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Old 05-27-2017, 08:39 PM   #651
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I did my second track day ever at Motorsport Ranch Cresson in Texas:

https://youtu.be/tdXWBwAPWw0

Motor is stock K20Z1 with an AEM short ram and a Hondata reflash. Stock exhaust and header. OBD2 datalogger showed intake air temperatures steady at 140 deg F during 20 minute sessions on a 80 deg F ambient day. I know from my first track day in 2015 that the Injen CAI runs only about 5 F higher than ambient during the sessions, and I want to put it back on. I took it off a couple years ago after a puddle killed my engine (stalled it temporarily and made it run poorly for about a half hour) and also due to SCCA autocross rules....

Tires are 225/45/17 RE71R on 7.5" rims (chosen for SCCA autocross classing). Suspension is Koni Yellow/Ground control sleeves.

I enjoyed the change of pace from autocross and I will be back at the same track June 6, although probably running in the opposite direction which is faster. I will be on 225/45/15 Rival S tires which will create better gearing than the 17s. (Also lowers COG by 1" without altering suspension geometry).
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:46 AM   #652
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR-P3uGEnaM

First track day of the season and was able to beat my old personal best with the new set up
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:11 PM   #653
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NASA Mid Atlantic Summit Point Main 6/11/17 1:25.9 Time Trials

I took first place on Saturday in TTC. Here is a lap of my fastest there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBRMNNC0Xc
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:30 PM   #654
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NASA Mid Atlantic Summit Point Main 6/11/17 1:25.9 Time Trials

I took first place on Saturday in TTC. Here is a lap of my fastest there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBRMNNC0Xc
Nice dude. Hella congrats!
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:36 AM   #655
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Nice dude. Hella congrats!
Thanks man!
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:17 PM   #656
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This is one my laps at the local race track, second time driving my dc5, third track day ever. Already lowered my time to the 1.3X.XX will be uploading the improvement soon, meawhile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOkx2XLXEhA
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:27 PM   #657
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This is one my laps at the local race track, second time driving my dc5, third track day ever. Already lowered my time to the 1.3X.XX will be uploading the improvement soon, meawhile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOkx2XLXEhA
Cool! No instructors? You may want to work on your hand shuffling and seat position.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:04 PM   #658
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Cool! No instructors? You may want to work on your hand shuffling and seat position.
Already noticed and worked on the hand shuffling. What about the seat, closer u think?. Look at this I just uploaded https://youtu.be/X0Zz1IyoF3I of the last time I raced.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:59 AM   #659
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Already noticed and worked on the hand shuffling. What about the seat, closer u think?. Look at this I just uploaded https://youtu.be/X0Zz1IyoF3I of the last time I raced.
Try adjusting your seat so that you can put your wrists on the top of the steering wheel when your back is against the seat
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #660
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Already noticed and worked on the hand shuffling. What about the seat, closer u think?. Look at this I just uploaded https://youtu.be/X0Zz1IyoF3I of the last time I raced.
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Try adjusting your seat so that you can put your wrists on the top of the steering wheel when your back is against the seat
Yes. Look how sometimes your fingers are gingerly touching the steering wheel. You should have a solid grip of the steering wheel, ready to make corrections and preparing for the next turn. Use the straights to relax your hands/fingers if they are feeling tense.
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Okay will deff reajust it next time!! Thanks for the advice.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:13 PM   #662
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Okay will deff reajust it next time!! Thanks for the advice.
No problem and good luck!
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This is one my laps at the local race track, second time driving my dc5, third track day ever. Already lowered my time to the 1.3X.XX will be uploading the improvement soon, meawhile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOkx2XLXEhA
Like everyone else said, you sit way too far away and your steering wheel grip is terrible. It is important to not anticipate the turns and shuffle around the wheel. Keeping your hands at the 3 and 9 position keeps your brain knowing where center on the steering is at all times.

Watch how touring car legend John Cleland uses the wheel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUGjKX_2u2E

As far as seating position goes, I like to be as close to the wheel as possible while still maintaining the ability to heel-toe and not get my knees caught up on the dashboard while doing so. Sitting closer to the wheel makes is so that you steer using more of your shoulders and lats versus using your forearms. Using larger muscles to steer means you get tired less, and can toss the car around easier. Pay no attention to my steering input though, proper wheel grip goes out the window on small courses where you're going lock to lock all the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbjzcq-UHh0

I did watch your second video and your wheel grip is much, much better. I can't get a good idea of your seating position due to the camera angle though. Don't get dead set on your hands always having to be at 3 and 9 though. If you need more leverage, move the inside hand to the 12 position to help you gain leverage for turns that require more effort. Also, Copafeel mentioned solid grip. I feel that it should be said that there is a difference between a solid grip and a death grip. You can be loose and relaxed and still have a solid grip on the wheel. A death grip is just going to wear you out and possibly cause health problems.
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