The key to making a good vertical turn is getting down on the engine, not sideways, so that you are working on the center of gravity. I always start my vertical turns on the inside and work my way out.
Most cars actually end up going more counter-clockwise when going into a turn at an angle. They will naturally try to have more weight on the inside wheels than the outside wheels, which causes the car to go more in a clockwise direction. This is a problem.
If you make your turn at a high speed, there is less chance that you will lose traction on the inside wheel and fall over backwards. However, the front wheels may still lose traction, depending on the car’s weight distribution. The last thing you want is to lose any more speed as you get closer to the curb.
It is almost impossible to brake hard and quickly enough while you are moving slowly through a corner. Your legs are going to give out and you will be sliding all over the place. That is why most drivers turn their cars around and move slowly through a corner. They want to avoid crashing into the curb or into another car.
The most popular accident in street race cars is when a driver does a horizontal turn and hits a traffic cone or sign. That is why it is usually best to keep the car’s weight evenly distributed so you can avoid the accidents caused by too much weight on one side of the car.
The hand signs you want to keep in your head when you are entering and exiting a corner are, “dummy down”ease off”. You can do it with just your eyes closed and you don’t need to use your hands to guide the car. When you enter a corner, it is very important to keep your eyes on the road and not on the floor boards.
If you are trying to turn left into a right hander and you miss your exit because you were too far to the right, it is going to take you a long time to get back into the center of the track. In a left hander, you want to be as close to the outside of the track as possible.
The reason for this is that if you miss the turn too far to the left, you will be doing an awkward slow job of turning into the inside lane. You should always make sure that you do the best you can at each corner.