Ask a Semi-Professional Racing Driver Anything: Melons' Better Driving Instructor Open AMA

I love this photo. I took it at an Ontario Time Attack event earlier this year at Turn 8 at Toronto Motorsports Park. It shows the ideal apex, marked by the pylon, and the apex most inexperienced drivers take, marked by the gravel. Oops.
I love this photo. I took it at an Ontario Time Attack event earlier this year at Turn 8 at Toronto Motorsports Park. It shows the ideal apex, marked by the pylon, and the apex most inexperienced drivers take, marked by the gravel. Oops.

Hey everyone!

I’m hoping to crowd-source some great questions that you have about performance driving. I’m willing to answer ANY questions you have about any type of vehicle dynamics, driving, performance or racing questions you have. Answers will be posted first in text as a reply to your question, and then as a video later if the topic warrants it on my business’ official YouTube channel.

Just remember that I’ve been racing since I was 9, watching racing since I was 2 years old, and instructing high performance driving for 4 years. I’ve got more experience than most, so I feel comfortable asserting my position as a semi-professional racing driver. I get paid for my work as a driver, and I do participate in racing and I get good results. I will ignore anyone trolling and implying that I’m not, that’s NOT the point of this post. I really don’t care if you consider me a professional or not, that’s not the purpose of the post.

Here's a photo of me karting back in 2013.
Here's a photo of me karting back in 2013.
A photo of me driving a GT-R in 2016. Ask me what I think about it, if you want.
A photo of me driving a GT-R in 2016. Ask me what I think about it, if you want.
My old WRX on the track. Notice the huge body roll. Have you ever wondered how body roll affects the handling of your car? What about the tire deformation of the LF tire? Maybe notice the little G-force indicator; the orange ball on the front bumper. Ask me about anything!
My old WRX on the track. Notice the huge body roll. Have you ever wondered how body roll affects the handling of your car? What about the tire deformation of the LF tire? Maybe notice the little G-force indicator; the orange ball on the front bumper. Ask me about anything!

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