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100Daily
08-16-2013, 10:28 AM
If anyone is interested in some track time fun, c'mon out on Friday Sep 20th for the morning session at HPR.

Further Info:
http://www.highplainsraceway.com/lapping-days.html

[race]Attendees[race]
100Daily
AuditdOrk
HighAltitudeRS4
Monoseanism
Pop.Tremuloides
Gweezil
GreatZar
Taint Fair (possible)
Yas (possible)
A4B8ueg (possible)


(No Avants allowed)

auditd0rk
08-16-2013, 10:36 AM
Looking forward to it!

[race]

Taint Fair
08-16-2013, 08:14 PM
Put me down as possible. I'll have to see if I can get out of work.

monoseanism
08-17-2013, 02:53 PM
I like the no Avants part, but don't you think stating that is being a bit redundant? I mean, that's kinda like saying fat chicks shouldn't wear bikin bathing suits. Everyone knows it already.

Taint Fair
08-17-2013, 08:52 PM
I like the no Avants part, but don't you think stating that is being a bit redundant? I mean, that's kinda like saying fat chicks shouldn't wear bikin bathing suits. Everyone knows it already.

But fat chicks do it anyway!

monoseanism
08-18-2013, 07:00 PM
Fat chicks suck for wearing them, and Avants suck because they flip over too easy on the track.

boostedAvant
08-19-2013, 07:16 AM
Hahahaha! I wish these weren't always on Friday... I would love to get out there.

100Daily
08-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Hahahaha! I wish these weren't always on Friday... I would love to get out there.

HPR does do some Monday open lapping from time to time, but its kind of rare. I was thinking a Monday session would be nice one day, maybe in the future that will work out. I will keep an eye out. (even though Avants are known to flip on the straight away due to their high wind profile)

boostedAvant
08-19-2013, 07:45 AM
HPR does do some Monday open lapping from time to time, but its kind of rare. I was thinking a Monday session would be nice one day, maybe in the future that will work out. I will keep an eye out. (even though Avants are known to flip on the straight away due to their high wind profile)

Monday doesn't exactly work for me either. I'd have to plan it way out and request the day off work, which may happen at some point. My car is too low/stiff to flip [:p]

100Daily
08-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Monday doesn't exactly work for me either. I'd have to plan it way out and request the day off work, which may happen at some point. My car is too low/stiff to flip [:p]

Yeah, unfortunately they don't have open lapping on the weekends. And if they did it would probably be so crowded it would ruin the fun anyway. The fewer cars the better. Just bite the bullet and take a day off one day. Or pull my move and say you have a doc appt in the morning and will be in at noon.

100Daily
08-23-2013, 05:01 AM
Looks like more Audi's will be joining us... Stasis Revo Group and 303 Motorsports are having a tune and track day event on the same day:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/555904-STaSIS-and-3Zero3-Present-Tuning-and-Track-Day-Event

They claim its "very exclusive" even though anyone can attend [:)]

auditd0rk
08-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Looks like more Audi's will be joining us... Stasis Revo Group and 303 Motorsports are having a tune and track day event on the same day:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/555904-STaSIS-and-3Zero3-Present-Tuning-and-Track-Day-Event

They claim its "very exclusive" even though anyone can attend [:)]

Audi Club, too:

Friday, September 20th – Open Lapping at HPR with Chris Sarian. Once again Chris will lead Audi Club members for open lapping. Sessions run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The club has helmets – contact Chris for details and to sign up at chrism@audiclubrmc.org.

100Daily
08-23-2013, 08:30 AM
Audi Club, too:

Friday, September 20th – Open Lapping at HPR with Chris Sarian. Once again Chris will lead Audi Club members for open lapping. Sessions run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The club has helmets – contact Chris for details and to sign up at chrism@audiclubrmc.org.

Bad ass! I don't know how the timing keeps working out, but that is fortuitous. There are going to be so many Audi's!

