Autobahn CC Joliet, IL. 29 Mar 13
Full Course with Hooked on Driving.
This is all I got out of my GoPro. I had better laps after this but the GP
did not record them as it was acting up, AGAIN.
CGI Explains the Driving Line at GingerMan Raceway
CGI Motorsports Director Phil Mirenda gives turn-by-turn commentary on the
driving line at GingerMan Raceway using the extended course configuration.
He is driving a Mustang GT,
which is unfortunately an automatic transmission.
Visit www.gingermanraceway.com for more GingerMan greatness.
Cadillac V-Series Performance Lab. 10/18/12 @ Palm Beach International Raceway
CTS-V Coupe in the rain at the V-Series Lab. This was an amazing
experience. Cadillac has truly out done themselves with this marketing
campaign. They let you go all out in some of the best vehicles on the
This was a fun 2 laps in the rain with some passing so you can see what
this event is really like. You get to drive the cars very hard. It's a
Cadillac V-Series Driving Lab @ COTA - Dec 2012
This is a few laps in a Cadillac CTS-V coupe during a Cadillac V-Series
Driving Lab held at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) during the weekend
of Dec 7-9, 2012. I ran in the morning group on Friday, Dec 7th, so AFAIK
my run group was the first batch of "outsiders" to drive @ COTA following
the Formula1 debut of the track in November.
The V-Series Driving Lab was a very cool event, particularly because of it
being held @ COTA. I've got quite a bit of track time in my 2005 CTS-V, so
running on the newest world-class motorsports venue in the world in a newer
V was an opportunity I couldn't pass up! There were 3 stages to the Driving
Lab. (1) An auto-cross type setup with a 0-60 "drag strip", stop box,
evasive lane change, and slalom. This segment was done in the new Cadillac
ATS with the 3.6L V-6 and automatic transmission. (2) A familiarization
session on the track in either a CTS-V sedan or wagon (I drove a wagon).
The instructor did the first lap to show each driver the line, then pulled
back into the pits, swapped positions, and then the driver went out for a
couple laps. (3) An additional session on the track in a CTS-V coupe set up
with cameras and GPS and g sensors. Since we had already been out on the
track once, the instructor did not do a familiarization lap, so each driver
got another 3 hot laps in. Apparently there were a few manual transmission
CTS-Vs in the mix, but both of the cars I drover were automatics, and I
didn't bother trying to mess with the shift buttons on the back of the
Interspersed with the driving sessions were tech / advertising sessions
with presenters from Cadillac and Cadillac's various partners on the ATS
and CTS-V (Brembo, Recaro, and Michelin). The Brembo session was the most
informative, as the representative recognized the knowledge level of the
group and let us ask more technical questions (rather than him just giving
us his "standard" spiel).
Each of the instructors I had in the cars with me was friendly and
experienced (they all had racing experience at various levels). Andy
Pilgrim from the Cadillac Racing Team was on hand to show off the
championship-winning CTS-V coupe race car and to answer questions. I've met
him at a previous Cadillac event and he was once again very approachable
and knowledgeable. All in all, it was a fantastic event, and very well run
by the Cadillac folks. If you have the opportunity to get to a V-Series
Driving Lab, I highly recommend it! Just sign up at
http://www.cadillacvserieslab.com/ to find events near you (or, fly 1500mi
to get to an awesome track, like I did!).
BMW M3 Chasing Ferrari 458 Italia & Porsche Cayman 2012 Gingerman FCA
Instructor Harris A. Edwards, Jr. PDQuick justing having a blast at the
Ferrari Car Club of America High Performance Driving Education School
chasing a Porsche Cayman and Ferrari Italia 458 around Gingerman Raceway.
Another great day at the track with friends and instructing them on how to
better understand their wonderful machines. Video shoot from inside of
Instructor Harris' BMW M3 2003 with a iPhone 4s.
Gingerman Raceway, Lotus Exige S, AutoInterests HPDE, Ryan Roberson
Laps from my last session of the day at Gingerman Raceway with
AutoInterests. It was my first time with my track car at Gingerman,
although I've got quite a few laps at the track LeMons racing. T10B was
completely new, as we haven't run that circuit in LeMons. Tires are
R888's, shot. New tires coming for my next HPDE. I wish I had a rear
facing camera because the Z06 was all over me! Nice driving on his part.
My front's started giving up, and it was tough to keep running with him for
the last couple of laps! Great day; great group.
Quick lap of the session, lap 3 (1:53).
Crashing a Si in the Sand at Gingerman Raceway
Wangtoberfest 2011 - I decided to let my buddy drive my 2007 Civic Si
around Gingerman Raceway, and he decided to park it in the sand. As you can
hear, my 235 tires were making love to my fenders all day...