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Old 05-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #51
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Ken is a great guy, I helped instruct him as solo school. I am glad to see him taking part in almost all the club activities.

With Ken's hand signals from the passenger seat, it looks like he was instructing you.
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Videos from the last weekend of autocross:



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You make it look easy.
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I finally got out to the track at PIR since moving to Portland to run one of those new SCCA Track Nights in America events. It was fun, though track time was pretty limited because any delays/incidents directly subtracted from the run session time.

Here's run 2 in-car. After running at RFR for so long without visiting other tracks, it's weird having to learn a new track again. Luckily PIR is a really simple layout... but it's still a little nerve wracking to move braking points forward with walls looming over you.



Turn 10 is especially hairy because even in the Miata I'm over 100 mph... I think it might actually be easier just to not brake at the end of the straight and then do all the braking between 11 and 12, but I don't think the car will stick at those speeds through the mini-esses. But scrubbing off just enough speed and then getting the car planted for the esses is hard to do right on just my first event there. I'll need some practice. I think I'm running in the 1:40 range, while a good Spec Miata lap is in the 1:30 range, so there's lots of time to find.

Comments on my driving, especially from people familiar with PIR, are extremely welcome.

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Scott,

Glad that you got out on track! I have not driven Portland, but I was there a few months ago to support Jay Carpenter getting his final Novice Permit sign off. Indeed, clockwise, fast, and flat do appear to be an interesting challenge!
I am curious to know of what your feelings were in regards to Track Night in America. I have worked three of these events so far this summer at The Ridge, and the events are progressively getting better thanks to some added instruction as per NWR SCCA RE. IF you have some time, please PM me your opinions, thoughts, and concerns about Track Night SCCA...
Thanks, and hope to see you at a track day!
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I didn't have my GoPro setup in the car, but I've got some shaky dash-cam footage from Harry's Lap Timer from the Oct T-Hill time trials.. I was able to put together just one lap in the 2:15's:
Spent the rest of the day around 2:16-2:19. Traffic in CT was problematic, and with all the Spec Miata's in TT it was just too much fun to stop playing in the crowd and run a solo lap looking for a good time. Big thanks to Scott and Zoe for being a blast to run with in TT... running with you guys was a huge help for sorting out the line since I've never run my Miata there before!
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