|09-05-2008 02:12 PM|
2008 PIR Shelby Club Track day photos
Here are some stills I took on Tuesday. As usual, you were looking really smooth out there.
I have some pretty sizeable video files as well. Unfortunately, I learned that my camera has no sound, which is a bummer, as I would rate sound 2nd on my track day sensory priority list, preceeded by smell (tires melting, brake and clutch fluid boiling.. etc..) with sight a distant third !
Anyway, let me know how to send you several hundred megs of video.
My email is rritzman2 /a/t/ earthlink.net
|08-11-2007 07:46 PM|
I would have loved to see the Saleen on the track. I have always wondered if they are just looks or do they really handle any better than say my car with the mods. I didn't make it out this year because my car was in the shop but I will try again next year.
A couple of pics from last year when my son and I went out with the SCCA club. I was bummed that this year they wouldn't allow him to ride along with the additional rules.....no passing on the back....urgs
|08-07-2007 08:53 PM|
Does this thread span 2 seasons?
Wow. Well it's nice to know there are a few other Focus owners abusing their cars at the Portland International Raceway. You all should definitely connect with the various other clubs if possible (the variety of vehicles makes things interesting). That track is deteriorating a little bit just now, with minimal maintenance being applied in front of some renovations apparently planned for the offseason (starts early this year in mid-September). It is still in considerably better condition that Pacific Raceways.
It was nice to see Paul out at a Lotus event earlier this year and just last week there was a blue U.S. Mk II (or whatever the 2005+ bodies are called) Saleen car running Nitrous Oxide in the novice group. Maybe we'll see some more of you folks out there once in a while! Keep the shiny side up.
|07-28-2007 11:14 AM|
The added power has made this a whole new car. You’re right when you say it will lower the simplicity. I was the same way, break for the turn, set up, and in almost every corner I was able to go full throttle immediately after setting up the turn.
Now that I can liquefy the tires all the way through first, I am going to have to learn how to take the corners all over again as I don't think full throttle will work anymore. This of course will just make track days even better. I felt so slow on the straights as the AC Cobras went blasting by. With my brakes, suspension, and new power I just might be able to say out in front of them.
|07-27-2007 09:21 PM|
|Jmustang68||Now thats what I call service!! That must be why track days cost so much.|
|07-27-2007 07:50 PM|
yea, I had a nightmare last night that I was out on the track digging through turn 6 heading for the back straight, when apparantly there must have been a good wreck somewhere up ahead. While I was still at top speed, the ambulance went cruising past me.. immediately followed by two hearsts and a fire truck...
Oh well. see you next year.
|07-25-2007 12:08 AM|
Whats in the works Paul? Your painting your car?!?! I personaly would have purchased a turbo to get my car back running.. just me tho... lol
Well Rob, I was in what you call run group 5.... thats the run group where any Joe Schmoe can bring in their POS rig and spend some time tooling around on the track... we're not fast, but we sure are dangerous!! (hence the ambulance). hehehe
|07-24-2007 10:53 PM|
|paulhaskew||hehe, just wait Jim... about 2 months from now something dark and sinister will be tearing up the roads... ;)|
|07-24-2007 03:43 PM|
|sfseals||Thanks Jim. Funny, I don't remember seeing the ambulance and the Datsun p/u racing with you out there. Um...which run group were you in again?|
|07-24-2007 01:24 AM|
|Jmustang68||Wow Rob, I took another look at the pictures of you at the hairpin and you were a machine out there. Really good lines.|
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