Speed Secrets: Improve The Driver Or The Setup?

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One of the trickiest challenges facing a driver is knowing when to work on making the car's setup better, or when to work on one's own driving. Maybe even more challenging is knowing where to start tuning your car, what to do, and understanding the Why behind any of these changes. Dale Thompson and Neville Smith have a shop on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia, and have been helping set up cars varying from street to full-on race cars. What I find most interesting is their approach - starting with the basics in the shop before ever going to the track, and making sure there is a solid baseline (far too many people don't do this!). Their results have been impressive, shaving seconds off the best lap times of drivers/cars that have been "stuck" for a long time.