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Race Video - Bmw's And Porsche's.


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Though the hot weather in CA's central valley kept some of less-addicted racers away from the track last weekend, we still had a decent field of cars. Sunday morning's feature was the 'All German' race and included a mixture of mostly vintage BMW's and Porsche's plus an M3 and a couple of 80's Porsches (the driver of the 930 turbo is fairly new to the track, and had their hands full...).


Video of the race start:


Also, fresh photo of #02 car with new paint scheme snapped at the last place to purchase my friend Tom's favorite beer on the way up to the track.


For those who've been tracking their car, keep in mind that VARA's racing school is coming up in January at this same track. -KB



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New paint looks great, new motor sounded good too.


Thanks, Mike. We missed you this weekend (heard about the work thing which kept you home)


At 100 degrees each afternoon, it was a good break-in and test of the new race engine. The butt-dyno suggests a little less peak power but a nice, wide power band for drivablity on the shorter tracks. And with some suspension changes, weight-redistribution and Tom's 'more grip' set-up, the car was balanced and predictable. Looking forward to Las Vegas next month. -KB

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Car looks and sounds great! Hope the words with that 930 driver weren't too choice.


Admittedly, I get a bit impatient when racing behind the wheel ... but my hand signs were more like suggestions (pick one side or the other, please), understanding that newer drivers with a big, fast car like that are out to have fun, just as I am. The driver of the 930 was a friendly guy, when not racing he soaked up the sun while smoking cigars rather than searching for shade like the rest of us. -KB

Looking good Ken. I've never driven on that track (only done moto track days there), but it seems slightly smoother with a car than a bike. :)

Those who race / have raced bikes are usually the fastest drivers when they get in a car (btw - they did re-pave some sections of the track this spring). -KB

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has that 930 guy ever even been on a race track before?  he wasn't even in the same zipcode as any of the apexes.


The driver of the 930 turbo joined us as a 'club racer' and ran in the All-German feature race (which is why he was out there with vintage cars in that session). I believe he ran this event last year, too - not sure about racing history .... of course, we're all rookies when we start racing.



you have probably posted this before ken, but what dampers/spring rates/sway bars are you running?


Custom-valved Bilsteins all-around, 400# springs on front coil-overs, 350#in rear (sometimes 375#), IE adjustable bars.




Class rules limit us to 205/60 13" on 6x13" wheels; tire type = shaved TOYO RA-1's.



Sweet!  Car looks and sounds great!  Time for a photo shoot??


Thanks, John.

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