TRD Ferguson - ChumpCar - Road America - October 20, 2013
Here's TRD Ferguson's start of the race on Sunday. We were able to move through the field pretty well until our brakes started fading pretty badly. The stock brake system isn't really able to handle the speeds produced by our new engine. At least a brake upgrade will make a nice winter project :)
Blue Bayou ChumpCar Build Time Lapse
After our previous Nissan 240SX was wrecked
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLbxm4S5sAo), we built another one. The
time lapse starts after the roll cage was installed and painted, and spans
18 days of building. I had a GoPro camera taking pictures every 10 seconds
while building, and took over 62,000 pictures taking over 230 Gb of data.
Road America LeMons, August 2012, Ryan Roberson, Skid Marks Racing
Day two, 1st stint. Lots of wheel-to-wheel racing with Launcha Splatos,
Dirty Rat Trap Racing, and Shitbox Racing.
11:55 first catch of Launcha Splatos (we race back and forth through the
1st 75 minutes of the stint, usually catching them exiting the carousel,
and then getting passed on the back straight!)
31:00 first run-in with Dirty Rat Trap (spent the next eight laps trying to
keep them behind me; fast car in a straight line, needed help in the
braking zones/corners; someone eventually figured it out as their quickest
lap killed SMR's)
43:10 into T1; contact with DRTR. Watch the carousel for the next 8-10
53:40 first wheel-to-wheel with Shitbox Racing; DRTR still around!
57:55 finally pass DRTR for good
59:59 around Shitbox Racing (good/clean driving by the way!)
L17 1:02:16 SMR's quickest lap of the race
L22 T1: Launcha Splatos around us again, and then us around them again in
L23 main straight, LS around us again and stay just ahead of us for the
rest of the stint (I think we pitted within a lap of each other...)
L25: 1:27:25 what about the blend line coming out of the pits!!!
L27: running on fumes and taking it easy (last lap)
Chump Car at Road America, Oct 20, 2013, Hollywood, Sunday Race Start, Front Facing
Green Flag drops at 7:44. The first 7+ minutes is a 2 wide formation lap.
Sunday start of the 2013 Chumpionship race at Road America. This was a
continuation of Saturdays Race. The race starts in heavy fog and damp
conditions. It's also damn cold and my hands are not happy. Should have
worn that second pair of gloves again like during the April RA race. It's
too bad the GoPro craps out, as Emitlaer, Mayhem and myself battle it out
the entire stint, turning pretty consistent 2:56-2:57 lap times with Mayhem
and I catching back up to the Realtime car and battling hard until they pit
for what I believe is a bad wheel bearing. Mayhem (Brent driving) also has
a couple epic slides through turn 1 that would have been spectacular in HD.
I have a few very close calls during the heat of battle. @11:20 #197 and I
almost trade paint. @25:35 and again @26:26 #421 gives me the chopper.
@33:00 we go three wide entering turn 5 and have a "moment". The local
yellow @ 13/14 (34:45) slows the pace a bit and spaces us out for a short
Road America Track Day 2012 - Z06 Corvette In Car
Z06 Corvette in car video taken from a Road America track day. The track
was rented by the Northwoods Shelby Club and this was my first time driving
on the Road America track. The Z06 is completely stock with the original
Goodyear runflats (terrible tires) and has Hawk pads. Enjoy
Chump Car 24 hours of Lemons
The Chump Car and 24 hours of Lemons is a race series that the most you can
spend on your race Car is $500..a very cool and affordable way to go
racing...my Friend Rich at European Auto Garage goes over his race Car with
me in this video and explains a little about how to get into it...very
cool...check it out