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      06-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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First time at a track. Video/photos at Laguna Seca

Hey guys. I just attended my first track day (BMWCCA HPDE) and had a blast! I just can't recommend it enough. It's amazing how one can think they are a good driver based on 14 years of driving on public roads and then get your ego put in check with one day on a race track. A very humbling and yet amazing experience overall.

Laguna Seca was just gorgeous. The banks and elevation changes were incredibly fun. I'd say it was the perfect track to pop my track day cherry on.

Just wanted to share a few photos and a video of my last 3 runs before the cool down lap:



Sorry about the wind noise. The instructors wouldn't let us mount the camera inside the car unless it was tied down to something.







I really fell in love with this car all over at the track. Obviously I was nowhere near the limits of the car, but everything just felt so right.
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      06-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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I really fell in love with this car all over at the track. Obviously I was nowhere near the limits of the car, but everything just felt so right.
funny how that works eh?
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EXCELLENT lines for a first track day. That is really impressive buddy. Keep up the good work!!!
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      06-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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Jealous wish this track was close to us! I bet you are hooked now.
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That corkscrew would scare the piss out of me for a first track day....looks like you had a blast though! I can't wait to try out Laguna Seca someday.

I will definitely be getting an instructor for that day though....back as a kit playing Gran Turismo 3 and 4, oh how many times I offed myself there....
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EXCELLENT lines for a first track day. That is really impressive buddy. Keep up the good work!!!
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I'm definitely hooked.

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That corkscrew would scare the piss out of me for a first track day....looks like you had a blast though! I can't wait to try out Laguna Seca someday.

I will definitely be getting an instructor for that day though....back as a kit playing Gran Turismo 3 and 4, oh how many times I offed myself there....
The crest of the long straight (where the finish line is) is actually a lot scarier than the corkscrew. That's where you are going 120mph+ and can't see where the rest of the track has disappeared to.
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The crest of the long straight (where the finish line is) is actually a lot scarier than the corkscrew. That's where you are going 120mph+ and can't see where the rest of the track has disappeared to.
Sounds like Magic Mountain at Button, but faster....

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nice!
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i dream to track my car on there on day one day
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Looks like soo much fun. Really takes this car to a whole new level of appreciation doesn't it? Driving on the street will never be the same again. Enjoy!
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i dream to go there as well...i think it would be fitting
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i dream to track my car on there on day one day
Same

Great video!
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