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      01-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #37
bigjae1976
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I did an entire year at my home track driving the track in 3rd gear. I wasn't a lot slower than anyone else, but I got to focus on lines, braking, transitions, and corner exits without worrying about shifting.

Simplifying the driving this way was a tactic I learned from a golf pro I learned from: he joined the students for a round at the end of the group's lessons with a 5 iron and a putter. He shot par.
So true...I usually drive my first 2 sessions in the weekend in one or maybe 2 gears. The only place it kind of hurts my speed is coming out of slower corners. While I start off kind of slow I'm usually one of the faster cars by the end of every weekend I've been to.
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