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Old 07-19-2014, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by frayed View Post
Nice driving right up till red mist took over!!

Looks like an early apex to me. That vette was working it as he was trail braking the **** out of car and rotating it a lot.

Fun to watch.
Has your car arrived?
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SamFromTX View Post
Thanks. It really needs buckets and roll bar. For safety at such speeds but also to reduce all the work one's back has to do to stay put.
Glad you're ok. If you've never been on track with buckets and six points you will be so glad to relax and just drive instead of bracing yourself and to be a lot safer, too.
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The Z06 with 700hp and Hoosier should have walked you but could not.
Could be due to it's driver...plenty of guys with sticky tires, high hp, highly modded cars only know how to go fast on the straights. And there isn't a lot of straight at that track for somebody like that to work with.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:24 PM
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@ Nick, no. I got the vessels mixed up. It's on the Vega Leader. That boat hasn't crossed the pond yet
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by frayed View Post
@ Nick, no. I got the vessels mixed up. It's on the Vega Leader. That boat hasn't crossed the pond yet
That must be a downer for you. However, if I recall you were going to out of the country anyway.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:15 PM
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Sam,it happens to the best...

Nice driving.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:41 PM
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Sam, great vid, great driving....glad you and the car are mostly ok! Seems like getting onto the rumble strip may have unsettled the car just enough as you were entering that turn resulting in a less than perfect apex. Amazing how you were putting pressure on that Vette who had much more horsepower and tire. Really well done and fun to watch.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:48 PM
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What track is that? looks fun, no walls too.

Been there done that. Replace spoiler, drive again!

Car is fast. Are you driving with PSM on? Sounds (to me) like its kicking in a lot on corner exit.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:50 PM
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Good driving again Sam. You might try to stiffen the rear bar a hole. It will help with that understeer.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:29 PM
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Great driving Sam. The off happens, and you handled that well. Really fun video to watch. Keep 'em coming!
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:32 PM
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+1 keep video and data points coming. Very valuable feedback from you and others for those on the fence. Look forward to hear what the splitter costs. I bought my share

Would love to see more footage that shows steering, flappy inputs please.
Look forward to try it myself one day.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:58 PM
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appeared to be a good save.

i am also in the 5 month club. just no off, yet.........
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Loved watching the vid. Great action! Glad you and the car are ok. We've all been 'agricultural'
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:22 AM
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Awesome.

Thank you for taking the time and sharing.

Happy to see the damage was only cosmetic.
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Great driving and recovery! Thanks for sharing.
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Just a slight detour to do a little bit of gardening; anyone who's pushed on-track has been there
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... I was particularly impressed that when you lost it, you did not try to recover allowing the car to go into the "weeds". Had you tried to recover (many mistakenly do) matters could have been much worse.
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Thanks for sharing another great video Sam!

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