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.
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
"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.
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