With TJ, I’d send him a video of my race and he’d give me a blow by blow critique. We’d then discuss his thoughts.
TJ insights on line and technique were very helpful. Hs ideas were very useful to me in visualizing and understanding how the kart gets round the corner, how I should be slowing it, etc.
I also got a great deal out of TJ’s thoughts on the “racing”. He was really helpful in getting me to assert myself and start racing, hard. He also helped me understand how to think better on track vis a vis making pace and making passes. I started to understand the longer race and think better, with his help.
TJ had a metaphor that was rather effective, in my case. I was starting to get pretty enthusiastic about trying to pass people but it was not helping my laptimes (or anyone else’s). I was sticking my nose in, in dubious circumstances, and generally slowing myself down.
TJ pointed this shortcoming out to me; "Think of it like this… “I have a no window shopping rule; If you walk through the door of the store, it’s buy something or leave. No window shopping.” In other words, don’t stick your nose in if you aren’t confident you can complete the pass.
This, along with the rest of the explanation, stuck with me. With his help, I got a lot smarter and more confident.
@speedcraft Warren and I had a similar arrangement. He would view a session/race/lap and we’d discuss.Things were different in that it was more intensive, more focused on understanding the why/how of it. Warren knows plenty about racing, being a very accomplished open-wheel racer in his day*, but I found myself drawn to his way of articulating the dynamics of driving and the unique way he understands how it all works.
I had reached out to Warren because I was stuck, and how he thought resonated with me. Over about 6 months we worked (a lot) on the whole enchilada. As I got better and more confident, we spent more time on the mental side of the game, and less on technique.
To simplify, Warren helped me transition to a new level in how I drive and think about it.
In Warren’s case, data was involved as well. We also used SIM.
*Warren has become scary quick in sim, too!