It was funny, I was talking to my girl friend in the morning and said "I bet if I keep riding like this I'll get the A bump by the end of the year". Later that day, I was feeling pretty good about my riding so I asked Nolan to follow me for a couple laps and let me know what I should work on next. I felt my body position was pretty good, my lines were OK for the most part, but I didn't know really what I should focus on next, corner entry/braking, drive out of the corner, passing, wasn't really sure where I needed to focus my attention.
We went out and rode around for a half session or so, felt like I was having a good session then got passed on the back straight by somebody, it was a bit of a buzz kill and I was pretty exhausted from a full day of riding in the heat so I decided to take it easy the last couple laps and cool down.
Pulled into the pits after the session to talk to Nolan about what he saw, After suggesting a different line through 3 I got the A bump, and it felt great :-) Turns out the guy that passed me was following for quite a while and he got his well deserved A bump as well. (Sorry I'm terrible with names and forgot already)
I got to go out for the last A session, after only 15minute or so to rest but I wasn't about to pass that opportunity up and I'm glad I didn't, it was a blast, until my gas light came on and I realized I forgot to fuel up in all the excitement, doh! I did manage to get 6 or so laps in though and was surprised to find myself making a few passes. I also got my first taste of real speed as somebody flew by me going into turn 2 like I wasn't even moving!
Thanks again to all the CR's that have worked with me over the last couple years, I couldn't have done it without all your great advice. I did everything you guys said and went from B -> A in 8 trackdays, below are pictures from my first trackday and this weekend, both turn 4 taken from about the same place. If that isn't a huge improvement I dont' know what is. Furthermore, it's not all about going fast, the skills I've learned on the track saved my ass last year on the street when a car decided to turn right in front of me and made me use some "interesting" evasive techniques. I owe much more than a thank you.