OpenTrack with Kai and Andy.
Track Day Tire Essentials - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
Literally, the only thing holding you to the race track are these tires, and if they're not in good condition, they can cause you a whole lot of problems. So, let's take a look at a couple of examples. When you're inspecting your tire, especially like the one here on the Viper, from the outside edge here, it looks like it's in pretty good shape like you might be able to squeeze one more day out of it. If you look at the side of the McLaren tire here, it looks about the same. But if we look through the whole tire, we're going to see something a little different. Now, on the inside of this tire, it's completely corded, but if you only inspected the outer edge, you probably never would have noticed that. As where on the McLaren, we have tread all the way across the tire. A couple of other essential items that every track day driver should have in their car is a tire gauge and a torque wrench. So, when you go out to drive for your first session, you want to make sure you check the lug nuts. It's a very easy thing to miss, and a loose lug nut can cause a major catastrophe. Check them first thing in the morning before you go out for your first session, and then maybe towards the end of the day you want to make sure you re-torque them. The other item that you want to have is the tire pressure gauge. You want to make sure that your tires are set at a safe pressure to start the day and you can do that by just checking the manufacturer's recommendations. But as the day goes along, and you've driven maybe multiple sessions, your tires are going to grow, and they're going to increase in temperature and pressure. So, you may want to keep letting them back down to that recommended pressure after each session, so they stay in a really healthy range. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
Do's and Don'ts of Traction Control - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
One of the worst cliches about how to get around a racetrack fast is, turn all your traction control systems off. They're just going to make you slower. But honestly, when you're new to this, they're going to make you faster with them on. What it helps us do is it helps the car going in it's intended path. I'm going to kind of drive aggressively, and kind of like a tool on purpose. Boom. I just threw the wheel into the corner there. I can feel right now, the brakes are grabbing in the rear. I'm not touching the brakes, but this car is applying brake pedal pressure and working these calipers around all four sides of this car and even taking away throttle input to help keep me from spinning and to help guide me through these corners. So the way I look at it is we have this amazing active safety feature, but on a race track, it's allowing us to be Steve McQueen. When you're new to driving on tracks, you've got to figure out driving line and how to balance the vehicle. And all that stuff takes practice. So leave the systems on. And then as you get more experienced, you can start to lengthen the rope on these things. Maybe go to a sport mode setting and try that for a track day or two. And then eventually move to track mode. So with these active safety features, we've got to know and understand that they work very well on pavement. But any time you go flying off the track and you're off into the grass, doing some agricultural racing, we call it, any type of stability control programming really isn't helping you if you're that far off course. There really isn't any reason to turn the stability or traction control systems off in your car until you're really well connected to it, and you've got several track days under your belt, and you know the track, and you know your car. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
Track Day Passing - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
Essentially what you want to do as you come on a car that's a little bit slower than you is pick a safe place to go by. Most of the time they're going to have predetermined passing zones. A lot of times those are in the longest straightaways of course. So on these long straightaways, you're waiting for a signal from that slower driver, you may not always get it. If you don't, it's okay. It's just a track day, you're not racing. Don't get impatient, don't force the issue. Eventually you're going to get a signal, usually that's in the form of literally a point-by, a gesture, or they're just telling you where they want you to go by. Or you may get just a regular turn signal indicating which side that they want you to pass. If you're getting too close to the next corner, and it feels like it's going to be risky to make the pass that late, where you might end up side-by-side turning into a corner, it's probably better to just wait until the next straightaway. You've got all day, you're going to have plenty of track sessions so don't feel like you've got to push it. Wait for that moment and then get it done quickly and safely. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
Faster Lap Times With Elevated Vision - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
A corner has three points, there's your turn in, there's your apex, which is the inside of the corner, and then we have our exit. The real key to going through that corner fast is you got to connect these dots and what we want to do is feed your head full of information ahead of time, so that you can make decisions at speed by the time you get there. To do that, I'm completely reliant upon my vision. I need to be able to see, and see far ahead, and see me looking way through these turns. My head's on a swivel, my eyes are constantly moving to the next reference. I'm trying to gauge my hand and my feet inputs to balance this car and to keep it online. And the faster the car is, the more important that is. So in a McLaren 720, my vision is way down the track. As you're arriving at this corner, you kind of want to mentally draw that line, that picture in your mind. And as you get there you want to just feed your way through that line. So there's a few specific things I want to look for. One is I'm looking for break markers. The next thing is I'm looking for my turn-in reference. Where do I want to begin steering? Once I see that, I'm looking at my apex, and then up to my exit so I can tell how much room I have to track out. We know that elevated vision is so important in fast lap times and in being safe, but what is important to always remember is that your hands are directly connected to your eyes. So wherever you're looking your hands, they're going to lead with it. That's target fixation. Where target fixation gets you in trouble, is when things are going wrong. If you're looking at the guardrail over there, if you're looking at the tire wall over there, or the car over the here, you're probably going to go there, because your hands are going to lead straight over there. And that's something we want to avoid. So that's important for you as drivers to know when things go wrong in a car. Never give up. If you're sliding sideways, if a car is out of control, look at what's safe. Look up the track. Look at the acre of grass to the ride. If you look there, you're going to safely go there. But the real key here is to keep your eyes up, two to three steps ahead of yourself all the time. This, when you add it all together, leads to fast lap times and it leads to being safe on track. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
