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      04-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Track Video at NHMS

This is the first of a few angles I took. I still waiting to see how the 'headcam' worked out...

This was running with the SCDA in intermediate 1 group. The car was running well. NHMS is well suited for the grunt of M3...3rd gear apart from a quick shift to 4th.

It was a lot of fun just blasting around. The smart guy would have got an instructor for the first session, and not the forth...oh well! I never said I was smart.

This was filmed with a ContourHD. I am pretty happy with the result.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKBEe7hPmoU
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A few suggestions:

1. You have a tendency to go too hot into some of the corners--especially evident in turn 1b. You either need to lower your entry speed into 1a or trail brake to get rotation prior to 1b, or both.

2. You have a tendency to not use the width of the road on corner exit--especially evident out of turns 2 and 10 and somewhat on the exit of 7. There is a ton of room at the exit of turn 10. You'll be able to come out much faster if you use it.

3. Turn 6 should be more or less a contant radius turn. Once you dial the steering input, you should be able to hold it there and control the rotation with the throttle. If you set it up right, that should take you all the way to the apex of turn 7.

4. You can put the outside wheels on the curb into turn 11 and out of the essex. (It does seem like they put cones on the curb into 11. I usually get on that curb. Not easy on the suspension though.)

5. You can downshift to 2nd into turn 3. I always did in the E92 M3. You can go up the hill a bit faster, and you'll be able to use throttle oversteer to rotate the car prior to the hill. You will get some wheel spin that needs to be managed though. If you get it right, the banking will catch you once you transition out of the NASCAR track and hit the incline of the road track.

6. You seem to be going too hot into turn 3 as well (or not dialing in enough steering). Aim for putting the inside wheels on the turtles while beginning to rotate the car.

My 2 cents...
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A few suggestions:

1. You have a tendency to go too hot into some of the corners--especially evident in turn 1b. You either need to lower your entry speed into 1a or trail brake to get rotation prior to 1b, or both.

2. You have a tendency to not use the width of the road on corner exit--especially evident out of turns 2 and 10 and somewhat on the exit of 7. There is a ton of room at the exit of turn 10. You'll be able to come out much faster if you use it.

3. Turn 6 should be more or less a contant radius turn. Once you dial the steering input, you should be able to hold it there and control the rotation with the throttle. If you set it up right, that should take you all the way to the apex of turn 7.

4. You can put the outside wheels on the curb into turn 11 and out of the essex. (It does seem like they put cones on the curb into 11. I usually get on that curb. Not easy on the suspension though.)

5. You can downshift to 2nd into turn 3. I always did in the E92 M3. You can go up the hill a bit faster, and you'll be able to use throttle oversteer to rotate the car prior to the hill. You will get some wheel spin that needs to be managed though. If you get it right, the banking will catch you once you transition out of the NASCAR track and hit the incline of the road track.

6. You seem to be going too hot into turn 3 as well (or not dialing in enough steering). Aim for putting the inside wheels on the turtles while beginning to rotate the car.

My 2 cents...
Thanks for the FB. I was a little 'hot' all day. I should have taken an instructor from the first session, but to be honest I just wanted to drive on my own and enjoy the car without worrying about instruction (if you know what I mean). I had an instructor in the last session and he got me on line, especially at 2.

The car is so powerful and well balanced that it is forgiving of mistakes/bad driving.

It is a work in progress!

Here are some more clips from the day - same driving ability, different angles




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Thanks for the FB. I was a little 'hot' all day. It is a work in progress!
Sure! It's a technical track. Most of this was pointed out to me by others when I was learning the track, so I'm passing it along.
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