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Definition

Reference points-- visual landmarks along a track's path such as physical features on the track's surface, edge, or surroundings which indicate an exact or relative point to begin a different phase in a driving segment. Reference points are usually used to mark the start of a braking zone, a corner turn-in point, apex, and corner exit point. Look for reference points during the early practice sessions, and modify them if needed as you get faster. When selecting reference points be sure to pick something permanent. Do not use a particular skid mark, as it may be very difficult to identify when subsequent skids marks are made. Do not use vehicles at the side of the track as it may be moved. Use fence posts, cracks or patches in the track, or other such items which will not change during the event.

Glossary of Terms

Below is a list of automotive and road racing terms. Click on any of the letters to go to the start of that section, click on the term to open a window with the definition.

Terms J - R

J K L M N O P Q R

J

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K

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L

loose (handling)

M

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N

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O

oversteer

P

psi and psig
push (handling)

Q

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R

reference points

Terms S - Z

S T U V W X Y Z

S

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T

tactile feedback
tight (handling)
trail braking
toe
turn-in point

U

understeer

V

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W

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X

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Y

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Z

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