In Reply to: Re: He's right, The picture is... posted by Jim Bassett on February 10, 2000 at 12:34:36:
...this is turn six! Good eyes. Speeds easily pass 100 going under the foot bridge. I have some video a friend took that captures the sweet sounds of a the inline six at speed in the straight, but I have to admit the off-camber nature of six gave me the creeps, so my speeds in the turn are a bit pathetic.
I am a little jealous of Jim's considerable amount of booked track time. I have three Laguna Seca days planned for the next two months. If you are interested in Laguna Seca, let me know.
: : The picture is the start of a long curve (I hope this is the turn I'm thinking of) Go inside like that and you can't exit and carry enough speed through the straight.
: : Is this the long left sweeper that leads into a short straight, medium-heavy right to a brake slamming left hairpin? (Never been there, just an in car Camera watching freak) Speedvision! woo hoo!
: Yep, I think you've got the right turn. It's Turn 6, which is a classic late-apex turn. The straight it leads onto isn't *all* that short - you can easily reach 100mph by the time you get to the braking zone :-) And Turn 7 isn't as sharp as it used to be before the "Chute" was added for the NASCAR weenies :-) (They don't even USE turns 5-6, the Chute connects turns 4 & 7 - turn 7 has a LOT of room now.)
: Jim Bassett
: 1998 M3/4 - 5 days track days at Sears, 4 more planned for this month - woohoo!