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Old 04-20-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Track Day Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfSD2rz9KU&feature=youtu.be

This is a 3 lap video of my instructor driving my base boxster. Holy crap he drove my car fast around this 2.9 mile track!

I certainly have a lot of room for growth.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:19 PM   #2
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Thank you for sharing... makes me really want somewhere safe to do this... the temptation is getting strong.
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Nice.

Its always amazing and inspiring to let an instructor drive your car and show you what it is capable of.

Then it becomes clear that most of the work is learning the driving skills and your car.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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Looks like pretty fast track. Video usually makes it hard to tell the real speed but I could definitely tell you were getting up there.

My last track day at Bondurant's west track the instructor took me out in his 996 GT3 and I could not stopping laughing/smiling. He took the car so hard into the corners I thought we would not make it on a couple of the turns.
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"I don't like to throttle steer".....I think I really heard you say "I don't like to ******************** my pants" lol.

Learning how to really drive fast makes you do a lot of things that are pretty counterintuitive to what we think we / the car can do. We all think we are great drivers......until a great driver takes the reigns and humbles us, it's happened to me also lol..........
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:31 AM   #6
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until a great driver takes the reigns and humbles us, it's happened to me also lol
that happened to me, in a 996tt sadly. I wanted to die feeling and promise myself to NEVER NEVER do this again in my entire life man. Scared to death

Love for the 2.5l f.o.r.e.v.e.r.
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Smooth fast laps... The guy is good! Thanks for sharing Randall. TWS looks like a very fast track with few deep braking zones and no tight corners.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:18 AM   #8
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Man that's some banking. Between that and the bumpy road does the tech inspection check if tire load ratings are within tolerance?
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Where is your video? That is what I want to see!

The only other thing that I'll mention is that I've never allowed an instructor to drive my car on a track and I have never driven someone else's car - for me its too risky. Accidents have happened under these circumstances and no one goes home happy. Instead, I'll ride in their car while they drive or have a student ride along with me in my car.
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Hey Stone, CVR 1st weekend in May. Bernath and McDuff are in. Can Tommy come out and play? More BBQ beer and blues Sat night.
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I'll ride in their car while they drive or have a student ride along with me in my car.
I like the latter idea better.

After Sean Edwards (son of F1/LM Guy Edwards) died as a passenger/instructor with an experienced amateur behind the wheel I have wonder why take the risk at all.
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Where is your video? That is what I want to see!

The only other thing that I'll mention is that I've never allowed an instructor to drive my car on a track and I have never driven someone else's car - for me its too risky. Accidents have happened under these circumstances and no one goes home happy. Instead, I'll ride in their car while they drive or have a student ride along with me in my car.
This instructor's car was a single seater SCCA race car. So, he could not take me for a ride in his car. All my other instructors have taken me out in their cars.

It is indeed risky... but considering I went off track twice the day before, I figured the car was already taking a beating!!!
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... but considering I went off track twice the day before...
This is the video we want to see!
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Q: did you or the instructor take air out of the tires? what were they before/after?
Q: explain "notchy"? same as twitchy / prone to oversteer?

i ask because i keep my pressures higher than factory spec and prefer oversteer to understeer.
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Thank you for sharing... makes me really want somewhere safe to do this... the temptation is getting strong.
Oh, just go autocrossing, I've done it, and I'm a girl.

I bet if you google you'll find a club or group in your area.
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Q: did you or the instructor take air out of the tires? what were they before/after?
Q: explain "notchy"? same as twitchy / prone to oversteer?

i ask because i keep my pressures higher than factory spec and prefer oversteer to understeer.
For a DE?



You must be one hell of a driver
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For a DE?

You must be one hell of a driver
lol. sorry should have clarified. not for DE / AX. just wondering what i would expect.
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