Fast hands avoid a Lotus Exige spin at Texas World Speedway (TWS)
An aggressive entry into Turn 8 puts me off-line after correcting the oversteer, and I consequently early apex Turn 9 at about 75 mph.
I think this list here covers all the mistakes that led up to the near spin:
1. I allow myself to be distracted by my instructor describing something.
2. I'm aggressive on Turn 8 with some entry oversteer.
3. After correcting, I fail to notice that I'm out of position: I'm to the right of my usual line.
4. Still distracted, I start turning in using my usual reference point instead of adjusting and braking for being closer to the apex.
5. This makes me miss the apex by about 3 or 4 feet, and on a trajectory that will make me leave the track around where the oval track intersects. Realizing this, I add more steering instead of reducing speed.
6. Mayhem ensues.
It was quite a challenge to keep the car from spinning. As if it weren't enough that I didn't have any throttle for the duration, my foot actually found the brake halfway through, which made the rear even lighter. However, the braking did also slow the car down, allowing me to finally collect it at about 35mph.
That blue bendy thing flailing around in the bottom left of the screen is my leg trying to find the gas pedal.
BMW M3 vs Lotus Elise at TWS
From the last session at TWS during the March 2011 PCA Texas Two Step Club
Race and HPDE. Its always a lot of fun to mix it up with comparable car
A Little Oversteer on Track in a Lotus Elise.
Another great Morrisport track day at Mission Raceway. Unfortunately the
weather didn't want to cooperate! This was my last session of the day and
the ambient temperature seemed to drop dramatically with the increased
rain. Tires were dead cold and giving almost zero feedback. With each lap
in this particular heat the track was getting wetter and wetter such that
every time you entered a corner it was a whole new (lower) level of grip
compared to the previous lap. This forced us to back right off and try to
stay smooth. Here I lift early for turn 4 and turn-in but can't feel a
thing through the wheel; I hit the slick curbing and the tail stepped out.
(I notice the Elise -at least on R888's- exhibits this trait where all that
wonderful steering "feel" drops off sharply with cold temps, even in the
dry). I'll post some video from the dryer sessions as well where we got to
charge a little harder!
Red Group The Driver's Edge Texas World Speedway May 2011
First dry session in new ACR Viper at TWS. Red Run Group. Not the fastest
session of the weekend. Got out late in the session. The Driver's Edge
Saturday May 21, 2011. Missed a few shifts during the session. M3, GT-R,
Porsche GT-3, ACR-X (Green). Thrown off a few laps from the M3 sliding and
hitting the rev limiter (all me). Letting the faster ACR-X by broke up the M3 and Porshe
combo so I could get through. All laps posted for the passenger. Look for
faster laps from the weekend.
Will post them soon.
Nissan GT-R @ TWS CCW May 22, 2011 using Race-Keeper
I borrowed another GT-R's 18" race wheels and heavily worn slicks and got
to demo the race-keeper datalogger unit and it spit out this video. Sadly
the in-car camera broke off its mount so I covered it up with the gauges...
Bad driving by me but it was my first session ever on slicks..
Oh and that clunk you hear on turn 1 is my front end bottoming out due to
my car getting lowered from the race wheels. I couldn't hear it from my
position. It was so bad on one lap I lost control of the car for a moment
and ended up on the infield grass briefly..
CTS-V Crash at Texas World Speedway
This is what happens when your brembo brakes fail on the back straight of
TWS going Clockwise. Nov 2010 during the Drivers Edge driving event.
Car is a 2004 Cadillac CTS-V with LS6
kooks long tubes and high flow cats
custom Hp tuners tune
ground control coil over conversion 600/650 psi
hotchkiss sway bars
race brake pads
specter cradle bushings
bmr pinion support
bmr trailing arms
Nissan GT-R Vs Audi R8 vs Lamborghini Gallardo vs Lotus Exige
Super Sports Class Tsukuba 5 Laps Battle
Audi R8 vs Nissan GTR vs Lamborghini Gallardo vs Lotus Exige
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 -560ps- K.Tsuchiya
Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro -525ps- N.Hattori
Nissan GTR by Shadow Sports "Shadow GT-R" -490ps- M.Kageyama
Audi R8 4.2 V8 FSI quattro -420ps- S.ARA
Lotus Exige 260 Cup -260ps- T.Kinoshita
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Cobra vs Lotus Exige
Texas World Speedway 03/29/08 during the SVTOA Meet. Video taken from a
Lotus Exige S.
The guy in the Orange 2003 Cobra is a friend of mine and this is both our
first time at TWS. We had quite a good time following each other during
Ferrari 430 Challenge car at Texas World Speedway
Here is a longer version of SW's Ferrari 430 Challenge car going around the
track. Such a nice sounding car.
This video was from a track day on 5/21/2011
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1995 IMSA Endurance Championship Texas World Speedway
1995 IMSA Endurance Championship Texas World Speedway. These videos were
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