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!
Track Daze Shenandoah Passing 911 GT3 & Turbo
Track Daze on Summit Point Shenandoah Saturday /16/09 Part 1. My 2001 Honda
S2000 in-car video of the 1st morning instructor session. I pass two
Porsche 911 GT3s and a turbo. My best
lap of the day was a 1:40.3 with a passenger.
RX-7 crash Summit Point
Me losing it in Turn 4 of Summit Point from point of view of the car behind
me. Luckily no one was hurt. Amazingly the car only suffered cosmetic
No Brakes! RX-7 at Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit
Mark saves the day on Summit Shenandoah in 2006. The vacuum check valve for
the brake Booster in the 3rd
generation "FD" Mazda RX-7 is known to fail open, leaving the driver with a
rock hard pedal after hard acceleration (no vacuum, you know). Mark dives
for the inside of the Training Loop turn to scrub off speed, and succeeds
brilliantly. No damage to car, driver, or passenger, though I did have to
check my shorts.
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.
BMW 135i at Summit Point Main on 03/02/14
A 2011 BMW 135i with DCT at Summit Point Main on 03/02/14.
Modifications: Dinan Stage 2 software, Dinan Stage 3 suspension, StopTech
Big Brake Kit, Pagid RS 29 brake pads, Castrol SRF brake fluid, Michelin
Pilot Super Sport tires (235/40ZR-18 front, 255/35ZR-18 rear on Apex EC-7
rims), Sprint Booster, Schroth
Club: BMW CCA, National Capital Chapter
Run Group: A (Advanced)
Session: #2 of 3 (Day 2)
Software: TouchScan, RaceRender 3