Novice School (07-27-19)
I participated in my first major event which was an autocross novice school. The group ran 15 laps and we had 3 different instructors assigned to us.
The event was a lot of fun but our class was not broken up by modifications. The event didn't have points associated with it but some instructors did set time goals.
The course changed a bit but I staryed out with a 61 sec laptime and ended with a 36.3 sec laptime. About each run I was losing a second but I kept hitting cones or DNF. My last run was the best and I didn't hit anything.
My goal time was 35 secs. My last instructor named Mark had been autocrossing with Miatas for about 5 years. He was great and his lap in my car was 35.7 secs.
I was able to obtain so much insight into this car. At least for my driving style and in general the car handles better the harder I push it. If I slowed down my car would tap a cone and seemed to skip around. If I accelerated and kept speed thru a slalom the car would respond to my inputs. Man do I love this car.
I got a lot of improvements to make but first I will focus on my driving style. I am the guy with a stripped shirt. Mark was in the orange staff shirt.
2008 Saturn Sky Redline
Paint: Silver Pearl