March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in
Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6
nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much
more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their
workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track
Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride
height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided
track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step
I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would
not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit
the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full
throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the
right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I
think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson.
Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!!
Road Atlanta Corvette Z06 chasing MTI Z06
This was taken at Road Atlanta running with NASA on March 16, 2008. I am
driving a relatively stock C5 Z06 Corvette trying to keep up with a highly
modified MTI Corvette Z06. I was able to keep up in the corners, but it had
a lot of power to pull away on the straights. I am on Nitto 555R2 tires
that are now due for replacement. The owner of the MTI Z06 is a very nice
guy and has a very cool car. It was a lot of fun trying to keep up.
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
Proof that the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is unbreakable
On a SoCal runway used by General Patton to train soldiers for WWII, we
line up the turbo for the first of 50
back-to-back launches. Porsche's PR man called this test "abusive." We
think it's a fitting tribute to the 911's 50th anniversary. The turbo, however, does not do 50 launches. It does
61, because we get woozy from acceleration and lose count. Read the rest of
the story at http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/2014-porsche-911-turbo-s-65-7-roa0314
How To Piss Tailwagger Off
A less than pleasant experience with a driver who should know better. When
you point, mean it! This occurred during a PCA DE at Watkins Glen. For
those that dont know, and the comments page is full of them, the rules of
engagement are that there is no passing without a point. Once a point is
given it is the obligation of the lead driver to stay on line and slow if
necessary to safely manage the pass.
Lap at Road Atlanta in American Le Mans Series P1
The NameSilo-sponsored Autocon Lola BA06 runs a lap at Road Atlanta prior
to Petit Le Mans 2011. If you'd like your name or web address to appear on
this American Le Mans Series race car, register or transfer a domain at
VIR T1 brake failure wreck
My driver side front brake line rubbed the inside of the wheel, and
eventually failed right after I get into the brakes in T1. You can see me
check the brakes before the braking zone like I normally do, then I apply
the brakes at marker 5. They worked for a bit then the pedal hit the floor.
I tried pumping once and got nothing. After that I tried to downshift but
panicked too much and just yanked the ebrake. I put it back down and exited
the track going straight. The grass was still wet so I pulled the ebrake
again to get the car to turn around. Even with my HANS I had no desire to
hit the tire wall head on at the speed I was carrying. I could have stayed
on the pavement longer and gone off to the right, but the wall comes up
sooner there. Plus the car seems to have only suffered body damage from the
impact. I banged out some panels, refit the rear bumper, mounted my
Hoosiers and took first place in TTA at the end of this day. My neck was
sore the next day, but I think that was merely from sleeping in the back of
Idiot Driver Learns the rules of the road
Stuck in a 2 hour delay on I-20 near Dallas, Texas. Idiot Driver thinks he
will back 1/4 mile in the wrong direction in the emergency lane to the last
off ramp. Quickly learns what the lane was made for.