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DerekFSU Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Tom does an awesome job picking off a few spots during a re-start with about 30 minutes left in the race. This definitely helped get us the win.

http://www.whitisconsulting.com/videos/TomKONIVIRRestartLap.wmv

As a side note, this is shot with the new Sony HDR-CX500 with 32gb of internal solid state memory. The 520v has 64gb= DAYS of HD video. This new camera also includes a 3rd axis of video stabilization which I think helps significantly at speed. Unfortunately, it seems that something in the camera moves around under load and thus moves the picture side to side.

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Thanks for the spoiler alert. [Wink]

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Wow, that was pretty amazing! thanks for sharing

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Very nice bit of driving...

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibscreen:
Thanks for the spoiler alert. [Wink]

Sorry, the win was posted yesterday and this is a non-televised race.

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Dat boy good.

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Now that's a man on a mission. [yep]

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quote:
Originally posted by taylorf:
Dat boy good.

dat boy reeal good ...
DerekFSU ; what would happen if you gave T. Largo a shot of expresso before he got in the car ?
scary thought huh ?
noticed the little blue car up ahead ... another hotshoe there ... The Freedom saloon is full of young quickdraw gun slingers.
[Cool]

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Thanks man, you're everywhere. No coffee for Tom, we rarely let him eat.

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So that's how you got him goin on that restart... told him he could eat if he did well? [Big Grin]

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pretty impressive! Congrats on the weekend - nice way to end the season.

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Todd, you should post your video from the restart of the second MX5 race.

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Thanks Todd. Congrats on the Sat race/ season. Saw the carnage after the Sun race and heard it was a bit crazy.

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Congrats Derek and the entire Freedom Team! You have really come together this year. It's been fun to watch this season.

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Wow, That was pretty impressive!

The timing on the start was great.

Not sure how Tom managed to hold on the outside of turn one, thought he was going off for sure.

I thought the rear was commin around thru the esses. Did the BMW stay on the track?

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get 'em Tom!

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