Damn Eric, can tell by watching that vid you have alot of laps at thill... would be fun to run the same day you are. Any idea when you are heading out there again?
Mike,fleadh said:Damn Eric, can tell by watching that vid you have alot of laps at thill... would be fun to run the same day you are. Any idea when you are heading out there again?
R5-Turbo said:Eric, hopefully my supra will be ready by march ,and if so, i'd love to get back on the track again. I've been running NASA events for a couple of years, but the traffic on track sometimes gets very anoying with some of their HPDE events.
I have to get me a real seat though. The stock leather seats offer almost no support and i would be sliding all over the place at the track. So many things, so little money.....
I've got one, but I don't use it very often. I haven't really found it to be that helpful for me on track. I did like using it in my Talon when I autocrossed a lot though. Most if not all of that video was taken before I discovered the trick with locking the seat belt on tightly, which does a pretty good job of holding me in place.bwill said:Hey Eric,
Have you tried the "clubman's" strap at Racer Wholesale? It is a simple 2 1/2in strap with a plastic buckle that you run behind the seat and your chest. I used it at Road Atlanta last weekend and IMHO, it worked wonders for keeping me restrained. Hey I didn't get the sore left knee bone thing like I have at other track events. It is only $15. You can focus more on driving feel and less on bracing with the thing.
My video mount is definitely on the bouncy side. I setup a tripod with the two front legs on the floor, and one on the rear seat and secure it with two tie-down straps. I actually don't mind the bounciness though because it helps give a sensation of speed. In-car videos never seem as fast as the real thing. Having a wide angle lens and mike setup that captures engine sound seems to help too. I haven't found a good location for an external mike yet. A friend of mine with a Cobra gets some really nice in-car video with a very wide angle lens and good engine sound pickup: http://teamvenomracing.com/pages/video.htm (It also helps that he's really fast)In viewing your vid which was great by the way (quiet hands makes fast lap times) I concluded you weren't strapped in by the way you came into view of the camera. I have only seen your thill footage. I also noticed your camera moved around a good bit at times. I got lucky on a good set up in my car using a tripod. Would be happy to share how I strapped mine down. It didn't shake, rattle, or roll.I will watch more of your vids. Keep them coming.
Barry,bwill said:Yeah Andi,
Hope you get a vidcamera mount or do the tripod thing. Can't see the wheel while you are driving (right hand) to see your turn ins and track out.
Lee,Lee Darzycki said:No chicane at Turn 1.
hmmm... have you been talking to some of the other Z guys? That's the second time I've heard that excuse now... Your just scared to get your butt wooped by Darryl's new monster Z. j/k
Maybe next time.
Z ya at the track,
Red '93 300ZX TwinTurbo
He modified the wrong car!Lee Darzycki said:No. I don't believe you've seen Darryl's Z because it was in the shop still for it's ~1yr transformation.
Darryl was driving this when his Z was at the track.