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      06-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Laguna Seca 06.17.2012

Ok, so here's the last leg of the weekend NorCal trip.

Laguna Seca is a fast track, lots of fun. But, gotta watch out for them red-colored concrete sections just inside of many apex berms. Damaged a wheel on it during session #4. I guess they're there to dissuade people from cutting corners too aggressively...

CFRA (other than being a little quick with black flags) runs great track events. 30 minute sessions, and 5 of'em!

And, met RadiantM3, M3D, etc, at the track.



As a recap, was at Thunderhill on Friday 06.15.2012 (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707876) and at Infineon on Saturday 06.16.2012 (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708333).

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*cough* turn 11, track out... track out...
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      06-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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^I would track out if I knew how to do it, lulz.
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I always enjoy watching your vids, Randall
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      06-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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^Thank you, jedi mastah.

Someday, I hope to post a video of us doing tandem drifts!
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A vid of me chasing Kevin. Some dorifto! action from Kevin at 4:30.

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Ricky driving my car...2 seconds faster than me. We thought he had run a 1:40 (which would have been a record for a street driven car at a CFRA event), but it turned out to be a 1:44 (there was something wrong with my lap timer). Still, very fast...particularly from the passenger seat, in which I got dizzy.

Sorry for the poor quality of the video. The track is barely visible, but watching Ricky's hands is entertaining in and of itself.


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I understand Kevin gets blackflagged at drift events for using grip through corners.
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A vid of me chasing Kevin. Some dorifto! action from Kevin at 4:30.

Oh man this was great fun ahah I was doing my best to keep you away but you kept creeping up closer and closer! I felt like my only chance to pull away was if you got caught in slower traffic
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Good stuff guys. I really want to see a lap from wwjd15 with telemetrics. I think that would help slower guys like myself learn to get around faster.
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Oh man this was great fun ahah I was doing my best to keep you away but you kept creeping up closer and closer! I felt like my only chance to pull away was if you got caught in slower traffic
It was a blast! Got to do it again. Maybe at Buttonwillow sometime soon. I would be very happy to approach your lap times there.

By the way, you really know your way around traffic! Must be all that LA freeway driving. I deal with traffic like a grandpa waiting for a crossing guard to help me across the street.
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Good stuff guys. I really want to see a lap from wwjd15 with telemetrics. I think that would help slower guys like myself learn to get around faster.
We were trying to get telemetrics using Harry's Laptimer Pro for the iPhone and an Emprum UltiMate GPS accessory. Unfortunately, the UltiMate disconnected from the phone (at 2:15 in the video) and the lap timer got confused. Got some telemetrics but don't know how reliable they are.
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We were trying to get telemetrics using Harry's Laptimer Pro for the iPhone and an Emprum UltiMate GPS accessory. Unfortunately, the UltiMate disconnected from the phone (at 2:15 in the video) and the lap timer got confused. Got some telemetrics but don't know how reliable they are.
You guys should really invest in Solo DL's. So much better than any iPhone apps. You'll get way more accurate lap times and telemetric data that you can add to video later.
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yyoo - I noticed you use the shifter....why not the paddles?
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yyoo - I noticed you use the shifter....why not the paddles?
On the street the shifter is more comfortable so I've never bothered to learn to use the paddles.

It's not the reason I use it, but it also has the added advantage of letting me see which gear I'm using when I watch the videos.

I will though eventually get around to learning to use the paddles and try it out at the track.

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Wow, great stuff!

OP, nice pix and entertaining vids. I love to see the camaraderie as well as the great tracking. Reminds me of our VIR trip in May. Some day I will visit those great west coast tracks, it's on my bucket list.

A well chronicled adventure, thanks for sharing.
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Wow, great stuff!

OP, nice pix and entertaining vids. I love to see the camaraderie as well as the great tracking. Reminds me of our VIR trip in May. Some day I will visit those great west coast tracks, it's on my bucket list.

A well chronicled adventure, thanks for sharing.
More than half the guys in the group came up from San Diego, and the Thursday drive up North to Willows, CA (where Thunderhill track is at) was nearly 600 miles. Basically, from the Mexican border to nearly the Oregon border.

All in all, I think each of us put in over 1,500 miles on this trip.

We're vaguely tossing up talks re: a track trip to Europe now...

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