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Old 05-03-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by soldmystang View Post
tell me more about Daytona. i'll be there at the end of the month. first time driving there.
What are you running? The place is insanely fun.

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!

Current BMW's:
2017 540i MSport
2016 428 GC MSport
2015 X1 28i xDrive
2015 X1 35i xDrive

Prior BMW's
2014 535i MSport
2014 328i SportWagon
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic
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