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Old 07-06-2010, 12:53 PM
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Default What can go wrong at a track day?

There I was, enjoying a nice warm up lap at Blackhawk Farms when I missed my turn in at 6, got a tire off and...

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One tow hook and 14 cable ties later was back out using only asphalt.

I did rebreak my front spoiler but other than that just a little dirt and grass.

These things are tough.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
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just like riding a hoarse....get right back on.

Just remember to wear your safety equipment. Everything else is replacable.

Glad to see it was a minor incedent.
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Remember: there is a nice "embed picture" function on this forum - please be kind to those of us living in stone age and not having a facebook account and use that function.
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Just be glad you were on a track with runoff, if that was a tire wall the outcome would have been much worse.
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I messed up the embed, sorry. See above
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Originally Posted by Temekun View Post
I messed up the embed, sorry. See above
Whoa!
Nice that it ended relatively good!
Could've been way way worse.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:11 PM
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The funny, scary part is that the corner workers missed me. I had my cell phone in the door, called my brother in the paddock and had him go tell the track officials I was out in the weeds. I had a great view of my session and the session after mine. It's an iPhone so I took some video of friends from the weeds.

For some reason they are now caling me Gator.
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It took me almost 3 hours to work up the courage to look at this thread!
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If you haven't had an "agricultural excursion" at a track, you haven't been driving anywhere near your capabilities (or the cars capability, which I'll never reach!). Glad it was only a grass/weeds incident. I've had two of those with no consequences. Now - the concrete Jersey barrier I became intimate with at Mt. Tremblant - THAT's a different story altogether (a 928 organ donor resulted from that).

Keep up the fun, and the shiny side up.

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Looks like you have an S4 spoiler on an '86. There's yer problem, messin wit the Porsche design. Glad no real damage to you or car.
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I trail braked myself into my first spin and off..only hit a low tire barrier and didn't even break the spoiler.

Sorry to here about the spoiler but at least all else is ok

I think I'll add a weed-eater to my track pack checklist
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Its called involuntary off-roading.
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