in Cars, Ncars
Some of my coworkers organized a track day for us at Thunderhill, so I could not help but sign up and go have fun with coworkers. The only little problem was that I was also supposed to go to Oshkosh EAA Airventure that week too. In the end, I settled for going to the track, flying myself back to Palo Alto, getting my stuff and taking a Red Eye flight out of SFO to Chicago and then Oshkosh.
Since I was not doing too well with sleep and almost got sick, I ended up flying the evening before, since I didn't feel like getting up around 05:30 and deal with IMC weather the next morning (pretty solid overcast and the previous morning even had ground fog).
this is what I found outside :)
One of my coworkers was nice enough to swap cars with me for a session, so I got to drive his GTR. Annoyingly, I was a good 5 seconds faster in his car than mine, and that's with not driving it as well since I wasn't used to it. I could likely have shaved off another 2 seconds pretty easily. Ok, so the GTR kicks about everyone else's ass, the new one on top gear was faster than any Ferrari, a Veyron, and matched a Zonda F. Crazy!
So who was the fastest of the 2?
As for the aftermath, the new set of Trofeos didn't do that much better: the front right tire is ruined just as much despite my keeping a precise 32psi in there. The brakes held up for the day, but that's about it, there's not much left in them (maybe not even one more session).
I guess track miatas were cheaper :)
I was battling being tired and borderline sick that day, but caffeine, 5 hour energy and adrenaline allowed me to get through the day. Thankfully I was able to keep my whits through the flight home too, which was about as uneventful as it could have gotten.