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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2017, 05:01:20 PM »
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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2017, 12:24:07 PM »
A huge thank you to the instructors this weekend.  This was the most intense sessions of this school I have ever attended, and I am still recovering.  I learned a huge amount, and, as usual, be spending the remainder of the year applying what I learnt.

Oh, and a huge thanks to Janus for letting me drive his car.  An STR prepped 4th gen Miata is an eye opening (and gratifying) experience!
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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2017, 08:10:19 PM »
I want to Echo Murray's post, it was a really great weekend and I want to extend my sincere thanks to everybody that helped put it on. I was pretty tired by the end of the program, and I can only imagine how tiring it has to be for the instructors to get into car after car with full focus and keeping up that positive energy. So thanks again for putting it on, not only did I really enjoyed it, I learned something in the process!

A huge thanks also to Murray for the timing equipment, as well as lending me and Dan the Mazda after our tires gave out. Also thanks to Dan letting me use his car for the weekend. It really goes to show how supportive this club really is of it's members! You guys rock!

I really have a lot of new insights and take away's that I am itching to work on this year. I didn't get much video, but of the stuff I took I was really happy with how my driving has been coming together. I finally feel like I am getting to the point where I can marry my aggression with the technical aspects, and prior to this I have basically been choosing one or the other. This clip is of the super slalom course from the first day:

https://youtu.be/M7rWaS9wU1I

Also took a few photos:
http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/SportPhreak/slideshow/Autocross/2017%20SoloPro

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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2017, 02:38:54 AM »
Thanks guys!  I'm glad you had some significant take-aways from the school!  After all, that is the main point.  Hopefully it all translates into better times and placements for you.   :)

From the instructors' perspective, we were happy with the progress and were even surprised at some of the progress made.  It was nice to have a solid two days of working with all of you so we could "round the edges" in some cases a little more than a single day allows.  That was great to see!  Sometimes, repetition and seat time are needed to really hammer home some of the "feel" and concepts.

Like any sport, seat time figures in and you have to do the time, but you also have to be practicing the right techniques, to be able to perfect your runs.

We have been speaking of some practice and test and tune (or maybe even another SoloPro School in early August?) events and maybe that is where you can that extra seat time? Maybe we need a Team SASC?  Team training?

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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2017, 11:51:52 AM »
So yeah... I had a pretty good event last weekend where I really focused on executing a ton of the stuff I learned. One thing I have (finally) gotten good at is going out and laying down a great first run. Thanks SoloPro!   ;D

http://www.vcmc.ca/raceresults/results/2017/170611/2017_06_11d1__OPAX.txt

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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2017, 11:59:11 AM »
So yeah... I had a pretty good event last weekend where I really focused on executing a ton of the stuff I learned. One thing I have (finally) gotten good at is going out and laying down a great first run. Thanks SoloPro!   ;D

http://www.vcmc.ca/raceresults/results/2017/170611/2017_06_11d1__OPAX.txt

Less than 0.4 out of top PAX?  Not bad!     :)

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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2017, 12:09:42 PM »
I remember you guys were talking about Bob Bundy at the school, and he was there!

Granted they did more runs in the afternoon on the same course and he kicked my butt in the afternoon, haha

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Re: 2017 SoloPro Schools - May 20/21, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2017, 12:31:49 PM »
Oh yes, he has an SSM Miata ... but I see he was driving a CSP Miata ... think he might have one of those too.  The SSM car is the fast one.

And, also, you gotta get it done in 3 runs ... not 6-7-8 runs!   :)

Well done!  :)

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