2010 thru 2011 Chin and Rezoom HPDE events at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.
2003 NB Miata #07
Shinsen Special Edition - Titanium Gray
2415 lbs with 180 lb driver and 3/8 tank
121 RWHP (Dynojet SAE adjusted), 116 RWT
P205/50ZR15 Hoosier SM6 Tires
Hawk HP Plus Pads
AiM Data Logger
2013 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park
Roger Miller and Ian James driving the #158 Multimatic/Ford Racing Boss
302R, Sponsored by Total Care Automotive and prepared and crewed by Dempsey
Racing. !!!Caution - this video is over 2.5 hours long!!! It is the full
race from an onboard camera.
BMW M3 at Barber Motorsports Park for BMWCCA O'fest 2011
Driving Barber Motorsports Park in my stock 1998 BMW M3. I'm running
Nitto-01 R comps tires and Hawk HT-10 brakes. Somewhere in the middle of
this run I pull a 1:50.37 lap which was probably my fastest of O'fest.
Barber is a great track and facility (Like all Alan Wilson tracks) I highly
recommend giving it a try if you're in the area.
ZNationals Track Day 2013 Barber Motorsports Park
Fastest Lap: 4m51sto 6m51s
My instructor Vesa was a champ and a very good sport. This video was
recorded on his GoPro.
This was the 3rd intermediate class session. I had foolishly decided to
keep my street pads on for the day. On the way to the starting line I had a
very vague pedal feel (fluid levels were fine but I had glazed the pads
during the last session). I was not sure at the start if I would even
complete a real lap or just pack in for the day. So the first lap is very
cautious and I don't really have a confident pace until well into the 5
minute mark. Because of this the whole session was spent finding a line
with constant speed and minimal braking. You can hear the brakes groaning
in the hard braking zones. I would say I had about 2/5 braking potential I
had in the first session. My only saving grace was my z1 two piece rotors
extending what little capability the pads had left through to the end.
The red flag was for a car (240sx I think) that had caught fire. The Driver
got out of the burning car and was OK.
And as far as the Cadillac CTSV, it seemed like every session I would come
up behind him. He had the straightaway speed and I had the cornering speed.
The precedent of the day was NO RACING so it was fun playing cat and mouse
with him and comparing car capabilities.
I want to thank:
My instructor Vesa for having the nerve to hop on the car with me even
though he knew the brakes and my common sense were failing. And then do it
again after this video for the pouring rain from Tropical Storm Karen in
the 4th session.
Al Aberson for taking me out between the 2nd and 3rd session and showing me
the line he likes to run... this helped me find a ton of speed and
smoothness (sessions 1&2 were a beat down on the car)... he really knows
the 370z like a dancing partner!
Bryan Settle for his insight in the classroom and for picking the amazing
Z1Motorsports for hosting the event, and for providing quality parts that
they have track tested and developed! - I have installed many of these on
my car, they have turned it into amazingly balanced machine it is. (see
below for mods) (Also the tune by Jon Parham is absolute gold..)
The fourth session was in the rain and much slower. I am awaiting a copy of
it from Vesa and will upload it when it comes in.
|| Z1: Post MAF Tubes + PCV, Power Mod, SS Lines, Silicone Hose Kit, Hood
Struts, 10mm/15mm Spacers, 25 Row Oil Cooler+ T.Plate, Motor Mounts, Two
Piece Rotors, Uprev || F.I. TDX CBE w/ 18" Res, NST Pulleys, Whiteline Rear
Diff Bushings, Nismo S-tune Sways, Swift Springs, Posiquiet Pads, Zspeed
Undershroud | White Akebonos by Mike the PowderCoater ||
S2000 Mid Ohio NASA HPDE 4-27-13
My First trackday in the S. It went pretty well no problems with the car,
even with a few mistakes...
Car: 2002 Honda S2000.
Wheels: Tirerack Motorsport CS3
Tires: Hancook RS3 255 45R17
Suspension: Tein Lowering springs, front Comptec adjustable sway bar.
Intake: AEM cold air
Exhaust: Comptech cat-back.