View Full Version : NASA @ Thunderhill, Oct 29,30

Damn True
10-28-2005, 02:28 PM
Anyone going?

10-28-2005, 03:54 PM
can't make it this time around...PT shoot out and Halloween party to go to. Some of us might go to buttonwillow next month.

Damn True
10-28-2005, 04:27 PM
Whatsa PT shoot out?

Im thinking of heading down there too.....Buttonwillow that is.

10-28-2005, 10:32 PM
sorry its not what you think...its our 2nd anniversery for our union strike. 98 days out. We have a shoot out on the date we won. Its really called the "peninsula team shootout". Well you know I guess we can call it a PT shoot out judging by last years picture...


Damn True
10-31-2005, 09:29 AM
Went to the NASA event on Sunday. In conjunction with the racing there was also a couple of different driving schools/open track groups. Those guys got 4-5 20 minute sessions...a lot of driving, especially considering there was a race going on as well.

Anyway, the racing was pretty enjoyable. The Camaro/Mustang challenge and AIX race was cool. There were a couple of Panoz GT cars and an ABSOLUTELY SICK Shelby Daytona Coupe (copy) that were hauling mucho okole.
The tightest racing was in the group with the acura integras, VW Golfs and RX-7s. Tight......but slow. Some guy wadded up a spec-miata in a horrific crash just after turn 8 (pretty fast part of the circuit). Rolled it like 3 times the cage caved in a little, but did not break. It did it's job. The car is a total loss, but he walked away.
There was a buttload of the little legends cars and a few of the legends roadsters. Pretty neat little rigs.

I dunno about actual "racing" per-se, but I gotta get out on a track!!!

10-31-2005, 09:46 AM
sounds like you had fun, roll over crash hu? Dammnnn.
Okole is what I had a problem with...could not keep it cool! LOL
How was the weather? Bet it was nice.
If you get your car done anytime soon, try a track clinic or driving school,its alot of fun...oh btw thanks for the pictures! :candle:

Damn True
10-31-2005, 09:55 AM
I shant ask why you had a problem keeping your okole cool. Sounds awfully personal.

Photos are at wallgreens as we speak.

The car is a long way off unless I win the lottery or find out I am the long lost son of the sultan of Brunei. I have to get married and renovate a house first.

10-31-2005, 10:24 AM
Well, I ripped all the jute,tar strips and carpet out so its bare metal under me...plus it was 113 ambient and 145 track surface temp...needless to say it was hard to keep cool.
How about the sultan of ummpapamow-mow?? LOL you need a third job.

Damn True
10-31-2005, 10:35 AM
I am the sultan of ummpapamow-mow. Good job, lousy pay.

Ralph LoGrasso
10-31-2005, 02:34 PM
How about the sultan of ummpapamow-mow??

:lmao: That commerical is hilarious! /thread jack.

Damn True
11-01-2005, 12:49 PM
The pics are here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/true1242/album?.dir=364b&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/true1242/my_photos

I can't upload stuff across the network here in the office.

Some interesting stuff.

That Neon SRT-4 was just STUPID-FAST and made the most ungodly induction noise I have ever heard. It sounded like a small centrifugal flow turbine engine when he was on the gas.

The Daytona Coupe was SIIIIIIICK! https://static1.pt-content.com/images/noimg.gif
How fast was it? See the photo of the NASCAR (http://get-certified.net/?go=nascar) Monte Carlo? That was a brand new road-race cup chassis with a Hendrick motor. The Daytona closed that gap (photo #24&27) in one lap.

The Daytona just owned the two Panoz cars.