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smithpr
09-22-2007, 09:44 PM
Guys:

I spent most of the day getting this to down load. I love computers. Here is most of one lap. It is also the lap that Tom went on a little off road adventure.:eek:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFnl6rB19mQ

Philip

socalta
09-22-2007, 10:10 PM
nice video ... nice sounding ride....

smithpr
09-22-2007, 10:22 PM
Jorge:

Could you watch the entire lap? When I down load it the video stops at .56 sec.

Philip

socalta
09-22-2007, 10:26 PM
yup ...I got the full 1:36.. ends with you crossing the S/F line

Philip.... it does "flicker" at 56 seconds . but thats very very brief....

koscieldrk
09-22-2007, 11:27 PM
Phil! worked OK for me also, just a slight flicker like Jorge said.

PRO SYSTEMS
09-23-2007, 09:45 AM
Wow Phil, you are flying and was driving a much nicer line than Ellis (was he just "fresh out" and learning the track?).

I see you kind of throttling him (phil harper power) a couple times waiting for a place to pass. So his "off course" cleared the track for you for a good lap.

Good luck this year.

Patrick James
PRO SYSTEMS

smithpr
09-23-2007, 04:03 PM
Guys:

I think that Tom had a fair amount of time at the new track. I think part of the problem was that I was in his mirror a bunch and I know when I have someone behind me pushing real hard my line is a little less the perfect.

I try to drive a very consistent line and hit my marks every lap, no matter what.

Tom and I had a blast racing side by side and he gave me plenty of room and never cut me off. :cheers: It was super clean racing and it seems to me he has pretty good cockpit awareness.

Philip

KW78
09-23-2007, 04:22 PM
What was Philip driving?

It was something that could out pull a ford just from a push off the corner, then toodle around looking for a brake zone... :bowdown:

It like the drag racing days.... We'd work our but off to get a big block car into the low 12's, and then some top fuel guy would spin before the 60 ft mark and coast down thru the lights in the frigin' 9's :eek:

Did you see when Philip pointed up the front straight, and grabbed a few gears... The sky got pale and the blue got a tinge of red... Einstein explains this as the dopler effect for light from extreme acceleration and speeds.... :clap: :clap:

Nice ride tho, definately. :cheers:

Kyle

jimwheeler
09-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Kyle,
Breath deep, then give it a rest.
wheel

Also, Patrick,
I forgot it was you to whom he was referring. Probably should have let that one go, too.

I raced a bunch of laps with Tom at this race, after Philip got by. His line was, actually, a very good defensive line while Phil was behind him. I was a car length, or two behind Phil. Tom doesn't have .01 of the laps that Phil and I have at Topeka. The pass was on the 2nd or 3rd race lap.

KW78
09-23-2007, 04:50 PM
Kyle,
Breath deep, then give it a rest.
wheel


I was taking a breath because racing is exciting.... :D and watching that in-car sucked me back in my office chair. :eek:

And even though the red mustang had to be wildly overdriven to attempt to keep up with the blue one at 8 tenths, I'm not daunted. My poor old tired orange car looks forward to running out there again...:cool:

smithpr
09-23-2007, 04:52 PM
Kyle:

No matter how much more speed I carried into and through the corner I could never get by Tom at the end of the straight.

I lifted into 8 to try to get a run on him into 10 because I would almost hit him in the previous laps at the apex of 9.

All I can say is that I wish I had a Ford. The current rules put the GM at a huge disadvantage to the Fords. We are working on trying to fix that.

Philip

KW78
09-23-2007, 05:18 PM
Philip, and Wheel,

Just some sunday Banter :cheers: I figured my Einstein reference would clue you in on that!


Kyle:

All I can say is that I wish I had a Ford. The current rules put the GM at a huge disadvantage to the Fords. We are working on trying to fix that.

Philip


But, if you are throwing statements out there, can't let this one slide. "Huge Disadvantage" is wildy sensationalized, and maybe even "slight disadvantage" we are finding out seems questionable....

Now, have to go find out if KC lost and denver is winning!

Kyle

socalta
09-24-2007, 10:42 PM
man o man .. no kidding Philip
damn good video it was

smithpr
09-24-2007, 10:57 PM
All this video watching got me thinking. I went back and just watched my first Runoffs race. 2003 Mid Ohio. I could barely stand it. When I first started watching I thought that there must be a full course yellow because I was not going very fast. OMG I was racing under green. Boy did I suck. Next I can't believe how many mistakes. I am amazed I was able to get more then one race on the drive train I abused it so much. My shifting was a random number function. Every lap was a new adventure with which gear to be in. Sometime I would up shift other times no. No reason. The only thing I did with any consistancy was to wheel hope the car on down shifts. NICE:eek: Makes for some horrible sounds.

Lastly, the car sucked. That thing was so lose and slow. But the good news was it would not turn either. I am amazed that I could drive the thing at all.

I could not have been less aggressive. If I was racing today I would have picked up 10 spots on the start and about three spots a lap.

Philip

Mitchell Geltz
09-25-2007, 01:20 AM
I just want to say after reading all of that, I'm ready for Daytona this weekend and looking forward to some good racing "and maby some good drafting". Catch me if you can !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheers: Mitchell Geltz

jkopp
09-25-2007, 10:08 AM
Reopened with posts that are on topic.