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Hey all!

I was lucky enough to get to go to the RS Adrenaline Academy on September 9/10.

I videoed all opportunities we had to drive cars (minus the couple of additional minutes when they asked us to help moving cars from one place to another). I've posted all the videos online, and I'd be happy to do a write-up if you guys care.

I had a blast, and I'd highly recommend doing it if you can. I appreciate that not everyone get that luxury, which is part of the reason I'm posting this -- it may help you decide you really want to. Or if you can't make it, maybe you can live vicariously through these videos.

A word of caution -- these videos are unedited, they really do highlight all the time spent inside a car. You'll notice on the right a little indicator showing how fast the car is moving, you'll quickly learn what the down times are if you are impatient.

Hope this is useful to someone, let me know if you have any questions!

Sauce


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Awesome pics! I attended on August 2, 2018, still haven't received the group photo.
 

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Not to speak for Sauce, but there were 4 cars equipped with the drift stick. The cars were only used for that section of the day, they weren't used for the track exercise as far as I know. They changed from the drift circle to a set up consisting of 2 hair pin turns. The course was soaked with water truck. Was a good time.
 

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@Sauce: did all the RS's have drift sticks installed in them? if they did, how easy was it to do the drift circle?

I was there, too. Nope. Four cars had the stick. One at a time on track (parking lot). But it was fun!

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I shot video as well, but haven't had time to edit much.
 

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Congrats! I attended in July, and it was amazing. It really blows your mind when you think you're taking corners fast and driving a great line, then sitting in the passenger seat while a professional driver blows right by your speed and lap records, and they're still only driving *maybe* 8/10ths of what they *could* do.
 

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Weird, we got our group photo a day after our event ended.

@Sauce: did all the RS's have drift sticks installed in them? if they did, how easy was it to do the drift circle?
@MorningZ As mentioned, only 4 of the cars had drift sticks. They spray water on the ground which makes it absurdly easy to drift -- but if you don't give the car enough gas once you hit the drift it'll slow / stall out. I heard the first group started before the water truck even showed up, and there was some success there.

The other thing that they said that was interesting was that if you try to straighten out too much, the car's stability control will suddenly kick back in and the car straightens out. The way it was described led me to believe that the car "guesses" that you're trying to drift in drift mode, and in those cases it tries to help you do your drifting.

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Weird, we got our group photo a day after our event ended.

@Sauce: did all the RS's have drift sticks installed in them? if they did, how easy was it to do the drift circle?
Let me be more specific: every car used for drifting had a drift stick.

Not all cars used at the RS academy did, but those were not used for drifting.

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Awesome pics! I attended on August 2, 2018, still haven't received the group photo.
@Shredmo

Contact the FP Racing School and ask for Megan, she was the one that emailed the photos to those that attended RSAA.
 
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