UPDATE: Broken right rear shock was the handling culprit. D'oh.
See more info below ("show more") - 2011 SCCA Runoffs. Class: SCCA Enterprises Spec Racer Ford (SRF)
Driver: Denny Stripling
Qualified 23rd, ran as high as 9th, finished 11th. Earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award. Rear-facing camera in upper left hand corner.
Welcome to my Runoffs experience. I didn't qualify where I wanted due to missing half of the week, having mechanical issues during my two qualifying sessions, and subsequently over-driving my ill-handling car trying to make up for lost time. Nevertheless, making up 14 spots during the race was certainly exciting and enjoyable. Before the race I made a fuel pressure adjustment that turned out to be ill-advised as I felt like I had less straightaway speed than I had during qualifying the day before. I made significant changes to try and loosen the car up and it worked... too much in fact in the carousel which killed me on the longest straightaway.
Overall a very fun weekend and some pretty entertaining video as a result. My brake pedal started to soften about a third of the way into the race so I had to push my braking zones way back (like an entire marker in some spots).
Wild Racing Action - 2013 June Sprints - Spec Racer Ford
Follow the Craftlogic Racing Spec Racer Ford piloted by Denny Stripling
through a crazy race including a botched start, a lap 1 wreck, a run from
13th to 1st, and some last lap chicanery (contact) costing me a shot at the
win. Never a dull moment at Road America with SRF's!
Make sure you watch in 1080p on the largest screen possible. Enjoy!
skip barber going faster
From the skip barber racing school, learn how to drive a race car.
De la escuela de skip barber aprenda a manejar un auto de competiciÃ³n.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
2012 SCCA Runoffs GTL Jim Hargrove
Flag to Flag in car video of thrilling GTL race from pre-grid to the
podium. A mistake at the very end of lap 12 costs me a shot at the win, but
I still cross the line only 0.5 seconds behind in 3rd place - on the
2nd try. First upload missing video of last 2 laps.
1966 Shelby GT350 6S151 In-Car Camera Race Footage
A few laps at Road America during the Kohler International Challenge Group
6 race, July 19th 2009, from Colin Comer's in-car camera. Car specs:
Original 1966 GT350 "Carry Over" car s/n 6S151, legal vintage race
prepared, 289 CID engine (actual 295 CID), Top Loader 4 speed, factory 1966
Lincoln front disc/ rear drum brakes, bias-ply Goodyear Blue Streak tires.
CoTA SRF Race 1 85 cars!
Circuit of the Americas, Spec Racer Ford race from Saturday, March 9, 2013.
85 SRF's took the green flag and almost all of them saw the checkered. This
was the first ever SRF race on the track. The facility and the track itself
are amazing. Instant classics and among the best in North America.
This battle is between the top 4 cars, Stripling (camera), Verges
(blue/white), Futrelle (blue/black), and Harris (red).
This video shows all but one lap (Stripling leading, not much to see)
including all of the passes and near-passes.
Around 23:45 is where it all goes wrong for me. Radiator fluid on track, I
lifted when the leader hit it which caused me to tank slap badly, putting
me off the exit. That was compounded when my downshift to 3rd became a
momentary upshift to 5th. Then I thought we could go 2-wide into T20 but
that wasn't to be, putting me off on the astroturf for braking, which is
From there I just had to put my head down and run the top 3 back down in
two laps... you can see the results on the vid.
Hopefully the thought bubbles aren't too much.
If you have any questions about SCCA or the SRF class, feel free to hit me
up at email@example.com
Ultimate Racing Crash Compilation [HD] #1
Ultimate Racing Crash Compilation [HD] #1
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Song: May of Sorrow - Here To Stay
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MY VIDEOS MAIN PURPOSE:
All of my Car Crash videos are only for education purpose. Take this car
crash video as learning tool. Drive safely and keep yourself and others
safe. Help the Victim of Car Crash Because you might also face the same
kind of Car Crash.
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Amazing Race Car CrAsH~ fLiP_ In-car camera view
This is my friend Eddie from Alta Nissan racing in some Nissan series~ I
find it hilarious how he fixes his rear-view mirror and just drives off as
if nothing happened_ This clip was originally seen in the "xxx main THRE3"
rc car dvd_
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
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!!
Last to first - Gateway SCCA SRF Racing
Watch in HD! (camera was lower res, apologies)
July 31, 2010, driver Denny Stripling in SRF #4, Dash race at Gateway
International Raceway, or "When your car is more of a 'dance partner'".
This was my first time at this track and I was surprised how much I enjoyed
it, considering the fact it's a roval. (keep reading)
This race was Saturday afternoon and start times were based on fastest lap
from the earlier races. Multiple classes were combined (Spec Miata, IT,
SRF, Showroom Stock, etc) for a field of 29 I believe. I started last with
the fastest time of the day. Based on 18 laps (if I recall), I started
about 3:30 behind the first car to go out, with all the other cars going
out between he and I based on the gap they needed so that theoretically
we'd all cross S/F at the checkered simultaneously.
The SRF's were the last race group before this race so we only had about 20
minutes to cool down and get a drink before we had to report to the grid
for the Dash. Cars, drivers, and especially tires were still hot and
greasy. Ok maybe the drivers weren't "greasy" but you get my point. Ambient
was well into the 90's with pretty good humidity.
My car had a known shock issue (I've had them rebuilt since then and can
really tell a difference) which lead to a fair amount of instability. The
tires I ran were from 3 different sets, all throwaways and all beyond what
I would have expected to be their competitive life. As the race goes on,
you can see what a handful the car was (watch the white line on the
steering wheel to track my steering input).
A quick description of the track, based on how I would number the corners:
- T1 coming off the oval, 5th gear in SRF, approximately 110MPH. On a flier
I would turn the car left and then breathe the throttle a touch to get some
front grip, then back on it. The transition to the infield is nasty (I
flatspotted two fronts during the weekend trying to determine how deep you
can get in there). Get on the binders right at the transition, modulate for
the bump, then hard back on them and down into 3rd for T2.
T2 - mid-3rd gear left hander.
T3 - entrance to high speed esses. I had to breathe my car in 4th gear to
get the nose to bite on entrance. On good tires, this would undoubtedly be
T4 - RH exiting esses, the exit on the far left hand side is off camber so
the car drifts a bit.
T5 - flat out 4th gear LH to set up for T6
T6 - hard, quick brake, flick to 3rd, and hard back on the gas for the long
open radius RH run to T7
T7 - no visible markers for reference, get on the brakes (left foot for
me), get the car as square as possible as you've been turning right the
entire time since T6, and head into 7. T7 was a nightmare for me all
weekend from a grip perspective. It was a fight all the way through there
every lap it seemed.
T8 - LH onto the oval. Low 3rd gear, late apex, important corner setting
you up for the run onto the oval which is flat out in an SRF.
This was a great race and I really enjoyed the chance to pass so many cars
in such a short period of time (several of them multiple times!).
Thanks so much to the St Louis Region of the SCCA who put this event on, to
the awesome corner workers who allow us to do what we love to do, and to
the other excellent drivers in this race who were observant, intelligent,
and courteous. A great event overall. Hope you enjoy!