Siegel Racing Driver Instruction Clinic
Talladega Gran Prix, Alabama
7:00 - Meet at Mcdonalds at 285 and 20 for food and handout.
7:30 - Depart Mcdonalds for track. We’ll caravan, but If you don't want to meet at the McD's, we'll be on the road by
7:35. There is a BP a few miles down Highway 21in Anniston, please get a FULL TANK and set your tire pressures. Please have tires at 40 psi front, 50 psi rear when you arrive at the track.
8:45 - Arrive at track. Sign waiver. Pay.
9:00 - PADDOCK. Empty cars. Discuss schedule. SAFETY. 100% Looking ahead. Sight pictures. Braking, turn-in, apex, track-out points. SAFETY (twice)
9:30 - Parade Laps. All 6 cars. NO SPEED. Minimum 3 car lengths between cars. This is just so you can get your first sight of the track. We will be on radios, I will be calling the brake, turn-in, throttle pick-up, apex and track out points.
10:00 - Line Theory. Turn-in, Throttle pick-up, Apex, Track out. Combination Corners. Double Apex. Corner Exit Speed importance. Driving position. Vocabulary.
10:30 - Ride Along with instructor. Other 3 watching from carousel.
11:00 - Car control. Traction Circle. Weight transfer. Slip angle. SMOOTH.
11:30 - First higher speed session. MINIMUM 10 car lengths between cars. Other group watching from Skid pad. Instruction with Driver A
12:00 - Lunch - some discussion while eating
12:30 - Second Higher Speed Session MINIMUM 10 car lengths between cars. Other group watching from center turn. Instruction with Driver B
1:00 - Reiteration of car control
1:30 - Skid Pad in conjunction with Turn 7 concentration on Early Apex Diagnosis
2:30 - Skid Pad in conjunction with Turn 7 concentration on Early Apex Diagnosis (II)
3:00 - Full track session. MIN 10 lengths. Watch from where you need work. Driver C
3:30 - Tire Pressure and sway bar adjustment.
4:00 - Full Track session with instructor watching from off-track.
4:30 - Discussion of Improvements
5:00 - Specific Lapping
5:30 - Run the track in the opposite direction. Try not to go off. 10 lengths.
6:00 - Done, time to head home. Thank you. BE SAFE on the road.
Siegel Racing Sponsors Talladega Gran Prix Raceway "Time Attack" organized and staffed by GA DSM.
Click here to read Scott's review for some of the truly impressive machines that showed up to compete!