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Thread: 2018 Sevens HPDE at NJMP - July 4-6, 2018

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    Like Tom, I registered last night. I also have plans to make a Thunderbolt video this week for people who would like to study up in advance on that circuit.
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    Couple of Thunderbolt track videos that include Sevens They aren’t exactly instructional, but somewhat entertaining.

    https://youtu.be/XohHQFGLNb4

    https://youtu.be/bcWCWW9qfgA
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    I like this one too. Love the music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzX-eQGBfjE
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    Glenn is a maestro with the camera! These are too chopped up, tho,to get a clear sense of how the track flows and what curves follow what straights, etc.
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    Thunderbolt Circuit

    This is a 360 degree video. For those who have not used one before then:

    1) Click through this video into youtube itself.
    2) Play the video
    3) move the camera around by (a) the arrows top left, or (b) clicking your mouse on the video playing and dragging to look behind, up, sides or down


    If you move the camera to point down slightly you will see I overlaid a track map on the passenger seat below the speed. You may have to move the view slightly right to read the various captions anyway as the youtube screen size is narrower than my video edit app. Sorry no sound as this camera does not have an external mic.



    Time:
    0:00 Leaving the pits - where to line up to await going out on circuit
    0:23 Pit lane and the turn onto the circuit
    0:40 Leaving the pits and the blend line you should follow merging onto track
    0:52 For the next two warm up laps I have added text commentary on some of the more tricky corners and what you should not do.
    5:35 Some clean laps at a good moderate pace. There was too much traffic to be really quick but this will show the various lines. I deliberately tried lots of different lines in the Devil to show you what happens - the answer is that you are fairly safe because the speed is relatively low. Experimentation will teach you a bit in this corner. Just watch the speed on the decreasing radius corner on entry into the Devil.
    10:38 I lap a Stalker. You should have seen it lean in the corners. The brake dust and smell coming off this one was incredible. Quick in a straight line though.
    19:19 I play follow Tom so you can see the track lines from a different perspective.
    23:50 Returning to the pits and back of pits



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    Very cool video Mike! The 360 camera allows many vantage points and the track overlay is very nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
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    10:38 I lap a Stalker. You should have seen it lean in the corners. The brake dust and smell coming off this one was incredible.
    Thatís just mean. Obviously the extra-tall XL model with the optional all-steel hard top being driven by a confused (probably lost) amateur NASCAR fan with two first names whose only aspiration in life is turning left.
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    Croc: You are bringing it dude! I like the way you use ALL the curbing-except for the evil curbing on the right as you enter the straight. As you say, ya gotta avoid temptation and stay off of it. And yes, I have done some serious rock gardening down in the "Octopus" (turns 8-9). I had 2 blown tires in a single off there once. I think that may be the only place I have gone off on T-Bolt. Of course I am old and my memory was never good to begin with. Now Lightening, where haven't I gone off....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    That’s just mean. Obviously the extra-tall XL model with the optional all-steel hard top being driven by a confused (probably lost) amateur NASCAR fan with two first names whose only aspiration in life is turning left.

    Well it did remind me of you! Quick in a straight line....




    I am so going to strap that 360 camera onto your Stalker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    . . . I am so going to strap that 360 camera onto your Stalker!
    LOL! I’ll turn that 360 into a 720 once loose in the octapus.
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