View Full Version : Formula Libre Race #1

May 10th, 2014, 08:40am
So first race of the season for me. This race we ran short track, which is a minute shorter than long track but just removes a couple of straights really.

Short track is crazy busy and scary around corner 1. First couple of practice laps I went out and though -- wholly geez I'm going to die! http://www.autos.ca/forum/Smileys/CarTalk/rofl.gif

Started off running 1:19 and got myself down to a 1:16.1 for qualifying which put me in 3rd place behind an F2000 and another Radical with a 1400cc engine and a carbon fiber body who ran a 1:15:6. Behind me was General Lou Mackenzie in 4th and a few cars back another F2000 which are rocket ships.

Race start went well and I was keeping up somehow, my first lap I think is a 1:19 then second lap a 1:16 or 1:15 (says in the video). Then they started to pull away slightly but I was still getting comfortable.

Then the Radical in front spins, here is my chance! I started to bang off 1:15 laps until I caught traffic, I was close to a 1:14 but hit traffic that lap. Best lap of the race was a 1:15.1

I finished 2nd, I let off a bit at the end of the race and one of the F2000's started to catch up, phew! I think i have another 1 or 2 seconds out there with these tires, then I'll need to use my new ones for another second or so.

Thanks a TON to Jetho who came with me and helped me out. Made it much easier to get in the car and get all my stuff ready. Hopefully he has a few pics to share too!


May 10th, 2014, 08:59am
It's weird how well those cars just stick. Awesome driving, James!

May 10th, 2014, 09:11am
Banana man is back

May 11th, 2014, 06:04pm
Jeff where art thou pics?

May 11th, 2014, 07:36pm
A few in my camera. Busy weekend, will post up what I have.

May 11th, 2014, 07:58pm
Hear you on the busy weekend, wow. I'm dead after today. But I got my trailer built up and tire racks mounted, hopefully the car fits now.

May 11th, 2014, 08:44pm
Did I miss the thread with the story on this??

F'in sweet.

May 11th, 2014, 09:11pm
This perhaps?

Wait no, I updated the wrong thread before --- FAIL

This thread!

May 12th, 2014, 06:25am
Yeah. Totally missed that. Reading time. :)

May 13th, 2014, 02:05pm
Pretty awesome stuff James.

Get an HD cam though for our viewing pleasure.

May 13th, 2014, 02:20pm
Donate me the $1500 and you got it bud! LOL

May 13th, 2014, 02:46pm
Is that Huw in the carbon Radical?

Nice driving! Car looks fast.

May 13th, 2014, 03:37pm
Hue I think.. yeah. His car is much faster than mine from what I could tell.

May 13th, 2014, 04:48pm
I think he's still using the wing endplates I designed! I had no idea he'd gone up to 1400 though.

May 13th, 2014, 04:51pm
Yeah. He said he knew nothing about the car. But he's got some power for sure

May 13th, 2014, 06:03pm
Nice driving James!
BTW GoPros are affordable

May 13th, 2014, 06:04pm
I have a GoPro they are a pain in the ass cause you forget to start them. Love the smartycam. I start the car it records video with data overlay :).

Besides my internet is like molasses so I always upload low quality anyways.

May 13th, 2014, 06:06pm
I do like the overlays

May 13th, 2014, 07:00pm
I forgot to wipe off the bugs. My bad.

May 14th, 2014, 09:37am
I have a GoPro they are a pain in the ass cause you forget to start them. Love the smartycam. I start the car it records video with data overlay :).

Besides my internet is like molasses so I always upload low quality anyways.

From what I hear, Alcatel has pretty good internet ;)

May 14th, 2014, 09:39am
It's pretty shit actually. 3meg down

May 14th, 2014, 09:39am
that's just the intnernet pipe.


May 14th, 2014, 09:47am
They put a block on per connection now. We use to have awesome speeds like 10-20 down and 30-50 up. Then one day IT decided we should be fine with just 3meg down per connection... ugh.

May 14th, 2014, 09:50am
you need some kind of fancy packet faking firewall thing-a-ma-bob

May 14th, 2014, 09:54am
Awesome vid!

How different is it from your previous car?

May 14th, 2014, 09:58am
Lol...this one finishes events.

May 14th, 2014, 10:09am