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Ragdoll Passenger

June 9, 2011 1 comment

Watch as this passenger is thrashed about in the hands of a professional driver on the track.

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Ever Met This Driver?

August 1, 2010 Leave a comment

This video could use some editing. You may have run into this type of driver at a track day. Do you have a funny story to share? Please post it in the commments.

K&N Filters Myth

I get annoyed about people believing in anything they read on the car forums (and any other internet source) without researching it for themselves. It is just plain lazy. An example of the laziness would be someone who would rather have the whole article copy/pasted from the link into the car forum thread instead of just clicking the link to read it. And some readers will read any information from a stranger as fact. A friend who is a car suspension engineer best described why he avoided online car forums, “It’s because everyone is an expert”.

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Track Day – Horse Thief Mile, Willow Springs – Friday 4/23/10

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Saw this upcoming track day on a car forum.

Where – Willow Springs Horse Thief Mile – This is a 1.1 mile tight road course similar to driving a mountain road. There are switchbacks and lots of elevation changes. It is both a fun and challenging course. There are many safe areas to test the limits of your ability. This will not be a drift event. There will be a full safety and flag crew on site for the entire day. Sessions will last 20-25 minutes and alternate between the two run groups.

When – Friday, April 23, 2010. From 8AM to 5PM.

How Much – $150 for almost 4 hours of track time. There will be only a maximum of 30 open spots, divided into 2 run groups, based on skill level and amount of people attending.

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Big Willow Track Day Photos 3/13/10

March 13, 2010 1 comment

I wanted to practice taking photos of cars on the track. My friend and I headed out to Willow Springs International Raceway to spectate the Speedventures HPDE there today. We camped out at the top of the omega section and started taking shots in the chilly wind. Here are some of my favorite shots.

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Slow Motion Berm

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Found this cool slow motion capture of a Porsche race car hitting the berm on a turn. A Vision Research Phantom camera shot it at 500 frames per second.

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Roval Fun

February 22, 2010 1 comment

I attended the Speedventures event on January 17, 2010. I always wanted to drive this track. Speeds were very fast on the oval section. The wall looming on the right was a reminder to be calm and smooth. It was great to zoom by the Auto Club logo on the left at the finish line. I imagined the stands full of people cheering us on as we pass at high speeds. I hope to shave off some seconds on my laps the next time I’m there.

Check out my on board video.

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