I look forward to another free lesson as well. [race]

Jeff@RevoUSA
08-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Looks like more Audi's will be joining us... Stasis Revo Group and 303 Motorsports are having a tune and track day event on the same day:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/555904-STaSIS-and-3Zero3-Present-Tuning-and-Track-Day-Event

They claim its "very exclusive" even though anyone can attend [:)]

We are referring to the "onsite 3.0l flashing"- the track day is the icing on the cake!

100Daily
08-29-2013, 05:47 AM
We are referring to the "onsite 3.0l flashing"- the track day is the icing on the cake!

Hey Jeff - quick question. Since we live at high altitude, I know APR has been know to have multiple files/software that they let their customers try.

I have your tune on my car, I sent it off the day you announced availability before port flashing was around. Is there any high altitude specific software or have there been any updates to the software since launch?

Since you guys were going to be in town I though I would double check. Please let me know.

Jeff@RevoUSA
08-29-2013, 06:35 AM
Hey Jeff - quick question. Since we live at high altitude, I know APR has been know to have multiple files/software that they let their customers try.

I have your tune on my car, I sent it off the day you announced availability before port flashing was around. Is there any high altitude specific software or have there been any updates to the software since launch?

Since you guys were going to be in town I though I would double check. Please let me know.

The car will adapt at high altitude - no problem. On a turbocharged car there would be some benefits to a specific tune, but on the 3.0T it will make as much boost as it can at altitude.

Pop.Tremuloides
09-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Count me in! I'll be there for the morning session and will probably hang out for the rest of the day. Should be fun...it will be my first event and looking forward to it :)

100Daily
09-14-2013, 03:05 AM
Update: Sean and Dan have confirmed! Plus Sean just got his S7 tuned so it should be insane!

Yas, Taint?


Count me in! I'll be there for the morning session and will probably hang out for the rest of the day. Should be fun...it will be my first event and looking forward to it :)

Nice! Great way to start. I posted this last time but here are 100Daily's Top Tips:

Tips:
1 - Drivers meeting is 7:40 and you are required to attend. Immediately following the meeting everyone lines up to get their wrist bands. If you get there 20min early you can get your wrist band ahead of time and avoid that line and head straight to the track.

2 - I am not sure how busy it will be, but the closer-in parking spots are reserved. Its not marked, and I was asked to move once. Now I park on the northwest (far) side.

3 - They have a really good breakfast burrito, and other concessions available.

4 - Fill up with gas at Byers. IMPORTANT. You will need lots of gas and they only sell expensive race gas at the track, and its a 40-50 minute round trip drive back to Byers from the track.

5 - After you exit at Byers, don't speed on that road to the track. The cops are notorious for targeting sports cars.

6 - Bring a tire pressure gauge. Take a few laps to get the hang of the turns and layout. Then double check pressure. It will be very high as your tires heat up. Then go do some harder laps. Then check it again. It will be high again. Just try and keep them where Audi recommends is my tip.

See you soon!

Pop.Tremuloides
09-14-2013, 10:37 AM
Thanks 100Daily

Good tips! I actually found out about this from McDonald Audi of Littleton (where I got my car). We have been really pleased with every aspect in dealing with them. Jeff Engquist was our brand specialist and he was nothing less than outstanding. He called me on Thursday to inform me of this event at HPR and I jumped at the chance to come!

I really didn't know about HPR and open lapping days until he informed me of it.

I will be there early. I hate traffic so I like trying to avoid the rushes.

You are in Parker...how do you get to the track from where you are at? I am coming from Monument so I will be coming north on I25.

Very excited to be attending and hopefully learning a great deal....I am also excited to meet some of the local Audi Enthusiasts as well!

I am still awaiting my confirmation on the Audi Club RMC approval....I didn't even know about the ACNA until Thursday and signed up as soon as I found out about it. Pretty cool!

:)

100Daily
09-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Thanks 100Daily

You are in Parker...how do you get to the track from where you are at? I am coming from Monument so I will be coming north on I25.

:)

I take E-470 to I-70, then head east. There really isn't any traffic from Parker at least, you will be heading out into the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

Pop.Tremuloides
09-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Thanks 100Daily!

