Watch where you’re going
Tip of the Day: A person will usually steer his or her vehicle to go wherever he or she is looking.
Here’s a video of my run down Glendora Mountain Road back on February 18, 2008. One “issue” I had during it was looking ahead with my eyes instead of looking at the rear of Jon Mak’s 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. This gave me greater respect for professional race car drivers who need to focus on the racing line and keep track of the other cars in front of them at the same time. I basically had to mentally force myself to keep looking ahead instead of the rear of his car.
Here’s an excellent article on Inside Line by Mac Demere about using your eyes properly as a driver.
See how I’m not looking ahead into the turns and beyond.
Here are some examples of professionals looking ahead.
Al Unser, Jr. at Long Beach in 1991
Gil de Ferran entering the Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca