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      09-18-2016, 01:54 AM   #23
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Those BRZ/FRS's are track day weapons with some modifications for sure! Pretty awesome. Next time I get out to thunder hill I am going to focus on using all of the track going into turn 1. I was with an instructor last time out that helped me carry significantly more speed through turn 1. I do let my car track out some on T5a but not as wide as in the video, how do you like it? Does it set you up any better for T6? Won't be able to track as much because of school
Good observations! I'm pushing wide, I usually stay closer to where you want to be to turn in to 6. The reason was dirt/debris. Lines are important, but, it's about where the grip is at that moment on that lap in that session. There was simply better traction wider in that session. It's not an ideal spot for setting up 6, but it was the ideal spot at that point in that session.

Instructor, good deal. I'm tracking out as far as possible but I can still carry another 5-10 MPH through there, it's about getting off the brakes smoothly for me and not trying to scrub a bit of "extra" speed prior to turn-in. It seems crazy, but, by not trying that last .5 second braking makes the turn in faster but smoother (less "rocking" of the car coming off the brakes) the car takes a set better, and that means carrying more speed and being able to get on the throttle more/sooner. T9 is pretty much the same story--it's kind of a fight with myself to get it right but it's so much cleaner and more of a nice dance when I do.

I don't drive a ton in the winter either, so, maybe next spring/summer we'll meet up again.
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Good observations! I'm pushing wide, I usually stay closer to where you want to be to turn in to 6. The reason was dirt/debris. Lines are important, but, it's about where the grip is at that moment on that lap in that session. There was simply better traction wider in that session. It's not an ideal spot for setting up 6, but it was the ideal spot at that point in that session.

Instructor, good deal. I'm tracking out as far as possible but I can still carry another 5-10 MPH through there, it's about getting off the brakes smoothly for me and not trying to scrub a bit of "extra" speed prior to turn-in. It seems crazy, but, by not trying that last .5 second braking makes the turn in faster but smoother (less "rocking" of the car coming off the brakes) the car takes a set better, and that means carrying more speed and being able to get on the throttle more/sooner. T9 is pretty much the same story--it's kind of a fight with myself to get it right but it's so much cleaner and more of a nice dance when I do.

I don't drive a ton in the winter either, so, maybe next spring/summer we'll meet up again.
Ahh, ok. Good insight. Can't wait to get back out there but I don't know when i'll be doing my next track day. Have fun Oct 7th
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