Sunday, October 25, 2009

Seth on the track

Ok. What's you're seeing here is a little bit of a video trick. As you're watching this, remember, he's already done a few laps at a much slower pace. (Like you could walk faster then he was driving). So they stopped him and turned up the speed. He ran a few more, they stopped him again and turned up the speed. It actually seemed he did better going faster. Almost like it was easier for him to drive. Anyway, now you're watching his final run going a little faster. They did this for the kids that "got it" and weren't drips. Instead of posting a ton of videos of him going really slow, I figured I'd post the last one with him going faster.

What they did is disconnect the gas pedal and just increased the idle. With these beginners having never driven, they didn't want them out of control and using both pedals. They did go over with him what all the flags meant, how to step on the brake and use the switch to kill the engine. What you don't see as well is they pushed him around the track (with the engine off) to show him the line. Plus when we got there we walked the track with the Novice Instructor and he showed the kids where to go on the track to go fast.

Track facts: The track is a 1/20 of mile and made out of concrete. Some of the advanced kids can do a lap in about 4.5sec. It's the fastest Quarter Midget track in the country. And in case you were wondering....there's more injuries per year in Little League. It's $150 a year to be a member. We actually get a key to the track so we can go when ever we want. Even at night. We're more then welcome to even camp there. Once racing season starts it's on $30 a race to enter the car/driver. Check out all the details of the track at www.osqmra.com
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