That is the way I was planning on going but just wasn't certain if there was a "shortcut" from there. I may end up taking 83 and then getting on 470....will depend on my "mood" in the morning!

I emailed Chris to let him know that I will be attending. Do you think anyone there might want to use my VagCom....???

:)

100Daily
09-14-2013, 02:57 PM
I forgot to email Chris, thanks for reminding me. Last time he gave free lessons to non-Audi club people as well, and bought lunch for those who stuck around. I let him know there would be a few non Audi club people there.

One other tip, I would watch some videos of people on the track so you can learn the layout ahead of time. That will help a lot when you get thrown out there, its a bit overwhelming at first IMO. One less thing to think about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orXkjFkfQEg
(Not perfect, but you get the idea)

Pop.Tremuloides
09-14-2013, 11:18 PM
Thanks 100Daily! I have been watching a few of them today....if it is as fun as I think it will be my wife will be less than pleased....LOL.......

Gweezil
09-15-2013, 07:43 AM
I'm gonna break out of work and make it. I may track my car, maybe not. I have an issue with my Alcons I need to get worked out before I can track it. Otherwise I'll hang out and check our some of the other cars amd get to meet soem of you folks.

100Daily
09-15-2013, 08:04 AM
Nice! Well its free to ride along with others even if you don't drive, and Chris will have extra helmets if you don't have one. This will be my last outing on my stock pads. They will be toast after only 15k miles : )

Pop.Tremuloides
09-16-2013, 02:52 PM
For all you folks heading out for the day.....would any of you need to use a VagCom (aka VCDS) for your vehicles?????

I am contemplating bringing mine up there with laptop if there are other members that might want to utilize it.

Let me know the interest and if folks would like to use it I have ZERO problems sharing it....I am NOT an expert on the system but have been using it since 2005 for my VW TDI and two months on the Audi.

Cya soon!

Pop :)

youS4
09-16-2013, 04:03 PM
Sorry Bob...can't make it out again [=(]

A4B8ueg
09-16-2013, 07:22 PM
Let me see if I can get away from work. I won't track but I'd love to just be there for this!

100Daily
09-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Sorry Bob...can't make it out again [=(]

No worries Andrew, hopefully next time : )


Let me see if I can get away from work. I won't track but I'd love to just be there for this!

That's the spirit! Good luck to you.



I can't wait to make more memories like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUCRp19VuQI

auditd0rk
09-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Let me see if I can get away from work. I won't track but I'd love to just be there for this!

If you can make it, let me know if you want to roll up with me. I only run in the morning, then head back around lunchtime.

monoseanism
09-17-2013, 10:21 AM
I really want to bring my S7, but the sidewall damage on one of my tires scares the hell out of me. if i can't find a replacement, Maybe I'll bring the stupid car.

monoseanism
09-17-2013, 10:24 AM
This was posted on the S6/S7 forums, Stock S6 chasing down and passing a Z06. I think my S7 with the APR tune could hold its own.


http://youtu.be/u2JS_DjKQXw

Pop.Tremuloides
09-17-2013, 10:53 AM
No worries Andrew, hopefully next time : )



That's the spirit! Good luck to you.



I can't wait to make more memories like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUCRp19VuQI

WOW! That was a friggin' fun video to watch!!! Great choice in songs BTW as well!

drumnjuny
09-17-2013, 11:40 AM
especially up here at altitude, a Z06 will be no issue for a tuned S7.

mostly i would be concerned about the body roll but i haven't ridden in one so i can't say. but with a firm suspension the S7 should be pretty beastly! Take the spare out and use that?

HighAltitudeRS4
09-17-2013, 11:40 AM
I really want to bring my S7, but the sidewall damage on one of my tires scares the hell out of me. if i can't find a replacement, Maybe I'll bring the stupid car.

I like the stupid car. Plus your S7 will make me feel slooooow.

100Daily
09-17-2013, 12:18 PM
I really want to bring my S7, but the sidewall damage on one of my tires scares the hell out of me. if i can't find a replacement, Maybe I'll bring the stupid car.

