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Old 06-01-2011, 02:12 AM
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Default Sunday May 30th Race, Oregon Raceway Park

This is about first ten minutes of the race from Oregon Raceway Park
taken from inside my #03 Firebird. Some good close racing between
me and Jon Davies. Jon ended up winning and setting a new race lap
record at ORP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17znKJ4LShs
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:08 PM
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That place sure looks fun, especially the "banked" esses.

Was this the long course? How are the other configurations?

I imagine that as usual, incar camera doesn't do the actual driving experience justice!

Kyle
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:34 PM
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Kevin,
Thanks for the post and the video. Fun.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:23 PM
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That place sure looks fun, especially the "banked" esses.

Was this the long course? How are the other configurations?

I imagine that as usual, incar camera doesn't do the actual driving experience justice!

Kyle
This is the long course, run clockwise. The long course can also be
run counter-clockwise, as I expect can the north and south courses.
I have never run any of those other configurations.

You are correct, in car doesn't even come close to doing the course
justice. The banked esses are easy (I think) and fun, pulling 1.3g lateral
in my car. The number of places where you simply can't see what
you have to be aiming for is huge (in car probably shows that OK). But
the in car doesn't do a good job conveying how light the car feels
cresting the hills.

Edit:
Actually, looked at the logger data last night. Doing 1.5g lateral in
the banked esses (called the halfpipe). Lots of other places hit
over 1.3g due to slight banking in some corners.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:32 AM
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That place sure looks fun, especially the "banked" esses.

Was this the long course? How are the other configurations?

I imagine that as usual, incar camera doesn't do the actual driving experience justice!

Kyle
I have been on all 3 configurations, both clockwise and counter clockwise.

All are challenging but a short summery, IMHO I think the long coarse counter clockwise best fits our V8 cars.
With exception of turn # 16 there is nothing to make hard contact with, other than the occasional tumble weed.
The counter clockwise direction eliminates the only hard contact area on the entire track.

While the north and south course are both technical the north course is more suited to the 4 and 6 cylinder cars.
The south course really fits the V8 cars flat out speeds.

It is my understanding that the track will be certified to run races counter clockwise soon, as this is only the second year of operation. So on a double race weekend we may have the opportunity to run both directions in the same weekend.

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