Personal Record Lap at Winterfest 2011, Sebring Raceway - TrackWeekend.com
January 16, 2011
Winterfest. PBOC event at Sebring Raceway, FL
Group: 200/300 - Instructor/Solo
Driving the E46 M3, I came across my buddy and instructor from three years
ago, David Schnoerr and his Laguna Seca-Blue M3. I've heard that he was
fast, so I wanted to see if I could keep up with.
Took a couple of laps, but eventually got by him. But then, he was on my
tail. Turns out that trying to keep him at bay was great motivation for me
to run my personal record lap at Sebring = 2:34.4 - happens during the
second lap of the video.
Awesome event, awesome track
WDC SCCA RACE (MARRS 4) 5 31 2009 @ Summit Point, WV
Highlights from a 20 lap race at Summit Point's main course. This is my
second race as a rookie on my SCCA novice license. ( 2nd day of a 2 day
event) I'm driving my recently transformed daily driver, the Focus is
gutted, and has a top notch custom roll cage, but the suspension and brakes
have very little develoment so far. Since the car is too new to have been
homologated into a proper IT class by SCCA yet, and the original 2.0L
engine was replaced with a 2.3L last year, I am running this car in ITE
which puts me in a run group with some fast vehicles, and the only cars I
can manage to keep pace with or pass are a few ITS cars. So I start at the
back of the pack, but finish 21 out of 29 including 3 DNF's. Since one of
the ITE cars, (the red Corvette off track to the left of turn 4) did not
finish, I placed 3 of 4 in ITE, and had to report to impound. Not bad for a
first weekend in my new toy.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hits the Track
Sebring, Fla. -- The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the
first time on Jan. 17, driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, for
tests at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT
series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg,
Fla., on March 25-27. Cadillac competed in the World Challenge series in
2004-2007, earning the Speed GT Manufacturer's Championship in both 2005
and 2007 with CTS-V Sedan race cars.
2009 SCCA Touring 2 National at Lime Rock - 350Z vs. EVO
Highlights of the Touring 2 SCCA National at Lime Rock - August 1, 2009.
The Mitsubishi EVO starts on the pole with Brian Kleeman in the 350Z
(camera car) on the outside. David Brand in a Supercharged Lotus Elise
chases from behind.
Notice the motor in the 350Z starts dying by Lap 3.
The race is stopped and ends under a red-flag when Ken Payson's Spec Miata
hits the spun-out Lotus head on. David Brand was treated and released that
same day; as of Monday, Ken remains in the hospital. A full recovery is
expected, but thoughts and prayers nonetheless.
Porsche at Daytona
2 laps of Daytona in the #86 Mitchum Motorsports Porsche GT3 Rolex car.
2011 SCCA Runoffs H Production race
2011 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America. H Production race
9/25/11. SportsCar magazine project Toyota Yaris picks up third place.
2011 Sebring Winter Test
Rough cut of Sebring Winter Test for American LeMans Series and 12 Hours of
Sebring held on Feb. 9, 2011. Brought to you by Sports Car Illustrated.
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Solo Autocross Racing
One of my runs at the autocross event at the Green Lot at Turner Field. I'm
driving my 1998 BMW M3 roadster with my camera strapped to the passenger
seat headrest. The cones define the course and dictate on which side you
must pass the cones. At 72 years old I am not competitive but it is a blast
to run the course.