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Old 04-06-2010, 01:22 PM  
Semple
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I got a lot faster than I had been when one day, one of the local fast guys told me to drive the track with a max of 50% throttle. Even in the straights. His point was that you have to learn how to drive the car slowly to get fast. I drove like that for a few practices and then slowly started adding in power where I felt like I could control it.

Didn't take long before I realized. You barely need any throttle in the corners. Just enough to wheel the car through. Tight lines are faster than pulling a dukes of hazzard in the corners.

Minimize wheel spin, maximize time spent with all 4 wheels on the ground, without spinning them at all. You will maximize tread life and fuel economy in the process.

Keep the car in the racing line!
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