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This incar is of a one lap PB around the improved Lakeside circuit in AU, hosted a couple of international F1 GP's back in the late sixties plus V8 supercar races after then. Now it hosts races, time attack etc up to State level, pretty testing circuit but a real blast if you can keep it on the tarmac :) Anyway here is the vid, perhaps others would like to post their one lap PB's, Z is a 280ZXT with a VG30DET engine and Federal FZ201 semi slicks

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Great video and sound. I'm assuming it must be hi def?

However, I noticed that the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

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Nice looking track video!

Here is a lap I recorded going around Houston MSR in a Driver's Edge event earlier this year.

I was driving a 1971 240Z with a L30 stoker.

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I really don't like seeing that dumb curbing stuff. They should all remove the curbing so people learn how to drive, like the masters. Otherwise, just make the track wider, or just make it straight.

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Love the long fast American tracks, the only ones comparable in AU would be Mt Panaroma (Bathurst) and Phillip Island although I can do over 200kph at Lakeside and through The Kink too which adds to the, errrr, excitement :) I find that the alternative coloured kerbs can be handy as markers eg corner apex, otherwise the problem is that there is always someone who will cut a corner and throw up rubbish onto the track.

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If it's paved...drive on it. As long as it doesn't upset the suspension, the fastest way around can involve putting a wheel on the curbing.

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If you want to go fast, go to Daytona or Indianapolis. If you want a curvy track, learn to DRIVE, instead of expecting the track owner to make up for your lack of skill. Otherwise, you can go to the drag strip; it's wide, and there are no curves, so there is no curbing.

If you insist on having curbing, we'll be happy to provide some square curbs for you to drive over. :D

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Square curbing doesn't sound like much fun and I'm not much of a drag strip guy. Maybe one day I'll be a good enough driver to only use the black bits and still turn in quick, consistent lap times. Still lots to learn about competitive driving. That's the fun part. :)

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If you want to practice high speed driving with "square curbing," head to the local shopping mall! :P

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If you want to practice high speed driving with "square curbing," head to the local shopping mall! :P

We used to do this a lot, mostly after drinking, and usually in pickup trucks.

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This was linked to the MSA site. Sorry if it is a repeat but it is very cool. It is rather unusual to see a Z as the heavy horsepower car on the track.

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Bit of a traffic jam there and the Z driver is being very polite, great track though.

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I was watching the Hungarian Grand Prix, and I noticed that they had the usual curbing, and some more paving on the outside of that! Otherwise these guys would be driving in the grass! They didn't just drive on it for a moment, they stayed on the curbing until the car was straight, and only went back on the pavement when the curbing ended.

How bad are these guys that they can't stay between the two edge lines??

Otherwise, just make it a 200-mile long straight track, about 1000 metres wide. Maybe they can handle that.

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Here's an idea to get them back on the track: :tapemouth

Have some lifters under the curbing to lift the blocks up a few inches at random times... LOL

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I believe the F1 guys only have to keep one tire inside the white lines (although the marshals don't seem to catch all of the violations). Whether you are driving an F1 or a Datsun, in some corners it's faster to clip the apex and/or track out wide. All else being equal, the guy who never drops a wheel will be slower than the guy who runs consistently with two wheels on the curbing. Since the rules allow it, pro drivers have to ride the curbing in order to continue to be pro drivers.

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Then they aren't Pro drivers any more. To make all things EQUAL, just just remove all the curbing. If they have all wheels off the track, I'd say they were heading for a barrier of some sort, or in trouble in general.

Racing isn't about going fast; it's about getting to the finish first.

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Hungaroring is a rubbish circuit and the kerbing mentioned is a problem, I think it is like that for safety reasons at that point. If you go off there a big solid wall is not far away. Kerbing has it's use though, it protects the outer edge of the track from being damaged and eroded away and then being a safety risk eg tyre damage.

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Go to YouTube and check out Silverstreak1971... He is a member here and most of his videos are at Thunderhill in Northern California. He does a heck of a lot of passing for a guy driving a 40 year old car... 8D

Do a search on YouTube, 'Silverstreak1971 240Z Thunderhill'

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it protects the outer edge of the track from being damaged and eroded away
That's the whole point. If these "professional" drivers would stay between the white painted lines, they wouldn't need to be cheating by driving on the curbing.

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This is one of my personal favorites. First. because I created it by accident and second, because I won! When I first watched it i was amazed at how close to an F1 car it sounds. Don't turn up the speakers if you're in public.

Greg

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Hahahahaha!!! So that's how they did the racing in the F&F movies?? :P

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Here is me in my car last weekend at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern Calfornia. Stock seats and belts so I was holding on for dear life but once I got my bearings on how to hold myself in place things went better.

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&feature=vm-privacy&video_id=akqw32y9WDE

I should clarify, that is my car in front. The Z from which it is being filmed belongs to Silverstreak1971 or just Silverstreak here.

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Oh that's REAL nice! Kind of like watching a bad porno, where you make it through the plot and the tape breaks before the money shot!

Can we please have a password?

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