That S6 was shredding up the track pretty good! Those tires sounded like they were taking a beating. If you do bring the S7 I want to ride in the straight away [cool]

A4B8ueg
09-17-2013, 07:51 PM
If you can make it, let me know if you want to roll up with me. I only run in the morning, then head back around lunchtime.

Sounds good bro! Hopefully I can get off but my NCOIC is giving me a hard time cause I just got back from two weeks of leave for my church wedding. Lmao!

GreatZar
09-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Looks like you talked me into the morning session. See you all there...

Pop.Tremuloides
09-19-2013, 01:44 PM
See you all there in the morning!!!!

Gonna punt on the VCDS for this round....my wife is taking the computer to work......

I WILL bring the cable if folks have the laptop software from Ross-Tech!

Be kind in the morning......LOL......

:)

auditd0rk
09-19-2013, 02:44 PM
I'll have my netbook and cable -- you're covered.

drumnjuny
09-19-2013, 04:24 PM
what do you need to do in VCDS? just in case you throw a code? im just curious

Pop.Tremuloides
09-19-2013, 04:26 PM
I'll have my netbook and cable -- you're covered.

Thanks!!!!

Going to have to dust off the old laptop here in the next few days to prevent this from happening in the future. Appreciate the backup.....since I am new to these Audi Events I don't want to leave home with things that can help folks out.

:)

Pop.Tremuloides
09-19-2013, 04:27 PM
what do you need to do in VCDS? just in case you throw a code? im just curious

Just bringing it to the event in case someone did not have one and wanted to do some tweaking to their car....that's all. Figured I could help someone out if they didn't have access to one... :)

100Daily
09-19-2013, 07:46 PM
Can't wait to see all the Audi's tomorrow! Good night.

A4B8ueg
09-20-2013, 03:31 AM
Didn't get the "ok" for leave. Sorry, wish I could be there. On another note, I just got done running a portion of the POW/MIA 24 hour run on Peterson....let's keep those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and those that are still missing in our thoughts (especially today). Other than that, have fun, be safe, and I can't wait to see the awesome videos!

boostedAvant
09-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Have fun everyone!

100Daily
09-20-2013, 12:19 PM
I can't believe how many Audi's showed up. There were probably close to 20 Audi's there. It was awesome. I had a blast.

I was happy because I set a new personal best time 2:11.12! That is a 3 second improvement from my previous best time. I just visualized the track for the past month and pushed my car as hard as I could. Here is the video:

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

I also managed to hit 128mph (with Pop.Tremuloides riding shotgun) on the straight away. Also up from my previous best.

Just some of the group before the track opened
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9635_zps9963c5b3.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9635_zps9963c5b3.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9637_zpsa141179d.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9637_zpsa141179d.jpg.html)

303 Motorsports Race Car. With Chris Sarian driving this car can put down a 1:57!
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9638_zps7d3e2a5f.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9638_zps7d3e2a5f.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9639_zpsdebd853c.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9639_zpsdebd853c.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9641_zpsc9f86519.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9641_zpsc9f86519.jpg.html)

A bit later in the day. TONS of Audi's!!!!!1
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9642_zps2708e82d.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9642_zps2708e82d.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9644_zps4d5d0774.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9644_zps4d5d0774.jpg.html)

Busted up RS4 at the STaSIS stand:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9646_zpsa837e3d0.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9646_zpsa837e3d0.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9648_zpse763d9c0.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9648_zpse763d9c0.jpg.html)

Not a good look...
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9649_zpsb9829368.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9649_zpsb9829368.jpg.html)

This basically closed down the track for a good 20 mins. I don't think the other drivers were too happy.
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9650_zps0598aa61.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9650_zps0598aa61.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9651_zps0700697b.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9651_zps0700697b.jpg.html)

Random cars:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9653_zps6c016126.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9653_zps6c016126.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9654_zps9d34a449.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9654_zps9d34a449.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9655_zps2ccfecba.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9655_zps2ccfecba.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9656_zps2b788d55.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9656_zps2b788d55.jpg.html)

HUGE torque wrench:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/100Daily/IMG_9657_zps5e051897.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/100Daily/media/IMG_9657_zps5e051897.jpg.html)

drumnjuny
09-20-2013, 12:41 PM
damn what happened to the RS4??

also: sick video. keep em coming! And that's awesome that u shaved 3 seconds!!