The Driving Line - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
When you approach a corner, you're looking for a few things. First, your braking marker so you know when to slow down, where to turn in, where you're going to apex, and where you're going to exit this corner. When you approach a corner, you're looking for a few things. First, your braking marker so you know when to slow down, where to turn in, where you're going to apex, and where you're going to exit this corner. So if you're a racing fan you probably noticed the lines are very distinct that drivers are taking through corners. You start off very wide, you come down to your apex, and you leave the corner very wide. Essentially making that corner as large as possible. So how do you find that line? There's several ways to do that. One is to literally go up and walk the track. You might notice on a track walk that the curve where people tend to apex the most might be a little worn away, the paint is gone. The other thing you might notice is that some drivers that are maybe being a little too ambitious with their apex are using a little more than the curb and they've cleaned off the weeds and the grass right next to the curb near the apex. If you're a new driver, waiting to apex this late might be a little nerve wracking. You might be very tempted to turn in earlier and get to an apex that's too soon. Now you can notice the curbing here, the paint is untouched in perfect condition. That means nobody else is using this. And if you apex this early it's going to send you off on a pretty bad trajectory on your exit, and may lead to you dropping some wheels off track. And if you turned in too early and reached an early apex, you might find yourself dangerously close to burying your car in this deep gravel bed. So any time anyone goes off the exit of a corner, you're likely turning too early. It's very common across the board, especially for new drivers. It's comforting, you just turn in early to the corner and whoa, I had to lift. Your lap time's in the toilet. You have to turn into a corner, in most cases, later than you would otherwise think is comfortable. It's called a late apex. And when you're trying to identify your line on a race track, we know that the real key here or your job as a driver in most cases, is to open radiuses up and find a way to use the whole track. So avoid this in the first place. If you're approaching a corner you're not quite comfortable with yet, take it a little slower than normal and warm up to it. Ask somebody for advice, get some coaching before you go through there at ten tenths, and save yourself this kind of trouble. If you learned something, but you want more detail or you're interested in some private coaching lessons, follow the links through opentrack.com where you can get in touch with Kai and Andy. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
The Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer - OpenTrack Driver Coaching
Let's talk about the difference between oversteer and understeer. Driver coaches Kai Goddard and Andy Lee explain both scenarios and offer some great advice on how to handle each situation. Understeer is just the worst feeling in the world. It's the more common of the two slides and most production cars or street legal cars are designed to understeer a little bit. There's no grip. Their front end is not working. You're turning, turning, turning, and you're just going straight. You want to go over here, but you're going to end up over here. The arch itself widens, because you're going too fast, and you're turning too much or you're probably turning in too early. At that point you know your lap time is probably in the toilet, but what we want to do now is save the car. For a pro driver, a big oversteer slide like this is a lot of fun. But if you're new to driving, this can be a very terrifying situation. How do we handle this? Well once you get into this scenario, there's a few steps you need to follow. If you learned something, but you want more detail or you're interested in some private coaching lessons, follow the links through opentrack.com where you can get in touch with Kai and Andy. If this video was helpful, please give us a THUMBS UP! OPENTRACK LINKS: https://opentrack.com https://drive.opentrack.com/coaching SHOT ON LOCATION AT: Inde Motorsports Ranch https://www.indemotorsports.com PRODUCED BY: Circa79 http://www.circa79.tv
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Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series Trailer
Mercedes-AMG präsentiert die supersportliche Highend-Version des Flügeltürers, den neuen SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspiriert von der Rennversion SLS AMG GT3 fasziniert das fünfte Black Series-Modell von Mercedes-AMG durch atemberaubendes Design, überragende Fahrdynamik und konsequenten Leichtbau nach der Strategie „AMG Lightweight Performance". Mit einem Leergewicht von 1550 Kilogramm nach DIN erreicht der SLS AMG Black Series ein Leistungsgewicht von 2,45 kg/PS. Der AMG 6,3-Liter-V8-Motor leistet 464 kW (631 PS) bei 7400/min und beschleunigt den dynamischsten Flügeltürer aller Zeiten in 3,6 Sekunden auf Tempo 100. Das AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance Fahrwerk, die AMG Hochleistungs-Keramik-Verbundbremsanlage und die gewichtsoptimierten AMG Leichtmetallräder in Schmiedetechnologie mit neu entwickelten Sportreifen heben die Fahrdynamik des SLS AMG Black Series auf ein neues Niveau. Dazu tragen auch das AMG Hinterachs-Sperrdifferenzial mit elektronischer Regelung und das weiterentwickelte AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Gang-Sportgetriebe bei. Zur weiteren Steigerung der Fahrdynamik steht auf Wunsch das AMG Aerodynamik-Paket zur Wahl. Kraftstoffverbrauch gesamt 13,7 l/100 km, CO2-Emission 321 g/km
How to Become a Drifting Superstar | Road & Track + Dodge
Racing student Billy Knight just nailed down understeer, but can he learn how to correct oversteer and master the drift? Watch as he learns how to turn into the slide and catch the back of the Dodge Charger before spinning out from instructor Andy Lee. SUBSCRIBE to Road & Track http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoROADandTRACK https://www.facebook.com/RoadandTrack https://twitter.com/RoadandTrack https://www.instagram.com/roadandtrack/ https://www.pinterest.com/roadandtrack/
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Lotus Elise - Track weapon, daily driver or weekend toy?
