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Chris Hall driving my 355 Challenge

Discussion in 'Tracking & Driver Education' started by gatorgreg, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. gatorgreg

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    I finally did it and hired a driving coach, Chris Hall. What an amazing experience! I learned so much in just one day. Plus, Chris is a nice guy and great coach! I highly recommend it!

    Enjoy!!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLyazqH9SoM
     
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  3. fire_n_ice

    fire_n_ice Formula 3

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    Very nice vid! You can really see (and hear) how he picks up the pace after the first couple laps. Man, that track is so bumpy... must be a handful.

    How long have you been tracking the 355 Challenge? How do you find it, overall, as a track car (maintenance, etc.)?
     
  4. guycosmo

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    Chris is a good friend of mine and a GREAT driver/instructor. Well done for hiring him to work with you!
     
  5. ProCoach

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    #4 ProCoach, Aug 24, 2009
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    Nice run, very nice use of the car without thrashing it. Makes a difference, doesn't it? Chris is a great guy and he can help you understand how to do it. That's the hallmark of a great coach and instructor. Glad you bit the bullet.

    Riding with him helps to recalibrate your rear end, too. I'll bet you were more confident (=quicker) the next time you went out.

    Saw you craning your neck over to look at the speedo on the back straight. ;) Of course, it snaps back to attention towards the front when he goes as close to that worker station as you need to for the correct entry to T17! :D
     
  6. gatorgreg

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    I have been tracking the 355 for about two years now. I absolutely love it. It's dependable, easy to drive and predictable. The cost, it's a Ferrari track car. It's not cheap.But, I don't need a computer to run it. If you maintain it properly it will reward you.
     
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  8. gatorgreg

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    All the above is true and then some. At the end of the day I was superman.OR so I thought!!!

    Guy Cosmo, also a very good coach! I have seen him in action!

    Here is my video. I was about 1 second off the pace of Chris, but not in this video. Why, because my video recorder wasn't on for the fastest laps! Just typical!!!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=eizf3A2Vpac
     
  9. ProCoach

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    Hah! That's the first rule of data (which includes video). You ALWAYS need to turn it on... :D
     

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