Wild Racing Action - 2013 June Sprints - Spec Racer Ford
Follow the Craftlogic Racing Spec Racer Ford piloted by Denny Stripling
through a crazy race including a botched start, a lap 1 wreck, a run from
13th to 1st, and some last lap chicanery (contact) costing me a shot at the
win. Never a dull moment at Road America with SRF's!
Make sure you watch in 1080p on the largest screen possible. Enjoy!
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
2014 IMSA Testing at Sebring
Cars from the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing at Sebring
International Raceway on February 20, 2014 in preparation for the upcoming
12 Hours of Sebring.
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.
June Sprints 2013
After two green flag laps, there was a full course caution, followed by a
35 minute black flag to clean up oil, followed by a 4 lap sprint race to
2013 June Sprints in a 1.6L Spec Miata
Fun at the June Sprints in the #73Mazda! Car had a bad brake master
cylinder. Brake bias would change from front to rear during the braking
zones. Plenty of rear bias on initial braking then massive front bias on
turn in. Missed the setup for the race, but had fun at Road America!
In qual didn't have any dance partners. No one wanted to draft with a 1.6.
Disappointing start in P16 without a draft. Great fun in the race moving
up a few spots before the 1.8L '99s eventually swallowed us up slowly lap
by lap. P12 finish of 48 spec miatas - 40 of 48 were '99s. Top finishing
old gen NA car. Best race lap .5 off top '99 car lap. Great fun!
2013 Runoffs F Production In Car
On board Eric Prill's #7 Jesse Prather Motorsports/Hoosier Tire/Hawk
Performance Mazda Miata at the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs held
Sept. 21, 2013 at Road America. Thanks to the aforementioned sponsors, and
also Mazdaspeed, Motul, OS Giken and Electromotive. Shot with GoPro HERO3
and HERO2 cameras. Data by AiM. Data sync gradually goes off by the end not
2013 June Sprints F Production Race
In-car video from Eric Prill's F Production class Jesse Prather
Motorsports/Hoosier Tire/Hawk/Motul Mazda Miata at the 2013 Weathertech
June Sprints SCCA US Majors Tour race. Started from class pole and battling
the blue and orange Miatas for the class lead (other cars around us in the
next class up). Broken suspension ended race on lap 11. Shot with a GoPro
HERO3 (front) and HERO2 (rear).