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      09-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by paradocs98 View Post
I welcome analysis--suggestions appreciated. When you say using more of the track on entry, do you mean setting up for the turn by driving far over to the left side of the track on approach under braking, then turning sharp to the right and accelerating over the hill in a straight line, just clipping the inside curbing at the crest of the hill? That's the classic HPDE/school line taught at Lightning, because it's the safest. I was trying a tighter line through the corner this time, hugging the inside more, doing what a club racer had shown me as a more defensive/racing line. He's probably done it 1000 more times than I have, though.
Its hard to tell, looks like your turn in point could have been closer to the edge of the track which will give you more room to rotate the car.

Again, I've never been on that track but I would look closely at the 2 turns before it which put you at that particular turn in point which caused you to go off. I've always found that I usually did something different in the turn before...even if there's a straight in between. It throws me off my rhythm and don't adjust.

You would have been fine if you didn't hit the front edge of the curbing. That upset the car and made the car pretty much uncontrollable.
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