Saturday, June 30, 2012

Watkins Glen

Went to Watkins Glen to see the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race.  It was supposed to be a 2.5 hour race but half of that time was with the safety car for silly reasons.  Had dinner at the Seneca Lodge, that was good.  They have the race winner wreaths from a bunch of the Formula One races from way back plus Justin Wilson's.  His is still green the others are gray. 

Grand-Am qualifying:

First baby duck in the pool.

This guy got the pole, the announcer was ecstatic.

The new bodywork on the Daytona Prototypes make them look much better in person.

 For Mother.

Koni Continental Tire Challenge Race Thing
Cyndy was a grid girl.

 Good job,  probably the second most important part of the race.  The win shot is obviously the most important part.  She checked, Dalla Lana, not Auberlen.


Braking for the bus-stop.

Aston Martin

View from the relatively new grandstand looking at the last turn.   Very tall, you can see the esses, and backstretch from there, but they are quite far away.

Both Aston Martins at the end of the race, the first died exiting the boot with two laps to go and the second on the last lap entering the boot.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Joel!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Spent the hot day at the Bear Slides in Lake Luzerne.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two Saturdays ago, I took the wrx to Homestead for a track day event. Do to track improvements, we used the Grand-Am road course layout, which utlizes oval turns 3 & 4.  Click here to see a video of my car passing on the banking and click here to see a photo album of my car on track from the event photographer. Also I have a sample in-car video from my car, however this was filmed during the final session when i realized that I had brake issues, as evidenced by the two cracks I found in my front brake rotor. Therefore, these were not my best laps of the day.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Le Mans

Audi:  1 Audi Hybrid
P1:  21 Strakka HPD
P2:  35 Oak Racing Morgan (Pescarolo) Judd
GTE:  97 AMR Aston Martin Vantage V8
GTE-AM:  99 AMR Aston Martin Vantage V8
Delta Wing: 280 laps


Audi:  4 Audi

P1:  22 JRM HPD

P2:  49 Pecom Racing Oreca Nissan

GTE:  74 Corvette Racing C6 ZR1

GTE-AM:  58 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia

Delta Wing: 112 laps

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy birthday to Peter!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The air tanker that crashed on Sunday in Utah while performing suppression activities on the White Rock Fire was not one of the ones in the images I posted in July 2010, but the same model and owner as the P-2Vs numbered 10 and 55 that I did post.

Happy birthday Jonathan!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Cars & Trains

Saratoga & North Creek RR GM diesels ready to leave North Creek
Subaru's at the top of the Mt Washington Auto Road 6200 feet high

Mt. Washington

Subaru at top of Mt Washington
New John Deere powered biodiesel locomotive on the Cog Railway

Robert Frost Summer Home

Donnie at the Frost Place in Franconia,NH