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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 competición.
In Car Race Cam~Riverside International Speedway
Sportsman 100 lap feature race held at Riverside Speedway in Antigonish,
Nova Scotia on Sept.16,2011. Camera is mounted in the number 55 car driven
by Dale Richardson. Loss of power in the motor forced Dale out of the race
after just 41 laps. You can hear the engine fluttering when accelerating
out of the turns early in the race and got progressively worse.
Formula Ford Random Crash
Some random FFord clips for you, taken from old TV recordings and tapes. If
anyone can tell me who the flying driver at Phoenix park is I would love to
know, I remember reading about these two start incidents in Autosport but
can't remember the year or drivers, but it will be between 1991 and 1994 I
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.
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!!
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_