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tiresmoker 11-05-2006 11:46 AM

Nelson Ledges Road Course Track Day (56k warn)
 
A couple of us Ohio guys decided on going to one last track event for the year, and to cap off the racing season we figured it would be best to go to a road course[:D] Nelson Ledges Road Course is a 2 mile long 13 turn track, with a straight were you could, (at least I could) reach speeds up to 120 mph. I'm sure the faster group got up to speeds much higher than that.

It was a pretty fast course with the slowest speeds around 55 mph.(for our group anyway) I must say we had a blast, and just like everyone else that was out there that day, I got horrible gas mileage. I burned through a whole tank of gas in roughly 140 miles.[eek] [eek] There were two runs groups for the day, basically v8's and four bangers. Each group got 4 half hour runs, totaling to two hours of track time. At the end of the day they decided to give both groups an additional 20 min session[woot]

The day was cold but it was perfect for racing. In the first session I managed to go of course, yes off course. I figured road racing wasn't enough and decided to do a little rally racing in the mud. You'll see that in a few pics.

EDIT:::: LINK TO THE ALBUM O PHOTOBUCKET

Now without further Ado::::

THE GROUP SHOT
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6705.jpg

Me scooting around the track in the first session:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6710.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6711.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6712.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6719.jpg

SkaAddict folowing behind:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6728.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6731.jpg

Coming into the one turn before the strait on pit road:

"Captain I can't slow down, the brakes, they won't stop the car!!!!"
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6733.jpg

And the result of locking your brakes up at 95 mph[eek]
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6734.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6735.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6736.jpg

"hey guys you wanna come Rally with me?"
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6737.jpg

to the pits to clean the car off
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6738.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6739.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6740.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6741.jpg

After that little incident I cleaned the car off for a good twenty minutes, there was mud everywhere. Thank god I had my passenger window up or my interior would have been covered in mud. Nothing like locking the brakes up at 95 mph and goind sideways off a road course into the mud[:D] [:D]


And now for a few more shots of the day::::

Marlon and I coming off the back straight, he's in the Mazda Speed Protege
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6796.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6817.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6821.jpg

Some of lildisco leading the pack around:::::
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6826.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6833.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6840.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6885.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6880.jpg

WitchCitySVT 11-05-2006 11:57 AM

Thats great. Really nice pics.

tiresmoker 11-05-2006 11:59 AM

lildisco, Marlon, and SkaAddict. They got out of the pits before me, but I caught up eventually:::
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6889.jpg

Hold on guys I'm coming!!!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6887.jpg

Caught 'em!!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6896.jpg

Got by lildisco and Marlon, SkaAddict you're next!!!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6900.jpg

Who's that buggin me in my rearview???
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6909.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6911.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6914.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6918.jpg


Probibly on of my favorite shots of the day
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6923.jpg

A couple more of the final session:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6931.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6944.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6945.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6947.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6949.jpg

Hmmmm, I know this turn from somewhere......
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6959.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6960.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6966.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6967.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...y/IMG_6971.jpg


Thaks for looking everyone!!!![:D] [:D] [:D]

Chick 11-05-2006 12:02 PM

We had some friends of ours go over there about a month ago. Looks like fun!

SpeedOften 11-05-2006 12:25 PM

wow... that loks like a ton of fun!

tiresmoker 11-05-2006 12:30 PM

it wa a blast, although I never thought that much driving would result in me being so sore the next day. lol Thanks for the comments everyone [thumb]

Klondike 11-05-2006 12:43 PM

awesome pics, looks like a blast, im gonna hve to do that one year[thumb]

MARS 11-05-2006 12:45 PM

what a BLAST!!!! i feel like i was there watching the whole thing!!!!!! [thumb]

focusedaddiction 11-05-2006 01:43 PM

you so make me wanna do a track day! great pic.s[thumb]...any video btw[:D]

lildisco 11-05-2006 02:21 PM

Video is being worked on as we speak. I think the highlight of the day was the Lotus Wrecking and causing us to cut our 2nd or 3rd run short [:(] Boy I'd hate to see what his repair bill would be [rofl]

I really like the last 3 and 4th last post pics [:D] That's the way it shoulda stayed [thumb]


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