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Old 02-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #61
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The kink at CMP is one of those things that should not be hard, but you make it far worse in your mind then it actually is. I know my car can take it at 100+mph fine, actually doing it is the problem.
Exactly! I approached in my old car at about 110 and no mater what my brain says my foot doesn't cooperate and I lift every time, I can take it a 100 and still have 8' of track out. Pretty sure my man parts intercept the "don't lift" signal before it gets to my foot.

That's ok last time I was there was an autox and I kicked and cussed the inner curbing on the course walk, now it's my bitch.
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try spinning out at 100mph at the kink and then tell me about mindfucked.

I took me a whole weekend to try it again, but now, I am a bit freaked out about being full throttle through it.
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It is an escalating loop sometimes, especially when competing. Don't look at the gauges unless you NEED to or cover them if you can't do that. Datalog and look at results at the end of the day not during. First session out just get your track markers for braking, accelerating, etc. As you feel yourself gripping the wheel tighter, getting too intense,getting the red mist, etc. just slow down to 80% and tell yourself to just hit your marks. A lot of drivers will get their ftd when they "slow" down, calm down, stop worrying and just hit their marks.

Motorcycling is a great example of gripping the controls too tight being a problem. The tighter you grip, the slower you go. You have to tell yourself to calm down and loosen up to go faster.
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try spinning out at 100mph at the kink and then tell me about mindfucked.

I took me a whole weekend to try it again, but now, I am a bit freaked out about being full throttle through it.
My time is coming I'm sure. Had a friend in an STI spin right in front of me through it half way through last session of my last day there. I went in and called it a day shaking. lol

Hope to see some of you guys out there sometime this year.
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Hustler, there seems to be some really good advice here. It almost sounds like you get a little red mist going when you get on track. Here is a simple trick that might help you a bit, backup you brake a bit and have the car completely settled at turn in. You will be surprised how much slower things will happen for you, and your lap times just might surprise you.

Trust you prep work, and understand that sometimes s**t just happens no matter how good the prep is. It's just part or the game when you run machinery at 100%.

I don't know what to tell you about what to do when sitting on the grid. I usually get in the car early because I don't like being rushed to get comfortable in the car. I have a cool suit so it makes it easy, get in, plug in, and turn on the cool suit. I usually end up napping on the grid. I never get to revved up, my asthma tends to act up if I get to worked up, so I have always needed to be mellow behind the wheel, otherwise I would need to pull into the hot pit for a hit on my inhaler.....great, now I just labeled my self as the geeky guy with the inhaler....
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #67
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Masking tape with "thumbs up" and "breathe" are going on the cluster next time I go to the track.
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And Trey, here's the thing. You have to remind yourself that you are Living the Dream. Of the 6+ billion people on this planet, what percentage will see track time ever? The yacht may be only imaginary, but the street legal race car that you have crafted yourself is not.

Take the deep breaths, and have FUN GODDAMMIT!
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Yes, or Richard will come after you with a rotrex'd car to embarass your shitty turbo car (because you can't drive out of fear of alien abduction/*** probing...although I am pretty sure you have no problems with the *** probing part).
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Ha. Although I am well in touch with my inner Stig (aren't we all?), Trey has approximately 100 times the track time I do, and Trey's car is far from being a pile of defecatory matter. So I will not be embarrassing him any time soon, unless there is some from of probing involved.
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And Trey, here's the thing. You have to remind yourself that you are Living the Dream. Of the 6+ billion people on this planet, what percentage will see track time ever? The yacht may be only imaginary, but the street legal race car that you have crafted yourself is not.
QFMFT. Tray has 1st world problems.
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and trey, here's the thing. You have to remind yourself that you are living the dream. Of the 6+ billion people on this planet, what percentage will see track time ever?
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And Trey, here's the thing. You have to remind yourself that you are Living the Dream. Of the 6+ billion people on this planet, what percentage will see track time ever? The yacht may be only imaginary, but the street legal race car that you have crafted yourself is not.

Take the deep breaths, and have FUN GODDAMMIT!
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1. How did I miss whatever the ---- happened that caused this joint to start editing bad language? Seriously, are we not adults here?
2. "Practice does not make perfect, PERFECT PRACTICE makes perfect." You're on the right path with that, it sounds like. Visualize success only. Visualizing mistakes will embed in your mind how to perfectly execute those mistakes.
3. At the start of every straight, I force my hands to loosen up on the steering wheel and wiggle my fingers.
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You should try drifting, it's all about style, and you have a plethora of that.
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Perhaps you don't understand Google Advertising revenue is the primary revenue stream for the site.
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This is the lamest ------- reason ever.
As Mobius said, the site owner (not the Constitution of the United States) runs this site to put food on the table for his son. Supporters help too.

If you have an issue with the advertising or filtering of content, you're welcome to take it up personally with Rick. Otherwise, the topic has been discussed a few times and most people let it go because they understand that the alternative could be a defunded site that dies off and you get to hang out with the pedants on m.net.

This is not the place to discuss it further. If you want, PM me and I will move your posts to the Front Desk section where it can be discussed.
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Perhaps you don't understand Google Advertising revenue is the primary revenue stream for the site.
Interesting. I sure did not realize this.

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the site owner (not the Constitution of the United States) runs this site to put food on the table for his son. Supporters help too.
Or this. You're right, this is not the place to discuss it, but it also sounds like further discussion is unnecessary. Thanks for the clarification.
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