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Last Post 10 Aug 2009 02:22 PM by  OneEyeMedia
My weekend at Grattan
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bmonnin1
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28 Jul 2009 07:54 AM

    This weekend I went up to Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI and had a little fun on the course. I posted some video I took on Youtube and thought you guys and gals might like to see it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXwy3bvqU-w

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    28 Jul 2009 02:49 PM

    I just posted another longer video on Youtube. Let me know if you like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMr-A4OB4co
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    03 Aug 2009 08:14 PM

    BART!

    Awesome videos!!!

    I cannot believe 63 people have viewed this and not left a comment, the last camera angle with it under the front bumper, FTMFW!!!

    Nice job cutting it and nice job DRIVING!

    Cheers

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    04 Aug 2009 06:32 AM

    I was kind of surprised how few people have viewed it so far. I just posted some more videos on my youtube account this weekend at Grissom. Wasn't doing as well as I wanted because I had to put new tires on and the front tires were narrower then the old tires (they were free so you use what you have) and the car developed a bad push going into the corner that I was not use to. Anyway here are the links to the videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3palFxs0yY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkKoZf4A1lI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvXCe43BaVs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYAyzFEl5KQ
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    04 Aug 2009 12:20 PM

    Very cool videos!

    Thanks for sharing

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    07 Aug 2009 02:18 PM

    Oh, by the way, this is what can happen to your brake wear sensor after five 20 minute runs (give or take) at Grattan. My brake wear sensor tripped right after I left the track but when I pulled over the pads on both the front and the rear weren't anywhere near being thin enough to trip the sensor. Since the pads didn't look bad I didn't worry about for a week or so but finally decided to see what was going on. This is what I found on the front brakes. I hate to imagine how hot the brakes had to be to cause this since it should be made out of a plastic that can resist melting at very high temps (for those in the know thermoset plastics).

    Melted Brake Wear Sensor

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    10 Aug 2009 11:56 AM

    Nice photos and videos Bart.

    I heard there was a Vette battle the whole race :P

    Also, why you have a photo of a lady's back end in there?

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    10 Aug 2009 02:03 PM

    The Vettes were battling for second and third place for most of the race in GT2. Near the end of the race during a full course caution one of the vettes was in front of the lead car and the other was behind so they ended up getting separated by almost a whole lap. Neither vette could keep up with the class leading Flying Lizard Porsche. The vettes ended up finishing second and fourth with a BMW M3 (and most of a lap) between them. Not to bad for their first race in GT2. The prototypes was a little more difficult to keep track of but it ended up first and second place in P1 was the Acura's and first in P2 was another Acura. Acura ended up get first, second, and third overall.

    As for the extra picture it was an old picture that was still on the camera and I didn't realize it was there.

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    10 Aug 2009 02:22 PM
    Cool, I watched the vette you tube channel that show their battle. It was a link that showed after watching your videos.
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