2013 OPM Autosports World Famous Test Day
First time at this track. Got some great coaching from Tow Fowler of OPM (they built my car), Mark Cash and Todd Buras. On Saturday, I did not think it was a fun track. Initially, it seems overly technical - very busy - you're always working the steering wheel except for front straight. But on Sunday, after doing some sessions, I started to like it. The back section has a nice flow to it when you get the line right. And the two high speed sweepers are fun. The track is really like a skid pad - you can practice a lot of oversteer car control and in most places there is a lot of run off room - no close walls like Road Atlanta. It's actually quite a fast track but when you first drive it, it seems very technical - you need the correct line (thanks for showing me Tom !!).
Personal best time of 1:23.9. Front running National SM time are low to mid 22s so I think 23.9 is not too bad for very first weekend. At least i didn't hit the wall on front straight which i'm told is a common thing when drivers try to keep car on the track at 100 mph.
VIPER IDIOT AT ROAD ATLANTA - 12/03/06
Check out this footage taken from one of our Porsche group on Road Atlanta this past weekend. More details can be found here:
Fiesta at Roebling school
Our 2012 Ford Fiesta B-spec racer ran at the Hyler Craft Memorial Double Drivers School in February 2013 at Roebling Road Raceway, with Associate Editor Alan Cesar at the wheel. The goal of the drivers school is to familiarize potential competitors with race protocol, flags, passing safely, and in general driving fast on track with a bunch of other cars. Read more about this project at grassrootsmotorsports.com/projects
March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6 nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step above beginners).
I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson.
Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!!
2012 SCCA SOLO Highlights Martin Kriz David Wampler Alex Maximov
2012 SCCA SOLO Highlights (HD)
Martin Kriz :Subaru STI ASP Class
David Wampler: Subaru STI ASP Class
Alex Maximov: Subaru STI SM Class
This video is just a brief re-cap of our 2012 race season. Next year we look forward to going bigger and better. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped us over this past season. We couldn't not have done it with out you.
Touristenfahrten Nürburgring 29-6-2012 at Brünnchen!
A compilation of the Touristenfahrten at the Nürburgring on the 29th of june 2012 filmed at Brünnchen!
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