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The Maricopa oval has a constant radius corner as well as a slightly more challenging increasing radius, but the first focus was learning the basic constant radius. Here's the line we're looking to follow, as well as the highlighted area which represents the zone for trail braking. It's not just for shaving speed; we're transferring weight to the front end where we need traction for the turn. Prior to that is our initial braking and downshift zone; it ends at the apex of the curve, after which we ideally want to be back on the throttle.