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By fpena944
#53596
Man I've only been once in the last seven years!

I stopped after my son was born because he was such a pain that I didn't feel right leaving my wife for a weekend without help. But now that he's older I look to get started again one day.

Have a great time!
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By Cuda911
#54121
Got home a short while ago. Fantastic weekend! Bragging rights earned: I had my fastest lap time ever at this track, which I've been going to for nearly a decade. After all the medical issues last year where I couldn't even drive a regular street car, it was an amazingly good time!. First real thing I've done since this covid crappola. Some pix. The Lamborghini guy wasn't too good. I caught him at every single corner. He was polite about point-bys.
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By fpena944
#54149
Cuda911 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:24 am Got home a short while ago. Fantastic weekend! Bragging rights earned: I had my fastest lap time ever at this track, which I've been going to for nearly a decade. After all the medical issues last year where I couldn't even drive a regular street car, it was an amazingly good time!. First real thing I've done since this covid crappola. Some pix. The Lamborghini guy wasn't too good. I caught him at every single corner. He was polite about point-bys.
Wow fastest lap after being away for a while?!? Man last time I went I took it pretty easy even though it was my home track that I'm quite familiar with.

Regarding the Lambo, I drove a Gallardo during one of those "Supercar Experience" events and did so on the track I'm real familiar with. What I thought is that the Lambo felt heavy and not as agile as my car. Sure it was a sledgehammer when I punched the throttle but in the corners it just didn't feel as capable of handling as a 911.

Now I'm positive a lot of this has to do with the fact that I was unfamiliar with the car but I left that experience not being impressed with much about the Lambo except for the looks and sound.
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By fpena944
#70650
Cuda911 wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:50 am Alrighty then, headed off to the track tomorrow! :).
Wow that looks like quite the track with loads of space to run-off in case things go south!

Let us know how it goes and take pics to post!
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By fpena944
#70738
Cuda911 wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:36 pm Will do! Yeah, it's a fun track to push the limits at, due to good run-off spots!
Don't do it too much though as I know at least with the PCA events I've attended you'll get black-flagged if your car leaves the track too often.
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By Cuda911
#70761
We just have to come into the pits after an off - track event, for a quick inspection. Tons off off- track events at this track! Unless you are driving in an unsafe manner, all is good!
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By fpena944
#70929
Cuda911 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:07 am Sheesh, cars gonna be dropping like flies.
Wow, hope you have your coolshirt on...

We're actually going through a cold front here in FL with the high today being only 70! Just came back from a bike ride with the family as it's probably the last opportunity before the humidity comes back next week for Summer.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#71114
Oooops.

Hope all you needed was a car wash.
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By linderpat
#71219
holy shyte! You're lucky that it appears you had a run out. Would have been fun having that happen on turn 9 at Watkins Glen with the blue Armco right there :redface:
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By Cuda911
#71265
I think the guy behind me got video of it. Will post here if he sends it to me.

Was in the middle of that dust cloud. When it cleared, I saw the track photographer about 75 feet away. Went to his trailer and asked if he got pix. He said " you mean those?" I looked up, and he had it on the splash screens of all the TVs in there! :roflmao:
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By fpena944
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Cuda911 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:49 am Track is in the middle of nowhere. Closest "town" is Hell, California. Awesome vacation spot.
I'm sure there will still be some protestor out there one day complaining about the noise or environmental impact of the track!
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By Cuda911
#71494
Ha, I knew the pads were getting thin, but they chunked and broke away before I had a chance to swap 'em. No damage or injuries to anything/anyone.

Short vid of me from the guy behind me. The place I went off is at 1:55. Didn't quite make that left! :) A different session. He's looking for the vid.

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By fpena944
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amdavid wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:42 pm I like the wave as he past you.....lol. :lol2:

Nice catch.
Was just thinking the same :evilgrin:

It does show though how a little bit of imbalance can throw you off completely and you end up facing the wrong way.
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By Cuda911
#71708
fpena944 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:54 pm
amdavid wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:42 pm I like the wave as he past you.....lol. :lol2:

Nice catch.
Was just thinking the same :evilgrin:

It does show though how a little bit of imbalance can throw you off completely and you end up facing the wrong way.
Yeah, I bust out laughing when I saw the wave. Textbook example of why not to lift in a turn!
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By Cuda911
#71768
amdavid wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:26 pm I was going to ask why when the rear wiggled you didn't stomp on it....or at least get on throttle. Easy to suggest from other side of the keyboard though...
Ha, tried hard to save it, but that section is downhill and off-camber. Once I lifted (was gaining rapidly on the car ahead, entering the "bowl"... a no passing zone) the end of the story was written for me by the track gods.
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