Texas World Speedway Driver's Edge ACR and ZR-1 in Red Group

CCW on October 8, 2011

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Red Group The Driver's Edge Texas World Speedway May 2011
First dry session in new ACR Viper at TWS. Red Run Group. Not the fastest session of the weekend. Got out late in the session. The Driver's Edge Saturday May 21, 2011. Missed a few shifts during the session. M3, GT-R, Porsche GT-3, ACR-X (Green). Thrown off a few laps from the M3 sliding and hitting the rev limiter (all me). Letting the faster ACR-X by broke up the M3 and Porshe combo so I could get through. All laps posted for the passenger. Look for faster laps from the weekend. Will post them soon.

Texas World Speedway Accident (TWS) Feb 28, 2015
On February 28th, while participating in an HPDE at Texas World Speedway, I impacted a pothole that was located at the end of the rumble strip between turns 5 and 4 (running cw). After hitting the pothole, the car displayed no apparent sign of damage; no vibration, no toe issues, camber or caster issues and the steering wheel was properly aligned—the car drove great. However, to err on the side of caution, I drove the car at about 70-80% of my comfort zone for next couple of circuits, picking up the pace a little each time around. Unknown to me at the time, was that contact with the pothole had damaged the car. Hitting the pothole had fractured the lower, forward a-arm mount, and even if I had of pitted to inspect the car, I would never have found the damaged mount. Five minutes and thirty-two seconds after impacting the pothole, while entering the braking zone for turn 11, the damaged mount gave way causing the accident. I share this video in the interest of safety. The accident left me with four broken vertebrae; a slight fracture in T2, a nasty fracture in T10, a compression fracture in T11 and a burst fracture in T12. At the time of this writing, I’ve spent 15 weeks in a back brace and I have several more to go. The video is a collection of commentary, video segments, still shots and photos. Attached to the end of the video, is the complete in-car video (forward-facing camera) with data overlay. In analyzing the in-car video, I produced several ‘numbered’ still shots to break down what was happening from the moment right before the suspension failure till the time the car had come almost to a complete stop. I tried attaching narrative complimenting the numbered still shots as listed, but YouTube upload policy would not allow the lengthy commentary. See post #1 in this USA7's thread: http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.php?10503-My-Accident-at-Texas-World-Spe edway

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Fastlane Z06 Corvette - Texas World Speedway (full run 2)
C6 Z06 Corvette from Fastlane. - Last Session Full clip of a run at Texas World Speedway. Shot with a ChaseCam HD. http://www.houstonperformancedriving.com Check out http://www.hightechcorvette.com Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/hightech.corvette