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eventerke 09-09-2007 08:35 PM

A new track-addict!
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...74765338&hl=en

SCCA PDX at Rockingham Raceway. I'll post some course notes when I'm not wiped out.

It was an absolute blast - got signed off to run solo my last session, and cleared to run Intermediate group next time [woot]

Klondike 09-09-2007 08:45 PM

damn thats so cool looking, how is that experience, i really really wanna do that some day with my fofo

WeeAsp 09-09-2007 08:50 PM

WELL DONE !!!! [thumb]

Did you come away feeling like track events are easier than AX?

Looked like it was a great time!

eventerke 09-09-2007 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by WeeAsp (Post 1749217)
WELL DONE !!!! [thumb]

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by WeeAsp (Post 1749217)
Did you come away feeling like track events are easier than AX?!

Well, not shagging cones in 90+deg weather was pretty nice [hihi]
Seriously - the thing I liked most about it (apart from just how much fun it was to drive on track) was that when you made a mistake or didn't like a line, you immediately had a chance to correct yourself on the next lap, rather than sitting in grid fuming/fretting over it.

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Originally Posted by WeeAsp (Post 1749217)
Looked like it was a great time!

You got dat right! My instructor timed my laps in the last session [shhh] and I was turning consistent times lap after lap, which made me really happy. I was also *eating* cars in the infield - Fear the SVT [nutkick]

slo1 09-09-2007 09:05 PM

Track days are great aren't they. You're wiped out from driving unlike auto-x where you wiped out from being bored.

slo1 09-09-2007 09:06 PM

Did you adjust your suspension settings at all?

eventerke 09-09-2007 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by slo1 (Post 1749249)
Did you adjust your suspension settings at all?

Ended up at WD40's 3Front/8Rear settings on the AGX's.

I'm thinking I might want a bigger swaybar in back, but I'm going to get camber plates first and see how the car feels with them rather than changing 2 things at once.

NikiterZTS 09-09-2007 09:45 PM

cool vid....but i think that camera is way too far.....

eventerke 09-09-2007 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by NikiterZTS (Post 1749322)
cool vid....but i think that camera is way too far.....


Safety reasons - having a metal bar pointing out of one of the front seats towards the driver or passenger's heads = not good. I have it mounted to one of the back headrests.

miniboon 09-09-2007 09:56 PM

looks like you had a lot of fun. I wish I had a track nearby.


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