Team Falken Tire's strong run at Road America came to a disappointing end this afternoon, resulting in the team's first DNF of the 2012 American Le Mans Series race season. Riding the momentum of two consecutive top-four finishes, the Falken Porsche looked to be fiercely competitive at the 14 turn, 4.08 mile road course.
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)
Can-Am Racing Cars in Action - McLaren M8F, Ferrari 712, Matra MS670, March 717 and more!
Qualifying and Race 1 highlights from the Can-Am Interseries Revival at
Brands Hatch. Also featuring Touring cars from the 1970's (bit of an odd
mix considering the speed differences!) Great noise. Please see my other
videos featuring Race 2 and a McLaren M8F close up!
Race start at 11:20. It was red flagged shortly after the end of this video
due to a serious accident.
See part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEuKouXXAdA
Formula One at Road America
Here is an onboard video from the 2012 KIC at Road America. The car is a
1997 Jordan with with a Judd engine instead of the Peugeot that it used in
the actual Grand Prix. This was our first weekend with with the car and
were astounded with the performance. There were a few bugs as expected but
we got everything worked out. In front of me is my dad running a Benetton
F1 from the same year, with the same engine. Keep in mind this is not a
professional event, nor am I a professional driver. The only goal was to
have fun and keep the car in once piece. Enjoy!
PORSCHE 917 Can Am Championship Winning Race Car
First turbo charged race car from
Porsche, crushed competition of the day. Driven by George Follmer and Mark
Donohue for Penske Racing. Sold at auction in Monterey, California in 2012
for $5 million. DP Jeff Regan, Gaffer Joseph Farfone, Editor Phil Yunker
Can-Am Cars 2008-Monterey Historics
1966-74 Can-Am cars racing at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Lots
of action at the Corkscrew. Bobby Rahal goes from last to first in the
Steed Lola T310. "Unbelievable".
Can-Am Racing Cars in Action (Part 2) 1080p HD
Extended highlights from Race 2 of the Can-Am Interseries Revival at Brands
Hatch. Also featuring touring cars from the 1970's (big speed differences
between them and the Can-Am cars!) Great noise. Please see my other videos
featuring Qualifying, Race 1 and a McLaren M8F close up!
See Part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIxT6IrfT4Y