Driver: Brandon Droese
Car: 1985 Rx7 (bone stock except headers/Exhaust)
The rx7 has 113hp... wish I had a little more HP as you will see when I get on a straight.. mixed it up with a Sabra, Devin Special, and a Ferratsun
Restoring to Racing Condition | Car Crazy
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HSR West Willow Springs March 10, 2012
Car: Orange 1985 Mazda Rx7 (bone stock 12a w/ headers)
Driver: Brandon Droese
This was my second race at willow and it was fun. I almost had that Alpha
but my rear end got really tail happy and I let off. I beat him on sunday
though! On a sadder note one of the drivers #90 green Porsche 911, Patric
Paternie, passed away from a heart attack moments after the finish of the
race. Rest in peace Patric.
Laguna Seca qualifying.wmv
HSR-West/VSCCA event at Laguna Seca 2011. This was my first vintage race
and my first time driving Laguna Seca.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 - Auto Club Speedway
This was a driving experience that my wife bought me for my birthday. The
Lamborghini feels like a special car but it took me a while to get
confident on a track. I was embarrassingly slow at first. This was the
first car out of the two I would drive. I would choose the Ferrari over the
Lamborghini if I could ever afford one.
Note: I really only start using full throttle around 5:50. I'm much better
when I get into the Ferrari after this one. It sounds nice around 7:15
ca speedway svra final race
Final race at Auto Club Speedway SVRA and VARA B Sedan. Not my finest
performance but damned fun nonetheless. DNF in the qualifying race put me
at the back of the pack during this final race. I'm in my 1969 Datsun 510.
The Sabra | Car Crazy
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HSR-West - Auto Club Speedway June 26th, 2011 - BOSS & Formula 2.0 Trophy Race - Martin Reinhardt
On board video: #16 Martin Reinhardt - Formula Renault 2.0
HSR-West - 10th S. Calif. Festival at the Auto Club (California) Speedway -
June 24th - June 26th, 2011
Group 4 - Sunday's Trophy Race Formula 2.0 & Atlantic + BOSS Super Cup
The events at Auto Club (California) Speedway in Fontana are always fun and
are spectator events. We had 24 entrants in Group 4 for the Formula 2.0
Challenge and BOSS Super Cup. The track was a bit slower this year at least
for me, maybe it was due to the track condition and higher temperatures. My
fastest lap in 2010 was a: 1:40.62 and this year's during the qualifying
race a 1:41.64.
- Saturday I qualified 12th for the Qualifying Race. During the Qualifying
Race (#1) I finished 6th overall / 3rd in class. The other two Formula
Atlantics in F9/A class are much faster cars, but I still enjoyed battling
with the other cars in my class. For some reason, the run sessions were cut
short to only 9 laps.
- Sunday for the Trophy Race (#2) I started 6th on the grid and finished
8th overall / 3rd in class. There were cones in the middle of the track
which could have cost a couple of 10s per lap - first one in turn 19, then
3, 18 and 6. This race was cut short by 10 minutes for reasons unknown to
me. Overall it was a great weekend and it's always fun the see my racing
friends at the track again. :-)
After the summer break, the next event will be the Formula Festival at
Willow Springs International Raceway.
Note: This on-board video was shortened to fit on YouTube. Speed is
accurate based on GPS in Km/h.
Spec E30 at Spring Mountain
Patrick Vogel driving a1989 325is built by Vogel Boys Racing for E30 spec
This is our first test run in this car at Spring Mountain Ranch Pahrump NV
3.5 mile course
Driver: Patrick Vogel Passanger: Sunny Vogel
HSR-West - Auto Club Speedway 2010 - Trophy Race - BOSS & Formula 2.0
It was another fun and well run HSR West racing weekend.
But not without problems for me, as on Friday I didn't get much track time
due to a leak from the right side radiator. Luckily the radiator held for
the rest of the weekend after repairing the leak using epoxy and letting It
dry overnight. :-)
Saturday went much better as I qualified 7th out of 25 and finished 7th
during the qualifying race (Race 1). Sunday morning during the warmup I ran
my my best lap time of the weekend a 1:40.62 while chasing Dino Bruno in
his Formula Renault. For the trophy race (Race 2) I was gridded 7th again,
but I missed the start (wrong gear). After a couple of laps I managed to
gain back a few positions, but later spun while avoiding a spinning
Formula Atlantic in turn 9 :-). Then received a black flag for passing
under yellow in turn 12. It was very close, but the black flag was later
removed from my records based on video evidence. It was fun passing cars
starting from the back for the rest of the race, but I only managed to get
back to 11th.
It's a bit unfortunate as the judgment from the corner worker and the spin
affected my results. But that's part of racing, I still had a great time
and I am looking forward to do better at the next event at Willow Springs.
Note: Sorry for the oil and dirt on the camera lens :-) The video was
shorten to 10 minutes to fit on YouTube.