Archive for November, 2008

Week 4 – Skippy @ Lime Rock?

Friday, November 28th, 2008
My Helmet Design Infineon

This week had the Skip Barber series racing at Lime Rock Park, and after a bit of thought I decided that I would pass on this weeks action. It’s not that I really hate the track – more that I really hate lapping it again and again for long periods of time. The same corners come around every 60 seconds and it becomes such a chore!

Instead I took the opportunity to look to the C licenced series of the trucks and mazdas (have to get four races in each car during this season to get promoted to B licence).

First up is a cool race I had in the Star Mazda at Infineon Long. I made the first mistake of jumping into a qualifying session without a lot of time on the setup that I had loaded and soon found that this should never, ever be done! A bad setup in the Mazda can be pretty lethal!

I soon got to a consistent, if slow, pace and went into a strong race field. Had a really good race through the field and had a memorable battle for what was effectively sixth place. This is a video of some of the action – it’s a bit long but nevermind.

Race Results (iRacing members only!)

iRacing Star Mazda – Battle @ Infineon Long from Samiad on Vimeo.

The rest of the race was spent defending my position so the race had a nice two sided feel to it.

On the oval side I had a blast racing at trucks at Bristol – such an awesome track. Pitting strategy is really welcome and livens up racing nicely, plus there weren’t too many yellows either. I also raced the late model at Milwaukee which was a good combination too – took 97 points home, which is a nice bump over what I usually get.

Next week we have the Skip Barber car at Lowe’s full road course – can’t wait for that!

Star Mazda

A Bag of New Content, including Watkins Glen

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
My Helmet Design

Watkins Glen arrived last night and of course, it was a must buy track. I was pretty amazed by how good it actually is really – previous attempts at this track have nothing on this new version. There is a massive amount of camber on the majority of the corners (which is the biggest difference I’ve noticed) and the elevation changes are so much fun to drive.

I’m really looking forward to racing here on Saturday with the Radicals, in the new 24 Heures Du Fun series.

At the same time I bought some remaining cars and tracks that I had been holding off for a while. Now I have the SK Modified and Silver Crown cars (love them both; the SK moreso) and some remaining tracks (Atlanta, Richmond amongst others)

For the rest of the week I was going to practice the Mazda at Infineon Long, but now I think I might just spend some time with the Radical @ The Glen to prepare for the fun races at the weekend!

Don’t you just hate it when………..

Monday, November 24th, 2008
My Helmet Design Summit Point Raceway

My Skip Barber RT2000