Go Back  RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum > Tech and Performance > Race Car Tech
Reload this Page >

Track Pictures from Nov. 2 and 3 at VIR and Oct. 24 at TGPR

Race Car Tech Discuss anything related to road racing and auto X.

Track Pictures from Nov. 2 and 3 at VIR and Oct. 24 at TGPR

Old 11-09-08, 01:43 AM
  #1  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Track Pictures from Nov. 2 and 3 at VIR and Oct. 24 at TGPR

I came home from Afghanistan for 18 days of leave back in the good ol' USA after being deployed for 8 months. I did 4 track days and 2 AutoX's. I had a blast both events and both days had a good turnout of FD's. I think each event had 7-8 FD's there. Big thanks to Fritz. I learned more from him at VIR than I have at my previous three track weekends. Holy **** can he drive!!! Thanks for letting me tag along on most of your sessions. Fritz, you'll def. see me back at VIR next summer once I get back home. It was great to meet everyone at the various events and it was good to see some old familiar faces as well. I arrived back in Afghanistan last night and have 7 more months to go until I can get some more seat time.

I also need to thank David Jerome, Dan Chadwick, and Mike Lashlee for helping me out while I was home. Besides the track events I also was able to install my coilovers, porsche big red front brakes, 99spec RZ/RS rear brakes, install the passenger side oil cooler and R1 lines, Widefoot Sway bar mounts and bronze bushings, TP Sway Bar, 3 Defi Gauges, weld in an additional bung for my wideband,install my wideband and gauge, do a little tuning, and a few other things.

None of the pictures are that great as my camera is nothing special and my girlfriend was taking these, but they are pretty good for what she was working with

Pictures of the Chin Motorsports Event at VIR:

Me at VIR:







Fritz's "back up car" 26k 95 SSM R2:


Last edited by Brent Dalton; 11-09-08 at 01:50 AM.
Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 01:45 AM
  #2  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Fritz's Track Monster:




I have a bunch more of Fritz on the track, I'll upload them when I get time.

Other 7's at VIR:




I know I have some of I think his username is DigDog, but I can't find them to save my life.
Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 01:46 AM
  #3  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Other Pictures from VIR:








Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 01:47 AM
  #4  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Pictures from the Speed For Sale TGPR event Oct. 24(as you can tell... it rained all day but I still had a blast):



20b:





Phil(herblenny in his RX-8:

Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 01:49 AM
  #5  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post

Bryan, owner of BNR Turbo wife's car:


Kevin from Knoxville's 500r FD:

4 GTR's at the event:


Chris M's FD that had the fastest lap last year:


Mine and Kevin's FD's:




And a couple from the AutoX just for good measure:

Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 11:38 AM
  #6  
Lives on the Forum
iTrader: (8)
 
ptrhahn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 8,495
Received 20 Likes on 19 Posts
Sorry I missed it guys—next time.
ptrhahn is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 12:38 PM
  #7  
Mr. Links
15 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Mahjik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 27,592
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Very nice pics!
Mahjik is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 06:40 PM
  #8  
Full Member
10 Year Member
iTrader: (2)
 
C's-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: IL
Posts: 217
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great pics and good to see a handful of FD's at the track.
C's-7 is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 07:02 PM
  #9  
All out Track Freak!
iTrader: (261)
 
Fritz Flynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Charlottesville VA 22901
Posts: 10,324
Received 113 Likes on 96 Posts
Brent,
My pleasure riding shot gun with you and can't wait to see you again next year at little place me a Paul call heaven on earth hehe

Nice pics, those GTRs have some nasty looking pipes.

I'd love to see you get that car so pull the trigger I've already had 3 calls.
Fritz Flynn is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 07:30 PM
  #10  
Registered User
iTrader: (4)
 
justturbo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: new york
Posts: 1,571
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
very nice
justturbo2 is offline  
Old 11-09-08, 08:13 PM
  #11  
77333
5 Year Member
 
Fault Bucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Burien, WA
Posts: 221
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nice pics!

Man, I miss that little track (TGPR). I ran it quite a few times in my Miata(s) back when I lived in Atlanta. I've not been since they made the layout changes, but even before they modified the layout it was a fun course.

BTW - are you stationed at Ft. Campbell? I was there (and in SA/Iraq) from '89-'91 with the 2/44 ADA.
Fault Bucket is offline  
Old 11-10-08, 01:32 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
 
dpf22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Logan Utah
Posts: 409
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Love the simple sex of the 5 spoke fiske wheels on the FD
dpf22 is offline  
Old 11-10-08, 09:50 AM
  #13  
Sua Sponte
15 Year Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (31)
 
Brent Dalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Savannah
Posts: 3,122
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Fritz Flynn View Post
Brent,
My pleasure riding shot gun with you and can't wait to see you again next year at little place me a Paul call heaven on earth hehe

Nice pics, those GTRs have some nasty looking pipes.

I'd love to see you get that car so pull the trigger I've already had 3 calls.
Hopefully the car sells before I talk myself into it. I'm glad I didn't drive it down the road at VIR. If I had, my new house fund would prob. be $25K less right now

I get back to the states in June and will def. be back at VIR for hopefully at least 2 weekends before Sept. It was a great experience overall and a great track that I'm def. hooked on. Just wish my oil return line hadn't sprung a leak on Monday. I'm starting to set up my schedule of track days and am hoping to hit up between 10-12 before Oct.

Speaking of the GT-R's, I should mention that I was impressed with them at little talladega. I was the guy that was sure that the GT-R was nothing but an overpriced, overhyped car. Last year the fastest lap at the Speed for Sale event was a 1:07 and was set by an FD(with sequential BNR stage 3's which are idea for this small road course) with an experienced driver in dry conditions with R Compounds. This year it rained all day. Majority of the faster drivers were running 1:16-1:20's. A GT-R owner who has never been on a track before in his life, on a wet track, and stock car and tires cut a 1:10. I think that says alot about the car, however, I think that takes alot of the fun out of driving(who knows, I haven't driven one). I would like to see what the car could have done in dry conditions with an experienced driver. At $70-90K, that is still more than I am willing to spend on a car though.

Originally Posted by Fault Bucket View Post
Nice pics!

Man, I miss that little track (TGPR). I ran it quite a few times in my Miata(s) back when I lived in Atlanta. I've not been since they made the layout changes, but even before they modified the layout it was a fun course.

BTW - are you stationed at Ft. Campbell? I was there (and in SA/Iraq) from '89-'91 with the 2/44 ADA.
It was my first time at the new configuration. I had a lot of fun there.

I am stationed at Ft. Campbell. I'm an Infantry Officer with the 101st Airborne. I've been in the infamous "No Slack" in 1st Brigade, for the last year I have been doing PSD for 3 Generals, and I'm about to go to 4th BCT or 506th IN aka "Curahee". It's the same unit that the Band of Brothers" Movie is based off of.

Last edited by Brent Dalton; 11-10-08 at 10:00 AM.
Brent Dalton is offline  
Old 11-11-08, 01:49 PM
  #14  
Has been.. hangin' around
10 Year Member
 
Silkworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Milpitas, CA
Posts: 2,618
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great pics! Thanks for your service to our country.

PaulC
Silkworm is offline  
Old 11-11-08, 04:51 PM
  #15  
not a drifter
10 Year Member
iTrader: (133)
 
87 t-66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 9,327
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
woot. looks like the 7 crowd was in full effect!
87 t-66 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Track Pictures from Nov. 2 and 3 at VIR and Oct. 24 at TGPR


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: