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    Default Chasing a 911 in the Toyota

    Watch in HD.



    This was recorded using a Mobius camera mounted on the front bumper.
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    Less powah is better

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    Great Video

    Love how an old school cult-car catches an old school performance-car

    So your Makinen, LHD or RHD?

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    I think if you put the Toyota driver in the 911, it would do pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinaturbo View Post
    Great Video
    Love how an old school cult-car catches an old school performance-car
    So your Makinen, LHD or RHD?
    LHD!
    It was recently rear ended though


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    I think if you put the Toyota driver in the 911, it would do pretty well.
    Yeah, that 911 is capable of much faster lap times. The Toyota doesnt stand a chance given equal drivers.
    Less powah is better

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    I like that track.
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    "Practicamente imperceptible." Classic.

    You can see the smoothness and hear the nice foot work. Well done.

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    Excellent footage!

    A nearly classic example of "its all about the driver". Even so, the 86 does look (and sound) sweet. Hope the rear end damage is fixable.

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    That just gave me deja vu. I had no idea what was lurking in my rearview mirror at the start of this "race". Twin turbo porsche making insane power and I was told later that day the driver was the author of Secrets of Solo Racing, Autocross...


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    Quote Originally Posted by redtopz View Post
    I had no idea what was lurking in my rearview mirror at the start of this "race". Twin turbo porsche making insane power and I was told later that day the driver was the author of Secrets of Solo Racing, Autocross...
    fwiw...
    Hank Watts has been a popular track instructor for many years in the Nor Cal area.
    Although his books seem to be geared more to the first timer.
    Secrets of Solo Racing: Expert Techniques for Autocross and Time Trials by Henry A. Watts
    His track cheat sheets are a bit dated now but still very helpful.
    For example.
    Thunderhill ccw.
    http://www.pca-ggr.org/files/pdf/th-...rclockwise.pdf
    Laguna Seca.
    http://www.pca-ggr.org/files/pdf/Tracks_LS.pdf
    Sonoma.
    http://www.red4est.com/pdapi/InfineonDescription.pdf
    74 911 RSR+.
    88 Imsa Camaro.
    93 Imsa Camaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtopz View Post
    That just gave me deja vu. I had no idea what was lurking in my rearview mirror at the start of this "race". Twin turbo porsche making insane power and I was told later that day the driver was the author of Secrets of Solo Racing, Autocross...


    Nice vid!!!
    Less powah is better

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    Yeah, Hank Watts is no slouch. The car is an early 911 with a 993TT motor in it. So a guess would be somewhere around 2400 pounds and 400 hp or so at the crank.

    It's odd, in the video he seems to be parking it in a lot of the corners and running a slow entry line into turn 2. Maybe his tires were shot? That's not a car that should be all that much of a straight-line weapon. It ought to be pulling away in the corners.

    Great driving on your part (until the end ), but a 1:50 speaks for itself.

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    WOW, that is some pretty sketchy driving by a guy who wrote books about it. As Jack said, parking it in the corners, also mixing apexes. Painfully slow through T 5-6.
    Good job Bill!
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    Could be someone else was driving his car?

    I've driven with him in NCRC events, and the guy is quicker than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    Could be someone else was driving his car?

    I've driven with him in NCRC events, and the guy is quicker than me.
    No, he came up to me after the "race" and talked with me. Said I must be embarrassed to have a vette that was outgunned by a porsche . He looked a little perplexed when I said I was running my stock ls6 from 2004 and my car weighed 3200 lbs. His car was making on the order of 700 hp according to other people who run with him. I've actually never seen any car pull me down the straights as fast as he did, even the other SU cars I've raced with. He could pass me on the straights as easy as I can a spec miata. I'll be getting back to T-hill this Friday and hope to run 1:47's .
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