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  1. BioBandit

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    A new season of Time Attack (very similar to autocross) has begun in Colorado. I have little to no seat time in any kind of motorsport so I am always open to tips and tricks on how I can improve as a driver.

    Round one has started today! 4 April 2019 and it was awesome being out on the track again (and not breaking down). There were close to 300 drivers at the event today with a total of 5 runs per driver. Classing for Time Attack is calculated by weight/horsepower ratio then based on that number you are put into a class. I am in FA (front wheel drive with a power to weight ratio of around 10). A few times a year they offer a one day driver camp that I will eventually attend to get more seat time as well as some instruction.

    Anyways, here are a couple of videos I recorded from the last race so again if anyone has tips on how I can improve, that would be awesome :D.



    I unfortunately only got to record 2/5 of my runs because my battery died and I am known to struggle with gopro operation.
     
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    sounds like you had fun which is a good thing!

    now when i think time attack im thinking lapping, one warm up, 1-3 full sends, and 1 cool down, based on your videos it looks like this is more autocross style? starting from a stop and doing one run through the course?

    im also a newb, last year was my first time really hitting the track and i know one thing that was mentioned to me was brake or power, there is no coasting. Either be braking for a corner, or on the power. never just lifting and doing nothing. even just SLIGHT throttle is better then nothing. took me a bit to figure this one out but it made a huge difference in lap times. itll become easier with practice of course, as you build confidence.
     
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    It really is autocross, but more relaxed. We don't have to work the course, it's always in the same location, it's just having fun and driving on a cool course

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    the main thing is its fun, if youre not having fun dont do it. also youll learn some good car control like that. ive actually never done an autox, just jumped straight onto the road course last year and went a few times. thinking i might try autox this year.

    your video setup is awesome too, looking to do something like that this year as my track day videos include 0 info
     
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    Oh yea I am absolutely having a blast! Even riding along with friends has been loads of fun.

    Part of my reason for recording was to show my dad because he's curious and also getting feedback because I'd like to improve. Bonus it's fun to show off something I enjoy doing.

    I'm jealous, I haven't had a chance to do any road course racing yet but I'd love to someday!

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    We should see about hitting High Plains on one of their open lap days to get the feel for a road course!


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    I’m totally in for this


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    https://www.highplainsraceway.com/calendar/

    We should definitely setup some kind of track day!!!

    Edit: Looking at their schedule more, Thursday and Friday are open lapping days with camping over night. This could be a really fun event if everyone can get time off work.

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    I have a reference for the state patrols high speed test track that they open up for track days. We are responsible for setting it up and taking it down, but it's a cheap option from what I've been told. If there's interested parties I'll start getting in contact and find out info.

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    I'm in. Maybe.... Just maybe my cold pipe will have shipped.

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    I'm sure it'll take s little time to figure out getting the track. You'll maybe be ready and not broken again by then.

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