100Daily
09-20-2013, 12:43 PM
I heard him try and blame the tires, but then said "I guess it was something I did". He went off the track, but I didn't see it.

drumnjuny
09-20-2013, 12:53 PM
oh dang. it was parked in my neighbor's driveway 4-5 doors down from me one night randomly a couple weeks ago. i don't know the neighbors though.

boostedAvant
09-20-2013, 01:28 PM
Damn it I want to drive our S4 so bad. Glad there was a good turn out! Lot's of people enjoying their new Stasis tunes, rad!

auditd0rk
09-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Tons of fun today -- huge Audi turnout! It was great having the opportunity to meet several of you.

Uploaded two videos:

Here's a lap of me trying to hang on to 100Daily's S4 --


http://youtu.be/M4fD4xFPP04


Here's one with me almost eating sh*t between turns 13 and 14... carried way too much speed over that hill into turn 13. You can also spot the RS4 on the side of the track at :30 --


http://youtu.be/sGMFu_ErDho

Pop.Tremuloides
09-20-2013, 03:12 PM
What an awesome day fellas!!!

JUST got in a few minutes ago. Another R8 showed up for the PM session and I stuck around til about 2:30 or so.

The blue RS4 had some gnarly damage. The inside of the wheel had a HUGE hole in it where the caliper (assuming) locked the entire thing up. Owner and I chatted for quite a bit and he was saying that one of the lugs might not have been tightened fully. From the inside of the wheel it appeared as though one of them came loose or something as the holes were "oval" shaped.

100Daily....thanks a TON for the ride along! Hitting 128 on the straight and then into that turn was a BLAST!!!!! [:D]

It was great meeting you all and hope to see you all again soon!!!!

[:D]

HighAltitudeRS4
09-20-2013, 03:35 PM
Great to meet everyone hadn't met before, and lots of fun out there!

100Daily
09-20-2013, 03:36 PM
snip

Your going off the track made me lol. You are getting pretty fast out there! Doesn't it feel great to pass new Cayman S Porches in our heavy family sedans?



snip

Glad you had fun! That is interesting to hear more about that RS4. If you plan on doing it again you should get racing brake fluid for next time.



Great to meet everyone hadn't met before, and lots of fun out there!

No video?

GreatZar
09-20-2013, 04:17 PM
Great time at the track. Just matched my best time (didn't improve) for my 3rd trip to HPR. Last few laps out on the track I went w/Chris and he gave me some good pointers for the next tracking day. Also spoke to the 3Z3 guys about Stg1. Soon...(can't be soon enough)... Great seeing all of you out there. That was a ton of Audis!

100Daily
09-20-2013, 05:32 PM
IF YOU WATCH NOTHING ELSE, watch at least 33 seconds in...

See Monoseanisms link below. My youtube vid got blocked.

auditd0rk
09-20-2013, 05:45 PM
If you plan on doing it again you should get racing brake fluid for next time.

This.

I ran ATE Super Blue this time around and the brakes held up noticeably better than when I ran last time with stock fluid.

Gweezil
09-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Tons of fun today -- huge Audi turnout! It was great having the opportunity to meet several of you.




Here's one with me almost eating sh*t between turns 13 and 14... carried way too much speed over that hill into turn 13. You can also spot the RS4 on the side of the track at :30 --


http://youtu.be/sGMFu_ErDho

I can see why you ate some dust. I was hitting the brakes too much and you got impatient. Could happen to anyone. BTW, that is one fast A4 you have there, some nice driving too.

Really fun time, nice to meet you guys today.

monoseanism
09-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Super fun day! Im still running high on adrenaline for sure. Chris from the Audi club was such a big help, i feel like he upgraded me from total idiot to partial idiot.

