It had been a while since my last track day, things have been hard with Covid-19, and then the more recent devastating fires all over California.
I left for Sears Point early in the morning, going through the fire smoke:
It had been 6 years since I last went:
Fast Toys had this rental race car for me:
no space for a passenger
the bumper started to get melted by the exhaust
Alex owned the car and got data from it for me, as well as gave me basic coaching
My best lap was a 1:53:98. I think I never learned to fully use the car, especially on this track I don't know well (jump to 6:38):
While an instructor did a 1:49:68. Doh, I left a lot of time on the table (jump to 6:00)...
I also drove my Mclaren 650S for 30mn, and got the time down to 1:57 on used tires. Car could have gone faster, but I need to get better at this track.
We took a few pictures at the end of the day:
The drive back took me back through the fog and downstream from the fires: