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

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Slow motion 5 kV Lime explosion
Discharging our small, medium voltage cap bank (charged to to half capacity) into an unsuspecting piece of fruit. This was taken Halloween night, by a friend on his Casio Exilim while we were experimenting with new cables and discharge mechanisms. Electrodes were jammed inside the lime. When the system is discharged, the resulting high energy electrical arc superheats the liquid inside, resulting in a cataclysmic instantaneous buildup of steam pressure. Softer fruits tend to split or burst, but thick-skinned fruits result in a satisfying BOOM, followed by a light mist of fresh citrus juice.





Texas World Speedway, Clockwise
Porsche 996, C4S on REO50A tires. Driver's Edge DE, November 2010. Video recorded on iPhone 4 with Harry's Lap Timer Pro





1993 ARCA Western Auto Shootout part 1 of 4
1993 ARCA Western Auto Shootout at Texas World Speedway part 1 of 4





Ghost Trax Ep. 3 Texas World Speedway
My 3rd Ghost Trax Adventure, and probably one of the biggest ones ill ever get to do. The 2 Mile Superspeedway located in College Station, Texas. The speedway hasnt seen a major event since the early 1990s, but the 2.5 mile road course still sees action on a weekly basis. Although not a ghost track yet, it is well on its way, slated for demolition in January 2016 to make way for a new housing devolopment. I was asked by track staff to stay off the racing surfaces for liability reasons, same with the very delapitated grandstand, so i didnt get all the shots i wanted. This track opened in 1968, and hosted Nascar, USAC, Indy, ARCA, TROC, AMA, and Supertruck races just to name a few.




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