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Old 08-24-2011, 09:10 PM   #31
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2 beer, 3 Valium = golden !
I tried that and got a DUI on the driver stand...
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:35 PM   #32
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I make sure my car is 100% before the race, never make last minute changes and meditate for 10 minutes prior to the warm up to settle my mind and heart rate. When I am on the stand, I always race my own race. If other people are coming up behind me I'll hold my line for 3 corners (if they are faster and more skilled, they'll get around me), after that I make a small gap so they can slip through. Recently on the stand I was beside someone who was coming up behind me on the track, I said to him I was going to open a gap for him and he slipped through cleanly. He thanked me and I replied " I might not be the fastest out here but I am out here to fun and can at least be curtious to the others on the track in the process. After the race he came up and thanked me telling me that I was a pleasure to race with and I was always welcome to race and practice with him. It was nice to hear and a nice confidence booster, later in the meet I started to push the other bloke and we had a ball. Keep you mind clear and be curtious to your other competitors and marshalls and it will be returned 10 fold. Making life much easier to improve!
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Best way Iv found to keep my self calm is to tune into just the sound of my car. Listen to nuthing but the rising and dieing rpm's from your motor.
I guess u can say "be the car" lol
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Everyone makes mistakes on the track and needs the marshalls at one time or another. Most newer people will try and make up that time on the track with usually making things worse. If you do bobble or crash try to keep a cool head and get back into your rythem. Your car will only go so fast with you at the wheel. Trying to make it go faster usually ends with bad results. Try to tune out the announcer too if he makes you nervous. Lots of people crash after hearing their name on the speakers. Our announcer really adds to the race with his comentary but he also can be distracting if your concentration is low.

Main thing is to think of is the fun you are having no matter what your results are. A bad run has lots of things to learn from and make you better next time.
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Ok this might offend some people but it works my nerves were very jittery one morning before a big race my Wife woke up and gave my a racing gift (Blow) I blew and my nervous went from a 10 to a 1 since then its a race day must have starting placing in the top 3 (Amain) when I was racing consistently.
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Bahahahaha great idea!!!!
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