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Justin Fox
18-04-11, 07:46 PM
Last week Zi got me on MSN. Free track day! OKkkkk. Let’s do it! When? Monday? OK! So in the meantime I’ve been feeling a little crook but I felt great last night and after chatting to BMU cycling buddy Clifton last night over MSN I was so hyped I started packing my bags (it’s going to be his 1st time on the track, Timmy too).

I’ve not taken the GT-R out on the track since the Auto Salon shoot which was many moons ago. High time I blew the cobwebs out. Air is cool too... turbo time!

Just a few pictures from today:

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Our shed.

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Zi's spaceship. Probably the softest, heaviest and slowest car he's ever taken to Wakies.

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Timmy's SP23.

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Timmy stripped his rear seats out in search for an advantage over his mates. LOL!

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Clifton's Sportivo.

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Timmy and Clifton's mate Will drove an auto Impreza.

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NB - rep it.

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NA is best.

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Luke's GT-R.

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Oh noes, my GT-R is leaking...

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My best time.

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Zi went wild with applying some race tape to Timmy and Clifton's cars.

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Mosler sounded and looked so damn good.

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NA on the track.

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Timmy was looking really good in the last corner. I think he ended up with a 1.19 which is awesome for a first timer.

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Clifton on the track.

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Will out on the track.

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NB out on the track.

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Son.

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And his Dad! How cool is that?

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There were a few Accords on the track, all going hard.

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This Cobra sounded very tough.

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Timmy pitting in.

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Clifton pitting, all smiles.

Great day out at Wakefield Park today. Met up with Clifton, Timmy and Zi at the Shell half way on the M5, amazingly I was the last to arrive! Ate some McDonalds (as you do) and after I digested, we headed for Wakefied Park. As soon as we got there we realised that there was no more garage space. IE: It was a very busy day! Not great if you're a a noobie (Cycling friends Clifton and Timmy have never been to the track before), not great if you're a veteran like myself either ahaha.

We parked in our own garages a row back, felt kinda cool to have the entire row of parking to ourselves. They split up the street cars into 2 groups as there were so many of us, and there was also a race car group, as well as an open wheeler group (4 groups, 20 minute sessions).

We'd missed the first session. I ran into a few familiar forum faces. One guys Melvin already had car issues and needed a tow back home (damn that would suck after such a long drive!). We were up for the second session, unfortunately they don't allow passenger rides anymore so showing someone the line isn't easy (it's always great to jump in cars with new guys). On their first session out, Cliffy and Timmy just took it easy. Their mate with the Impreza spun out though, haha. There was a lot of traffic and I didn't get a good run in the GT-R, but still managed a 1.13 and damn the car was fast, brakes were awesome too.

Session 2 saw the boys get a little faster. I clocked a 1.11. Still not confident with the car. I hit the brakes in the wrong spot and had the tail come right out, caught it nicely though which stopped me from going around.

After lunch. Zi pushed me (just what I needed) to just go for it, just smash at least one corner I don't usually smash. I tried harder in the 3rd session. I knew I was on a flying lap and on the lap after what felt like a fast lap I pushed even harder but it all came undone on the last corner. I spun out and couldn't get the car started again for a while (flooded the engine I assume). The track marshal called me in after that, not for the spin, but because he spotted a lot of smoke coming out of my car when I was lifting off.

I parked the car, a few minutes later Zi noticed the car was leaking. There goes my day! Luckily the fluid was red. Power Steering Fluid. It's the same thing that happened to the GT-R the last time it was out on the track over a year ago (!). I've since called Indy and he's looking into a cooler set-up of some sort to stop the fluid from boiling.

When I checked the lap timer I was happy to see a 1.09 there. Fastest I've ever been around Wakefield. I know there's a lot more in it. I've just got to grow some bigger balls! Pretty cool for a car to not be tracked for over a year, then to go and bang out a 1.09 though!

Garth Ivers
18-04-11, 08:03 PM
just take the power steering out man.. ;)

Justin Fox
18-04-11, 08:06 PM
Definitely thought about it Garth! But hmmm, nahhhhhh! Bahahhaa.

rusty1
18-04-11, 08:26 PM
Did you have a sock around the reservoir?

MaxZmus
18-04-11, 08:39 PM
perfect day today..........nice and kool and track was relatively grippy from the wkend events. A good mixed group of cars. Some V8's, evo's and GTRs.

Had to bleed out the rubbish shell brake fluid for some motul at the track and didn't get on the right tyre pressure until late in the afternoon. Only managed a 1.18:7 on iphone. Haven't come off the track so much in all my track days put together. Definately a case of ambition > skill hahhahahha.


was in the bouncy, ripple riding for show blue CU2 euro : ).

Bang A Dang
18-04-11, 08:45 PM
approximately how many cars? im going very soon!

TurBIce
18-04-11, 09:01 PM
Was awesome today! i was in that white accord above.

