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Old 10-28-2008, 12:52 AM   #21
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Hey Kimbo do you mean I can't drive? LOL
I passed my car to a buddy of mine once & he almost killed himself with it, that's what I call stupid. In my 32 yrs of driving I've owned quite a few top of the notch cars & did more than fine, Ok, except twice but thats another story. Remember that in the 70's Ferrari wasn't as fine tuned as today. Even those cars had issues sometimes, even more then once.
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AH!!!!! so envious!!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #23
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good stuff right there. nice work with the focus your a driver for sure.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:00 AM   #24
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ok your making keeping my zetec that much harder,lol.
good work and if anyone has any doubts i'll pass the links onto them so they can wacth their dreams get crushed.




thank you sir for being my proof the focus is a world class ride.
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Why would anyone own a challenge car without knowing how to drive it? He didn't give you _any_ trouble.
In fairness, the driver was experienced, but new to the Challenge car. He was using this event as a "test and tune" event to prepare for his season next year.

Ferrari orders their run groups a little differently than most clubs.

Red - Full race cars with cages and nomex required.

Blue - Advanced drivers matched with similar horsepower

Yellow - Intermediate to advanced drivers matched with similar skill level and similar horsepower

White - True novices

Because the focus is a lower HP car, I was initially placed in the Yellow group because of concern with overtaking speeds.

I was moved to the blue group after the second session. That was interesting. My lap times were consistent with most of the other drivers, but the power of those cars exiting the corners and on the straights is mind boggling. The only advantage I had was in the tighter portions of the circuit. Otherwise, they just ran away...
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:19 AM   #26
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In fairness, the driver was experienced, but new to the Challenge car. He was using this event as a "test and tune" event to prepare for his season next year.

Ferrari orders their run groups a little differently than most clubs.

Red - Full race cars with cages and nomex required.

Blue - Advanced drivers matched with similar horsepower

Yellow - Intermediate to advanced drivers matched with similar skill level and similar horsepower

White - True novices

Because the focus is a lower HP car, I was initially placed in the Yellow group because of concern with overtaking speeds.

I was moved to the blue group after the second session. That was interesting. My lap times were consistent with most of the other drivers, but the power of those cars exiting the corners and on the straights is mind boggling. The only advantage I had was in the tighter portions of the circuit. Otherwise, they just ran away...
Sorry But that avitar is the best.In fact i saw a video once with that special lady.
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Off topic again, but isn't that the lady from Pushing Daisies?


Back on topic, I would've had one hell of a time posting some faster times through the corners than the Italian Stallions.
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That was interesting. My lap times were consistent with most of the other drivers, but the power of those cars exiting the corners and on the straights is mind boggling. The only advantage I had was in the tighter portions of the circuit. Otherwise, they just ran away...
Indeed. In the video you can see them jump out like 20 feet ahead of you on each track out.
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They are UBER fast and in no way am I intending to prove that a stock focus is faster than Italy's finest...

Rather, we held our own for one glorious weekend.
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I so want to race, but my Foci is nowhere near race allowed. Ugh, I'm so envious of you for having that one moment. It's awesome that on top of that, it was with Ferrari drivers. I'll keep dreaming for now, and just pass the little kids racing Hondas in town for now.
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