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About atadams

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    Track Enthusiast
  • Birthday 01/26/1966

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    Houston, Texas
  • Track Vehicle
    2016 Porsche Cayman S
  1. Date: March 31st, 2019 Car: 2016 Cayman S Track: COTA Lap time: 2:42.85 Weight with driver: 3300lbs BHP: 330 Tires: P Zeros First time at COTA and I never got a rhythm for this track. It may be the length meant there were fewer laps per session making it more difficult to figure out the different sections. I'm also relatively new at this and I'm still pretty slow! I hit the wall the session after this — shoulda quit while I was ahead!
  2. Looking at track insurance, the ones I've looked have a minimum deductible of 10% of the car's value, which is more than I'm paying. So it wouldn't have helped me in this particular situation. That said, I'll get it next time in case I have a situation where the damage is greater.
  3. Honestly, it's a little embarrassing and my first inclination was to keep the video to myself. You don't want to be one of those guys they show at DE classes as an example of what not to do, but I think the data makes it a pretty good teaching video. If others can see it and learn from my screw up then maybe they can avoid the same fate.
  4. It’s a GoPro Hero6 Black with an adhesive mount to the windshield. What you are seeing is the software image stabilization. It’s really good.
  5. https://www.trackjunkies.org/topic/6983-don’t-lift-at-turn-3-crash/
  6. If they charge me, I'm going to ask for the barrier. 😁
  7. Wish I had track insurance. Filed with my insurance to see what they say. It's USAA, so I probably have a small chance they'll pay. The estimate is $4,800. I'm sure there's another $1,000 in there. That won't break me.
  8. They dropped my car off at my garage and that's the last I've heard from COTA. I was hanging around expecting a visit but it never happened. PCA had me fill out an incident report.
  9. Plastic from the barrier melted to my tailpipe. The worst of it. Clear bra on the front so most of this will come off with it.
  10. I was turning in from mid track in earlier sessions but was trying some different lines this session and did go wider than usual at two. What tipped you off?
  11. I made a rookie mistake (i.e., I’m a rookie and I made a mistake) and lifted/coasted trying to take Turn 3 at COTA and spun off into the barrier. I didn’t correct quickly enough or near the right amount No injuries and it appears to be only cosmetic damage. Thanks to PCA, COTA, and the safety crews for being so professional.
  12. Was having a blast until I spun off at 3 and hit the barrier! I was the black flag during the second Sunday Grey session. Sorry for cutting anyone's track time down. No injuries. Damage to car appears to be all cosmetic. I was able to drive it home to Houston. I'd like to say PCA and COTA run an excellent event. Every aspect was top notch. I wish I didn't have to experience the safety crew part of it, but I'm glad they were there and so professional. Will post video later.
  13. If anyone is interested, I have a list of “awesome” racing data acquisition and analysis resources on GitHub. http://github.com/atadams/awesome-racing-data-analysis/
  14. Very nice image quality — although the image stabilization on my GoPro Hero6 appears to be a little better. Not sure if that's worth the price difference though.
  15. I'm signed up for the PCA DE March 29–31. First time at COTA. Anyone else going?
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