A couple of laps around the Autobahn Country Club at the TrackDaze event on September 12th, 2009. This was my first time here, and also the first time using a GoPro Hero wideangle camera. I mounted it to the front bumper to get a different view, and while the effect is kinda cool I think its hard to get a feel for the track layout. Anyway it was a great event and if I hadn't destroyed a rotor and developed a Boost leak I would have been back for more the next day :)
Autobahn Country Club - Session 3 - Group A
Third session of the day at the Autobahn Country Club, running the full
course layout. The car is a stock Mazda RX8 R3. This was the last recorded
session, my camera's battery died shortly after this. Recorded October 3,
2011 at the Hooked on Driving event. Video recorded with a GoPro HD. Audio
recorded with a Zoom H1 Handy Recorder.
VSCDA Blackhawk 2013 Formula Vee: Chase Edit
Bill Griffith and I enjoyed some good racing during the VSCDA Blackhawk
Vintage Classic. Bill sent me the footage from his GoPro and I've edited
the two races into this "chase edit" featuring our back n' forth battles
from each of our car's perspectives.
Check out Bill's other race videos by searching YouTube for "Bigger Hammer
Racing". Thanks for the footage Bill, hope we see you at the track again
VSCDA ELVF XXVIII Formula Vee 50th Anniversary Race
The Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXVIII six lap Formula Vee feature race
on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at Road America.
I started 14th out of a field of 31 cars and finished 8th. This was an
incredibly fun drive, with tons of drafting and passing and a wild finish
where 4 of us fight for that 8th place spot. Pay close attention on lap two
as we approach Canada Corner, where John Kennelly takes a spin and there
are several close calls as cars take evasive action.
After a pass on the straight between turns 4 & 5 on Lap 3, the video skips
forward to lap 4 at turn 5 since I didn't have a position change and was
just chasing down the cars in the 6, 7, and 8 spots. What follows is a
lesson in what not to do in momentum cars on drafting tracks; several times
I try to get by Jerry Baker in the blue #18 Lynx in places where I'd have
to force the issue if I'd wanted to make the pass (and this is vintage
racing, so we don't do that!). All I ended up doing was killing my speed
and getting passed for the trouble. I finally figure it out on the last
lap, bide my time and make a last ditch drafting pass climbing the hill to
the finish. Ricky del Rosario, Mitch Beiser, Jerry Baker and myself all
finish within 3/10ths of a second of each other.
I want to thank Mike Kitzmiller one last time for coming to my rescue the
day before the event and renting me an engine for my Lynx, otherwise I
would have just been a spectator all weekend. He, Eric Coppock, Don Carone
and Garrett Van Camp installed the engine in the paddock Thursday night and
it was flawless all weekend. Hats off to you gentlemen, it was truly
Session 3, Chicago SCCA PDX 1080p 5/27/2011
Third of three sessions at Autobahn South course. Brake fade was pretty
evident. Had a nice little moment. See if you can spot it. Ride along was
one of my students that weekend, Instructor group, car 004.
VSCDA Grattan Raceway Formula Vee Sprint Race 2
The VSCDA Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan XXVII Formula Vee Saturday Sprint
Race #2 on Saturday, August 17th 2013. Since my car was out of commission I
put one of my GoPro Hero camera's on Mitch Beiser's 1969 Lynx B. The camera
mount is just in front of the windscreen, so the viewpoint is low and you
can really see the suspension movement especially when the car unloads
approaching turn 5.
VSCDA ELVF XXVIII Formula Vee Saturday Sprint Race
The Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXVIII six lap Formula Vee Saturday
Sprint Race at Road America on September 7th, 2013.
I had a terrible qualifying session in the rain on Saturday morning and
started on the grid 19th. Officially I finished 14th, but I only counted
passing 4 cars, so something must have happened that I didn't see :)
Most of this video is just Don Carone and I fighting for 14th position. On
lap 2 we're still hanging on to the tail-end of the strung-out pack and we
pass Mike Ennis (who came all the way up from Hobe Sound, Florida) who gets
pushed off the track in turn 14. After Mike gets by us on the back straight
on lap 3, it's just Don and I having our own private race trading positions
back n' forth.
Inside the Autobahn Country Club
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Autobahn country club south course - Supra in car
Kirk Wagner rips up the Autobahn South course in his '89 Supra. This was
10/7/07 at a midwestern council high speed event hosted by Salt Creek
sports car club. The strange car he catches up with toward the end of the
video is a Factory Five Cobra with no body on it.