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Watkins Glen Race

Postby dcarusillo on Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 am

More video to take up your driving down time. Great track to race on. Frank and I started DFL. He blows my doors off at the start. We see him later and get to wave Aloha!

https://youtu.be/y34-GJaJM4A
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby Ryan McClune on Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:53 am

Nicely done, Dan.

You were just gobbling people up in The Boot.

Those blue bushes bring back some (good?) memories for me. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby Erik K on Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:59 am

Way cool Dan! Nice driving, and car looks hooked up even at the end of the race, Oh and you passed a Crap ton of cars! :burnout: What a cool track to visit :rockon:
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby dcarusillo on Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:48 am

Ryan: blue bushes! Great description. Those bushes definitely took out quite a few cars (as I'm sure you know).

Erik: car is really balanced and the braking is on point. Super fun to drive. That track is interesting because of the crown in the pavement, which results in different camber on each side.....

Thanks for the shout out Guys!
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby ChuckS on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 pm

Dan, Great Driving!!!
Having driven the Glen, I can appreciate how well you drove it. I can imagine how well you would have done if you didn't have to start DFL.
Congrats!!!  :bowdown:
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby dcarusillo on Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:55 pm

Chuck,
good to hear from you. One thing that really amazed me was how good the track surface was. Smooth, even and consistent. Given the extreme weather upstate NY sees, I was impressed. Makes me wonder about the underlying substrate.....granite? Watkins made WSIR look like a bad country road!
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby ChuckS on Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 am

Dan, it wasn't always that good. It was repaved, thanks to the Nascar money, around 2 or 3 years ago. Big Difference.
When I drove it, they had even added concrete to the apex area of the boot as the nascar cars had actually rippled the asphalt.
I loved the track, but also did not like the "Blue Bushes" that somehow were right where you wanted to track out, expecially the left at the very top of the boot.
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: Watkins Glen Race

Postby SDGT3 on Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Nicely done Dan and it looked like Frank was shot out of a cannon!! Hope you 2 are having the time of your lives out on your world track tour. Keep the shiny side up! :rockon:
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