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    Quote Originally Posted by kkashanchi View Post
    Anyone know a good driving coach in the socal region? Also, how much should I be expecting to pay a coach for a day out at the track?
    Vagaxt (Sonny) is the most succesful production car road racer that is also well versed in data usage and readily available coach in SoCal that I know of. When he isn't doing private coaching for us regular folk on the side he does professional coaching in supercars at Exotics Racing on the weekends.
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    I had very good results with Kenton Koch.

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    I've been an Instructor for SCCA & NASA as well as a SVTOA, Racers Edge and a few other schools and clubs. The biggest thing about picking a coach is finding someone you click with. Anyone can give you the information. Finding the way to get it to sink in that is the challenge and, to me is the fun of coaching



    There is also Joshua Allan
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    Thank you all for the instructor recommendations. I'll reach out to them soon.
    TrackHQ has helped me a lot since I started out (~6 months ago) and hopefully some in-car instruction will be the next big step.
    Also, if anyone wants to help a noob more feel free to check out my driving critique thread right below this one and give me some tips as I recently updated it!
    Thanks again guys
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    Here's my analysis from being a student to instructor to coach and some insight and analysis that I've come up with along the way into how people learn how to improve as a driver:


    DRIVER DEVELOPMENT: Learning Processes > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports


    Here's my analysis on how to improve your car control and the challenges you'll face:


    Driver Development: Car Control


    I hope you guys enjoy the two reads above. Please feel free to ask any questions/discuss/disagree on anything in those posts (there or on here).


    -Billy
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    Valuable informationhere. Thank you/

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    I am pretty low on the Y axis of the learning curve, but I have switched to NT-01's. Of course, my lap times have enormously improved; but I do think I may have sacrificed a lot in terms of traction limit experience; and I especially miss the noise factor aka "tire talk" of showroom tires.

    But, alas, ego/lap time fixation is a hard nut to crack.

    On the other hand, any suspension improvements that I have made have really helped me - not so much in lap times (compared to tires) but in terms of car control and confidence.
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    Don't be hesitant to switch back to low grip tires. They can teach you a lot about maintaining maximum slip angle around all corners on a track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Don't be hesitant to switch back to low grip tires. They can teach you a lot about maintaining maximum slip angle around all corners on a track.
    I think 200tw(rs3 z2) is a perfect balance between new driver(<30 track days) and grip.My second set of track tire is RE71R, known as R compound. I thought it was street tire cuz it said 200tw on sidewall. R compund has too much grip...new driver can't learn as fast as 200tw and it's way more expensive.

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