05-03-2012, 07:29 PM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535iX M Sport; X5 35D
What are you running? The place is insanely fun.
Originally Posted by soldmystang
tell me more about Daytona. i'll be there at the end of the month. first time driving there.
I always found the hardest part was disciplining your eyes on the banking. The dashed white line curves up and disappears in the top left corner of your windshield. You see no horizon, just asphalt. It takes superhuman effort to force your eyes to keep focusing down the road, rather than getting transfixed by the white line zipping toward you at an insane speed. Ocular driving is always key, but my feeling is its more important at Daytona than at anywhere else I've driven.
The thing I enjoyed most was the exit from the infield onto the banking. It's a double radius. You can get a little crazy sliding through there, knowing that the car will build more adhesion and hook up as you slide up the banking. Lots of fun to experiment with different lines and braking points, since the banking gives you a bigger safety margin than your mind initially wants to believe.
Have a blast!
2011 535xi M Sport
TiAg / Black, ZPP, ZP2, ZCV, ZCW, ZDA, 2TB, 6NR, 465, 5DL, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
2011 X5 35D
Deep Sea Blue / Oyster, PP, SP, PSP, CWP, Tech, 20" 214's
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Sport