3 laps at Texas Motor Speedway
A long time ago, my WONDERFUL wife bought me a 10-lap package with Team
Texas, where you get to drive a real NASCAR racecar around the same track
the real NASCAR drivers race on.
I've had the video of it for awhile, but it's about 150 MB... I finally
figured out how to cut out a portion of the file and made a clip of just
the three laps that were the most representative of the experience:
This was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on......
NASCAR Talladega lap
A lap with a driving school around Talladega on the OLD surface. Rough ride
at 170 mph in a Nextel cup car.
Lapping at Texas Motor Speedway with Team Texas
Laps in 650-HP Nextel Cup cars at Texas Motor Speedway - November 2, 2007
Instructors ride in the right seat - passing only allowed on the back
straight - speed controlled by the rev limiter. Team Texas runs a fun,
safe, thrilling program. www.TeamTexas.com
TMS: 1.5-mile asphalt tri-oval, 24 degree banking in the turns, 5 degrees
in the straights.
Last lap was 41.4 seconds for avg speed of 130.4 MPH. Brian Vickers holds
the current qualifying record at TMS (2006): 27.5 seconds for an avg speed
of 196 MPH.
What a hoot! Wanted to go faster!
Sorry for the quality of the video. The cars had worn analog VHS deck
recorders, which they transferred to DVD at a low resolution capture, which
was then uploaded to YT.
A higher resolution version is posted on my channel at www.Stage6.com -
search the tags for "SYTube5". You will need to download the free DivX
player and a high-speed broadband connection (or a lot of patience) helps -
but the quality is better. Enjoy!
#81 Nascar Thunder In-Car Race Footage Pt1
In car footage racing my old #81 Nascar Thunder car at Edmonton
International Raceway, 07. 30 Lap Feature. Part 1 of 2
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OClA9MFCMD8
"Team Texas" - NASCAR Fantasy Driving School
Here is a collection of clips from a day at "TEAM TEXAS" Driving School.
This is a "fantasy" event, where you can actually drive a retired former
NASCAR Nextel Cup race car.
A relative of mine participated, and I went along to document the day.
Spin after instuctor grabs my wheel
This video is from the Yellow group. So I am not a rookie. This was the
first event at this track and everyone had an instructor to show us the
layout. This in the first 10 laps on this track and I just forgot what was
coming and turned in late. I am not saying that the instuctor "caused the
spin". My car was out of shape, because I turned in late at turn 5 (now
renamed turn 4)at eagle's Canyon Raceway. But Its not the first time that
I have lost grip for one reason or another and have recovered from
situations far worse. So I am saying that he made it worse. The
instructor just seems to have panicked and made an error. Instructors are
Building the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 426
This is the build process of the aerodynamic (esp compared to the
opposition) AMT ERTL 1/25 scale 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. And yes, its
the third Mopar in a row - the next models up here will be Japanese...
The Daytona was Dodge's 1969 Nascar weapon, with which it generally outdid
everyone else, particularly as it had an aerodynamic nose section - making
the car a fair amount longer - and a wing more suitable to a plane... It
was generally unstoppable, particularly as it utilized drum brakes all
Due to outdoing the competition the car was soon outlawed by Nascar, but
not before Plymouth did a 'twin', the Superbird, which despite its similar
looks, did not share any bodyparts with the Daytona apart from the headlamp
This car's paintscheme was done intentionally to resemble the car from "Joe
Dirt", albeit how it would look restored - Shown also in the vid is a
General Lee that was done several years back - aside from the obvious
differences the two kits were VERY similar to build - well they were the
same car to begin with!!!
The soundtrack is Queen - "I'm in love with my car" (1975 - vocals by Roger