Mazda3 w/ straight-cut gears + turbo kit @ Thunderhill Raceway
HPDE at Thunderhill in my Mazda3 -- NCRC 9/3/2010 -- my first time at this track, so lines could use some improvement. Just a quick clip of a few interesting laps from third session, following around a friend in his Mazdaspeed3, also passed an rx7 FD and a Mazdaspeed Miata. Sorry for the shaky video, loose headrest mount, gets bad above 100mph. top speed in straights was ~118.
- Tri-Point engineering GT2871R turbo kit
- Straight-cut PAR Engineering close-ratio gearset
- 235/40/17 R888 tires (nearly dead)
- Mazdaspeed DA coilovers
- K-Mac front camber plates, SPC rear camber arms
- EBC YellowStuff pads w/ OE rotors, RBF600, SS lines
Laguna Seca - BMW 335i playing tag with M3
Laguna Seca 2/1/10
335i - PROcede v4 Stg 1, FMIC, DPs, LSD, Track Suspension
M3 - stock
Earlier in the day, I was running Stg 2+ and pulled far ahead of my friend's M3. Laguna has a few uphills, so with my 335i's LSD and track suspension providing an equalizer, my huge boundless torque seemed to be the winning factor.
For the last session of the day, we decided to take it easy and play catch. I dialed back to Stg 1, and let my friend go, then see if I could hang with him, making sure I gave him plenty of slack. The M3 would pull on the straight with Stg 1, but we were even with Stg 2+.
Maybe you can tell I was holding back on the power, for when my friend finally gave me the point by, I finally took advantage of the torque to pull away...he couldn't catch up again afterwards.
Not my most perfect run, but I thought it'd be an interesting video to share.
Laguna Seca - BMW 335i
Laguna Seca 2-1-10 Session 3
A clip of me catching a few cars, and picking up speed after getting into the clear. I was really starting to take off when the checkered flag got raised! Darn! Was an opportunity for faster times, but I did dial in a 1:54 lap. There's still a lot of secs to shave.
Mods: Procede v4 Stg 1, FMIC, DPs, LSD, Track Suspension
C5 Corvette Z06 @ Thunderhill Raceway - Shelby Club Spring Sprint 2012
Borelli Motor Sports (www.borellimotorsports.com) General Manager and driver coach Addison Lee screaming around Thunderhill Raceway in the Borelli Motor Sports Corvette Z06 track rental car (also his daily driver!). Contact him for information about how to get in the drivers seat for the next track day! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thunderhill BMW 335i
11/14/2010 - First time at Thunderhill, just learning the lines on the first session of the day. Great weather, 70 deg, clear skies. Can't ask for better in November! My car is a modified 335i with PROcede v4, KW v3 w/ Swift Springs, Wavetrac LSD, AMS Intercooler, AR Downpipes, Goodyear F1 Asymmetrics. This session was warm-up, so running only 13 psi of Boost (15.5 psi is my max for another ~30-40whp), 50-70% throttle, and short shifting at 4-5K rpms. I was concerned about limp modes, but it turned out I had no issues the entire day. Even running so conservatively, this car had plenty of power (& torque!). Video taken w/ GoPro HD using suction cup mount on sunroof (1080p 30fpfs).
BMW 335i emergency lane change Matt
Matt performs an emergency lane change in a BMW 335i sedan at the BMW performance driving school in Greer, SC. Pipit unable to stabilize camera due to G-forces.
BMW 335i Thunderhill
2007 BMW 335i. 6MT, Bilstein PSS10 coilovers (7F, 6R), subframe bushing inserts, 16mm rear sway bar, Quaife 3.46 LSD, 235/40/18F and 255/35/18R Bridgestone RE-01Rs.
GoPro HD camera mounted upside down on sunroof.
Ric McCormick Thunderhill Raceway Spec E30
This video contains footage from a recent Spec E30 race in N.A.S.A. featuring Ric McCormick behind the wheel. Ric goes from 6th to win and manages to set a new Spec E30 track record. Ric demonstrates left and right foot braking, great line, precise and quick car control, extreme race craft and consistency. Ric is a professional driver and instructor.
Ric can be reached at (530) 646-8838.
HPDE Thunderhill Raceway Group 2 E46 M3
Made this video from my first day running Group 2 at Thunderhill Raceway park. Passing rules were strict (as you will see in the video). My front right tire was almost dead too. Enjoy the video