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Old 11-05-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Talking 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 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. 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

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.

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Now without further Ado::::

THE GROUP SHOT


Me scooting around the track in the first session:





SkaAddict folowing behind:



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!!!!"


And the result of locking your brakes up at 95 mph




"hey guys you wanna come Rally with me?"


to the pits to clean the car off





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


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




Some of lildisco leading the pack around:::::







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Old 11-05-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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Thats great. Really nice pics.
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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lildisco, Marlon, and SkaAddict. They got out of the pits before me, but I caught up eventually:::


Hold on guys I'm coming!!!


Caught 'em!!


Got by lildisco and Marlon, SkaAddict you're next!!!


Who's that buggin me in my rearview???






Probibly on of my favorite shots of the day


A couple more of the final session:







Hmmmm, I know this turn from somewhere......








Thaks for looking everyone!!!!
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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We had some friends of ours go over there about a month ago. Looks like fun!
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:25 PM   #5
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wow... that loks like a ton of fun!
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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
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awesome pics, looks like a blast, im gonna hve to do that one year
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what a BLAST!!!! i feel like i was there watching the whole thing!!!!!!
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you so make me wanna do a track day! great pic.s...any video btw
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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

I really like the last 3 and 4th last post pics That's the way it shoulda stayed
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