Track Daze Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit May 16-17 2009
Track Daze HPDE event on Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit, May 16-17 2009. ( trackdaze.com )
Some highlights from my weekend with bloopers at the end.
The car is a 1993 Mazda RX-7 Twin turbo, mostly stock with reliability modifications. It is still running on 17 year old OEM suspension with street tires. It runs at stock Boost levels on the original turbos and a stock motor. Brake hardware is original with Hawk DTC-60 race pads, which by the way, I am very impressed with. Despite its age, the car still holds its own against much newer hardware.
The crash on the wet skidpad was caused by the ABS system which prevents the car from stopping quickly in a spin. The car sustained no damage and the ABS was subsequently disabled so more skidpad and track fun was had by all ;)
Thanks to the Track Daze staff for putting on an excellent event and thanks for watching!
TCUSA at Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit
My favorite session of the weekend, lapping with friends. Kevin, Roger,
DaveP, ChrisP, George, JeffW, and others have appearances in this video.
Best lap was a 1:39, but after seeing how the yellow BMW takes the turns at
Pit In/Out, the data says I could have gone a couple tenths quicker!
14-Aug-2011 TCUSA Summit Point Shenandoah with Michel LAbbe
A short session of lead-follow on the Shenandoah Circuit of Summit Point.
The in-car video from Michel's car can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZPAD833CRE This was the first session
where I experiment with a really tight line through turns 18 and turn 1,
the slowest corner on the track. Saves 0.3 secs and you can see how good
it works compared to the "traditional" line through there.
The Vette is a 2006 base coupe LS2 making 375rwhp. Long tube headers, high
flow cats, and Corsa Sport Exhaust.
Penske double adjustable racing shocks with dual rate coil over springs.
AP Racing brakes. Kirkey Race seats. Swap seats, tires and brake pads and
it's back to being a daily driver. Drove it to work two days after the
Summit Point weekend in fact.
Big HPDE Crash at Pocono East Course Driving School on 5/5/06
Inexperienced driver in an Evo loses control when he takes two tires off
the racing surface and overcorrects. Slams into a NSX and G35 that were on
pit road waiting to go out in the next session. My brother and I were the
first two cars that DID NOT get hit...missed his front bumper by about 18
inches. Track officials staged cars way to close to the track and should
have kept us behind the wall until after session was completed.
Fortunately, no one was hurt bad. More than $60k in damage to the three
cars! After the wreck happens there are a few expletives (i.e holy s**t!,
holy sh**t!, holy sh**t!)...my apologies for leaving them in...couldn't
figure out how to edit audio track.
RX-7 reliability and you
Explore the basics of Mazda RX-7 reliability. Great video for beginners to
understand the initial steps when buying a used twin turbo RX-7.
Mazdaspeed 3 - Laguna Seca Raceway w/ NCRC - 11/01/10
Dunlop Z1 Star Specs - 235/40/18
Koni FSDs Shocks
Hawk DTC-60 Front Pads
Stock everything else!
November 5th 2010 @ NCRC
Solo Group 4th Session
Laguna Seca Raceway @ Monterey, California
First time at Laguna Seca, here are a couple of flying laps from one of the
later sessions. I'm leaving plenty of time left on the track, gotta work on
a few of the turns here. The car did well, surprisingly neutral. I'm making
lots of little adjustments throughout a few corners, the most obvious of
which was at Turn 5 at 10:30 in the video, and I missed the apex
Lots of traffic but everyone was pretty good about point-bys later in the
day. Tons of cool cars out there, looking forward to my next event here!