Made the drive out to our amazing "local" track this weekend. 90 miles to the Dalles where we stopped for dinner at Cousins:
Good food, and good 22oz beers. Another 50 miles to Grass Valley, where we stayed at my girlfriend's friend's grandpa's house, 3 miles from the track
Stopped at a creepy rest stop, girlfriend said it was a rapist's dream:
Averaged about 22mpg going 75-80 the whole way. Dropped the exhaust, bolted in the race seat, and unbolted the center console (needed my cupholders yo).
Next day I woke up at a wonderful 6:30, ate a home made giant cinnamon roll, and drove 5 minutes with my seat belt off to the track.
Here's an image off my the gf's friend's phone and a few videos, sorry they're so jumpy. I used the same mount as a I did a few years ago, hose clamped to the roll bar, and it didn't bounce that time. I have a video from my first session showing me sliding towards the pit wall, but it's a huge video, too big for photobucket I think
Next session a mini S was not as fortunate, and ran head on into the concrete wall. They waved the yellow for a moment, then went to the black, so when three of us went around the corner, we damn near hit him straight on. Didn't capture that though, oh well.
Edit: Damn video is too big, I'll figure out a way to crop it and try posting again, the slide was pretty cool.
Way home was uneventful, gorgeous scenery driving down the gorge:
My friend had his SLR out the whole time, took 150 photos. Once I get those from him I'll post them.