Today was a great day driving at Laguna Seca! Although it was hot (100+ degrees), the track conditions were pretty good.
I have to say, the first time over the Corkscrew was pretty scary! I turned to the left at the top, and was surprised that I couldn’t see the apex curbing at the bottom! It’s really a turn you have to drive by faith and feel. After a few laps it became really enjoyable.
Here’s a little video showing some of my “explorations at the limits”: a little brake lockup, a little tracking out early, a little slippery spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBaKSPlpUk8
Video highlights from Laguna Seca practice – a little off-roading and a fast lap.
Time-wise I still have to get a few seconds faster to run with the leaders. I’ll keep chipping away at some corners, trying to carry a little more speed in. I think my line is pretty good – but if anyone has suggestions, let me know
Qualifying will be Friday morning at 8:00 am (11 am EST) on Race Monitor. And the first race will be streamed live at 2:15 pm (5:15 pm EST).
Saturday’s race will be at 1:45 pm (4:45 pm EST).
And Sunday’s will be at 8:45 am (11:45 am EST).
Drive fast and take chances!
-Van Svenson, #2 Chevy Sonic