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Carl Lopez in "Going Faster" mentions on pg. 39 that Mark Donohue used a strip of yellow tape on his steering wheel to clearly see which way the wheel was heading on the way out of a turn. (Lopez uses an intersting sentence structure that implies that the wheel was acting on its own and Donohue was merely a spectator. I'd be curious to know whether that implication was intentional or not.) Based on that, I put a stripe on my wheel several years ago to help me see clearly whether I was unwinding the wheel as I headed toward track-out. Paying attention to that helped me more quickly learn what was too early and what was too late. I noted it while driving since I don't have an onboard camera; other than my all too inaccurate brain. A mark would certainly help one evaluate onboard film.

Ed Cavalier
Old 08-06-2004, 10:05 PM
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