The shifting of a CART car is, ironically, much more like Hayden's RC51 than the the Formula Ford Hayden trained in at the Derek Daly Academy (see sidebar, page 56). It's a sequential seven-speed that operates just like a six-speed's: yank the stubby lever back to upshift, and pop it forward to downshift. And, as on Hayden's RC, the ignition hiccups momentarily when you hit the lever, allowing you to keep the throttle wide open for upshifts. For downshifts, just as on the bike, you use the throttle to match revs. "Going into a corner, you make quick little stabs at the throttle, blip, blip, blip, for each gear," Andretti said. "You have to keep track of how many gears you've come down, to make sure you're in the right one when you get there."