Every Lemons event has a practice day prior to the race. Make friends with an experienced fast guy. Screw HPDE’s. Not enough seat time for the money IMO. Most practice days prior to a Lemons race are open track in the Midwest for minimal cost.
15 seconds in to you rolling. Hands are close together, you shuffle steer and you let the wheel spin as it unwinds. IMO, you shouldn’t do any of those. I always suggest 9 and 3 at all times. Yes, you can rotate the bottom hand under the wheel even in tight turns. If you are constantly driving at the limit of grip you need to be able to feel everything you can.
You will at times keep your hands still, but then you go back to sliding them around the wheel. Just keep them planted. It’s easier to feel what the car is trying to tell you.
Quit driving around with your right hand on the shifter. Make your shift when it’s time and get back to the wheel. Resting your hand on the shifter suggests either you are unsure of when you need to shift or laziness.
5:00 mark you are shifting and turning with one hand in a tighter corner awkwardly while scanning your mirror for the faster car coming up. You should know what gear you take that corner in and have shifted down to the gear and have both hands on the wheel already accelerating. Drive your car, the faster cars will get around you.
5:22 you pass a car with one hand on the shifter and you don’t appear to ever shift and you essentially are passing them with one hand on the wheel.
By the 10:46 mark I have seen plenty of one hand driving and one hand resting on the shifter.
Hand movement on turn in looks rushed at times. Almost a little unsure.
I haven’t driven this track in real life, or the with the chicane on the oval, but I have done 1000’s of laps on here in iRacing (LOL....). Your line in open corners looks fine, you could use more track and carry more speed. You don’t have any mid corner corrections which tells me you likely aren’t on the edge of grip.
11:30 is an example of where you tend to keep your top hand planted and move your bottom hand up and then turn the wheel. It tends to result in a quicker hand movement and will limit your ability to maintain grip. Smooth and deliberate is what I am always thinking. But to be smooth and deliberate you have to be precise on when you start to make a movement.
12:38 you do a much nicer job with your hands and keeping them apart with a smooth deliberate movement st turn in. (Does it help you to chase/follow a similarly paced car?)
This track is tight, and for two similarly paced cars is very hard to get a pass done. I think you do a nice job of managing traffic. It’s hard to know if you are in normal average enduro mode or if this is aggressive for you. This would be considered to be average to me.
I didn’t watch beyond 15 mins or so due to time...
I hope something I typed helps. Just my opinion. There are lots of guys faster than me who may have some other suggestions.
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