The key word here is progress. Although I still have quite a bit to learn before I give long-time STX competitors a run for their money, the improvement in my driving is undeniable. I managed to smooth out my slaloms, hit the properly apex each corner and destroy far fewer cones than the last event I drove in.
That being said, there are some minor mistakes shown in the video that can easily be avoided next time. Coming out of the S bend right after the start, I had no reason to be off the throttle. The inconsistent throttle input led to an unbalanced corner, causing me to lose valuable time. I can carry more speed through slaloms and need to work on keeping the car more balanced through the tighter corners. Once these minor issues are corrected, my times will be surely reflect it.