Not sure why I can't copy and paste here....
Unfortunately, not a mid pack video, but from the very back! ;-)
I was running about 2 sec of my Fri/Sat pace (which I had an extra 60 lbs of ballast).
Struggling to figure out how much risk to take in races. Next 2 events are DE so I'll work on speed and car control.
4->2 shifts are horrific, need to stop coasting going into DE, focus more on second apex in S&S and DE vs first, slide the car through bus stop like Gale, find that hump you were talking about MPR22 - I was looking!
Not overly sensitive to hammer away!
That is randomly where first video ended....
Get comfortable being close to your competitors. You actively sought space as if your were on a freeway commute to work instead you should have been looking to fill the voids and attack the openings. This is 100% counter to years of DE training so it will take a while to break the habit. You are on a mission to pass as many and as often as you can not to circulate around the track hoping to make your best time.
You need to use much more of the track at the exit of 16, (sugar) and the bus stop, They added that paving for a reason and every inch of it is yours to use. As you approach the launch you should move right in a race, you had decided early on that you were not going to pass the #48 so don't let some one else stick their nose in and take your inside line. You can run the inside line and be just as fast as those taking the wider approach and it is a better defensive posture. When the cars start going 2 wide from the keyhole to the bus stop that is your chance to pass about 3 of them by end straight. That means hit the turn in at bus stop as good as you can and stay on the gas. You took the DE method of staying back to see what happens by then they had managed to get going and you got passed because the car behind you did to you what you should have done to the three cars in front of you. Out of Diamonds Edge you had the run on the red and white car but you popped out to early. The faster you go the longer you want to stay in the draft. You were at least .5 car widths wide of the red car you need to get against him, force him wide as you can so you can take a wider arc into the turn, you were so inside and I doubt you practiced going into the carousel off line on the practice day so you had to give up. If you are going to give up, give up early and find another place to attack. You will never learn what you can and can't do if you don't try so attack when you can and defend when you need to. Practice days are for testing, which means test everything, test new lines, test offline entries, test passes, test how deep you can go on brake zones. As caveman pointed out, shifting way too early. The 1.6's only advantage in horse power is 6,700-7150 use all of it.
I realize you have your rookie card and don't want to have an incident, I was in the same boat 5 years ago in the rain on this very track, getting my ass lapped by Trevor and Taylor. Racing is another animal from DE, the sooner you embrace that the faster you will be.