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Thread: Tommi Makinen hammers 2015 STi around Buttonwillow

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    Default Tommi Makinen hammers 2015 STi around Buttonwillow

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    Oh, great, now I want one.

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    Tommie sez:

    "I can feel the wheels in my fingers", and I believe it.

    Just more confirmation of the old adage: "If you want to win, hire a Finn."
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    shame about the looks.

    something great about watching a stock car get wrung out though, gotta love their driver choice

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    I wonder which Motel 6 he stayed in at Buttonwillow?

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    Can't tell, is that a Civic Si or a Scion Tc?

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    is it just me or was he a little slow on the bus stop (1:30) ?
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gian View Post
    is it just me or was he a little slow on the bus stop (1:30) ?
    That's what I was thinking too, left a lot on the table there.

    It's a shame they ditched the 5 door, no way I'd buy this as a sedan.
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    I thought the STI was a one lap wonder? Back in the day the EVO and STI were the AWD kings. EVO won while STI's blew motors. True or false?
    What do I know? I race a Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gian View Post
    is it just me or was he a little slow on the bus stop (1:30) ?
    Maybe he was feeling the wheels with his fingers at that specific moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gian View Post
    is it just me or was he a little slow on the bus stop (1:30) ?
    It was his first sighter lap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gian View Post
    is it just me or was he a little slow on the bus stop (1:30) ?
    He did have yards to spare on the exit apex; but, I'm with Pure Evo IX on this.

    The photo chopper probably just happened to be above this section during a cold lap - and the editor either doesn't understand or doesn't expect TrackHQ level viewers.

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    Brakes are smoking... (2:06)

    It seemed like every STI that approached 2:00 13CW laps had brake issues or have they fixed that? I know I had to help bleed the brakes after just about every session on a friends car (2005 STI).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    The photo chopper probably just happened to be above this section during a cold lap - and the editor either doesn't understand or doesn't expect TrackHQ level viewers.
    I'm sure that's what happened. But I still think I could do better if they gave me a free car to test. Ok. maybe not, but I'd still look cool trying!
    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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