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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by PANGES
    hmm... u just brought back a really old thread, but this sounds fun... maybe I'll try to make the next event at thunder hill.
    Come to the NCRC one next weekend! I started a thread on it.

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    When I was a teenager i lived by Bob Bondurant, (3 houses down) his driving school was at Sears Point. one afternoon he changed my life and maybe saved it, by giving me a hot lap in a Datsun 510* teaching me THE EXPERT DRIVER that basically i knew 0.* So with that i recommend almost any of the schools. And after u go Thur the school u will have many friends that are EXPERT DRIVERS without going to school, but u will know what they really are.

  3. #13

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    ^^^ Yeah, I thought I was a decent driver until I got on track.

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    I also learned that attending a driving school once doesn't mean that you're instantly qualified to do a track day with intermediate level drivers.

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    Hell, I'm thinking about dropping back down to novice if I ever do Infineon. I need someone in the passenger seat yelling "stay on the gas!" every time I go around turn 8. Come to think of it, so do you, Matz!

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    The track surface at Infineon is real slick in the morning, especially during the fall and winter. Since the track is right next to a body of water, it takes a bit longer to warm up. So be extra cautious during your morning sessions. Most of the track has very little run-off, so there's definitely not much room for error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wzcx
    Hell, I'm thinking about dropping back down to novice if I ever do Infineon. I need someone in the passenger seat yelling "stay on the gas!" every time I go around turn 8. Come to think of it, so do you, Matz!
    I *think* my problem was that I was at full boost entering turn 8, when I probably should have been at a constant speed. Turn 8 was the last place I would ever expect to have wrecked... hehe

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    hehe.. I think Turn 8 is the corner most guys wreck at since it has the most skid marks on the pavement that mark the trajectory cars took going into the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkSAE
    hehe.. I think Turn 8 is the corner most guys wreck at since it has the most skid marks on the pavement that mark the trajectory cars took going into the wall.
    hahah... seriously? I would have thought that most people would eat it on turn 7 because they were going too fast after the carousel and straight.

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    There's enough run-off around Turn 7 to save most drivers.* It's actually one of the few turns at Infineon that I'm not afraid to push my car to the limits around.*

    Whereas there's little room for error at Turn 8.* Most people lose control the same way you and Tam did.* Enter the turn too fast, lift, and have the rear end come around.* Because the turn-in point of Turn 8 is off-camber, lifting enough at the wrong spot will get the rear to come around.* Having almost no run-off at 8a also doesn't help either.

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