I had another track day. So here is more footage (comedy) for you guys.
Almost had that first slide haha, just need to let go of the wheel on "initiation" like you see in mad drifto videos.
I did a $50 drift event in my track Miata and learned a ton about car control and recovering from scenarios like that. It used to be where if I started sliding, it was like a 25% chance I was able to save it. Now I can usually just ride it out about 90% of the time. Has saved me from having more than a couple time trials sessions DQ'd.
As much as track drivers may not like drifters I can see and appreciate the ability to pull our of a big slide. Being in sub zero roads for 5 months it's a skill everyone up here should learn.
Automotive cross-training. (but not Cross-Fit)
Part of my drivers training course in Indiana included spin recovery in a full-size truck.
The instructors wet down a section of the school parking lot and made you get up to speed before they locked up the brakes and spun you out.
You had to be able to recover before you could pass the course.
I have no idea if that is standard or not, but it was a really good idea.
That skill has saved my *** many times.
Not sure if this was posted already. My favorite is at 4:00 when two guys dump their bikes and one goes running down the track to flag people to slow down. Helmets are also optional, as you can see at 5:45...then holy **** for the next minute after that!!!
Holy ****, is that corner just really bad? like is a small patch really slick? Or are people just going too fast?
What a ******* free-for-all! I can't believe they don't need helmets! And they all get out!