score
- Prairieville, LA
I'm glad the videos are helping. Establishing an attack strategy on your course walks is really important. The courses in your videos (like most courses) have a fun mix of fast-into-slow and slow-into-fast elements, as well as corners that require you to look/think ahead in order to find every last bit of speed. Identifying the "attack cones" and linking elements together will allow you to take advantage of your car's capability.Solid advice! Yes, the steering issue was 100% why I never looked comfortable on the wheel. My brain kept saying 9/3 but the nag just wouldn’t turn without extra leverage.
I had to “work” the weekend after the event and I binge watched ALL of your content. Especially the video about setting up for the next element, I watched it a few times. I’m going into the next event with tackling the course on my mind more so than worrying about the car.
Edit: The glare, lol.. The screen on my GoPro stopped working so I couldn’t set the focus point and it just picked the interior up. I’ve replaced that dude and new videos will be easier to watch.
Identifying the "attack cones" and linking elements together will allow you to take advantage of your car's capability..
Very cool thread. I dont know how you do it. I've attended a few auto x events with a friend and I feel like I would get lost trying to read the cones.
It gets exponentially easier to find your way through the cones at each event. I'm fortunate to get to instruct the same students over multiple events each season. Seeing how quickly they go from being lost in the sea of cones to being able to determine which 5 key cones actually matter is always fun. Course walks, instruction and ride-alongs make it even easier. I encourage you to give autocross a try; you will absolutely love it!Very cool thread. I dont know how you do it. I've attended a few auto x events with a friend and I feel like I would get lost trying to read the cones.
Thanks for posting your runs! You did a great job of chopping time off on your third run. Your attack was smoother and more aggressive. And you increased your duration of acceleration in multiple areas. It looked like you could be a degree faster in the sweepers. You want the car to feel like it's right at the edge of losing grip. And I think you could have attacked the slalom a little harder. There was a stretch of offset cones where you hesitated a little on the throttle, which makes me think you might not have been looking far enough ahead in that section. Overall, the car looked really composed. I'm still seeing a lot of extra hand movement on the steering wheel. Some of those turns looked tight enough to require an adjustment, but it's always better to adjust your hands prior to the turn rather than in the middle of the turn. I'm glad to see the car back out there attacking the cones. I'm looking forward to seeing more videos!
Thank you for updating this thread. It's inspiring a lot of people.