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    Default VRG Watkins Glen Vintage races this past weekend

    Just got back from the track late last night; had a fantastic time! I've got 4 race videos in the can but have only finished processing this one (which I think is one of the best): video of Sundayís Watkins Glen VRG morning race. Groups 3 and 4 were combined (Mid Bore and Big Bore). We were gridded by best lap time and I was fairly close to the front and surrounded by the big boys! My puny 150 hp isnít much of a match for the 400-600+ of the others so I got swallowed up at the start and then the race was on. When the Camaro crashed (right in front of me! He wasnít hurt thank goodness) they black-flagged all of us and brought us in to clear the track and then they sent us back out (I edited most of that out). The pack of front runners apparently didnít see or observe the black flag, so they were penalized and had to start from the back of the pack and I lead the restart and the race was on til the finish! Enjoy the vid and ride along with me in the Super Seven (after all, she did most of the work!!)

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmUHWCpbUJmAqXdgXbqBX1clNSob

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    Great video, thanks for posting it!
    How is it being grouped with cars that are so much bigger than the Seven?
    Jon
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    1985 Twin Cam Powered Caterham (sold)

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    Just goes to prove that you should NEVER EVER try to out brake Todd!!! Congrats Todd. Tom
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    hey Jon and Tom! one thing I'm always concerned with is 'do the big cars even see me?' often I'll abort a late brake into a corner if i'm not 100% sure that the big boys can see me coming. I don't think my Seven would fare well by being turned into by a 3000 lb Mustang!!

    I worked long and hard to get the brake balance near perfect on the Seven; I didn't even squeak a wheel all weekend under braking, so there was probably still a tiny bit more left before lockup. our Sevens are absolutely invincible when it comes to brakes vs just about anything else out there (even those 911s got crushed in the brake zone and they are known for their excellent braking ablility, due to their large brakes and rear weight bias). don't forget that my Seven still has it's stock, tiny, non ventilated disks, with street pads! (race pads don't get up to temp on my Seven, so I run Hawk HP+ high performance street pads). our Sevens really are engineering marvels (especially considering how long ago the basic design was penned!!!)

    here's the very last race of the weekend for me; it too was cut short by a black flag (someone scattered an engine on the front straight). this is a short vid but fun one full of action (and out braking maneuvers!)

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmUHWCpbUJmAqXmd0RSMQeCwz9zx
    Last edited by d15b7; 10-09-2017 at 06:57 PM.

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    Thanks for video #2! I love Watkins Glen....and Sevens.
    Jon
    2008 Lotus Elise S/C
    1985 Twin Cam Powered Caterham (sold)

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