Fast hands avoid a Lotus Exige spin at Texas World Speedway (TWS)

An aggressive entry into Turn 8 puts me off-line after correcting the oversteer, and I consequently early apex Turn 9 at about 75 mph. I think this list here covers all the mistakes that led up to the near spin: 1. I allow myself to be distracted by my instructor describing something. 2. I'm aggressive on Turn 8 with some entry oversteer. 3. After correcting, I fail to notice that I'm out of position: I'm to the right of my usual line. 4. Still distracted, I start turning in using my usual reference point instead of adjusting and braking for being closer to the apex. 5. This makes me miss the apex by about 3 or 4 feet, and on a trajectory that will make me leave the track around where the oval track intersects. Realizing this, I add more steering instead of reducing speed. 6. Mayhem ensues. It was quite a challenge to keep the car from spinning. As if it weren't enough that I didn't have any throttle for the duration, my foot actually found the brake halfway through, which made the rear even lighter. However, the braking did also slow the car down, allowing me to finally collect it at about 35mph. That blue bendy thing flailing around in the bottom left of the screen is my leg trying to find the gas pedal.

More Videos...


1:49.38 lap in 2009 Nissan GT-R at Texas World Speedway 2.9 CCW March 14, 2013
This is during the "qualfying" rounds that some of us took part in during the TX2K13 DE at Texas World Speedway. This was my fastest lap ever at TWS. Mods include: Alcon Super Kit brakes with Pagid RS29 pads (Alcon's support sucks btw) JRZ RS Pro Silent with 1000lb/530lb springs Stillen sway bars HKS resonated mid pipe Finspeed 18x10.25 custom rims with Michelin 27/68-18 Cup N1 slicks There is no engine tune...yet...so stock power. Data was captured using a rooted LG G2X with CM7 ROM with a QStarz 818XT external GPS. Video overlay is from a trial version of RaceRender...duh. Video was captured from a GoPro Hero3 Black mounted in my windshield - Sorry I mounted it last minute... The oldest human ever on record was Jeanne Calment from France who was born in February 21, 1875 and died August 4 1997, living for an astonishing 122 years, 164 days... :)





Lotus Elise oversteer/sliding around a little in the rain...
It was wet out so I was playing around a little bit sliding around some corners in my Lotus Elise





NASCAR'S Abandoned Tracks Episode 1: Texas World Speedway
My new series and what better way to start off with Texas World Speedway! It will be every week and is called NASCAR'S Abandoned Tracks. ENJOY!





How To Avoid A Crash When Your Car Understeers
Please watch: "The 10 Hottest Sex Positions Ranked By YOU" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkRFntsbb8k -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- AskMen took a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to spend a day with T J Fry, Driving Instructor at Bridgestone Winter Driving School and find out what to do in the potentially dangerous situation of understeer in cornering. Where Can You Find The Best Powder In The USA? http://youtu.be/-Nq79XgPBCo AskMen: http://www.askmen.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AskMencom Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/askmen Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!




Follow