100Daily
09-20-2013, 06:43 PM
I have to give props to GreatZar in his bone stock 2013 A6 putting down a 2:16.xx. He was pretty fast for such a heavy car. Now I want to see what the tuned S7 can do!

lucaq
09-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Where are the videos??? I had a great time, thanks for letting me do a ride along Bob and Paul.

100Daily
09-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Super fun day! Im still running high on adrenaline for sure. Chris from the Audi club was such a big help, i feel like he upgraded me from total idiot to partial idiot.

Good call on the adrenaline still running high. Its crazy how it lasts all day.

monoseanism
09-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Bob's Video isnt working due to copy write BS, here's his video hosted on dropbox:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/pd7pyokolfhqfgh/Audizine%20Crew%20at%20Track%20Sep%202013.mov

auditd0rk
09-21-2013, 07:12 AM
There was a guy taking pics near turn 1. Anyone know who that was? I was hoping to see if I could get some action shots coming around that turn.

100Daily
09-21-2013, 10:30 AM
This is audit0rk's following me (raw video)


https://www.dropbox.com/s/rirdo0t6n13mf1j/20130920b_HPR.MP4

I am not sure if people missed the 911 that almost hit me in the video link Sean posted. 30 seconds in...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pd7pyokolfhqfgh/Audizine%20Crew%20at%20Track%20Sep%202013.mov

100Daily
09-21-2013, 10:40 AM
There was a guy taking pics near turn 1. Anyone know who that was? I was hoping to see if I could get some action shots coming around that turn.

That was HighaltitudeRS4's friend I believe.

drumnjuny
09-21-2013, 11:16 AM
i was pretty surprised at how hot he came into that corner... figured it wasn't as close as it looked? lol

100Daily
09-21-2013, 11:40 AM
i was pretty surprised at how hot he came into that corner... figured it wasn't as close as it looked? lol

I saw him in my rear view mirror, and I heard his tires lock. At that point I just floored it as fast I could because I knew he would be close. It looks like he contemplated going wide and just avoiding me, but decided at the last millisecond to maintain the line. Since he didn't hit me I actually thought that took some skill to judge, but holy shit he cut it close. I admit I let off for a millisecond right before the apex and I think that contributed to the close call.

HighAltitudeRS4
09-21-2013, 01:41 PM
That was HighaltitudeRS4's friend I believe.

I've asked my buddy to throw pictures up on photobucket or something similar as soon as he can. Will pass around the link as soon as he's got 'em up.

auditd0rk
09-21-2013, 02:34 PM
That would be cool -- thanks!

Pop.Tremuloides
09-21-2013, 03:19 PM
There was a nice young guy there that was taking pictures for the Audi club I think. When I left the track he said that they were going to be up on a website...it might be the Rocky Mt Audi club site but I am not sure.
He may have been HighAlt's friend but I am not certain.

I too am still riding high off the adrenaline of yesterday :) !!! I watched my vids a few times and have learned a TON from them (and comparing them to 100Daily's vids and others). Best lap for the me was 2:28 .... now I have a goal to shoot to beat the next time!

My neighbor races SCCA SRF and be giving me some pointers and tips. We will be working on new fiberglass over the winter in prep for next season.

Since the car came back in one piece AND my wife can see how psyched I still am she is gradually warming up to me doing this on a regular basis! I will be looking at a helmet of my own soon!

Thanks for the suggestion on the brake fluid. My neighbor also said that this should be something I should look into so that I don't get into a situation where the brakes could become a hazard....aka not stopping/slowing down when they should.

Mike :)

auditd0rk
09-22-2013, 05:39 AM
Once you get buy-in from the wife, the sky's the limit :)

Looking forward to seeing you out there again.

Pop.Tremuloides
09-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Yeah TOTALLY looking forward to heading out again! Now I just have to figure out an upgrade path that I can do incrementally so that it is not "Sticker Shock" for my wife :)

Can't wait to see all you guys again out there!

