Thursday, October 22, 2009

Advanced Driving Skills School



Yup - it's back to school and fun it was. This is a rather tame picture, but one of the few I have. At the beginning of the day, we were learning how to change direction quickly without loosing control of the car. Switching over 1 lane, then 2 without braking, sliding or taking out instructors and photographers who were standing right in front of us signaling us when to change lanes.
We began the day with a chalk talk to learn the basics of vehicle dynamics, but spent most of the day on the skid pad. I know all about understeer, oversteer, steering with the throttle, secondary weight transfer and power-slides and put them to good use on the figure 8 and auto cross courses. Check it out I just may go on to the High Performance school in the fall and put in some track time!

3 comments:

Julie said...

Nice work. You will have to drive Harper sometime and show him your mad skills.

andyp said...

What made you want to take advanced driving skills? Did you get a lower insurance premium?

Dana said...

I tried, but it didn't fit "in their system". I would for defensive driving - which is really what this is once you do it offensively...