Today, we take out a 2005 Lotus Elise, the car that revived Lotus' fortunes in the mid 90s. True to founder Colin Chapman's credo of "simplify and add lightness", the Elise is a lightweight sportscar with sublime handling. This is a car that can be driven to the track, driven hard and driven home. Its lightweight, nimble chassis combined with the bulletproof 2ZZ Toyota engine make an ideal combination that put an end to the reputation that British cars have for unreliability. This is a modern day Lotus 7 that reversed the fortunes of Lotus and helped them thrive in the mid-1990s and into the 21st century. So is it a track weapon, daily driver or weekend toy? you decide, but in my opinion it can be all three. If you like these videos, please like and subscribe and comment below. Check out more about Track Rekord's driver services at https://www.trackrekord.com. Track Rekord was born out of a need to provide consistent, high quality trackday driver instruction across the US and Canada with the ultimate goal of reduced risk, improved safety, increased enjoyment, improved lap times and reduced insurance costs.
Everything that's broken on my 2000 BMW M Coupe Clown Shoe and why I love it
Today we go for a drive in my 2000 BMW M Coupe "Clown Shoe" which I bought on Bring a Trailer a year ago. I review many of the common issues that are found on this car, some of which I knew about when a bought the car, some which the seller conveniently forgot to tell me about, and some which have appeared over the year. The looks of this car are polarizing - you either love it or hate it, just like Marmite! Is this 20-year old car a reliable classic daily driver? I think so, and I don't regret selling my Mini Cooper JCW to make space for it. Let me know in the comments below what other cars you would like me to take for a drive and I will see what I can do. Next up, my 2005 Lotus Elise. If you like these videos, please like and subscribe and comment below. Check out more about Track Rekord's driver services at https://www.trackrekord.com. Track Rekord was born out of a need to provide consistent, high quality trackday driver instruction across the US and Canada with the ultimate goal of reduced risk, improved safety, increased enjoyment, improved lap times and reduced insurance costs.
Hyundai Kona Electric first impressions - big problem!
I go to pick up the Hyundai Kona Electric in El Centro California, and it's first drive is back to North scottsdale - will the 258-mile range Kona make the 270 mile uphill drive back to Scottsdale? The Kona Electric isn't available in Arizona so I bought it sight unseen from a dealership 270 miles away. What could possibly go wrong?
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric driving experience and features
In which I give an update on life with the Kona Electric EV after 9 days of ownership. It's difficult to get my hands on it but I snuck out this morning for a drive. Items I discuss are: Acceleration Drive Modes Regenerative Braking Rear Vents, or lack thereof Charging Electrify America Dealership Experience BlueLink / Google Assistant Ride / Seats Sport Mode Torque Navigation I mention in the video there is a known issue with Electrify America charging stations not talking to the Kona EV properly. Make sure you get the code for the Hyundai Select premium plan from your dealer or from Electrify America to avoid paying the highest charging rate on their DC chargers. If you are frustrated about not being able to successfully link BlueLink with your Google Assistant, go to the BlueLink Agent page and make sure you are signed into your Google account for the link button to appear on the page: Here is the Hyundai page with the details on Google home integration - follow the link on this page to set up (link to Google Assistant page is down at the time of posting for some reason) https://owners.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/resources/blue-link/using-blue-link-with-google-home.html. Hope you find the video useful. Don't forget to like and subscribe for more videos.
2020 Kona Electric - more thoughts and why I chose it
A continuation of my comments after the first week of ownership of the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric EV, including: Adaptive Cruise Control Heads-up Display Torque and Power Service Is it Blue? Other Electric Cars For those of you who are local here, I mention Raven's View wine bar in Cave Creek as I drive by and I feared it may be closed - good news, according to their website they are still open for patio service and take out. Check them out: http://www.ravensviewwinebaraz.com. If you like these videos, please like and subscribe and comment below. Check out more about Track Rekord's driver services at https://www.trackrekord.com