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  1. #576
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    My first race in my first BMW. Came from a FWD Honda, spent 3 days learning the ways of the M3. Of course, it wasn't without some "learnings"

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    Had to share, just found Andy Lally driving :

    some quick ,smart hands,..... yikes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECLXxQQxT5Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfFast1 View Post
    My first race in my first BMW. Came from a FWD Honda, spent 3 days learning the ways of the M3. Of course, it wasn't without some "learnings"
    any comments, observations, vs your hondy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkoupe View Post
    any comments, observations, vs your hondy?
    Very different, very different indeed. The transition wasn't as bad as I thought, but there was a transition. This is a very developed car. Lots of suspension goodies, brakes that actually work, and 100hp more. Since it drives from the correct end, I have to learn to manage the throttle more than before. The Honda basically had a binary throttle. You could mash it anywhere, point the front wheels and it would go. This one requires more of a gentle touch.

    It's ugly as can be now, but here is a pic from the event
    turkeybowlalfasm.jpg

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    great pic...........serious sunset?



    alfa?.....yikes.....

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    The Alfa was quick. SCCA E prod car running slicks. We were evenly matched on the first day. I stepped up my game and said bubbye

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    Took the 328is project out to its first competition event. I set my new PB (which won class) in this final session, but on my last hot lap after fighting traffic for 15 minutes. Definitely not ideal, so its something I have to work on.


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    Getting better, even though video quality sucks with an unstable mount.

    MSR Cresson, 1.7 mile CCW, Apex advanced group. Best lap of a 1:21.59 is 41/46 on this clip which starts at ~9:50

    2001 Steel Gray MCoupe - 140,000 miles and owned since new. Gaz gold suspension, Hotchkiss swaybar, poly bushings all around, cat delete headers with custom tune, 3.73 LSD, and Clownshoe Motorsports rear subframe reinforcement.

    2014 Porsche Cayman S / 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee / 2012 F-250

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    First Time Trial event of the year. Never been to this track before. And this is my first timed session after scrubbing in new tires for 3 laps in the first session of the day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Neverlift View Post
    First Time Trial event of the year. Never been to this track before. And this is my first timed session after scrubbing in new tires for 3 laps in the first session of the day.

    Awesome angle, I need to position my GoPro that way!

    - Max
    Last edited by Eddy@ApexRaceParts; 02-16-2018 at 12:54 PM.

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    Worlds First Sub2 E36 Non-M on 13CW?

    I'll be back this weekend for Bimmer Challenge to go even faster....


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    New PB after some coaching. Getting closer to hitting that 2:00 mark but there's still some work to do. This weekend was all fundamentals.

    Last edited by golgo13; 04-16-2018 at 12:16 PM.

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    My first race weekend in my new to me GTS2 NASA race car. The real fun begins at 12:20 when I get into a heated battle with another car.
    Last edited by HalfFast1; 04-23-2018 at 08:04 AM.

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