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Most folks who have seen videos of me driving a car have seen me drive Tommy's (3gun) car, or Joe's (GNX Guy) car.

A few of you might have seen me in a pass from 2 yrs ago on ET Streets I made.

Anyhow, a few months back HRP had a rare daylight test and tune day. It was a test and tune in daylight with the clocks on. 99% of the time I run at HRP is Friday "safe street" night which is basically "street race" night, and the scoreboards are off.

Tommy was down with his car, and we made some passes in his car too. But, in the meantime I decided to make a couple of passes in my car. It had been almost 3 months since I had even cranked the car, and it had been since the fest in BG since I had actually made a pass in the car. My timing was a bit off after having driven Tommy's car so much, but I managed to muddle my way through. :)

Anyhow, you'll hear the car spin in 1st on almost ever pass. Track prep wasn't all that hot, and I was a bit rusty on my stock tire driving. But all in all I did ok.

Anyhow, I have the videos on DVD (thanks to Tommy). I just need to get them off and turn them into a .wmv or .mpg file. The video and sound from his camera is 100x better than this as it was shot from my Sony digital camera. So please excuse the less than optimal quality.

Anyhow, here they are. For any of the skeptics out there, check the trap speeds (114mph).

http://users3.ev1.net/~black_ops/video/11.85.mpg
http://users3.ev1.net/~black_ops/video/11.92.mpg
http://users3.ev1.net/~black_ops/video/11.95.mpg
http://users3.ev1.net/~black_ops/video/12.01.mpg

IMHO the best video in terms of watching it to see what I'm doing is the 11.92 video. Its shot from behind the car, and you can hear me bring the revs up, and slip the clutch. You can also see a bit of clutch dust on the leave. I barely squeak the tires on the 1-2 shift, and the cars rolling into the water box don't drown out the sound until the very end.

The 11.85 is faster, but the car spins on both gear changes (lane conditions).

The 11.95 is ok, but the sound of cars doing their burnout drowns out almost all the audio after the launch.

The 12.01 I just blew the release (too fast) on the clutch, and bogged the car just a bit on the launch. Otherwise the run is ok...

Anyhow, I guess there has always been some question about how repeatable a sub 12 second run is. These were basically "hot laps" I ran all of these runs basically back to back with almost no cooldown.
 

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Your the Man!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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Great times! I would give my left nut for a couple runs at HRP... Fastest track in the country IMHO.
 

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Wow! That is some driving. I'm going to the track for the first time this Saturday, so its nice to have a visual of what I am supposed to do!
 
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