2008 qualification at Watkins Glen International (6MB)
Not a great qualifying lap imho and was much better during Sunday's race.
Especially in Turn 12. Am getting more concerned about posting videos online due to the competitive nature of the sport.
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July 13, 2008 on lap 5 of the SCCA NHMS event (7.3MB)
A fairly good lap around this track in the
24, 2007 test session at LRP (11.5MB)
A fairly good lap around this historic track.
2007 qualification session 1 at LRP (9.4MB)
A few interesting moments during qualification
at Friday's NARRC finals.
8, 2007 SCCA race at NHIS (15.7MB)
A lap around the track in a larger format
screen size. The full race video is enabling me to see where lap times can be reduced.
9, 2007 SCCA race at NHIS (6MB)
A couple of laps with loose camera mount gives some interesting
perspectives. Note the quantity of water around the front left tire!
Ferrari 308GTS QV
Below are a few videos from
Driver Education (DE) days in the tintop for your
enjoyment. While these may not be my best laps,
they should provide useful -- or humorous information depending on one's point of
view -- of various tracks and the racing line.
Glen, September 3, 2006
The Glen is a fast track with little run off area in some sections and
near parking lots runoff in others. Note the very high blue Armco that
surrounds certain parts of the track while watching the video. Fans of Formula 1 will remember
Watkins Glen from the 'good ol days.' Tires were Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 as the
weather was variable. My sarcastic thanks goes out to the BMW Club who, the
day before this event, left a wonderful trail of oil on the racing line
going into the laces of the boot that went all the way to the lefthander. That oil took its
toll on a few cars quite badly. As luck would have
it, the 308GTS QV suffered only a minor side swipe into the tire wall at
the bottom of the hill. Nothing major that some tape and a about an ounce of
touch-up paint could not fix.
Rock Park, July 21, 2006
This was during the Ferrari Historic days sponsored by the Ferrari Club
Of America (FCA). Once again the weather was variable so was using Michelin
Pilot Sport PS2 tires. Perhaps variable is a kind word, as a torrential
downpour ensued during one of the event days and found myself alone on the
track! Maybe only the crazies are willing to tackle the very slippery LRP in
torrential rain conditions. My full wets (Mich Pilot
PS2) did quite well as i added some pressure and softened up the suspension. There is some good run off
area in many spots, so if you dare you
can experiment with the limits in many sections. Just beware of the uphill
and taking the downhill too fast, as being caught out can spell disaster!
(Louden, NH) October 19, 2006
Finally a dry day! NHIS is a very tight and technical track with an
unforgiving personality. There is virtually no good place to have an off.
None! Whilst going wide at turn three (the uphill) is usually where metal hits the
concrete backed tire barrier (ask me how i know!), other spots like the bowl
has seen many cars just sweep right off and, in turn, head straight for the
brutally uneven dirt followed by the familiar tire barrier. Have never been
there myself, yet have seen many cars suffer that fate. Unlike Watkins Glen, where
you can easily achieve speeds over 140 mph, NHIS is about mechanical grip and
'point and shoot' driving. Forget about top speed and note the traction circle as the modified Ferrari
308GTS QV handles well over 1G during many of the turns. Due to dry
conditions, the tires were Michelin Pilot Cup.
NOTE: Ferrari 308's are known
to have rear stub axle problems so ensure your rear stubs are checked before
using very grippy Hoosier rubber.