Monday, October 5, 2009

End of Season Wrapup

Well, it looks like it's the end of the season for me. I was waffling if I was going to run the October track event, but decided that I didn't really want to take a risk on the weather. At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to do six track days and it looks like I only did four. However, those were AR open track events so I kinda view them as at least two days worth each.

Over all, I think things have progressed to a point where it's really up to me to improve my driving now. I've figured out a good baseline setup for the car -- making the brakes work, setting up the camber/toe, and so forth. Now it's all about working the lines and hustling my way through the turns. In a lot of ways, the work really begins now. Many (most?) folks would get to this point quicker -- heck, I've done 11 track days and I still feel there's so much for me to learn -- but I don't mind. I'd much rather stay within my confidence envelope and come away from each event without a scratch than have the car towed away on a wrecker (or worse). I had been improving each event up to the last event; so I'm pretty happy with that.

For next year, I expect to run the FOPIR event in February(assuming they run it again); and hopefully the AR guys will have another season of open track events. They're so addictive that I don't think I can go back to the "regular" track day format.

Maybe I'll see you out there.

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