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#321701 - 09/08/10 01:49 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: ClubNeon]
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First thing I noticed about the video is that the driver is using his right foot for both gas and brakes, seems like most of the road racers I've seen use the left foot for braking and right foot for gas, of course I know it's just a matter preference.


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#321702 - 09/08/10 01:56 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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Tom's trying to bring it as his carry-on.
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#321704 - 09/08/10 02:08 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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Originally Posted By: RickF
First thing I noticed about the video is that the driver is using his right foot for both gas and brakes, seems like most of the road racers I've seen use the left foot for braking and right foot for gas, of course I know it's just a matter preference.

Really, even with a clutch? My dad taught me to heal/toe like the driver does in the video. The idea is to have the clutch pressed with the left foot, while braking into a corner, and also bringing the revs up on the engine for the down-shift. I use the ball of my right foot hard on the brake, while just bumping the throttle with the outside of my heel.

Modern race cars with paddles, or other clutchless manuals, I've seen left-foot braking.
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#321705 - 09/08/10 02:08 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: Adrian]
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I think he ought to bring it just so that he can load up all 15 people for the Friday night out on the town.

That's what I think.

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#321707 - 09/08/10 02:17 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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I thought most of the NASCAR guys used left foot braking on the road courses Chris, of course my thinking could be wrong.
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#321708 - 09/08/10 02:26 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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You may be right on that, I don't watch NASCAR, and am not even sure of the tech used in their cars these days. F1 has paddle shifters, WRC has clutchless manuals. But you'll see most people with production vehicles in GT driving like the guy in the video.
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#321726 - 09/08/10 03:27 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: ClubNeon]
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I couldn't find any NASCAR foot cams but you are right, it looks like most everybody in the production and GT cars drive like the guy in the video. I do know that almost all of the NASCAR guys do not use the clutch on the road course so that may be why they brake and gas like they do.

Either way, that is some really fun stuff to watch.
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#321730 - 09/08/10 03:41 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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I was watching an Indycar race (or was it F1?) where the announcers specifically called out who was left foot braking and who wasn't, and it actually seemed to play into the race results.
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#321731 - 09/08/10 03:50 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: Ken.C]
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I bet it would take a lot of practice to left foot brake, I've tried a few times in my personal vehicle and it sure wasn't easy. My tendency was to always use too much brake and it felt like I was 'punching' the brake with the left foot.
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#321732 - 09/08/10 03:55 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: RickF]
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I've done that too--after owning just a stick for awhile, we went to a dealer and test drove an automatic. Instinctively, my left foot went to the left pedal and tried to slam it to the ground when I went to stop...
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