4. Don't be afraid to go slow to get fast. Some things just don't work out the way you hoped they would. That's okay as long as you learned from it. There are really no bad ideas, just ideas that didn't work. And part of the process is that even if a change worked the way you hoped it would, how did it change the car? You might want to make that change later in the season, but if you don't have a record of what you did, you'll never remember it.

5. Evaluate what you learned. Look at all the changes you made and what difference they made in the car. See which ones made the car go faster or made it handle better in the corners. Determine which ones will work together. Put all the good ones on the car and make that your final session.