1:18.515 lap time @ NASA TT Trial 8 - MSR Cresson 1.7 CCW
This is my fastest lap at MSR Cresson during the NASA Time Trials on March 15th, 2009. The track was very "green" this weekend because of lots of rain so I was surprised to do this well. I also started losing my tires and you can hear a lot of squealing going on. Hopefully this video will have sound. ;) With a good track, tires and proper pressures, 1:17s are likely.
MSR Cresson 1.7 CCW Apex Driving Academy Instructor Session
A COLD and VERY WINDY day on March 21, 2010 out at MSR, this is a session
being picked up right after I let the other instructor in his C2 on Hoosier
R6s by as I was still warming up my tires. After that I try my butt off to
match his pace or catch him.
My fastest time of the day, timed with the Max Q data iPhone app was a
I suffer still from some understeer mainly at Horse shoe and Wagon Wheel,
and the wind was actually blowing me off line in Boot hill and Tombstone,
but overall I think I drove around the issues alright for the most part.
Buzzard neck seems to be getting more bumpy too.
Pat Long Porsche GT3 Cup Motorsport Ranch Cresson CCW
June 2013 Pat Long drives my 2006 Porsche GT3 on the 1.7 CCW track at
Motorsport Ranch Cresson TX. I am riding along. He is very smooth! Notice
the #72 Park Place Porsche GT3 Cup enters the track and race is on! K
The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand
Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris
Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren
Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps
the definition of the modern day hypercar.
Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the
pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past
15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.
Goldwing Harley Cruiser Class P1: MSR Cresson TX 11/4/12
Panther Creek H.O.G. riders discuss their experience and the benefits of
attending a Ride Smart class.
Thanks to many "Big Bike" owners - Ride Smart now has a new class for
Goldwing, Harley, and Cruiser Owners (GHCO) that is tailored to their
Many GHCO riders are self taught or have attended a Motorcycle Safety
Foundation school and then set out on their own to continue their
"education" while riding on our public streets and highways - so far so
The shortcomings of being self-taught is the lack of accurate feedback.
Although MSF training is a great first step, the training takes place on a
parking lot and not in the real world of normal highway speeds, traffic,
inertia, and surprises.
For the past 10 years, Ride Smart has been helping Texas motorcyclists
learn how to ride smarter -- and thus safer and in control. This year, more
and more GHCO riders have discovered the value of our school and have begun
to sign up and attend Ride Smart Motorcycle School's on-track motorcycle
training. Over and over we have been asked to develop a new and specific
curriculum for the purpose of helping GHCO become better riders.
Though we have had GHCO riders with our normal classes, our first dedicated
class was held August 18, 2012 and was a great success. The class consists
of classroom material followed by on-track riding and coaching, repeated
throughout the day. The class starts at 9 am and runs through 5 pm with a
lunch break -- and lunch is provided by the school. We invite all GHCO
riders to join us on November 4 at Motorsports Ranch, Cresson, TX.
Do you - or a friend of yours - ride a cruiser? Then sign up for our next
Wing-Cruiser-Harley Class and learn the concepts and skills of riding these
special bikes on Texas streets and highways.
The concepts and skills you will develop could easily save your life.
For more information contact Dave: firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 469-9491 or
Porsche IROC -vs- 993 -vs- Corvette at MSR Texas
Here are a few laps chasing the IROC Porsche 911.... Myron has a wonderful
Blue 911 Machine. Myron is along for the ride while Doug at the wheel for
the first time. The NVR-E-NUF Gang Has A Ton Of Fun together at MSR!!!!!
The IROC Porsche is Fast, Doug is getting a feel.... And it is all fun. My
Nephew, Jimmy, is riding along, and this pace is a bit unsetteling. We lay
down a 1:25 & change on the 1.7 CCW at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas.
Check it Out....
MSR Cresson 3.1 2:26.73 Quick Lap
My quickest timed lap (2:26.73s) at MSR Cresson 3.1 CCW Drivers Edge HPDE.
Four of us went out together. Me in GTR with my brother (also GTR owner) as
passenger, friend in another GTR, instructor in Porsche GT3, and friend in
Porsche 996TT - a we went after it. Great fun! Two of the quickest
straights had water running across them, which made it extra exciting on
My two Lotus Exige spins at MSR Houston CCW
2007 Lotus Exige S on Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec.
Both these spins occurred in the next-to-last lap of the last sessions of
my track days. Maybe you will learn something from my mistakes. I did, but
only after the fact.
The last was by far the most violent spin I've ever had. I became
disoriented and lost all track of which way my tires were pointing while I
was skidding on tarmac. Had I been able to suss out my direction of travel
and straightened the wheel while I had the wheels locked up, I would have
exited the track backwards instead of sideways, and considerably reduced
the risk of a roll-over.
MSR Houston CCW in Lotus Exige annotated with instructor comments.
Turn 1 advice: 1m09s
Launch advice: 2m33s
Car control: 4m27s
Avoiding lead car: 4m48s
7/10s while instructor talking: 5m20s
Max Lateral Gs: 6m35s
Black flag: 6m51s
Reentering safely: 7m35s
Exit strategy: 9m33s
Waving off a pass: 11m07s
Bus stop advice: 11m18s
Left foot braking: 11m55s
Pit straight advice: 12m05s
This was from my third yellow session at MSR Houston on Sunday. I
requested an instructor to help correct any bad habits I might have
developed earlier in the day in my solo sessions. David kindly obliged.
Do stay off the alligator strips. They knock things (such as wheel liners)
In-car dialog constructed from memory.
green text: narration
yellow text: me
white text: instructor
red text: grid marshall
Tires: Dunlop Direzza Z1 StarSpec
Data Acquisition: AIM Solo. Video: GoPro Hero2 HD. Overlay: DashWare.
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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
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