Apex Alignment Civic racing with FARA Homestead Miami Heavy Rain.
Danny Menendez driving the Apex Alignment #17 Civic in a severe rain race at Homestead on 4/21/12. Poor visibility and limited traction led to a small "love tap" with the wall towards the end of the race. Both driver and car are ok and have resumed racing since. The weather was very bad and got worse as the race progressed. Notice the fog on the winshield and the water in the passenger footwell get worse!
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SCCA Daytona BSI Racing / Apex Alignment / Mesa Race Engines Spec Miata
Selin Rollan Jr. driving the BSI Racing / Apex Alignment / Mesa Race
Engines Spec Miata in a SCCA sprint race at Daytona on 5/5/12. Qualified
on pole and luckily finished first during a wild ride at the end.
Basically going sideways in the grass to take the checkered. Notice how
important the draft is at this track.
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for all your street and racecar alignment service, and mesabalancing.com
for all your race engine builds.
FARA Race at Homested Miami in the BSI Racing / Apex Alignment Spec Miata
Selin Rollan Jr. driving the BSI Racing / Apex Alignment #87 Spec Miata
around Homestead-Miami Speedway on 4/22/12. Started at the back of the
field and got a class win.
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apexalignment.com for all your street and racecar alignment service.
ANSA Motorsports at Fara Sunset 300. Pit stop
ANSA Motorsports fueling, driver change and tire change. At Fara, SUNSET
300 in our home track Homestead speedway. 300 miles, 4 hours, 135 laps and
one position 1st. And we made it! 1st place in our class and overall.
Checkride Tips 1 Trike flying stalls and what not to do stalling a weight-shift control aircraft
Paul Hamilton demonstrates various stalls and provides some tips on
takeoff, minimum controlled airspeed and stalls for the FAA Practical Test
I am asked many times from pilots learning to fly weight-shift control
aircraft and applicants getting ready for their practical test checkride
about stalls. Here is a demonstration of the recommended stall procedure
for the checkride and some other stalls, not recommended, for further
information of performing stalls.
Here is some information on the basic aerodynamics of stalls for WSC
As the AOA increases to large values on the wing chord, the air separates
starting at the back of the airfoil. As the AOA increases, the separated
air moves forward towards the leading edge. The critical AOA is the point
at which the wing is totally stalled, producing no lift—regardless of
airspeed, flight attitude, or weight.
Because the AOA of the WSC wing root chord/nose is so much higher than the
AOA of the tips, the nose stalls before the tips. It is similar to stalling
with the airplane canard in which the nose stalls first, the main wing (or
tips for the WSC aircraft) continues to fly, and the nose drops due to lack
In most normal situations, the root chord/nose stalls first because it is
at a much higher AOA. The tips continue to fl y, making the WSC wing
resistant to a complete wing stall. A pilot can even bring the aircraft
into a high pitch angle stall attitude and keep the nose high. The nose
stalls and rotates down because of the loss of lift, while the tips keep
flying and maintain control of the aircraft.
If flying within the operating limitations of the aircraft and the WSC
reaches a high AOA, the nose stalls, but the tips continue flying. However,
it must be understood that there are many wing designs with many types of
stall characteristics for each unique design. For example, high-performance
wings could have less twist to gain performance, which could cause the wing
to stall more abruptly than a training wing with more twist.
ERNIE FRANCIS JR. - FLORIDA ON WHEELS TV FULL INTERVIEW
Ernie Francis Jr., at 14, the youngest NASA and FARA race driver in
Florida, has been successfully racing go carts since he was 4 years old. He
has won many championships and the Florida Winter Tour in the Rotax Mini
Max class. He has recently transitioned to regular race cars following in
the footsteps of his father, Ernie Sr. He has earned his National
Competition License in FARA (Formula and Automobile Racing Association), a
race series and NASA (National Auto Sport Association) a national race
series. These accomplishments are very unusual as the accepted age for
recognition by these organizations is 16. During his apprenticeship, under
the guidance of his driving coach, Bob Van Epps, Ernie Jr. has regularly
podiumed, winning the second race he entered, the FARA 1 ½ Hour Enduro. He
is currently leading the NASA and FARA Championship point and has won over
10 races this season. Ernie Jr. has also recently discovered his amazing
rain driving skills at a FARA rain event. Ernie Jr. took control of the
race in the rain and won by over a minute. He believes he has such good
rain skills from his Martial Arts and years of rain driving in go-karts.
He has demonstrated the race craft and maturity under pressure usually
found in a much older competitor. Currently he is driving for the Joe Heck
Racing Team, Hydraulic Jeans, Race Pac, Metro Wrapz and Breathless
Performance Products and looking forward to additional opportunities and
challenges in racing. He has aspirations to race in Grand-Am and World
Challenge in a Camaro.
In addition to Ernie Jr's impressive racing accomplishments he is also a
Straight "A" Honor Roll student in the Gifted Program, an accomplished
martial arts participant holding a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and
Grey Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu.
Ultimate Trike Flying - Extreme Microlight Maneuvering up Carson River
Expert trike pilot Paul Hamilton flies his training aircraft up the Carson
River. These are maximum performance maneuvers in this weight-shift
control aircraft. Here you see the trike flown to its limits and its
performance capabilities by a professional trike pilot.
This perspective puts you in the drivers seat and lets you experience an
extreme trike flight on the screen.
This type of flying should not be attempted by any pilot unless they gain
over 2000 hours flying a trike in challenging conditions.
Here Paul flies low and close to the ground so the incredible
maneuverability/performance of a trike can be shown to all.