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

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2014/11/23 Late Season Day with CFRA at Sears Point/Infineon/Sonoma Raceway
π 2014-11-23 00:00 in Cars
I went to join a few (ex-)coworkers/buddies at Sears thanks to being accepted as a guest by CFRA and being able to grab their last spot for sunday.

I don't know Sears Point well, I tend to avoid it in my own cars since I think it's a somewhat dangerous track compared to the other options around here, but I went once in my miata, once in my F430 (apparently only got down to a 2:04 which is lame), ran 2 session in my 12C (1:56 which was better).

While I did drive formula 3 cars there, the experience is so different that it doesn't really transfer that much to regular cars (I was running 1:43 with that car and the instructor did 1:38).

Anyway, I was super rusty on driving Sears, so after a couple of sessions, Shane nicely agreed to ride with me and give me some tips. He quickly identified what I needed to fix, and I got down to a best lap of 1:58 with him to 1:55 in sessions 4 and 5 (there were also fewer people on the track, so I got cleaner laps there).

For personal notes, here are my laps:
Session 3: 2:00, 2:01, 1:59, 1:57, 1:59, 1:58, 1:59, 1:58, 1:59, 2:00
Session 4: 2:00, 1:58, 1:58, 1:59, 2:01, 1:56, 1:58, 1:55, 2:02, 2:00, 2:02, 2:00
Session 5: 1:59, 2:00, 1:56, 1:57, 2:02, 2:03, 2:02, 1:57, 1:57, 1:55, 1:55, 1:56

CFRA is a great group, they have X on the back of cars that don't want to be passed without a pointby, that way you don't have to guess and no one gets mad :) but generally both in the A/B group and the Race group (I ran in both), drivers were courteous and aware of cars around them. I also got to point a few of them by with track cars and great drivers that were hauling ass :)

Good time was had, I definitely improved during that day, so it was perfect :)

My best 2 laps are below (1:55 back to back):

And here are some pictures:





less weight, more speed :)
less weight, more speed :)

for all your automotive needs, mancave autowerks :)
for all your automotive needs, mancave autowerks :)

thanks Shane!
thanks Shane!


my car's bigger brother :)
my car's bigger brother :)

I love the blue inside, very nice match
I love the blue inside, very nice match

Unfortunately even on a dry day, there was some carnage, including a GTR that lost a wheel on track :(



reflecting on a good day's work
reflecting on a good day's work

A big thanks to Oleg for inspiring me to come that day, it was well worth it.


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