Performance Autosport Mustang RTR NASA American Iron - Spring Rumble Sunday Race
The Performance Autosport Mustang RTR Road Race crew packed up and headed to Summit Point for Round 3 of the NASA Mid-Atlantic American Iron Race Series on April 28-29th 2012. This was the first time racing at Summit Point in 2012 and we were still making lots of suspension changes throughout the weekend to try and get the car to do what driver, Chris Cobetto, wanted it to do.
Please enjoy 3 different angles, the Splitter Cam (which takes a BEATING!), the Trunk Cam (which I need to change to the closed case to reduce wind noise next time) and the Cobetto Cam (which shows the man behind the wheel doing what he does best).
This was Sunday's race which had EXCELLENT weather start to finish. We qualified and started 1st, led every lap and finished 1st. The race was cut short as you will see by a very bad crash on the front straight by fellow American Iron competitor Ed Hunter (the flat black Foxbody that is chasing Cobetto the entire video). Thankfully he was completely ok, but the car is totaled. The race was red flagged and everyone's current positions were their finishing positions.
A big thanks to all our sponsors as always:
- Mustang RTR
- Moss Muscle
- HRE Performance Wheels
- Ford Racing
- Kenny Brown Suspension
- Moton Suspension
- Hawk Performance Brake Pads
- Baer Brakes
- OG Racing
- C&R Radiators
- Exedy Clutches
- Grassroots Motorsports Magazine
2011 Nasa Championship Race PTD #38 Mazda
2nd place finish for Ben Anderson driving the Dragoon Motorsports built #38 AutoMotionTV / Martin Pevzner Mazda.
First time at Mid-Ohio, great facility!
All non-traffic race laps listed below:
PTD Mazda RX7 170whp, 2650lbs, A6s
"Rolling Start" (2011 PAS/Cobetto Saleen Mustang NASA AI Racing Documentary)
"Rolling Start" (2011 Performance Autosport/Chris Cobetto Saleen Mustang NASA American Iron Racing Documentary) starring Chris Cobetto, Mark LaMaskin, Kevin Adolf, and Laura Cobetto. Directed by Jon Felton, produced by Get Fast.
For those at the SEMA show in Vegas this week, stop by the Saleen booth to see not only Cobetto's #4 Mustang but also this video playing nearby.
[[[Jon's note: this is our first documentary, it was a late project (confirmed barely a week before the trip to Mid-Ohio)... done with very little planning and a minimal amount of gear and a very specific set of needs/goals - all with not much time and virtually no budget. Yes it has a few mistakes, we know... but it is presented here anyway. We learned quite a lot and look forward to the next video project, which will be even bettter. Thanks for watching!]]]
1990 R9G Corvette racing at Watkins Glen in-car camera
NASA race at Watkins Glen, NY on 10.13.07 in car camera. The vehicle driving was a 1990 R9G Corvette originally created by Tommy Morrison & was the championship car back in the day. Unfortunately the car kissed the wall because the brake bias was cranked to much to the rear brakes. There was a Porsche turbo, BMW M3 and more in this video @ the Glen. Enjoy...
C5 Corvette at Road Atlanta - NASA-SE March 2011
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LEGENDS Road Racing
Legends racing in the NASA series with other groups such as Autobahn and Miatas. Just when you thought Legends couldn't make a right turn.
NASA Florida Sprint Race 2 @ HMS, March 2011, #350 PTA 350Z
Some video from the Sunday Thunder sprint race with NASA FL. Qualified second overall, 1st in class in a 15 car field. The pole car on my left was a IMSA Lite prototype. On the start, something fell into his lap distracting him as the green flag came out. I got a 3 - 4 car lengths on the field through the first few turns. With our brake problems fixed, I had more confidence in the car and was able to check out on the in class competition. At the half way point, I went into cruise mode until the checker. Best lap of the race was a 1:38.8, in the second lap.
Silver State Classic Challenge ZR-1 Corvette (Sept
8 minute video clip of highlights from the 9/19/1999 SSCC open road race in central Nevada. The race is held on highway 318 between Hiko and Lund, NV. The car is a modified ZR-1/LT5. The event is well