Marc's Public Blog - Cars

All | Arduino | Btrfs | Cars | Clubbing | Diving | Electronics | Exercising | Flying | Hiking | Linux | Linuxha | Public | Rc | Snow | Solar | Trips
Generated on 2014-04-22 18:02:56 by Rig3 0.4-440

Below is a recounting of various car events I've attended along the years, from car club meets, autocrosses, track events, and enthusiast drives.

>>> Back to post index <<<

2007/06/23 Reno Fernley Race Track
π 2007-06-23 23:20 by Merlin in Cars

I had freshly gotten my car back from service that it went in the hands of Samer from Tailored Relocation Services, to be driven in en enclosed truck to the Reno Fernley track. Apparently the drive took 6 to 7 hours due to traffic.
Thankfully I flew there in about 90 minutes due to cooperative winds, and by adding preflight and tiedown, it was probably 3h end to end.

The track takes a while to figure out, it's more than 4 miles long, and a big thanks to Scott for showing me around the track a few times.
First, I was clocking around 3:26 or so, and by the second day, I took it down to 3:16. While I was figuring things out, I waved a fair amount of people by, who I'm sure were delighted to pass my car :)

making sure that all the wheels are still probably attached :)

I likely would have been able to take it a bit further below 3:16 by the end of sunday, but while I was lucky with the brakes working great this time (it looks like most of my problems were due to a front/back bias issue which went away when I replaced the rear pads with non stock ones), but unfortunately, one of my tire's sidewall failed, forcing me to call it a day a bit early.
Yet, I still got 2/3rd of my sessions in, which wasn't too bad considering. I'm just now wondering how long I drove with that bulge, or if I did catch it right after it happened.

Jennifer was able to come this time and got her first laps around a real track, which is the best way to show what a car can really do, and how much leg room I have when I drive on the street (except for not knowing what other drivers not paying attention around you, could do at any time). Thanks to her for the extra pictures she was able to take while I was driving.
And here's a link to the other pictures from the TEAM track day at Reno Fernley

More pages: July 2000 August 2000 September 2000 October 2000 November 2000 December 2000 February 2001 March 2001 April 2001 May 2001 June 2001 July 2001 August 2001 September 2001 October 2001 March 2002 April 2002 May 2002 July 2002 October 2002 November 2002 March 2003 April 2003 May 2003 October 2003 February 2004 May 2004 June 2004 July 2004 August 2004 September 2004 October 2004 December 2004 January 2005 April 2005 May 2005 July 2005 January 2006 May 2006 November 2006 December 2006 April 2007 June 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 April 2008 May 2008 November 2008 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 February 2010 April 2010 July 2010 August 2010 October 2010 March 2011 April 2011 June 2011 July 2011 September 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 October 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 February 2014 April 2014

>>> Back to post index <<<