Palmer Backwards

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AndrewG
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Palmer Backwards

Post by AndrewG » Tue May 28, 2019 6:57 pm

I've never driven Palmer backwards before. Does anyone have any videos to recommend that show an effective line around the track? Any tips or tricks to share? I was hoping that we might get an advanced coaching notes package but I haven't seen anything yet.

-Andrew, #66 T30 Mazda

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Re: Palmer Backwards

Post by jeffw » Tue May 28, 2019 10:19 pm

is the only guide i know...
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Re: Palmer Backwards

Post by AndrewG » Wed May 29, 2019 9:13 pm

Fantastic! lots to think about....
Thanks Jeff!

-Andrew, #66 T30 Mazda

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Re: Palmer Backwards

Post by jeffw » Wed May 29, 2019 11:27 pm

Remember, Palmer backwards is Remlap.
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Re: Palmer Backwards

Post by StephanAlfa » Thu May 30, 2019 8:14 am

Hi everyone;
I have submitted my prepared track narrative to COMSCC Chief Instructor and President.

I was on track "testing" CW config on 31 August 2018 and sharing the footage here:

The significant "change" is the concrete barriers at T-1 and now you'll have more visibility.
Also Apologies for the swearing at the end of session, I could NOT contain my excitement... :sunny:

Hope this helps!
Stephan
Stephan de Pénasse - Classroom Instructor - http://www.comscc.org
2001 BMW 330i Sports Package (T-60 Class)

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Re: Palmer Backwards

Post by 962porsche » Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am

when i come into turn 1 clockwise or you could call it turn 14 i do not brake with my cars i have used running it clockwise. that would be my 93 , 92 miata's , 09 MX-5 cup / spec car and our 458 ferrari along with our 2018 STI RA. i have run clockwise 11 times now and will be doing it again this tuesday.
what i do is a lift turn in and then hold light throttle until the ripple strips on my right ( apex) then i get in the brakes .you will be heading in a straight line between the apex of 1 (14) and 2 (13) and i do my down gearing there also.
between turning the car and the lift for turn 1 (14) plus the uphill it will slow the car enough so no braking really should be needed.
i release the brakes just before the crest of the hill of 2 (13) .
other then that my lines and what i do is the same as Jeff's

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