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Old 04-18-2019, 03:58 AM
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:33 AM
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Found out there is another day at Zolder, safe and organized so we signed up for the impromptu track event here this AM.
Already got more clean laps then all day yesterday.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:47 AM
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:18 AM
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Zolder turned out great today.
Perfect weather and now in traffic jam to Zandvoort.

Ran a 1:44 and that’s a couple seconds of the fast locals. I think.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:43 PM
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Made it to Zandvoort by 5PM, drove till 7PM, passed 92dB, ran till 8 and we were black flagged for going over 88dB
Still got to drive Zandvoort for a couple hours, but it was a free for all open track day littered by leaking ****boxes trying to scare the RS guy.
I did see a couple crash into the kitty litter and into each other.

Think Lemons and Chump cars except way less safety stuff.

I survived it, got a feel for the track but will never do it again.

The extra last - minute Zolder day with Piston Heads was a good call!
Allowed me to find a decent lap time safely.

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post
Made it to Zandvoort by 5PM, drove till 7PM, passed 92dB, ran till 8 and we were black flagged for going over 88dB
Still got to drive Zandvoort for a couple hours, but it was a free for all open track day littered by leaking ****boxes trying to scare the RS guy.
I did see a couple crash into the kitty litter and into each other.

Think Lemons and Chump cars except way less safety stuff.

I survived it, got a feel for the track but will never do it again.
Yikes! Video? We want to see it. LOL!
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:20 PM
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Jeez...careful Peter. Where to next?
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post
Jeez...careful Peter. Where to next?
Exactly.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:27 AM
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Maybe I can edit some film on the plane.
Zolder and Zandvoort "greatest hits"

911rox is on the way back to Melbourne, he was very protective of his passport, I tried to kidnap him :-)
We had an awesome first leg of the trip, with Chris (9911rox) Mancation became a well oiled machine..
Packing the car, unloading, setting tire pressure, live coaching me in the car, it was pretty awesome to rock up to an event; 5 minutes later, ready to go on track, it became a system.
1. Hack around trying to find out where the track goes, Chris actually did homework and studied the tracks before we went on.
2. More hacking around not opeing the wheel, braking to late to understand what gear and what entry speeds we can do.
3. Tie it together and keep fine tuning / overdriving, still hacking away.
4. Clean it all up, smooth and set fastest lap of the day.

If there was a second day, look at video and data and fine tune it some more for the last second.
We always left with the idea we accomplished the track, but can find a second or two mastering it with more laps and car setup.

Flying home today, nobody flagged me out of the security line for setting the Dutch public road land speed record LOL, so good to go.
Will do Smokies first week May and fly back to continue straight from ATL.

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Old 04-19-2019, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by montoya View Post
Yikes! Video? We want to see it. LOL!
Just a quick snippet, hard to learn the track with one eye on the mirror, went offline often to be safe, so a lot of pickup on the tires..

This was mild, we have seen the same thing a few times resulting in contact.
Red flags like they don't exist.
It is literally guys showing up in 500Euro cards and go nuts. Trabants, 2cv,(Both, honest) tiny cars that are slower then a gokart, just crazy.

Once you get to a couple of cars that are an accident waiting to happen, I keep distant, but then you're getting passed with the same risk.
Neither Zolder or Zandvoort has a ton of easy overtaking possibilities with unaware drivers.

There were also good drivers in slower cars, but its a full on racing mentality, except there is no race. Weird.

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Peter when is the car being delivered back in the USA? Sounds like another awesome trip...thanks for all the updates and posts. Travel safe! See ya!
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:13 AM
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Car goes to factory June 26, so 6 weeks later or so?
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for this great report over the last days.
It was a real pleasure to follow you on your trip.

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Old 04-19-2019, 05:36 PM
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Just noticed on Autoblog.nl that there was a junkyard-race held at Zandvoort today (https://www.jyr.nl/).
Explains why it was littered with those ****boxes yesterday... ;-)
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:39 PM
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Aha! I didn’t think this could be normal and Easter holidays alone...
Still going to skip Zandvoort in May. I’ll take the Ring instead and then straight to Val de Vienne with Pole Passion and Porsche France.

Thanks for dropping by Zolder !!
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