|VW Golf with awesome license plate
|Nissan Skyline GTR!
It was a great day of instruction for about 20 new drivers, as each of them got to work with an experienced club member to learn the basics and some of the finer points of walking and learning the course, and then getting behind wheel and making your car go faster in a safe way. The large number of variables in finding the fastest way around an autocross course (speed, turning, braking, accelerating, setting the car up for the next move, fine tuning car components, etc) leaves a lot of room for improvement for even the best drivers. Even real racers that might do hundreds of laps on the same track usually admit they have never driven a perfect lap.
|Start your day with safety- during technical inspection
Drivers went through the normal autocross event schedule of signing in to make sure they were registered and in the system for the electronic timing. After that they had to prep their cars for the simple technical inspection or Tech, just to make sure the car is safe and has four wheels (among other key components!).
|Club president Brian Wells in the blue shirt welcomes drivers
|Easy to remember where we were, in Pungo, next door to Pungo Pizza!
All the students were divided into two run groups, so they all got to drive one session in the morning and again in the afternoon. When not driving, they each learned how to work on the course to replace any run-over cones too. The TSCC even threw in a free lunch!
|Plenty of shiny new loaner helmets if you need one!
Following the Novice School on Saturday we hope to see these drivers come out and compete on Sunday and at our future monthly events too.