So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

223re

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by 223re » Thu, 28 May 2009 17:10:25

At the Infineon Raceway. It was fun, but I was struck by how
mechanical and repetitive the track can be. Aim for that cone, brake
at than cone, be tangent to the apex there, etc, etc. Lap after lap
after lap, it's the same routine.

Question: will insurance companies reduce rates if shown evidence of
completion of such courses?

gpsma

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by gpsma » Fri, 29 May 2009 01:16:45


What did you expect?

According to my agent, no.

My insurer offers a minor discount for completing an approved DD
course, but it only amounts to a few dollars.
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- gpsman

SeaWo

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by SeaWo » Fri, 29 May 2009 10:02:26


It used to be Jim Russell.
Is the new boss his son or something.

Sears Point is close to the best circuit in the US for spectators and
almost the best for drivers.
It makes you wonder thay some of the Hot Shot NASCAR drivers fail and
others do well.

Nate Nage

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by Nate Nage » Fri, 29 May 2009 10:07:11


> At the Infineon Raceway. It was fun, but I was struck by how
> mechanical and repetitive the track can be. Aim for that cone, brake
> at than cone, be tangent to the apex there, etc, etc. Lap after lap
> after lap, it's the same routine.

Well sure.  The trick is, when you feel you have it down, to be able to
take that knowledge and then do it without cones.  Then take those
skills and go to a *different* track and do it without cones :)

Unfortunately, I doubt it :(  Can't hurt to ask though.

nate

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223re

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by 223re » Fri, 29 May 2009 13:50:32

It still is. My mistake.

Sears Point and Infineon are the same? I understand that Laguna Seca
is more technical.

SeaWo

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by SeaWo » Fri, 29 May 2009 14:26:39


Google Sears Point.

Names come and go (with the cash) but those who run the circuit know
it as Sears
SCRAMP co-owns Laguna Seca (along with the county) and the SCCA left
Sears a few years aggo and built Thunder Hill, a bit north on Sears.
(I think that you can get a site for both through Google and ride with
Brian Geyer lapping Thunder.
(I used wrench for him.)

DanKMT

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by DanKMT » Fri, 29 May 2009 22:48:12


This is in relation to motorcycle racing, I've never driven anything
with 4 wheels on a closed course.  That said, I assume the same idea
applies.  Getting a bike around a road coarse is easy.  It's your
times that are tough.  Drop a couple seconds every time out at first,
and eventually you've got to really work just to drop a fraction of a
second.  Doing it is easy, doing it faster than everyone else is hard,

dropped an easy 20 seconds off my times.  20 seconds!  This weekend
Ill be happy to drop a second or two.  The guys that have been doing
it longer, that are really fast, are looking for fractions of a
second.  Any of us could go turn 1:45s no problem, and it might get
boring.  Some of those guys are in the ***s.  Thats where its at.

223re

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by 223re » Fri, 29 May 2009 23:45:45


Indeed. Sears Point = Infineon. According to Wikipedia, on the fastest
lap ever at Sears Point  the average speed was 110.641 miles per hour.
That kind of average speed is incredible, and on a street car (Audi
R8) no less.

Alan Bake

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by Alan Bake » Sat, 30 May 2009 02:18:24

In article



> > Google Sears Point.

> Indeed. Sears Point = Infineon. According to Wikipedia, on the fastest
> lap ever at Sears Point  the average speed was 110.641 miles per hour.
> That kind of average speed is incredible, and on a street car (Audi
> R8) no less.

What's truly amazing is that F1 cars are no lapping Monaco at 100mph...

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
<http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>

marik

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by marik » Sat, 30 May 2009 05:53:08


itym no lapping  matter

mk5000

"Like, \"Let's face it...He's so amazing!\"
Yeah, with Lasiks, he still can't ace my eye exam,
Naw, man, let's try again;
I've got lungs like Iron Man, "--asher roth, cannon

Alan Bake

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by Alan Bake » Sat, 30 May 2009 07:23:17





> > What's truly amazing is that F1 cars are no lapping Monaco at 100mph...

> itym no lapping  matter

> mk5000

> "Like, \"Let's face it...He's so amazing!\"
> Yeah, with Lasiks, he still can't ace my eye exam,
> Naw, man, let's try again;
> I've got lungs like Iron Man, "--asher roth, cannon

sed 's/no /now /'

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
<http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>

marik

So I took the John Russel high performance driving course

by marik » Sat, 30 May 2009 09:52:24


I don't think a famous plawright said that.

I think it was a nonfamous soothsayer

cue spooky theramin music

mk5000

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