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Jerry Austin, Ross Bentley, Tony Bones, Jade Buford, Steve Calder, Satch Carlson, Vivek Goel, Greg Haas, Paul Haney, Peter Krause, Burt Levy, Robert Metcalf, Chad Morehead, Clive Murphy, Boris Peharda, Matt Romanowski, Doug Quara, Dave Scott, Mike Skeen, Chris Sneed, Ingrid Steffensen, Alan Wilson

 

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Fred Pack:  Fifty Years and Overcoming Fears 

 

"Our instinct for self-preservation leads us to repeat a few bad habits on the track.  The key manifestations of fear are coasting, being timid on the brakes and applying throttle late in a corner exit."

 

  

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Smoothness Versus Aggression

 

 "Clearly, we want to avoid weight transfer spikes. This is the simplest explanation of why being smooth is preferable to being abrupt."

 

 

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Why Smooth is Fast

 

 

"Jerky, violent driving means abrupt accelerations that transfer weight quickly. The tires don't like that."

 

 

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Dave Scott:  Race Coach

 

"It doesn’t mean earlier apex.  It means an earlier turn in with less steering angle initially."

 

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Suspension Tuning

"Most of the focus for setup with this type of car is in getting it comfortable and preserving the tire-this also happens to be where the tire is working best”

 

  

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Robert Metcalf of Metcalf Racing

 

"As far as the things that need to be mastered I would think the top three are smoothness, carrying speed in the turns and braking."

 

  

TrackCars

2019 Corvette ZR1 

 

"The LT5 delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger."

 

  

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Jeff McKague of EventMatrix.ca:  Driving Coach and Certified Sports Vision Trainer

  

"As you approach a corner look into the corner, glance into the corner and see the angle.  When I say glance, it literally can just be a flash of looking at the exit of the corner so that you see the change of angle that you have to make."

 

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David Ray of Hooked On Driving

 

“Once you work with an advanced person,” says Ray, “you see the issue, give feedback, coach them through it differently and then get out of the car and let them work on it.”

 


 
 
 
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Chris Sneed of Sneed's Speed Shop

 

“The best way to get started is to either find a shop that can help you or some buddies that are already into it.  It really helps to know people before just showing up."

 


 
 
 

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