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      09-16-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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Just wanted to share my latest video from a track event I had yesterday. This was my first time back at Laguna Seca with my cage, recaro's and ohlins. Let me just say this is the most fun I've had in a car in the longest time.

My best lap happened on lap 4 (which was the only clean lap I had) and it was a 1:40.98. Shooting for high 1:30's! This video contains a whole session (minus the first warm up lap) since there was quite a bit of action throughout. Don't forget to increase the video quality. Also worth noting is that I was in a point-by group which is why I was stuck behind cars ever once in awhile.



For those curious about the technical details of the video, I had 2 contours on the outside (front and back), and a go pro on the inside. My go pro has an external mic that runs to the back near the trunk (to grab a clean exhaust sound). Data was captured with a Solo DL and merged with the video with an app called Dashware for Windows.
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      09-16-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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Looks Mighty Fun! (Other than that Civic being in the way for 1/2 a lap on lap 3)
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      09-16-2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Very nice driving and thanks for sharing!
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      09-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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      09-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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What an awesome video. LS is the track I want to drive on the most, by far.

When there's the next MT vs DCT thread, someone should post this. To me, this was just mesmerizing.
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Very nice. Love your car's set up.
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Wow! Very impressive! You've consistently been dropping times there. What made the biggest difference, tires, suspension, aero? Very entertaining videos, your setup, and driving, are on point. Well done!
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Awesome video!
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Wow! Very impressive! You've consistently been dropping times there. What made the biggest difference, tires, suspension, aero? Very entertaining videos, your setup, and driving, are on point. Well done!
I'm honestly not sure. Aero definitely didn't do much at all. A little more stable above 90mph, but that's about it. Too many variables changed between each track day to have a good sense of what made the biggest improvement. I can say that the new tires are worlds better than what I have been using in the past (Hankook TD). I feel like I almost have unlimited grip.
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Nice driving, P-cars slowing you down ha!
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Love it!!
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Sick....

What cage are you using?
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Very nice driving what mdm settings did you drive with
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Sick....

What cage are you using?
OEM M3 GTS.
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Very nice driving what mdm settings did you drive with
Always DSC OFF.
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Great driving.
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what a f#kin vid! One of the best amateur track sessions cleanly captured. My m3 ego indirectly grew larger with each point by and immediate rear cam as you went past!

I need to hit the track again...great post OP!
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your driving keeps getting better and better dude. Awesome video and lap time!

Did you start driving on the track with DSC off or did you gradually go into it?
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Awesome video. I love watching you consume 911 GT3's.
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Thanks guys!



I'm honestly not sure. Aero definitely didn't do much at all. A little more stable above 90mph, but that's about it. Too many variables changed between each track day to have a good sense of what made the biggest improvement. I can say that the new tires are worlds better than what I have been using in the past (Hankook TD). I feel like I almost have unlimited grip.
Which tires are you running now?
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Which tires are you running now?
Hankook TD's.
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Fantastic.

That GT3 was sorely in need of driver mod...
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Fantastic.

That GT3 was sorely in need of driver mod...
That seems to be the case with most of the ones I come across at track days.
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