SVRA 2011 Watkins Glen All Datsun race start
Video from my Datsun 2000 during the start of the Datsun feature race at
the Glenora Vintage Grand Prix Sept. 8-11, 2011. That's Tom Bork blasting
past in turn 2 in his historic VIN #8 Datsun 240Z. Also good racing with
Peter Bauer's beautiful blue/white/red Datsun 510. I couldn't catch Joe
Maloy in his fast red ex-Shafer 2.5 TA 510. The double yellow came out and
I was glad as my car was overheating and I needed to back off. Nice to see
so many wonderful Datsuns on track. Thanks to the owners and SVRA.
SVRA @ Mid-Ohio best of racing video
We had a four person film crew at Mid-Ohio capturing the entire weekend on
video. We came away with some great footage, and even better stories. We
are in the process of putting it all together. This is just a sample of
some of the fantastic images that were captured.
2011 NASA National Championship Race Class PTA, Mid Ohio
Highlights: 1:58 Jason loops it exiting the keyhole.
2:04 I get hit in the left rear and nearly T-bone Jason in the door.
3:55 Close call with the PTA C4 exiting the keyhole losing two positions
in the process.
4:10 Pass for 3rd position.
4:40 Pass Mark entering Thunder Valley for 2nd position.
5:20 Massive slide through T1 as rain started to fall on that part of the
8:45 The leader and I somehow manage not to touch through the carousel.
9:45 Pass for the lead in China Beach.
12:30 Thanks Oli !!
20:25 My spotter Kevin Harvey lets me know my lead is rapidly shrinking as
the track begins to dry. Gotta push harder!
23:20 Check mirrors. Holy crap they caught me in a hurry. Jason and Mark
battle for 2nd as I'm able to gap them using traffic.
26:30 Nearly lost it in T1 as rain begins to intensify.
27:05 Jason is coming like a bat out of hell with Mark in tow (I could
really use all 8 of those cylinders right about now).
28:10 Jason gets an unbelievable run through T1, passes 3 cars and latches
on to my rear bumper.
28:38 I'm a sitting duck as we drag race down the long back straight.
Somehow I manage to avoid the pass into China Beach. Gotta Go!!!
29:25 Use the Miata as a pick.
31:45 Jason closes the gap once again (with ease) and gets a huge run out
of turn 1. It's pouring in the Keyhole now and the outside line is the only
chance of finding any grip. Jason chooses the inside line and spins.
35:00 Checkered flag!!
Old Racing Footage
Not sure where I got this video from but it has some cool vintage racing in
Sights and Sounds from the Vintage Gran Prix @ Mid-Ohio
Mid-Ohio Sports car course Vintage Grand Prix 2011, this is just a
compilation of clips I gathered during my visit. Its just simply sights and
sounds of the weekend. Hope you enjoy.
If you would like to see some still shots I got please visit my flickr page
The PASS at Tower Turn! This one's for you, Bruce Sutherland!
The culmination of a great dice with Bruce Sutherland in Chip Halverson's
Yard Racing Chevron B36. A little stumble through the long double apex left
Turn 11 and I was able to draw alongside the OUTSIDE of the entry of Tower
Kudos to Bruce, a big thanks to Ben Sinnott for allowing me to drive and to
Dave Handy and the crew at SascoSports for great prep!