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Re: Amazing day at Thunder Hill!!! (w/in-car foota (archive)

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Posted by Karl Asseily on August 04, 2001 at 01:26:00:

In Reply to: Amazing day at Thunder Hill!!! (w/in-car footage) posted by Animboy on August 03, 2001 at 20:19:30:

Great stuff Kevin !!!
Your tire "meat" sure seems to help you a great deal. Lots of contact patch. And those Toyos are sure as hell loud :-) I heard you from LA !!!
Well, you had the line down 99% right. The only areas where I think you could benefit from a better line is at turn 3, don't keep too inside. In fact, try to drift out to center track, where the camber is a bit better, and then gradually come back inside for turn 4.

For turn 5 (the Cyclone), don't downshift to 2nd !! Stay in 3rd, and exit WIDE to the white burm on the right side. You have plenty of torque to carry speed downhill in 3rd. It's too much of a hassle to have to downshift, and then upshift in mid-corner throughout 5a.
In 5a, you keep too inside. Try to drift out to the left, then come back in. I believe it is a much smoother line.

Besides that, great stuff. I especially like how you cut in the pit lane to set yourself up for 1. Fun stuff :-)

Hope to meet you some day at another track event. Unfortunately, ThunderHill is 6 hours from me, so I will not be attending it anytime soon.


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