Originally Posted by yamabob
'cause it's a good one! How many have you killed. We'd probably run out of bandwidth
One or two, along the way, Bob . . .
Actually, I went to the track today for some lapping - my last for this year, as I am off to England on October 2nd and track closes at the end of October.
There were a lot of cars there and - no rain - for a change. They were running the cars in 2 groups - Novice and Advanced. The small advanced group had 3 M3's, some 911's, including 2 GT3's, 2 Vettes, a Lotus Evora, a Caymen, a Boxster, an STi., some track Stangs . . .
I saw a new Camaro there but he was running in the Novice Group so I wasn't on the track with him.
Quite a few drivers from out of town who didn't know my car. The Lotus pilot made a comment to me as we were lining up for the first of 3 20 minute sessions - to the effect that I was in the wrong group . . .
My first kill, on the second lap, was the Evora
Took out a couple of 911's including one GT3. Another GT3 lapped me. Passed one of the M3's; got the Caymen and the Boxster, one Vette - and, of course the Stangs (but I don't count them anymore).
All in all a nice afternoon. Until near the end of the last session - that is.
I was barrelling down the long straight called Rocky Road at about 130 mph (we get up to 145 at the end before the downhill right turn), when the power cut off and the dash lights lit up.
This cannot be good. I pulled off the racing line and parked on the grass; ran through the guages - everything seemed ok. Except the fuel guage. It was on dead empty.
I had made a rookie mistake, and forgot to fuel up after 2 sessions. First hit of the ignition - starter whirred - the 6.1 turned - but didn't start.
Fired up on second try.
Slow drive back to the pits - where the track guys fixed me up with a couple of gallons of 94.
All in all a fun afternoon lapping with some great guys - and we repped the SRT8 some more.
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