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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 10:54:18 AM   #41
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I think the new M3 will be a very good car to take to track for the first time. Just look at this guy.. Don't think he would get around a lap with another car then the e9x BMW..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9AiFG0ZFNo
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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 04:15:29 PM   #42
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His friends have alot of courage to ride with him!
Great video, amazing how much more entertaining track videos are of a BAD driver then a great driver. Now that's a testament to leaving Stability Control ON, otherwise he would have been in the Armco barrier at least 3 times. I guess Heel Toe downshifting is not in his bag of tricks either, keeps chirping the tires on most downshifts. That is one intimidating track though, very, very little runoff on any turns, bad place to learn.
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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 07:41:45 PM   #43
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LMAO!!!! I know helmets aren't required there but cases like this they should be.
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Great topic!

I nominate the other M car: the Miata. Excellent handling, harder to get in (way) over your head, easier on consumables (tires/brakes, etc), less expensive to put into a tire wall.

Being faster isn't necessarily being funner. Getting the most out of your underpowered little track toy can be a huge thrill. Plus you have an excuse for being slow!

My E92 M3 is an amazing track tool. But it's pretty easy to be fastest, or one of the fastest at track days. And if you are total rookie, it can be pretty intimidating to be hitting 140 mph then having to brake for a sharp 60 mph curve, especially when that friendly 'Vette is nipping at your bumper.

My other track car is a 100 hp Caterham. Totally different approach to speed: weighs 1200 lbs, has the mechanical sophistication on an anvil. Still a total blast, in a different way. Not as fast as my M3, but as fast as friend's track prepped e36 M3.
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Being faster isn't necessarily being funner. Getting the most out of your underpowered little track toy can be a huge thrill. Plus you have an excuse for being slow!
Simple concept that not enough understand, as if there are HPDE trophies.
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Simple concept that not enough understand, as if there are HPDE trophies.
You mean you didn't get a trophy? Must mean you weren't the grand champion of HPDE then.

There's nothing like sitting in the right seat and glancing at the rearview to see a miata eating your student's lunch in the corners, only to disappear at the first sign of a straight.

Me: "ummm, why don't you let that miata by?"

Student: "It's slower. See how far behind it is now? It'll hold me up."

Me: "Yeah, that explains why it is your trunk the moment you hit any part of the track that requires more skill than mashing your right foot to the floor. Let's point it by and see why it is so fast in the corners. You might learn something."

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You mean you didn't get a trophy? Must mean you weren't the grand champion of HPDE then.
2011 is looking like it's going to be the magical year!
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2011 is looking like it's going to be the magical year!
I'll be rooting for you.

Remember that the secret to becoming the HPDE grand champion is to use sticker Hoosiers for every HPDE! Toss them after each event as they've lost their edge. Lots of carbon fiber overlays help too!
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I'll be rooting for you.

Remember that the secret to becoming the HPDE grand champion is to use sticker Hoosiers for every HPDE! Toss them after each event as they've lost their edge. Lots of carbon fiber overlays help too!
Yeah and after you just did a few hot laps you can throw out terms like "heat cycled" and the other students know that you're the f'ing boss.
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Yeah and after you just did a few hot laps you can throw out terms like "heat cycled" and the other students know that you're the f'ing boss.
Yeah all the big timers do this. Also don't forget to complain about your swaybar settings... even if you don't have adjustable swaybars; because everyone knows a car is nigh on impossible to drive with slightly askew swaybar settings.
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