Track Techniques in a Subaru WRX STI, Subaru BRZ, and Mini Cooper S Coupe

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The J-Turn: Episode 7

This week on The J-Turn, I head to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to prepare for my upcoming Chump Race at Daytona, where I’ll face 223 other competitors.  With the help of Motor Trend contributor and race car driver, Randy Pobst, and Motor Trend’s vehicle coordinator, Scott Mortara, I get schooled on how to handle traffic on the track and learn the intricacies of passing and being passed.

After discussing the envelope of awareness, the classic clean pass, the draft pass, and the late apex pass, the three of us hit the track in separate cars to simulate a real race.  Find out whether the 2013 Subaru WRX STI SE, the 2013 Subaru BRZ, or the 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe make it out of the race in one piece.



86 Responses to “Track Techniques in a Subaru WRX STI, Subaru BRZ, and Mini Cooper S Coupe”

  1. ovaltine224 says:

    He reminds me of Walter white

  2. peter panes says:

    Seems to be some confusion here, that little mini 0-60 is faster than brz,
    brz=7.4 mini=6.7, mini probably corner faster two.

  3. The J-Turn says:

    *Track Techniques in a Subaru WRX STI, Subaru BRZ, and Mini Cooper S Coupe
    - The J-Turn Episode 7*

    This week on The J-Turn, Jessi Lang heads to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to
    prepare for her upcoming Chump Race at Daytona, where she’ll face 119 other
    competitors.

    With the help of Motor Trend contributor and race car driver, *Randy Pobst*,
    and Motor Trend’s vehicle coordinator, *Scott Mortara*, Jessi get schooled
    on how to handle traffic on the track and learns the intricacies of passing
    and being passed.

    After discussing the envelope of awareness, the classic clean pass, the
    draft pass, and the late apex pass, the three hit the track in separate
    cars to simulate a real race. Find out whether the 2013 Subaru WRX STI SE,
    the 2013 Subaru BRZ, or the 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe make it out of the
    race in one piece.

    +Randy Pobst +Motor Trend Channel +Subaru BRZ +Subaru Pacific +Jessi Lang +
    MINI
    #Subaru #STI #WRX #Subie #MiniCooper #Racing

  4. Kaymoney081 says:

    Hahahaha good tips… thats how i instictivly drive on the street. Hence
    why i get a lot of horns and high beams(pointless) from slow drivers.
    Yup… im that asshole that cuts you off after work. Better be on your shit
    when you get behined the wheel…. no texting

  5. Derek Yam says:

    if only people on the track sees this, there won’t be “as many” people
    screaming at each other _”
    all in all, excellent advices!! keep up the awesome work~

  6. Vandal1281 says:

    @huangyichao- YouTube see what happens when this EVO x tries to chase a Porsche- exactly what your talking about

  7. Vandal1281 says:

    It is all about the momentum tho, he’s right

  8. Austin Whitecotton says:

    The point you made is a good one but i has nothing to do with your topic is. The title says TRACK TECHNIQUES and the video displays some track techniques. It doesnt say anything about track techniques for beginners.

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  10. imax014 says:

    Jessi you are a babe.

  11. TheLiquidKnight says:

    Like a Grass Hopper to Randy the Master. :-)

  12. shizzel122 says:

    sick means that it looks good not a turn off lol

  13. Frizzy Frake says:

    If he sees you, he’s not going to stop for you. It’s all about winning.

  14. koukimonzta says:

    Wishing an orange hatchback was available .

  15. Jared Tate says:

    how do you even share a track hahaha

  16. gniskiy says:

    Great video for some safe on track driving

  17. saleh alkhudairy says:

    3:56 sti not wrx

  18. Yael Brown says:

    Has Romain Grosjean seen these videos? What about Pastor Maldonado ?

  19. アンドレ ワッツ says:

    i wouldn’t drive so nice

  20. Jared Tate says:

    Can you drive the sti next time

  21. Rick Cortes says:

    That orange STi is sooo nice! kinda has the same stlye paint/decals the porshe’s have. imo.

  22. subzero666ification says:

    Andy teaches miyagi Style’ gas On gas off baby

  23. jamespeters066 says:

    Wow you are stunning! I’m dying to get my new STI out on a track day and learn some things!

  24. JustinJS says:

    So upset the orange was limited edition. I tried to order one and they were already sold out :(

  25. RonnyFootage says:

    whats the name of the outro song please?

    nice video! very good lesson to learn ;)

  26. hillsview455 says:

    Lol! She was nervous! No way on earth she can pass that sti if it was driven like the real sti. Just sayin.

  27. Mitch Houser says:

    I want to know how Randy got this job with motor trend!! he has my dream job

  28. S1ickA2K says:

    Guy in the subaru cant drive..

  29. Jared Tate says:

    oh btw I think he was talking about corner entry, the brz can enter corners really well as it is more 50:50 where the sti is like 58:42 so it doesn’t enter the corner as fast as rwd front engine, also the brz is lighter
    but overall through the corner the sti will go faster through as better tires, suspension, awd exit etc.
    source: researched drivetrains

  30. Jared Tate says:

    How do you know where the line is?

  31. Jared Tate says:

    yeah but remember they need to market the BRZ, only hardcore people get the STi they know a lot about cars generally.
    STi is scary, it isn’t hard to rear end someone in traffic if your crazy on the throttle haha

    and your right about tires man I’ve noticed skinny tires lose grip quickly, the STi has 245/18s which are quite fat

  32. Christian Lanio says:

    mitsubishi evo x mr vs Subaru impreza sti

  33. WRX Molly says:

    Jessi I <3 you, in a totally platonic youtube kind of way lol

  34. BurnDuration says:

    Her shows are by far the best of MotorTrend: Track racing an car action, and she’s easy on the eyes.

  35. aqeel3344 says:

    i skip so many nice episodes because of this fake blonde hero car wanna be

  36. Riujinzero says:

    My friend has one of the Special edition orange. The color isn’t as bright in person, it’s more of a pumpkin orange then a tangerine orange. lol

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