LRDC Director Showed Gordon the Ropes

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No matter how good of a race car driver you are, you don't just blast out on to a track you haven't driven before. You get coaching first: the line, references, braking points, turn-ins, the tricky nuances, etc. Simon Kirkby, the director and head coach of the Lime Rock Drivers Club, was Jeff Gordon's coach. Simon spent about 15 minutes with Gordon before the official hot laps began, and he did what he does best: get drivers up to speed quickly and confidently. Don't get us wrong; Simon wasn't going to show Gordon how to do anything -- just where to do it. It was two very good drivers talking the talk and being sympatico. It was cool. And a fun time was had by all...

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