BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Track / Autocross / Dragstrip / Driving Techniques
 
VF Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
FrenchBoy
Major
 
FrenchBoy's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 1,376
iTrader: (0)

M3s at Pacific Raceways - In-Car Videos

Dawgdog, KM3 and I participated to the NW Alfa Club last track day of the year on August 27th at Pacific Raceways, South of Seattle. We were all in the same group and had a great time on and off the track.

Although, KM3 is a seasoned track driver, it was his first time out on a track with his new M3. He did a great job and is a very smooth driver. He also brought along his camera for some in-car footage.

Since we had about the same pace around the track, we decided to go out together with me in front of him. Here are videos of our 3rd session of the day, split in 3 segments. There were a bit a traffic but we had a great time following each other.

Thanks again KM3 for the videos and for uploading them. Hope you guys enjoy them.

Part 1:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-30wY22Thw&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-30wY22Thw&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]
Part 2:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/E915mzvmrTQ&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/E915mzvmrTQ&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]
Part 3:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3QScc23krlk&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3QScc23krlk&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]
__________________

2009 E90 M3 | SG | FR | 6Speed | Akrapovic Evo | JRZ RS1 | StopTech Trophy | Cantrell Brake Ducts
FrenchBoy is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
dawgdog
Colonel
 
dawgdog's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Porsche GT3RS
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, Wa.

Posts: 2,146
iTrader: (0)

Great video - particularly for those who have driven at Pacific Raceways. I kept looking for you guys to pass me but I guess I started out behind you. Nice driving.

Karthic - gottta love the extended red leather.
Nicolas - looking forward to lunch on Friday.
__________________
AW on Fox Red Extended, Alum trim, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, 19" wheels, Heated front seats, HD radio, Sat radio, I-pod & usb, Premium sound, AP racing BBK, 18 Volk Racing TE 37s, Akrapovic Evolution exhaust, AST suspension
dawgdog is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
the infamous...
Relapsed Bimmerpost Addict
 
the infamous...'s Avatar
 
Drives: like I'M BOUT THAT LIFE
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PARADISE aka CANES COUNTRY

Posts: 17,536
iTrader: (0)

Awesome vids.
__________________


"simple is clean" -The ///ModFather
the infamous... is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
KM3
Formerly K335i
 
KM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Redmond, WA

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Great driving with you guys - I had a blast! Here's the fourth session:

Part 1:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wz2EbHHTkYo&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wz2EbHHTkYo&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]

Part 2:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cBEU5-zIkBE&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cBEU5-zIkBE&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]

Part 3:
[u2b]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WNN5scXxPWE&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WNN5scXxPWE&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/u2b]

The car was pretty solid in stock form (well, except for the brakes), but I've got a few things on my to-do list that I'll want to tackle before hitting the track again next season. Really looking forward to it though!
__________________

2009 E92 M3 :: Jet Black :: Fox Red Extended :: Carbon Leather :: 6MT :: JRZ RS Suspension :: RD Sport Sways :: StopTech Trophy Brakes :: Cantrell Brake Cooling
KM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
sandwood
Private First Class
 
sandwood's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wash DC

Posts: 130
iTrader: (3)

KM3 - were you shifting well short of redline? you seem to get from 3rd to 5th pretty quickly. what kinds of speeds on the main straight? seems like a really pretty track. thanks for posting.
sandwood is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-09-2009, 11:51 PM   #6
KM3
Formerly K335i
 
KM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Redmond, WA

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

On the main straight, I was probably shifting from 4th to 5th in the 6k range. Part of the reason for this is because I wasn't going for outright speed (was topping out at around 140), though there's plenty of torque at that engine speed. Another reason is because I'm re-learning my shift pattern for this track (I have a lot of muscle memory to re-train from when I was driving a 335 around PR) - you may have noticed I did some different things during different laps, all of which was either experimentation or regression back to old driving habits.
__________________

2009 E92 M3 :: Jet Black :: Fox Red Extended :: Carbon Leather :: 6MT :: JRZ RS Suspension :: RD Sport Sways :: StopTech Trophy Brakes :: Cantrell Brake Cooling
KM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-10-2009, 05:41 AM   #7
MTROIS
Major
 
MTROIS's Avatar
 
Drives: on the wrong side of the Ocean
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Posts: 1,111
iTrader: (0)

Nice to see that you had a good time and great Videos! This track, with all the trees on the side, elevation changes, etc... looks awesome!!
__________________
2008 M3 Coupé | 1995 M3 LTW | BMW CCA Instructor
MTROIS is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      09-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #8
von_zoom
Captain
 
von_zoom's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Z06
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Carolina

Posts: 913
iTrader: (0)

Beautiful track. The off track possibility does not look friendly however. The more the incentive to keep all tires on the smooth part. Thanks for the vids - I enjoyed them - good job.
vz
__________________


Previous Track Toy
von_zoom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-10-2009, 10:31 AM   #9
KM3
Formerly K335i
 
KM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Redmond, WA

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the comments, guys! The track is beautiful - lots of scenery and elevation change. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the best surface (there's a mixture of old and new pavement) and the proximity of the scenery makes off-track excursions potentially serious. But it's still a blast to drive!
__________________

2009 E92 M3 :: Jet Black :: Fox Red Extended :: Carbon Leather :: 6MT :: JRZ RS Suspension :: RD Sport Sways :: StopTech Trophy Brakes :: Cantrell Brake Cooling
KM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST