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.
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!
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
Jason Hart: 09/14 McLaren P1 TWS Delivery Texas World Speedway
A friend of mine decided to take delivery of his McLaren P1 at the track
and I must say I could not agree with him more. He ordered the car with the
5 point harnesses as he plans on using this P1 for what it was engineered
for, on track bliss!!! On the video is my first drive followed by 2 laps
done after the first lap. This car lives up to all the hype it now becomes
my favorite street car I have ever driven, previously it was the Porsche
Carrera GT...and I have driven many super cars over the years...Veyron included. I hope you enjoy
the video and there will be additional videos coming with all sorts of
camera angles. J
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.
Fastlane Z06 Corvette - Texas World Speedway (full run 2)
C6 Z06 Corvette from Fastlane. - Last Session
Full clip of a run at Texas World Speedway. Shot with a ChaseCam HD.
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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
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
My two Lotus Exige spins at MSR Houston CCW
2007 Lotus Exige S on Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec.
Both these spins occurred in the next-to-last lap of the last sessions of
my track days. Maybe you will learn something from my mistakes. I did, but
only after the fact.
The last was by far the most violent spin I've ever had. I became
disoriented and lost all track of which way my tires were pointing while I
was skidding on tarmac. Had I been able to suss out my direction of travel
and straightened the wheel while I had the wheels locked up, I would have
exited the track backwards instead of sideways, and considerably reduced
the risk of a roll-over.
Jason Hart: McLaren P1 New Texas World Speedway Track Record 1:45.837
This is a New Track Record at TWS for an OEM street tire, street legal,
showroom stock vehicle. Joey Todd who handles the record keeping was on
hand and verified the event, Thanks Joey. I must admit the Trofeo R's do
very well, but the pressure the P1 puts on them makes for a tidy lap or you
risk putting too much heat in them resulting in loss of lap time. The P1
hit a sustained peak G of 1.79 in Turn 7!!! Most impressive for a 245 front
tire even with the uphill compression of the car. I am beyond impressed
with the aero, drive train and overall engineering of this car. The point
which gets the most respect ahead of all others is the owners desire to
track this car with commitment...it is a great opportunity to be chosen and
trusted with such resources and for that I am also Thankful beyond words. I
hope you enjoy the video if you watch it...J
CMRA license race at TWS 10/21 GSXR 750
First Place in Mock Race while getting CMRA license with Lonestar at Texas
World Speedway. Front Brake pinch at turn 6 to avoid rear end in first lap.
Shaved a little off my shifter on turn 12.