GreatZar
09-22-2013, 11:45 AM
I have to give props to GreatZar in his bone stock 2013 A6 putting down a 2:16.xx. He was pretty fast for such a heavy car. Now I want to see what the tuned S7 can do!

After having Chris ride with me before leaving, it's clear I could do 1-2 secs better but not much and mostly on technical driving aspects. I'll probably go out for the free day on New Years if I'm here and then next summer w/Stg1 (fingers crossed).

GreatZar
09-23-2013, 07:06 AM
I should also say in fairness to Chris (Audi Club RM) that I was doing 2:30+ lap times until I spoke with him in spring on my second HPR visit. He was the sole reason I can now do the 2:16.2 lap time on my 3rd HPR visit last weekend. If you can talk to Chris with an HPR map nearby (to point at the corners and use as reference) or even better both that and have him ride with you (more likely you need to be a Audi Club member, it is WELL WORTH IT!

I also am amazed by the people who are friends and do ride-a-longs and Chris' bravery! To get into a friends car in the passenger seat at HPR would make me hurl (loss of control). To get into the passenger seat of a complete stranger's car at HPR is AMAZING! Balls and stomach of steel!!!

HighAltitudeRS4
09-23-2013, 08:01 AM
Looks like my friends camera wasn't taking great still shots and he was fixated on the R8 and RS4 - but did get a couple of videos I'll try to link up here:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/2pwja4fwmsobm4q/The%20Audis%20blowing%20away%20the%20comp.MOV


https://www.dropbox.com/s/14wkph3yujqwvpa/Good%20luck%20catching%20that%20GT3%20RS.MOV


https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2u0xvidks6gsa3/Dan%20%26%20Sean%20blowing%20away%202%20on%20the%2 0back%20stretch.MOV

100Daily
09-23-2013, 08:36 AM
Damn, look at the inside of that rim...

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1235480_10151891965904433_350132050_n.jpg

auditd0rk
09-23-2013, 12:23 PM
Wow, how in the heck did that happen? Looks like something punched through -- brake caliper maybe?

100Daily
09-23-2013, 06:06 PM
Wow, how in the heck did that happen? Looks like something punched through -- brake caliper maybe?

I don't know, craziness...

In other news my wife said she is paying for my next track day! Good wife. So I am ready to go back ASAP. Every Friday is available in Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, or 25th. Any input? I need to get to 2:09 (or less) and warm weather is disappearing fast.

auditd0rk
09-24-2013, 06:58 AM
I can make the 25th for sure. My BBK should be installed by then, too.

monoseanism
09-24-2013, 10:46 PM
The other photographer that was there just sent me this shot:

http://i.imgur.com/EpFOWr6.jpg

Not bad.

auditd0rk
09-25-2013, 06:52 AM
^^ That's a wallpaper-grade shot right there [up]

monoseanism
09-25-2013, 08:37 AM
He was with the Audi club I think, new to Denver. He is working on the rest and when they are up, I'll be sure to link them here. Nice guy too.

Pop.Tremuloides
09-25-2013, 10:39 AM
I may be able to make the 25th as well! I could even convince the wife to head up there too! I will know more as the week goes on.

Pop.Tremuloides
09-25-2013, 10:44 AM
Looks like my friends camera wasn't taking great still shots and he was fixated on the R8 and RS4 - but did get a couple of videos I'll try to link up here:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/2pwja4fwmsobm4q/The%20Audis%20blowing%20away%20the%20comp.MOV


https://www.dropbox.com/s/14wkph3yujqwvpa/Good%20luck%20catching%20that%20GT3%20RS.MOV


https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2u0xvidks6gsa3/Dan%20%26%20Sean%20blowing%20away%202%20on%20the%2 0back%20stretch.MOV

Thanks a ton for posting these up! Appreciate your friend snagging the videos....was fun to see my white A5 "creeping" along compared with the other cars! More appreciation for just how fast you guys are pushing your rides!!!!!

HighAltitudeRS4
09-25-2013, 11:11 AM
Damn, look at the inside of that rim...

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1235480_10151891965904433_350132050_n.jpg

Figured out the real reason why he wrecked - didn't put in his tow hook.

