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Old 5/22/18, 07:50 PM
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Resurrecting this thread. My first track day for the season will be this Saturday at Grattan. It will be packed, 60 cars. It may also rain, so I may not break any records here, but that's ok. Good shakedown.



Then a week and a half later is Mid Ohio, and again a week after that also at Mid O. Hoping for a new PB at Mid O by June 15th.
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Well, not a mustang video, but a previous mustang driver count?

chasing down a new M2 in my commuter car / Track day $500 Cobalt SS... best lap was 1.05.0 at Limerock


And the quick lap

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Old 5/25/18, 06:41 AM
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Nice work Derek, glad to see the Cobalt kicking donkey at the track. How is the handling compared to the Mustang?
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[left] . . . my commuter car / Track day $500 Cobalt SS... . . .
$500 car? really?

I think that qualifies you for the 24 hours of Lemons, which could be a blast . . . I go to spectate at Thompson every year, it is a hoot . . .
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$500 car? really?

I think that qualifies you for the 24 hours of Lemons, which could be a blast . . . I go to spectate at Thompson every year, it is a hoot . . .
I was wondering the same thing. $500 for a Cobalt SS is a steal. And thumbs on on Lemons. I work with a number of guys who do that. May look into it myself at some point.
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How do you include video clips on your posts? I would like to post one from CMP last weekend and am not sure how to do it.
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If you use Harry's Lap timer or Track Addict it will overlay speed and lat/long G along with the video. You can also link direct gopro or any other video via YouTube.


Here is a fun chase of a ZL1 !LE wearing 888R rubber. Should have never been close, but he needed more driver mod.



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Old 5/27/18, 07:36 AM
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I don't have a lap timer, but my GoPro lets me overlay the gps track, speedometer, etc over the video. How come when dmichaels posts a video it is embedded in the post and when you do it is a link?
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I am not nearly as good a driver as dmichaels or 5.Monster, but here is a lap at Carolina Motorsports Park last weekend. It was my first time out this season with new tires and brakes. I am still getting used to the car on track, but I was quite a bit faster than last fall.

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Thanks for the reminder, I pasted the wrong link. Just fixed it in my previous post. Looks like you figured it out too.



Hey, that pretty good driving, my only major critique is that you tend to stay a bit further away from the apex than you should. That looks like pretty fast flowing track! Keep practicing and keep building up speed. But good work!



Oh: and for lap timer you can just download track addict for free. It will keep track of lap times for you, record cornering and acceleration data, and even record video as well.

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Old 5/27/18, 11:48 AM
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Yeah, it took me awhile to figure out how to post the video. I have never posted a video to YouTube or anywhere else. I had to set up a YouTube channel and upload the video before I could link it here.

Thanks for the critique. I have lots to work on in addition to hitting the apex. I also need to work on accelerating to the braking zone. I tend to lift and coast a bit before braking. Also, I am scrubbing off more speed than I need to coming into a corner. I am getting better, but still have a ways to go.
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Oh, and by the way new PB at Grattan yesterday. 1:31.1
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Mid Ohio is coming up in 2 days. 50% chance of rain, and a lot cooler, only in the 70s. I got the radiator flushed, and I have a new radiator cap. Will be keeping an eye on water temps.
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Good luck, the cooler temperatures should help with engine temps quite bit.
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Good luck, the cooler temperatures should help with engine temps quite bit.
Thank you sir. Hoping the overheating issues stay away.
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Thank you sir. Hoping the overheating issues stay away.
hey, just a thought, probably was already covered but . . . . did you get rid of the engine cover already? I guess it is a small thing, but anything you can do to let the engine shed heat is a good thing
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I ave not, but I very well might. Thanks for the tip. Weather is not looking too good, 50% chance of rain. I may be slipping and sliding out there tomorrow.
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Just got back form a day at Mid Ohio. First 3 sessions were wet, damp and wet again, so I got to practice car control and not crashing on a super slick race track while wearing directional motorsports compound backwards.

Then later in the day it dried out, so I got to put in 2 solid dry sessions and registered a new PB. Also the temps were in mid 60s all day, and my coolant temp was 218-223 so normal. Let's hope it behaves similarly when ambient is up 20+ degrees!

First ever (and thus best ever) wet lap time at Mid Ohio: 2:00
Also, shaved over a second from my previous best time there. New P.B: 1:46.9



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Ok, back to Mid Ohio on Wednesday. Let's hope the weather hold, and I hope to improve on my 1:46.9 time from last week. Wish me luck!
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Good luck and i look forward to the videos.
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