Sam just remember we all have to make it through the tight hard sections. Autocross is more about technical driving then all out speed.
Just be glad that you have your power steering. Try those sections with a manual rack. LOL. E36 rack up grade time. Why do you think Rudy has a M3 rack. I am even considering the e36 rack after doing a few autocrosses. I think I lost at least a second on my time at that one spot cause of the manual rack.