Coronado Speed Fest, 09, Sunday Race Don Stark Lotus 23
This is the final race of the weekend at the Coronado Speed Festival at the
North Island Naval Air Station in SanDiego Ca. Historic Vintage Auto
Racing. They set up a course on the runways/taxiways during Fleet week and
have great races there. I had a good race with my friend Jeff in his
orange Forsgerini. I beat him on Sat. but he managed to stay ahead of me
on Sunday. The race had a lot of FFords which run on stickier tires than
we have and they also weigh less giving them better handling. This
somewhat balanced by our having more power. It was a fun race.
Falcon F7 ride
To find out more about this car, check out www.falconf7.com
DtRockstar1 takes a ride in the all American supercar, the Falcon F7. This
car is built in Holly, Michigan by Falcon Motorsports. It is made of carbon
fiber and weighs about 2,785 lbs. It is one of the fastest, most ferocious
cars I have been in, and I am proud to have a car like this built right in
the Motor City! Thanks to Jeff Lemke and everyone else at Falcon
Motorsports for allowing me to experience this fantastic car.
Music: "Killing Earth" by Zero-Project. Under Creative Commons BY 3.0.
License here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en
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NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II
Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now
restored to perfection. Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring,
so look out for a full report from him. Young Achievers: Speaking of
successful racing, we catch up with Anthony Marsh, as seen in the current
issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been having huge success at the
dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster. Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with
Shane Moore and his ex Super GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and
were amazed with the vehicle. Shane tells us all about it on this week's
Mostert Walsh Ford Falcon SimPro Car
MOSTERT AND WALSH TAKE 16th PLACE IN BATHURST 12 HOUR
MILES Racing's Chaz Mostert and Ash Walsh have overcome a day of mechanical
dramas to finish the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour enduro in 16th place.
After starting the race from 22nd place on the grid, the Queensland duo
comfortably led their class (Production E) until a faulty crank angle
sensor forced their simPRO Astra VXR to the pits for repairs.
Entering pit lane in 15th position, the unscheduled stop was costly, with
13 laps passing before the team could get the boys back on the track and
back into the race.
"With a 12 hour endurance race you're either going to have a great day or a
really bad day, unfortunately for us the scales tipped toward the bad day,"
Chaz Mostert said.
"Overall it was a great experience though because it's not every day you
get to pump out 80 odd laps at Mount Panorama ... that sort of seat time
around here is so valuable and will be a real benefit when we come back
here in the simPRO V8 Supercar later in the year," he added.
With the simPRO Astra VXR nearly four-seconds faster than anyone else in their class,
Mostert and Walsh -- with the help of their third driver Gerard McLeod --
once again set about chasing down their competitors with great resolve.
"As Chaz said, a 12 hour race is always going to throw up all sorts of
problems you aren't always prepared for," Ash Walsh said.
"I had a ball out there today though -- I just did my job and put in some
consistent laps and tried to keep out of the way of the big boys," he
"The best thing is I now have over 70 laps under my belt here and feel like
I could drive it with my eyes closed -- prior to this weekend I'd never
raced here and my only training had been on our simulator, so to come away
knowing exactly how the track really is will be a great help when preparing
for Bathurst in October."
After nine hours of racing, the simPRO Astra VXR was still in contention
for second place in class E, but the car started to become a handful when
the ABS system started playing up and eventually the car started to decide
when it wanted to stop regardless of driver input.
"I went in a little too hot and hit a bump right where I tried to brake --
the ABS decided there wasn't enough load and pulled the pin on me, so for a
second there I had no brake pedal whatsoever which was a bit scary," he
Mostert found out that the tyre barriers at Forrest Elbow were there for a
reason, causing damage to the font right quarter but not enough to keep
them out of the race.
With another unscheduled stop for running repairs out of the way, the
simPRO Astra VXR returned to the mountain circuit back in 17th place and
the boys again set about clawing their way back up the order, but by now
the damage had been done and 16th outright and third in their class was
going to be the best they could hope for.
"It was a bit of a bugger that we ran into the issues we did today because
the car was really strong -- definitely the class leader -- but you can't
plan for the drama of a 12 hour race and add that to the fact that Bathurst
never, ever, gives you exactly what you want I think we did pretty well
today for a couple of rookies," Walsh concluded.
So now with more valuable Bathurst miles under their belts, Mostert and
Wash will pack up and head back to their headquarters in Yatala, for more
time on the simulator in preparation for the opening round of the 2011
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series which will be held at the Clipsal 500 in
Adelaide on March 17-20.
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"The Mighty" 1963 Ford Falcon at Pueblo
Gary Savage drives the Keith Davidson owned '63 Falcon at the Trans-Am
Invitational at Pueblo. Gary starts 3rd and finishes 1st with the Trans-Am
boys! Updates on other events can be found at: www.myspace.com/garysavage