Big off into the mud - Turn 7, Texas World Speedway CW
After a weekend of driving on a damp and slick track, things finally dried up. Unfortunately I got a tad overconfident and had an enlightening off-track experience. Car is a bone stock '97 Miata on Falken Azenes
Super slow driver at MSR Houston
This was the first session of my first weekend at MSR Houston, with NASA.
I'm driving a Mazda Miata. The driver in the Mustang at the front of the pack is a
first-timer, and proceeds to drive very slowly (you can see the speedometer
sometimes reading 25 - 30 mph!) through corners then drag race the
straights. The 5 or so cars in front of me end up passing him without
point-by, because he wasn't giving any!! I finally get by him, but quickly
realize that my brakes and tires are still cold, and I end up in the
marbles. Luckily MSR is a pretty forgiving track. :) Note the number of
cars you can see in the rearview about halfway through - this guy made a
lot of people mad!!
Spin at Turn 7 - Texas World Speedway with NASA TX
Drove at my first NASA event this past weekend at Texas World Speedway in
HPDE2! Had fun, aside form this incident. First time at the track, and
first track event since this past December. I had been following/leading a
guy in a gray S2K.
Basically, this was on Sunday and we were pretty evenly driving, with him
edging me out. I followed him out this session and attempted to keep up,
this is what happened. I was getting stupid sloppy (IMO) on the lap right
before the spin, even though it was my fastest. No damage to the car, but I
did pull some pieces of grass out of the front bumper and reattach some of
the side skit tabs on both sides yesterday!
Viper Racing League - 8/29/09 - Texas World Speedway
This is my first race with the Viper Racing League (Viper Days/NARRA) at
Texas World Speedway on Saturday 8/29/09. We have a rolling start with a
pace car and ran 12 laps for about 30 minutes. I edited this video from the
30 minute race down to 10 minutes so it would fit within the YouTube! time
limit. We also had a 26 lap inverted race on Sunday for about 50 minutes
but my camera messed up and I only got the first lap and it shut off.
Anyway, I came in 3rd place in both races behind the World Challenge
competition coupes which are much faster and have better drivers. I was
extremely happy to come in 3rd. In this race, I started out in the 3rd row
inside and managed to get behind Tom in his white/blue comp coupe. I chased
him most of the race just waiting for a mistake. He began losing his tires
and I managed to stick my nose in on turn 13. He was gracious and let me by
but could have easily kept me from passing. We were pretty even the whole
race and it was tons of fun. Thanks, Tom! The next race is Roebling Road in
Georgia and then off to Daytona on the Rolex Series course.
Texas World Speedway Nov '09 PDS MR2 Spyder part 1
TrackJunkies.org - Join the addiction
Spyderchat.com - Join the family
November 21-22 PDS @ TWS (CCW).
- Red Run Group
Best track session of the day. My car, driven by my brother. Lap times are
2:05:47, 2:07:xx, 2:06:xx
Day one was a bust with balding rear tires and rain. But day two turned out
to be beautiful. Started to rebuild my confidence again so the lap times
aren't that great. By the end of the day I had just broken into the sub
2:15:xx. Fast lap of the weekend set by tanman311 at ~2.05.47.
Mustang Cobra vs Ferrari 355 Challenge at TWS
uncut vid of my 03 cobra chasing a ferrari 355 challenge car around texas
world speedway at the drivers edge event in march 07. We made it 2.5 laps
until SOMEONE took a trip offroad at 13 and they black flagged the session.