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Today, Day 3, consisted of approximately five hours of on-track time in the vette, periodically with an instructor, but mostly solo. It was immensely satisfying to see my abilities and confidence and hence, speed through the corners, improve dramatically. Just having the instructor identify braking zones and rumble strips to use and how much brake pressure where and when to stomp on the accelerator was invaluable. Sam did 1:09 on a course where the instructor usually runs 1:02 to 1:06 and whose record is :59--not bad for a rookie! I don't know my time, but I suspect I was a good five seconds off Sam's pace, but improving throughout the day until I fatigued and had to stop.
We also practiced race starts and restarts with a pace car and flags. Wholly moly was that fun!!! My first real taste of wheel to wheel racing! The bug has bitten Sam and me badly (as if we didn't expect it to do so!)
On to Indy-like open cockpit single-seater cars tomorrow! Nothing but track time again. Man, this is GREAT!
Last edited by herrubermensch; 9th July 2015 at 12:31 AM.