The Fast Line Through Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew

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Laguna Seca's corkscrew is where roller coasters and racecars meet. It features an iconic 8 story drop from the first apex to the exit and that second apex is completely blind for the racecar driver as they turn back to the right.

So, how do professional racecar drivers take this corner? What is the fast line, and what are the important factors to know to master this corner? Racers360 breaks down everything you need to know to become a master of the corkscrew at Laguna Seca!



  1. Tracy Goodenough on May 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

    I wasn’t clear on breaking points, top of the hill to the end of the left curb hard braking, then light braking on right side and turn in until you hit the left apex turning down?

    • Dion von Moltke on May 28, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Hey Tracy! Thanks for your question! Initial hard braking on the left side curb before turning back to the right, as you turn back to the right we want to be trailing to much less pressure on the brakes and carrying very light braking all the way past the first apex! Initial brake zone really does depend on what car you are in, so that is why we don’t specify an area for initial braking. Hope that helps, let us know if you have any further questions!

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