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Old 06-24-2011, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TIM COSTA View Post
It took me a while to find it but I did. Thats me in the white Barbie Car.

Thanks again Sean

http://www.vimeo.com/6407453
Ah, I remember that one well, Tim! I was so pissed at you at the time....
That first lap shuffle set up a slew of jostling, this one comes to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHJqS9mNH9I
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Ahhh yes….. vintage Freddie going all agricultural
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Ah, I remember that one well, Tim! I was so pissed at you at the time....
That first lap shuffle set up a slew of jostling, this one comes to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHJqS9mNH9I
that was NJMP 2 years ago... man did i spend time on the grass there!!! Thanks for posting.
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It was a moonlit night, in the back of a '63 Chevy...
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Originally Posted by gbaker View Post
It was a moonlit night, in the back of a '63 Chevy...
Do you have video?



Thanks for all the posts everyone. In some of the video only posts, would you guys mind adding a note or two of how you set up the pass, or how you decided to attempt the pass? Video is great, the decision making process and race craft thinking is also very helpful. Thanks.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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I think this is a good one, a set up going into Big Bend at Lime Rock for the lead. I had observed a shallow entry and early apex on previous laps.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c20PN9o6zws
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A little over 1/2 way through the 2009 season, I am in a deep hole in season points to Andy Berberich, but still have a chance. This is the weekend that season turned around. I knew Andy got out of corners better, and had a little power on me (don't they all ), making it difficult to get a run for a pass, though I knew I could out brake him. Ray Freundt, in the yellow & black #84 set this up for me perfectly. I had just enough to get a fender to his door an box him in behind Ray, so he couldn't motor by me down the straight (again), and sealed it off with some deep braking into turn 1.

The pass starts at 1:20. Lots of good action on the whole video.

http://www.vimeo.com/7017741

I swept most of the rest of the season to win the regional championship on the last weekend. Great memories!
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My best pass was on Doug Crossman going into Canada Corner during the Enduro of the 2007 (my rookie year, X still on the car) PCA club race. I think I tried to outbrake him from at least 10 car lengths.... Being experienced he knew he couldn't force it.... I don't have video but I wish he does. Major example of a bone head move. I say it's my best pass because I learned a lot from it (and Doug's visit in the paddock right after).
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Great stuff, Doc. For the life of me, I don't recognize the circuit. Where is that?
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Originally Posted by gums View Post
I think this is a good one, a set up going into Big Bend at Lime Rock for the lead. I had observed a shallow entry and early apex on previous laps.....
But...but... he was taking the RACING LINE! How could you pass him when he was taking the RACING LINE!!!
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Great stuff, Doc. For the life of me, I don't recognize the circuit. Where is that?
Much of the footage is from Blackhawk Farms in Beloit Wisconsin, including the pass I referenced. Fun little track, but narrow, and tricky at times.
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I had to go back after this guy, and almost got him to over cook it. Have a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl5VA80MCc8
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^^^ Great stuff!

Some of the best passes are not from going faster than the other guy, but getting him to make a mistake, or getting into their head, and then motoring by.

In a similar vein, one of my favorite racing stories was from NASA Nationals in 2010.

Ernie Jacubowki was running a 944 Spec car (a customer's car, IIRC), and had been fast early from early on. Both Ray Freundt and I were running Spec, and "supersizing" in GTS-1. We had Hoosiers for the latter, but these were of course not Spec legal. Ray was a second or so off the pace in Spec. On the morning of the National Championship race, Ray & I left on our Hoosiers for the Spec warm up session. As time was tight between the GTS warmup and the Spec warmup, and it was not a qualifying or a race session, we left our Hooisers on, and gridded up a few cars behind Ernie. Both Ray and I were able to run down Ernie with ease (the Hoosiers being 2 sec/lap faster than the Spec Toyos). Probably in disbelief, Ernie kept trying to turn it up, and over driving the car more through the session. I'm not sure if that got into Ernie's head enough to help me make the pass in the National Championship race (back on Toyos, of course), but it's fun to speculate.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:29 PM
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13:50 to 26:11 in the video below is probably the most fun I've ever had!

http://www.vimeo.com/1238357
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^^OMG, what a fantastic place!^^ Never realized there was so much elevation at Barber.
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