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mikealicious 06-27-2010 07:39 PM

Mikealicious' Buttonwillow experience
 
we'll just start with these. I was trying hella hard to make it 3-wheel it in the corners. And I did! More pictures will be up later.

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Puttin my helmet on before the last run session. Blazin in the passenger seat.
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I was on it in this one. Look at the lip. It's almost dragging!
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here are the vids. just an fyi, there is no passing on the first lap. It's supposed to be a warm up lap. Thats why I never owned anyone in the first couple minutes. :bowrofl:

run 1 was not so hot by any means. I was completely out of wack. lol

run 1 part 1
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run 1 part 2
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my instructor offered to take me out in his run group in my car to show me the lines and what my car was capable of. I said ok so we went out. I was white knuckled the whole time and couldn't wait for the checkered flag to be thrown. Just to put in perspective of how fast we're going, the "S's" @ 0:34 in the first vid were being hit @ 95mph. The sweeping left turn @ 4:00 was also hit @ 95mph. I can only imagine that car w/R compound tires.

instructor run part 1
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instructor run part 2
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after seeing what the car was capable of, and watching the lines he took, I felt way more comfortable, and it shows in this vid. Night and day compared to my first run.

run 2 part 1
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run 2 part 2
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this run is my favorite. I think I had the most fun and did the best here. This is where I passed the new sti (the blue one in the start of the vid which I thought was gonna blow me away) as well as the lotus elise(yellow one).

run 3 part 1
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run 3 part 2
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Blazin hopped in my car for the last run. The BMW in front of me is Kat (Christain's gf). LOL @ Blazin freaking out @ 3:41 :rofl: this is also the only run where someone passed me. It was the same miata I passed in the beginning. He was behind me, so I gave him the point by. I like following other fast people, helps me improve my lines watching where I can gain on them.

run 4 part 1
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run 4 part 2
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vids will be up later. gonna try to do something different with these ones. AND I was bumped up to HPDE 2. So that was exciting as well.


Was an awesome event even though I only went for the one day. Wish I woulda stayed the whole weekend. Got to learn so much more about my car. AND I was bumped up to HPDE 2. So that was exciting as well. Got to see Clint's car as well. That dude makes me jealous. His ride was siiiiiiiiiiick. Hopefully mine will get there one day.

I am open to any feedback/comments you guys have. [thumb]

here's a vid of a guy in a 944 porsche on R compound tires following me

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mikealicious 06-27-2010 09:30 PM

some pictures added to the original post and the videos were fixed.

RickB 06-28-2010 01:27 AM

good work this weekend, and good meeting you. ill post some video of my own later

MisterJohnson 06-28-2010 01:44 AM

Nice dude, good job! [thumb]

mikealicious 06-29-2010 10:12 PM

bump. one more vid added to the last part of the original post

MattyM3CSL 06-30-2010 09:33 AM

Nice job man! Car looks great! How do you like the star specs?

mikealicious 06-30-2010 08:49 PM

thanks man. appreciate it. Star specs are awesome tires. I had the falken azenis rt615's prior to these, and the star specs are night and day difference to the 615's. they don't get anywhere near as slick(slippery) when they get hot like the falkens. stiffer sidewalls as well. def worth the extra bucks.

RickB 06-30-2010 10:13 PM

i can vouch for star specs too, great tire, ran them for a long up until this last event

MattyM3CSL 07-08-2010 04:52 PM

Cool good info [thumb]
I’m about to order a set. Do you use them every day on the street as well? I daily drive my car so I guess I shouldn’t expect them to last very long.

mikealicious 07-08-2010 05:34 PM

Yep. This car is my DD. I love em. On ramps and the backroads were never funner. haha


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