|08-07-2007 06:29 PM|
|twerpie1||Doug where's the video????|
|07-22-2007 02:48 PM|
|twerpie1||Video pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, think of it as an early birthday present to me!!!!!|
|07-18-2007 05:15 PM|
I know...I know...
Maybe I'll get something loaded up tonight...after I mow the lawn.
|07-18-2007 05:08 PM|
|focusedaddiction||how bout that video???|
|07-11-2007 08:11 PM|
|07-11-2007 06:57 PM|
That's so freaking awesome, Doug...glad to see you didn't pull any 'Dougs'... j/k
I can't believe you formed a sentence that involved the words 'focus', 'passing', and 'cobra' in that order...that's crazy awesome.
|07-11-2007 06:48 PM|
The SVTOA event was a blast. There weren't many cars on track and the track was so long you literally had the pavement to yourself. My car didn't care for the heat, altitude or gas though. It felt dead exiting corners or pulling down the straights. I saw ambient temps of 104 and intake air temps of 134+. I had to conserve as much speed going into the corners as I could because car responded to the throttle like a suggestion rather than a command. My student’s 07 GT500 on the other hand didn’t care what the altitude was, the blower more than makes up for thin air. People complain about the weight and price of the GT500 but I’m sure they have not driven or ridden in one at speed. It is a very nice package.
Miller is a pretty technical layout that rewards you for getting a good line and keeping up speed. There really weren’t too many hard braking zones except for the end of the 3/4?? mile long front straight. If you could screw your courage up to not lift entering many of the corners or figure out some corners with incredibly late apexes you would do well.
The facility itself is freakin' amazing. The garages along the pit wall had individual restrooms, AC, heat, regulated compressed air, water and I believe epoxy floors. Race control looked like something at Mission Control in Houston. Even the gift shop was huge and housed a museum full of historical Shelbys and Fords. The go kart track was a work of art as well. Someone in our group mentioned a price tag of $94 million for the facility and I wouldn't doubt it.
|07-11-2007 05:42 PM|
I don't care what anyone says...
Cobras don't want any part of their foci brethren..
They want to come tot he track with us, they better bring a lunch because it is going to be a LONG day !!!!
|07-11-2007 05:29 PM|
East Coast though...that's a mega trek from here.
Here's a couple scans/crops of my 2 track photos I bought at the event.
1st one is flyin' around the track somewhere...still can't figure out exactly where though.
2nd one, I'm setting the Cobra up for a pass on the short straight leading to turn 15 "Tooele Turn".
This particular area was especially suited for the Foci.
Actually, it was one of the very few areas where I was the one getting pointed past for a change.
|07-11-2007 04:57 PM|
I didn't realize that the track was THAT LONG !!! That is awesome!!
I'm like you. I REALLY enjoy the big track stuff, but I will never be able to get out of AX.
Not that the big track isn't intense, but with AX, everything is so compressed in many ways it makes it more of a challenge.
The difference is the pucker factor...
"OH MY GOSH, I'M DOING 100 MPH IN THIS CORNER !!!"
I hope the tires hold. Did I take the right line....*puff* *puff* *puff*
I am glad that you got the experience and hopefully, you might have "caught the bug" enough to try some of our East Coast courses...
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