Docwyte
09-25-2013, 04:08 PM
25th is no good for me, I'll be there the 26-27 with NASA. I was just there this past Sunday with the PCA, had a great time.

Moonjo
09-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Damn! So late to this thread. Wish I knew about this last week. Just signed up for Audi RMC so I get the info next time. I was going to go to HPR tomorrow but last minute stuff at the office is forcing me to reschedule to Oct. 4th. Anyone thinking about going next Friday?

100Daily
10-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Damn! So late to this thread. Wish I knew about this last week. Just signed up for Audi RMC so I get the info next time. I was going to go to HPR tomorrow but last minute stuff at the office is forcing me to reschedule to Oct. 4th. Anyone thinking about going next Friday?

Are you (or anyone else) still thinking about going this Friday? [evilsmile]

Gweezil
10-02-2013, 06:35 AM
Are you (or anyone else) still thinking about going this Friday? [evilsmile]

I was until I saw the weather forecast.

100Daily
10-02-2013, 07:29 AM
I was until I saw the weather forecast.

Oh snap. Nevermind... iSad

monoseanism
10-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Hey, we have all wheel drive right? FUCK YOU SNOW!

HighAltitudeRS4
10-02-2013, 01:58 PM
He was with the Audi club I think, new to Denver. He is working on the rest and when they are up, I'll be sure to link them here. Nice guy too.

Did he cough up the link to the photos he took that day?

DrewC
10-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Did he cough up the link to the photos he took that day?


Hey Guys! New to the forum. I'm the photographer you guys are waiting on. Immediately after the track day I went to Tetons/Yellowstone to teach a group of senior citizens nature photography. Tough life, right?... It was pretty great, but kept me from getting down to business on the photos. I just sent a gallery over to Chris and he'll be posting them up with some shameless promotion of me and what I do.

To preface that, I'll just say that I loved taking shots of your guys' cars. Had a ton of fun and hopefully you'll like the shots! The web versions are free for the taking. When appropriate please let people know who took them or credit me in a caption. I hate using watermarks on my photos, I think it takes away from them so I'm just asking nicely. For fear of sounding too commercial I'll leave it at that for now. Stay tuned for the gallery to pop up.

-Drew Carlson

HighAltitudeRS4
10-03-2013, 07:51 PM
Hey Guys! New to the forum. I'm the photographer you guys are waiting on. Immediately after the track day I went to Tetons/Yellowstone to teach a group of senior citizens nature photography. Tough life, right?... It was pretty great, but kept me from getting down to business on the photos. I just sent a gallery over to Chris and he'll be posting them up with some shameless promotion of me and what I do.

To preface that, I'll just say that I loved taking shots of your guys' cars. Had a ton of fun and hopefully you'll like the shots! The web versions are free for the taking. When appropriate please let people know who took them or credit me in a caption. I hate using watermarks on my photos, I think it takes away from them so I'm just asking nicely. For fear of sounding too commercial I'll leave it at that for now. Stay tuned for the gallery to pop up.

-Drew Carlson

Hey Drew, nice talking with you at HPR and thanks for taking the time to share the shots. Hopefully we'll see you out there again.

100Daily
10-04-2013, 06:28 AM
I was until I saw the weather forecast.

I am GLAD you checked the forecast I am not driving around in this weather. Black Thunder is staying in the garage today [up]

I found the link to the pics:
http://www.audiclubrmc.org/photo/albums/hpr-open-lapping-day-friday-september-20-2013

DrewC
10-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Yep! That was the gallery I meant to post last night. For some reason the order of images got all screwed up (and the quality got degraded (until you expand the image)) but there they are!

HighAltitudeRS4
11-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Just got the GoPro back. Came off the front bumper under heavy braking on turn 13. Camera and memory card both intact - gotta say GoPro puts together a well made product. Since Bob drives too damn fast, the video I shot that day was of the R8, compiled in this video - camera busts loose at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDznkpI44Bg

monoseanism
11-20-2013, 11:08 PM
Awesome!