Took my Ecoboost to Buttonwillow racetrack

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A LOT of stuff got cancelled this year, but the one thing that I missed out on that stung the most was your offer to give me a ride on track at the Shelby Bash. :(
 

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Dang, that was some awesome driving. Helped by an awesome race machine. The new Ford GT is a beast. Nobody else was on the track for that lap? I did fast-forward a couple of times, but I didn't see any other cars.
 

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Dang, that was some awesome driving. Helped by an awesome race machine. The new Ford GT is a beast. Nobody else was on the track for that lap? I did fast-forward a couple of times, but I didn't see any other cars.

There were about 15 cars on track. I was first out of the pits when they started the session, and I got 2 clear laps and then caught the pack. It's a challenge to go out and immediately put together a good lap, so I was pretty happy with my driving here.
 

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I can't believe they didn't put a V8 in it...

*sarcasm*

Ben, whats the average speed on a full lap?

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My math could be messed up, but it looks like by the math, just under 111mph.

I know it's a fast track but I've had my GT350 on fairly fast tracks and my average speeds were over 30mph slower lol.
 

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My math could be messed up, but it looks like by the math, just under 111mph.

I know it's a fast track but I've had my GT350 on fairly fast tracks and my average speeds were over 30mph slower lol.

Right, we're running 13CW which I estimate as 2.9 mi, but I still get 104 MPH average speed. That explains why it feels so fast compared to my usual Laguna Seca / Sonoma haunts. That, and the lack of good visual reference points. Nothing like turning in blind at 120 MPH to really focus the mind.
 

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Right, we're running 13CW which I estimate as 2.9 mi, but I still get 104 MPH average speed. That explains why it feels so fast compared to my usual Laguna Seca / Sonoma haunts. That, and the lack of good visual reference points. Nothing like turning in blind at 120 MPH to really focus the mind.
My bad, I thought you were running the 3.1mi course.

Either way, its on an order of magnitude faster than anything I've ever been in.
 

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If it wasn’t for the audio I think there would, understandably, be a lot of people wanting to say the video must be sped up... that’s flying
 

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I can't help wondering how many laps typically for a set of tires?

I know, I know....If you have to ask.....
 

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Right, we're running 13CW which I estimate as 2.9 mi, but I still get 104 MPH average speed. That explains why it feels so fast compared to my usual Laguna Seca / Sonoma haunts. That, and the lack of good visual reference points. Nothing like turning in blind at 120 MPH to really focus the mind.
That's maintaining some serious speed over 3 miles.
My bad, I thought you were running the 3.1mi course.

Either way, its on an order of magnitude faster than anything I've ever been in.
I've been in an airplane before... probably close? ;)
If it wasn’t for the audio I think there would, understandably, be a lot of people wanting to say the video must be sped up... that’s flying
That's exactly what I thought.

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