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    Lets here how well the G8s do on the curves or cones.
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    http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=5140
    They handle awesome. My car managed .92 G on the skidpad. Completely Stock.
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    100% stock form, 300 miles on the odometer, September 6, 2008. Ran at No Problem Raceway (soon to be The Circuit at Grand Bayou).

    1:26.xxx with a passenger

    Time is comparable to stock M3s.

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    Default Autobahn Country Club - 8/20/11 Blast! Touring Laps

    To preface: no helmets were required for this event so I was not quite racing as my top speed was severely limited by the mostly stock RX-8 pace car (lowered suspension, upgraded brakes and tires, lightbar, and decals). That said, I was able to push most conrners fairly hard once the track started to dry. That said, the pace car was taking very "compromised" racing lines to avoid putting our qroup through the standing water sideways. So, it was closer to a parade lap than anything. Still, not bad for $50. Also, this is the last 15 min of a 24 min session, which was my second session of the day. I only paid for one session, but due to the extremely wet conditions of the earlier session, it wasn't exactly fun (I was in 4th and 5th gear for the whole first run) Both of the SS-R trucks in front of me were having traction issues and the 'Vette behind me actually spun out. Fortunately, I had no such issues. Anyhow, enjoy!
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    I've not yet been home long enough to get my car out on the track, but here's a video from an event I tagged-along at:


    -Todd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCorzett View Post
    I've not yet been home long enough to get my car out on the track, but here's a video from an event I tagged-along at:
    -Todd...
    Awesome video! What are you using to provide the telemetry overlays?
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    I noticed two things.
    1. When I sat in your passenger seat we only went in straight lines. LOL
    2. Some of those corners have more "uh-oh" stripes on exit vs entry.

    Thanks for posting the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVH1982 View Post
    To preface: no helmets were required for this event so I was not quite racing as my top speed was severely limited by the mostly stock RX-8 pace car (lowered suspension, upgraded brakes and tires, lightbar, and decals). That said, I was able to push most conrners fairly hard once the track started to dry. That said, the pace car was taking very "compromised" racing lines to avoid putting our qroup through the standing water sideways. So, it was closer to a parade lap than anything. Still, not bad for $50. Also, this is the last 15 min of a 24 min session, which was my second session of the day. I only paid for one session, but due to the extremely wet conditions of the earlier session, it wasn't exactly fun (I was in 4th and 5th gear for the whole first run) Both of the SS-R trucks in front of me were having traction issues and the 'Vette behind me actually spun out. Fortunately, I had no such issues. Anyhow, enjoy!
    Where was this at? I know the autoban has stuff but its like 300+ for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVH1982 View Post
    Awesome video! What are you using to provide the telemetry overlays?
    I have a Race-Technology DL1 data logger... basically a GPS integrated accelerometer. It provides all sorts of interesting data... the video stuff is just for fun








    Quote Originally Posted by jzpiano View Post
    Where was this at? I know the autoban has stuff but its like 300+ for the day.
    That looks to be Autobahn.

    -Todd...

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    Yes, the south circuit to be exact. This was a Bloomington Gold Blast! Expo event.

    The $350 events are full day events with classroom instruction, driving instruction, and multiple heats and no pace car.

    Todd, we should hook up for the upcoming Hooked on Driving event. Bill, do join us if you can. We should chat at GONE.
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