Sebring 2011 - SCCA Touring 2 Sunday Race
Race Group 6 (GT1, GT2, GT3, AS, T1, T2)
1. Brian Kleeman (Blue 350Z - camera car)
2. Richard Baldwin (Silver 350Z)
3. Bill Steinhoff (Orange 350Z)
4. Alan Kossof (White BMW)
2013 SCCA Runoffs, E Production
SCCA National Championship Runoffs
Sept. 22, 2013
1990 Mazda RX-7
Sponsors: CureSarcoma.org/Electromotive/Fuel Safe/Hoosier/Mazda
My transmission broke during the first qualifying session, leaving me with
only a warm-up lap as my qualifying time. I started 34th out of a field of
35. I passed 18 cars during the race, earning the Hard Charger award.
Moments of interest:
0:15 - the start, as i drive through a clout of transmission fluid.
10:00 - passing two cars in the Carousel.
15:35 - first gen. RX-7 stuffs it in the Kink.
16:20 - fixing the reverse lockout at 100mph.
21:00 - the car's still in the Kink. This seems dangerous for the workers.
25:13 - checking the mirror for the leaders, who I figure should be lapping
me (but never did).
32:00 - my dumb move of the race. I'm lucky I didn't take out the other
2013 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America
This is the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs H Production race as
seen from the #99 Toyota Yaris of Jason Isley. Started 5th, but it didn't
last long as things went bad in a hurry. In Turn 1 I received a hit in the
right rear corner from Chris Albin, who appeared to dip his right side
tires in the grass under braking, which knocked the alignment out of whack
- fortunately Road America is predominately right hand turns, and the car
still worked great in those, but the car picked up a big push in Turns 5, 6
and 8. At the same time two of the leaders, Tim Pitts and Jay Griffin, got
together just ahead of me. Luckily just as I recovered the car a gap opened
between the spinning cars, and I came out in 3rd place. However, a black
flag all reset the field to the previous order for the restart - back to
5th. About mid-point in the time shorten race things took a turn for the
worse, I had a run going down to Canada Corner and went for the outside at
Kettle Bottoms, Albin started to drift right, I went left and so did he. On
a prior lap I had passed him in the same place, on the left side, and I
guess he took notes and was not going to leave that door open again. The
hit killed the front of my car. With the front now flattened my top speed
was limited and the car began to overheat. Was happy to hold on for the 6th
and final trophy.
Road America - 2003 SCCA Pro Racing Spec Miata Cup
Without the help of a drafting partner, Webb still managed to post a time
that put him 18th on the grid for Sunday morning's race. By concentrating
on smooth driving and consistent lap times, Webb was able to make the most
of the short seven-lap race, finishing in 14th position, right behind San
Dimas Auto Racing teammates Andrew Fernandez and Johnny Kanavas.
2010 SCCA Runoffs GT3 Race
Jim Hargrove racing to 9th from last at the 2010 SCCA Runoffs. Electrical
problems kept shutting the engine off through the race, but I was able to
restart it each time by cycling the master swtich. Brand new 2010 Honda
Civic Coupe on debut at the Runoffs.
Ford GT40 Lapping at Sebring International Raceway (Onboard)
This is a 1966 GT40 model Mk.I doing some relatively low-speed test laps at
Sebring International Raceway's 12-hour long course. Filmed during a NASA
HPDE program, the car was in a mixed driver/vehicle group. Passing was
strictly limited to specific track locations and required a 'point by' from
the driver being passed. This car is Superformance chassis number
GT40P/2192 built in 2008,and is registered in the Safir GT40 and Shelby
Registries. This particular car was featured in the March 2009 edition of
Car & Driver magazine. GT40P/2192 was built by Pathfinder Motorsports,
which sells race-prepared continuation model GT40s for vintage racing and
for the street. For more info: www.GT40racing.com