2013 OPM Test Day - Mistakes Compilation

This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. 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.

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FAQ on Reese Weight Distribution - etrailer.com
http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution/Reese/RP66072.html Weight distribution and sway control systems, like the Reese Strait-line, can make quite a difference in ride quality and driver control when you're towing a sizable trailer. The weight distribution system spreads the load out over the whole rig so the suspensions have proper travel and the steering and braking behave like the driver expects. The integrated sway control in the Reese Strait-Line works to keep the trailer behind the tow vehicle in harsh maneuvers, passing traffic and gusts of crosswind. We set up an obstacle course and first take the rig through it with the spring bars removed to disengage the weight distribution and sway control systems. Watch how much water splashed out of the tank. The trailer swings out pretty wide and is slower to change direction and follow the truck. For the second run we installed the spring bars to engage the weight distribution and sway control systems of the Strait-Line. The trailer follows the truck much better and doesn't swing out as far in the quick turns. Even some of the roll is taken out. With the Reese Strait-Line, the trailer stays behind the truck where it belongs, the ride is smoother and the driver has more control, which adds up to a more enjoyable drive behind the wheel. Note: Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.





May 20, 2013 Road Atlanta, OPM's Tom Fowler Fast Lap 1:43.891
This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. For best results, please view in 480p. May 20, 2013 Road Atlanta David Murry Track Day 10:30AM, humid, overcast, 70 deg F. OPM's Tom Fowler drives my Miata and gets an amazing 1:43.891





May 21, 2013 Road Atlanta Turn 1 at over 90 mph in a Mazda Miata
This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. For best results, please view in 480p. After several years of trying, I finally maintain over 90 mph past the apex of T1 at the infamous Road Atlanta. Very hard to do and very scary. For the Tuesday May 21 session at 11:30AM when i had my best T1 attempts, it was hot, sunny, 83 deg F.





2013 OPM Test Day - O'Connell Fast Lap
This beautiful and fast OPM Autosports 2003 Spec Miata is for sale. Pictures here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+bocon007/albums/6118420828853590353 Details here: http://mazdaracers.com/classifieds Also available: 2007 28’ Pace Pursuit trailer with E-Track on all walls, Reese strait-line weight distribution system with sway control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW. 2007 2WD Toyota Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L, 74,000 miles, SR5 package, tow package, Prodigy brake controller, Swift Hitch portable back up camera. 2013 OPM Autosports 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.




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