Hmm, Hallett is pretty tight and technical, so a tighter course with such close counter traffic is a bit worrying. There are a number of design and engineering considerations that need to be taken into account when building a track. If the track doesn’t meet safety requirements, groups like the SCCA won’t run there.… Read more
If that’s all you’re doing, then yeah, phone gps is just fine.
Comments already say just about everything I’d add, except: phone gps is usually only 1Hz which is okay for laptimes but not great and won’t give you accurate information about other things and is only marginally useful for data analysis. You should probably look into a gps unit, they are either 5Hz or 10Hz (10Hz is… Read more
There are two main concerns with a track alignment: 1) adding negative camber to better accommodate cornering forces and reduce tire shoulder wear and 2) adding some toe out to increase turn in or for faster cars on faster tracks adding some rear toe in to help with high speed stability. Read more
Nearly all the corners at ECR are late apex corners, I’ve only ever had one student who didn’t turn in early.
Definitely, it gives the student a huge head-start on learning the line. But really, learning the line isn’t quite as important as learning the fundamental car control skills needed for safety and speed. If you learn how you’re supposed to drive, driving the line almost becomes the natural result.
They’ve got a whole procedure in place. The local newspaper ran an article and they’ve done a bunch of outreach to county officials: https://www.wcmessenger.com/articles/staying-on-track/ Read more
Go get a 2015 FRS/BRZ, only downside vs an S2k is that it’s not a convertible (I’m not a convertible person because I’m bald). The NC Miata is also a great deal, both are as fun as an S2k, much newer, and same price or cheaper. The S2k is a little faster, but that’s what mods are for.