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by GarySheehan
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Volkswagen Mk1 Rabbit GTI in 24 Hours of Lemons
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Volkswagen Mk1 Rabbit GTI in 24 Hours of Lemons

This car was a hoot to drive! The high steering ratio made it a handful to control oversteer, as you'll see at 16:30. Plus this car had no rear brakes. The rear brake lines were literally disconnected and the ports in the master cylinder were plugged due to an incomplete brake upgrade (sheesh!). Des...
by GarySheehan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Drove my first paddle-shift race car
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Drove my first paddle-shift race car

I have to say, it was frigging awesome! Granted, it was a racing sequential gearbox with straight cut gears, and it was lightning fast. The sound is amazing. And this car is FWD! Blazingly quick. 15 seconds per lap faster than the Subaru STI we ran last year! Here's in-car video from my helmet cam d...
by GarySheehan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: 24 Hours of Lemons in the Rain
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

24 Hours of Lemons in the Rain

Something like 180 cars on track at one time at the start of the race, in the rain. Fun stuff!

by GarySheehan
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2011 Ford Focus Racecar Build - Tranny Swap Included
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: 2011 Ford Focus Racecar Build - Tranny Swap Included

Part 2 will be tuning and track testing. Part 3 will be racing in competition. :)

Gary
by GarySheehan
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2011 Ford Focus Racecar Build - Tranny Swap Included
Replies: 2
Views: 598

2011 Ford Focus Racecar Build - Tranny Swap Included

Hey Standardshifters, The company I work for just released this video of a Ford Focus street car that we completely stripped down to a shell and built up as a racecar in time for 2011 SEMA (did anyone go?). In addition to adding a turbo system to this naturally aspirated car and all of the the other...
by GarySheehan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop

Typically a yellow flag will be displayed at a corner station prior to an incident on track. Waving yellow means there is a vehicle on the racing surface while standing yellow means that there is in incident off of the racing surface, or is a heads-up to a waving yellow at the next corner. You are a...
by GarySheehan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop

AHTOXA wrote:Gary, just wanted to mention that it's good to see that you are still here on the boards with us.

Thanks AHTOXA! I stop by every once in awhile when I have something to share, and to make sure JackBauer is under control and not going off terrorizing innocent civilians...

:)
by GarySheehan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop

What ended up being the reason for the slow-down? Yellow flags cause massive stack-ups in Lemons. Unlike traditional racing where you race up to the yellow flag and the yellow flag rules are enforced between the yellow flag station and the incident, in Lemons the yellow flag rules are enforced from...
by GarySheehan
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Video - Downshifting During Emergency Stop

I had a little adventure in the 24 Hours of Lemons at Infineon Raceway this weekend. Being able to see the flag status at the turn 7 flag station was tough from the other end of the straight and it was very hard to gauge speed of the cars in front At the beginning of the video (0:08) you can clearly...
by GarySheehan
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: progress report: race condition shifts
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: progress report: race condition shifts

Gary, Thank you! Sorry I didn't respond sooner. Please don't take offense to that. That was all cogent advice. And I'll try hard to keep it all at the forefront of my thoughts when I'm driving. Unfortunately, my time at the track is very limited, so I won't be able to report back on that progress a...
by GarySheehan
Wed May 25, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: progress report: race condition shifts
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: progress report: race condition shifts

i've been trying to monitor my shifting to determine what i've been doing wrong, what i need to change to do those things right, and how quickly i've been making progress in doing so. these are some of my findings. problem: my rev matches are off. cause: lack of confidence. even if i'm taking the s...
by GarySheehan
Fri May 20, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Circuit Battles TV Show - Episode 1
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Circuit Battles TV Show - Episode 1

Here's the full 1st episode from the new Circuit Battles TV show. I get to do the "Lap around Willow Springs" at the beginning.

http://vimeo.com/23337027

Gary
by GarySheehan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!

Shadow wrote:Nice video. WTF was that at 6:45? Was that the Starship Enterprise CRX?

Yes. Must have been converted from an HF model because that car obviously didn't have warp drive.

Gary
by GarySheehan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!

ra64t and i have signed up. i just bought a mandrel bender and i'm picking up the car on sunday. so we'll see what happens. i just wish i knew where to find a quick ratio rack for the integra, and possibly a racing clutch, for under 300$. Both of these mods are unnecessary and will not give anythin...
by GarySheehan
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Hahaha...24 Hours of Lemons was Awesome!

1974Alfa5spd wrote:One of these is happening about four hours from here in June, my friend and I were going to do this, but we'd need three other people. :? Not to mention $500 cars that run are few and far between here.

Where are you located? I'll be in the June LeMons race in Houston, TX.

Gary

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