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joelvan
06-17-2013, 08:00 AM
Sundays race at Road Atlanta,

Thanks to Paul @ RazorsEdge Motorsports for the Adjustable rear control arms.

And Injected Engineering for their help.

I raced in the Super touring class. No one Signed up for American Iron Extreme.

I started to race overall in 6th and 2nd in class. With the black Corvette in front of me
and the red Mazda RX7 (It has a LS motor in it.)

On the restart ,I was very lucky to see the cornerworker pulling in the yellows,So I knew the had dropped the Green . passed 3 car and put a good lead on second place car.



I had a pretty good lead . A stock car in another class passes me but is holding me back .
After about 10 more green laps my rear tires my rear tires really went away.
( I buy used tires I cant Afford new ones)
I get passed on the back straight . then retake the lead by pulling a risky Dive Bomb.
at this point I wish I had a rear facing camera .I drove very defensively for the rest of the race. this race was Exactly two laps too long for my tires .
I finish 2nd in class . and Overall I not really sure 10th maybe.



This is probably the best race Video ive submitted


http://vimeo.com/68506874

Eric.Stewart
06-17-2013, 08:26 AM
Oh my sweet lord that looks like so much fun.

You make it look easy... i'm sure it's not!

Ron380
06-17-2013, 09:48 AM
That car is a monster! :rock: :racing:

notton_08
06-17-2013, 10:04 AM
Nice. That looks like it's so much fun.

renman
06-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Not worthy!

check6x
06-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Great video. Get a smaller rear view mirror.

The restart rule is great catching people napping.

punisher300c
06-17-2013, 11:00 AM
You are my new idol!!! Awesome video. You were outdriving that stock car, just couldn't out power him in the straights. Very impressed!!!

bob1964
06-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Its killer doing all that work just to be passed on the straights ....im a big fan of one make racing

Mopar11NYC
06-17-2013, 11:26 AM
wow... sick ****ing car. what have you done to it?!?!!?? pictures???

joelvan
06-17-2013, 12:08 PM
wow... sick ****ing car. what have you done to it?!?!!?? pictures???


Go here to see the build photos
http://www.lxforums.com/board/f252/america-iron-build-underway-soon-264859/

Ron380
06-17-2013, 12:35 PM
What has he done to it?!

Joel- Is there anything you have NOT done to it? ;) Is the steering wheel original? I can't think of anything else that's "unmolested."

joelvan
06-17-2013, 01:51 PM
What has he done to it?!

Joel- Is there anything you have NOT done to it? ;) Is the steering wheel original? I can't think of anything else that's "unmolested."
Yes it has the original column and wheel minus the air bag I even use the EVIC buttons to check oil pressure and temps.

Freedom
06-17-2013, 02:35 PM
That was awesome. Thanks for the vid.

joelvan
06-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Here is a Video
I found taken from the Corvette .of what you couldn't see from my video. It shows just how Good of a race it was between the RX7 the Vette and my Challenger after the start forward it to about the 22 min mark

http://vimeo.com/68530920

done
06-17-2013, 06:26 PM
That was an interesting pass at 27:35

punisher300c
06-17-2013, 07:06 PM
Is the spoiler on the RX-7 necessary? I undertstand a spoiler, especially for road courses and SCCA events, but that thing is up there

NWH_300C
06-17-2013, 07:18 PM
wow, really impressive driving and great videos! You were really out driving every one on that track. Thanks for posting!

renman
06-17-2013, 07:38 PM
Im sure that spoiler was worth some time. You should see some of the funky stuff that works.

asianANDY
06-17-2013, 07:52 PM
I want to know what all this hype is about too! lol Went on my phone and desktop, I don't see a video...

Northern Rider
06-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Great drive, Joel!

Ron380
06-17-2013, 08:42 PM
Andy- the Vimeo box doesn't show up on my tablet, but does show up on my desktop with Firefox. Check your Adblock and make sure it's not... blocked.

I hope the Vette driver is okay, and not too much damage on the car! When he got clean air, he was flying around that track! :thumbs_u:

Hemissary
06-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Excellent drive Joel, the Porsche took the heat off a bit as the RX got a mirror-full, I'll assume the P was in the same class?

RX had to get off the good line at most of the critical points...good defence :^)

joelvan
06-17-2013, 10:23 PM
The porsche and the BMW were in the GTS class for German cars.
My lap times were off about 2 seconds all weekend.
I knew I would have to race smart to come out on top.
I passed aggressively in hopes the slower cars would keep the competition off me .
my tires were toast by the time the RX caught up to me . I knew he was gaining. I made some mistakes that cost me. I kept hoping to see the white come out. The car was getting progressively worse each lap. By the end there was nothing I could do . I was holding on for dear life the whole last lap

legmaker
06-17-2013, 10:48 PM
the guy in the rx must have been pissed to get out breaked by a heavier car. lol what happened to the guy in the vette at the end???? i could not tell what made him crash....

Hemissary
06-17-2013, 10:57 PM
<grin> the passes looked fine from the corvette - after the first dive the RX was prepared for more and anticipated you going for more <hehe> I like that particular corner after the straightaway...

Your wide lines (tailslides hehe) forced him further out of the groove...good to watch from behind :^D

Did the vette experience much damage?

Hemissary
06-17-2013, 10:58 PM
the guy in the rx must have been pissed to get out breaked by a heavier car. lol what happened to the guy in the vette at the end???? i could not tell what made him crash....

..grabbed the wrong gear (lower) which put him in the grass...

NOSRT
06-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Cool videos. There were some scary moments there. That was some aggressive racing. Not my thing, but fun to watch. I get to nervous about other people on the track. I would much rather run by myself out there.

asianANDY
06-18-2013, 07:23 PM
That was intense and I was just watching it! Maybe because I had the volume on full blast so I felt like I was in the car lol
Awesome driving, Joel :racing:


Andy- the Vimeo box doesn't show up on my tablet, but does show up on my desktop with Firefox. Check your Adblock and make sure it's not... blocked.

I hope the Vette driver is okay, and not too much damage on the car! When he got clean air, he was flying around that track! :thumbs_u:

Thanks Ron. I just went on Vimeo and searched the video.

freefallin
07-13-2013, 05:04 PM
great vid joel, just go to show us how well your power steering design works so well

mdgrwl
07-19-2013, 11:22 PM
And why the hell am I building up a straight line fast car after seeing that? Thats it, time to tear down and head in a new direction.

joelvan
07-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Save yourself time and money. Buy the Racecar in the video.