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      09-22-2014, 03:04 PM   #177
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      09-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #178
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It's pretty much an autoX course with a (kinked) straight.
Absolutely. I'll do Lime Rock any day over Thompson.
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      09-23-2014, 10:55 AM   #179
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It's pretty much an autoX course with a (kinked) straight.
That straight is not even straight, kinked like you said. I was hitting 140 at the end of that so called straight and was hoping my brakes dont fail, because there is absolutely no run off area.
By far the worst road course i have ever experienced.
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      09-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #180
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That straight is not even straight, kinked like you said. I was hitting 140 at the end of that so called straight and was hoping my brakes dont fail, because there is absolutely no run off area.
By far the worst road course i have ever experienced.
In what car where you hitting 140? That's very quick. There is quite a bit of runoff there at the end of the straight, but from the car it doesn't look like a lot. I agree it doesn't flow like LRP and there are no real high speed turns, but instead it is a very technical course, and I do think there is a lot to be learned there. It forces you to slow the car and make your apexes tight, or you are going to be slow. But I agree they need to make some improvments in terms of saftey.
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      09-23-2014, 12:30 PM   #181
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In what car where you hitting 140? That's very quick. There is quite a bit of runoff there at the end of the straight, but from the car it doesn't look like a lot. I agree it doesn't flow like LRP and there are no real high speed turns, but instead it is a very technical course, and I do think there is a lot to be learned there. It forces you to slow the car and make your apexes tight, or you are going to be slow. But I agree they need to make some improvments in terms of saftey.
I was there with my 135i. 140mph indicated. I was not recording my lap times, but i was faster than e9x m3, audi rs5, few race prepped e36m3s and many others(in hpde4/advanced run group w/nasa)
My car seemed to like that track(i did not lol), maybe because of the shorter wheelbase, i dont know. It is a very technical track for sure, ppl who like to autox, will love this place.
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      09-24-2014, 10:09 PM   #182
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There is quite a bit of runoff there at the end of the straight
Chances are we have slightly different definitions of "quite a bit of runoff"

Agreed on the course though, very technical/autoX type course, favors smaller cars. I'd like to go back there in a Miata or e36, the M3 felt out of place size-wise.

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      09-24-2014, 10:20 PM   #183
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      09-25-2014, 07:41 AM   #184
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Chances are we have slightly different definitions of "quite a bit of runoff"

Agreed on the course though, very technical/autoX type course, favors smaller cars. I'd like to go back there in a Miata or e36, the M3 felt out of place size-wise.
LOL from that angle the runoff doesn't look like much but it's there. The more dangerous area of the track I think is the lefthander entering the oval. The apex is blind and if you don't make it tight it's off camber at the trackout and can send you to the inside wall. I've heard of a lot of crashes there. I do think they have some work to do in terms of adding safety, but I had fun.
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      09-25-2014, 07:44 AM   #185
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My sister not looking happy



Sliding a bit in the rain on one of my last trips before moving back to the states - I'm in the back of the pic



An early picture of some of my first laps at the ring with my son in the backseat loving the ride.

LOL your sister looks like she's going to hurl! Were you not smooth enough with you're inputs?
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LOL from that angle the runoff doesn't look like much but it's there. The more dangerous area of the track I think is the lefthander entering the oval. The apex is blind and if you don't make it tight it's off camber at the trackout and can send you to the inside wall. I've heard of a lot of crashes there. I do think they have some work to do in terms of adding safety, but I had fun.
LOL, i dont know what angle of view are you using, but if something goes wrong at the end of that straight away, brake failure, braking too late, ect, there is nothing more dangerous than facing the wall at 140 mph.
Every decent road course has some kind of run of area at the end of long sraight sections, but this one does not. Thats why i said this must one of the worst (in turms of safety) road courses.
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      09-25-2014, 10:48 AM   #187
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LOL, i dont know what angle of view are you using, but if something goes wrong at the end of that straight away, brake failure, braking too late, ect, there is nothing more dangerous than facing the wall at 140 mph.
Every decent road course has some kind of run of area at the end of long sraight sections, but this one does not. Thats why i said this must one of the worst (in turms of safety) road courses.
LOL ok fine maybe that runoff needs some work...
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LOL ok fine maybe that runoff needs some work...
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      09-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #189
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I took my wife to laguna recently and she could only handle 2 laps. I have a video, but she won't let me post it.
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I took my wife to laguna recently and she could only handle 2 laps. I have a video, but she won't let me post it.
You ask your wife whether you can post your track video or not?
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I had the camera on her the whole time. It took me a year to convince her to go to the tracks with me. She was a good sport about it until she got sick, so I felt bad.
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      09-28-2014, 09:51 AM   #193
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      09-28-2014, 04:27 PM   #195
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