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Old 07-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #21
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So this weekend I was talking to my buddy at the track and he was giving me recommended reading on different theories and just different elements to make you perform better on the track. What have u guys read that totally opened up your mind and made you analyze your skills..

Twist the wrist is what he recommended.. im placing a big amazon order tonight so tell me what to add to my collection
I attended Lee Parks Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic last month. Parks's book is not written specifically for the track, but it does have some excellent information that can be very useful for both track and street.



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Old 07-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #22
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The books already mentioned are a good start to at least get some of the terminology down, and to start thinking in the right direction. But I've never found a book that helped me more than somebody following me and telling me straight up that I sucked in one section, and that I should try something new at 4/10ths pace until I'm comfortable doing it.
Right-on Barry.

John Whitfill was at a practice day with us and I asked him to follow me around TWS (Texas World Speedway) to "give me some advice". If you know John, you know he doesn't mince words. Most of the feedback I had gotten up to that point from fellow racers/ team mates/ instructors was "man, you're doing fine". It's nice to hear, but doesn't offer any feedback and I didn't improve any.

John was on a TZ125 and I was on my SV. He went out with me around the track for about 20 minutes and let me pass him then passed me etc.

We got back and took off our helmets in the paddock and I was waiting for the "yeah man, you did fine" typical line. Instead, I got, " dude, your lines suck. Seriously, you race on those lines?" He then talked to me about where I was "sucking" and what I could do better, etc. We went out on the next session and I did what he suggested and instantly felt more comfortable and ran better laps. That race weekend I ran my fastest laps ever and we won our class in the endurance race. I can't help but think that my work with John is what helped the most- more than the seat time I got the day before (although that's part of it), and more than the "instruction" I received from others.

I recently got the same results from working with Ronnie Hay, Gabe McClendon and Wade Pruetz too... funny how them fast guys that know how to communicate can do those things.

Right-on Barry with your comments, as usual
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total control by lee parks is a good read.
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thanks for the imput I ordered a ton. and have got a bunch of videos cant wait to get back out to msr-h
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I was listening to some tunes last trackday in the morning to snap me out of a daze!!
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