Topic: Looking for a team @ Road ATL, hoping for a driver spot
I'm Oleg. I'm 15 right now, but I get my license a week before registration for Road Atlanta closes! I live in Alpharetta/Milton, GA (I see Ed Boligan's cars about once a week!). I may not be the best driver, but I have raced karts that I've built and rented.
My mechanical knowledge is relatively limited to the basics. Well, I know how a primitive engine works, but nothing more than that. Electronics really screw with my brain, but I can wire stuff up when told which one goes where. Luckily, I can use tools. Grinding, cutting, welding and even 3D printing (tEcHnOlOgY) is not a problem for me. I could even weld together the cage if given the piping. Just finished welding the frame of my second kart in engineering class last Friday, and will now be researching how to properly mount the steering knuckles and kingpins.
Despite how plebian my credentials look, I would consider myself to have a little something for driving. The racing line (tad bit early brake, late apex, fast exit, all while maintaining g-force and weight shift smoothly) comes naturally to me, I just kinda see it and feel it out. I sim race a good bit, too, and not the crappy joystick racing, but actual pedals, wheel, and shifter are all there.
The only thing I need to brush up on is how to shift down during hard braking. I struggle to keep it in the optimal RPMs.
Well, that's about it. I guess mentioning that I'm an avid Jalopnik, Road and Track, and Car and Driver reader wouldn't hurt, nor can me taking AP calculus, which has surprisingly actually affected how I imagine some stuff in the world.
Thanks for reading and am hoping to find a fun group.