The slow way through turn#5 Road Atlanta *Video

Discussion in 'TopSpeed Motorsports' started by Cicio@TopSpeed, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. So we went up to Road A this weekend for some testing on the OneLap GT-R. The testing went well, I will post about that in the OneLap thread, however Leh had to leave town yesterday so I ran the M all day.

    I have more video which I may post, but this video of me rolling into turn#5 too hot is priceless. Figured you guys would enjoy it.

    I had just done a double session so I was on track for 50 min on street tires...they were getting a little slick to say the least (as you will see)

    Good times...


    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  2. Matt

    Matt Think before you post Staff Member Supporting Member

    nice save! What were you jamming out to?
  3. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Reminds me of how I take that turn in GT5 :rofl: Also, embedded the video for you.
  4. integroid

    integroid Supporting Member

    Did you go to walmart afterwards to get you a new set of underwear?
  5. I had an extra pair in case I rode with Leh on Sat LOL
  6. Can I embed stuff? I can't figure out how to do it on here
  7. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

  8. wagunz_pwn

    wagunz_pwn Active Member

    When did they put RA into GT5?


    BTW, Very nice save!!!
  9. integroid

    integroid Supporting Member

    Screw it, I give up
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  10. Matt

    Matt Think before you post Staff Member Supporting Member

    fixed. Just take out the spacing in each bracket.
  11. integroid

    integroid Supporting Member

  12. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Mustabeen :rofl:
  13. Allpro Subaru

    Allpro Subaru Registered Vendor Supporting Member

    What a great save!!!
  14. AtlxPat

    AtlxPat Active Member

    i didnt know there was a drift event at road america...
  15. Matt

    Matt Think before you post Staff Member Supporting Member

    road america?! What do you think this is, WRXWisconsin?
  16. b reel

    b reel Active Member

    I saw RA, turn 5, roll and thought the worst.

    Tiny Dancer talking Cicio into doing an E92 swap in an older 3 series.
  17. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Thomas has forever earned the name Tiny Dancer eh?
  18. slowwrx

    slowwrx Supporting Member

    Yes he has
  19. slade1274

    slade1274 Member

    Jeremy Clarkson would be proud= that's how he drives EVERY car.
  20. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Good save there Cicio.

    KINGLEH Member

    thats what im talking about!!!
  22. MeFryRice

    MeFryRice Member

    That's awesome. I showed everyone that video at work earlier and everyone agreed that they would had pissed their pants. :)
  23. I actually just watched this video again, and wanted to make note that the Miata in front of me is a 230hp turboed car on slicks with good aero...

    Not that it matters, but I wasn't dicing it up with a spec Miata...i'm slow but not that slow :)

    I had a couple fun little catches through the day that were just good learning material, but this one for sure took the cake.

    People that know me will tell you i'm infatuated with learning more about driving and how to manage a car on learning WHY this happened and HOW I could have prevented it was my favorite part.

  24. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Did you learn to control your bladder and bowel movements better?
  25. b reel

    b reel Active Member

    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
    Mario Andretti
  26. To be honest with you I was pretty calm...I mean i'm not saying that it didn't freak me out a little cause it did, but I was just thinking the whole time about what I needed to do to save the car.

    I was thinking in my head that I knew I was coming into a compression zone with the hill up 5 and I needed to use that....if I stayed out of the gas and kept the suspension unloaded I knew the car was going around...there was also a E46 race car less than a foot from my back bumper which honestly broke my concentration. (newbie mistake)

    I figured the only way to save the car was to use the grip that was gonna be created by the car loading into the hill and stay in the throttle. As you can see on the video you can see I thought I had it saved then it tried to step even further! At that point I must say I almost just jumped out of the throttle...Thank God that I mustered the balls to stay in it. I really really really like my car and seeing a flash of her tail end into the wall in 5 makes me wanna vomit.

    There was a couple friends watching from the hill that said there was smoke pouring off the back tires the whole must have looked pretty cool because my next lap around the 50ish people on the hill started screaming and throwing fists LOL.

  27. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    I would love to have seen an external shot of the car doing this. Bet it looked cool and so smooth as you had it under control the entire time......I'd have planted it into the Rick did. So that said mucho respect and kudos on pulling her out.
  28. Thanks BUDDDDDDDYYYY ;)
  29. wagunz_pwn

    wagunz_pwn Active Member

    Not even close to the same situation. I didn't see an LS1 swapped Miata dumping brake fluid going into the turn. :|

    Schmuck :slap:
  30. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    That's the first I heard of that.
  31. techlord

    techlord Active Member

    in your defense, you do have hearing issues.
  32. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Bwahahahaha true.

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