Weather was perfect!!! was pretty lucky seeing it rained the past 3 days.

DreadAngel
18-04-11, 09:18 PM
Mosler MT900...

*falls over*

ruskoo
18-04-11, 09:24 PM
Man you guys in the euros were going hard hahaha. Awesome day!

Gorilla
18-04-11, 09:24 PM
Awesome! Dungie you went out?? Took the family hack?? hehe, shoulda come out on Thursday with us!

Nice time Justin. Your car definatley can go much faster!! Just takes a few more goes to get your confidence back.

TurBIce
18-04-11, 09:45 PM
This car was nuts, flame thrower.
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5038/dsc8406.jpg

DreadAngel
18-04-11, 10:04 PM
*faints*

kev.inc
18-04-11, 10:32 PM
Yep, perfect day today. Realised in the last session my dad actually goes damn hard around Wakefield! :P

Justin Fox
19-04-11, 07:07 AM
was in the bouncy, ripple riding for show blue CU2 euro : ).
You were going hard! Came off in front of me at the top, reminded me of good old track times with the boys :)


Did you have a sock around the reservoir?
Oh. My. God. Didn't even think of that?! I hope that's not all that's needed for my "fix".


Your car definatley can go much faster!! Just takes a few more goes to get your confidence back.
100% Shane, been driving too many silly small cars, for too long! :lol:


Realised in the last session my dad actually goes damn hard around Wakefield! :P
Haha awesome Kevin! "Close" competition! :lol:

Gorilla
19-04-11, 08:06 AM
Yep, perfect day today. Realised in the last session my dad actually goes damn hard around Wakefield! :P

Did he beat ya???? hehehe

kev.inc
19-04-11, 11:37 AM
He tried his best to. :lol:

deez
19-04-11, 01:31 PM
If you stopped drifting he would have ;) FWIW he goes hard on a stock Euro with just King springs!

God
19-04-11, 01:32 PM
I think my GT-R needs a wash..

MaxZmus
19-04-11, 03:05 PM
Awesome! Dungie you went out?? Took the family hack?? hehe, shoulda come out on Thursday with us!

Nice time Justin. Your car definatley can go much faster!! Just takes a few more goes to get your confidence back.

hey bro.........yeh I've got two weeks off so took the Euro out.........hehee. Have actualy taken it out before and did a 1.18.4x so was very impressed with the thing being completely stock. This time around only mod was motul brake fluid..........hahaha and went abit slower 1.18.7 (iphone). Was dking around with tyre pressure all day and only got it right on the last session and was so tired by then. I'm trying to beat slims time of 1.17.4x in this stock as a rock CL9.......lol. I'm sure the CU2 has it but I'm running out of time/tread : ).

Hey kev - was kool to see you chasing your dad on the last session.....lol. Nice to meet you guys btw.

Cappuccino
19-04-11, 07:06 PM
Nice time Justin! Sounds like you fellas had a ball!

Gorilla
19-04-11, 07:36 PM
hey bro.........yeh I've got two weeks off so took the Euro out.........hehee. Have actualy taken it out before and did a 1.18.4x so was very impressed with the thing being completely stock. This time around only mod was motul brake fluid..........hahaha and went abit slower 1.18.7 (iphone). Was dking around with tyre pressure all day and only got it right on the last session and was so tired by then. I'm trying to beat slims time of 1.17.4x in this stock as a rock CL9.......lol. I'm sure the CU2 has it but I'm running out of time/tread : ).

Hey kev - was kool to see you chasing your dad on the last session.....lol. Nice to meet you guys btw.

Oh i thought Slim got a Ford G6?? Im assuming CL9 is previous shape and CU2 is the current?

MaxZmus
19-04-11, 10:11 PM
Oh i thought Slim got a Ford G6?? Im assuming CL9 is previous shape and CU2 is the current?

slim has a list of cars. RX7, CL9 sold, F6, EG........hehehhe

Yeh the new shape euro.

TurBIce
20-04-11, 02:18 PM
Will post up a few more pics when I get a chance.
Hope you don't mine me using this thread Justin

Justin Fox
20-04-11, 03:20 PM
Ofcourse not man! Post'em up!

MaxZmus
22-04-11, 09:27 PM
anyone know what this plate was meant to be? reminds me of RUF porsche ........hehhehe

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/MKI4EVA/Wakie001.jpg

also this is what a euro looks from the front and back. : ).

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Gorilla
22-04-11, 10:00 PM
Nice one man, Slims RX7 i sold too ;)

MaxZmus
22-04-11, 10:34 PM
his rx7 is gone? ..........oh......

i guess the F6 is going soon too then...........i guess his shopping again soon : ).

Gorilla
22-04-11, 10:42 PM
Yeah Haks bought it

MaxZmus
23-04-11, 08:54 AM
so haks got two now? hehehhe.

HKS200
23-04-11, 11:31 AM
so haks got two now? hehehhe.

nah only has one rx7, sold the white one