April’s Car Control Clinic @ Thompson CT
A first for the NEQ Club, this April, sixteen drivers attended an Advanced Car Control Clinic. It provided a rare opportunity for us to test the limits of our cars in the reduced risk environment of an autocross style handling course.
In the morning we navigated a slalom course intended to teach us how to get our rear ends loose and maintain control of the car. We progressed from there to course with a decreasing radius turn which helped us further develop a feel for loss of traction and how to compensate and correct that action to regain control.
After a morning among the cones some of us had it all figured out. A mini track was set up with slalom and a tight carousel, and we practiced getting the rear end loose only to elegantly catch the drift with a some maintenance throttle and some nimble counter-steering. The animation below is what it’s supposed to look like when it’s done well. Kudos to Victor Becker (below) for providing such a perfect demo.
our first winter school for 2020, the Artie Mayhew Memorial. The day includes exercises in the AM designed to improve your car handling skills on low friction surfaces followed by lapping on a prepared track in the PM.
NEQ is pleased to announce our Second winter school for 2020 on Lake Algonquin, Wells NY. This event is open to all members and non- members interested in honing their low friction driving skills.
Here’s what we know so far,
5/14-16 – Lime Rock Park,
6/1-2 Watkins Glen,
8/3-4 Watkins Glen II
9/14-15 is New Jersey Motorsports Park