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About 5 minutes of HD clips with the two of them trading 1st and 2nd. Awesome racing with a current Mazda guy and a former Mazda guy.

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

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How come I saw Tom waiving feverishly after he rubbed some love on Randy but I couldn't see Randy waiving when he so kindly returned the favor?

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That Honda handles good in a straight line.

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Derek it was even better live! As a race fan watching two pro's going at it lap after lap was fantastic. That MX-5 can really take stop on a dime and turn. By the way great drive by you to put Tom in position to challenge for the win.

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I only have one question,would it have helped if the car was a little tighter?

What I mean is,if the car was a little tighter in the rear wouldn't that have helped Long on the exiting of the corner's?Witch would have given him a better drive onto the straights?

Just asking remember I'm not a setup specialist!

But a great drive by both drivers!

Were can we find the hole race?

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Great comments. I can't complain about the power much when we do have such good handling. It all evens out in the long run.

Thanks Flatout, we're going to get these trannies sorted one way or the other. Great job moving up into the top 10!

Bob, we'd liked to have had it a bit tighter but by this point in the race, with ambient temp being over 80 down in Homestead, and running these tires, it won't happen. We start the car about as tight as possible knowing the tires will go. These Grand Am Hoosiers are not much on stickiness. I would defer to JD or Tom, but I think the Toyos have more grip than these Hoosiers. They are nothing like the R6's.

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Derek and Tom - awesome. We HAVE to get the 08 to LRP....

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I wish this race could have been televised.

This video reasserts my idea of Miatas in general, and that is that the Miatas/MX5 are very composed when driven hard. Not much steering input from the driver and not many wasted changes in directions or weaving in-and-out of line. I presume it is the nature of rear wheel cars.

Impressive.

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Great video! [thumbsup]

[ 03-19-2009, 06:55 PM: Message edited by: Monkeywrench ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Blake Clements:
That Honda handles good in a straight line.

ya think ?
in car camera was pointed the wrong way to really see how well that Skunk2 handled in a straight line.
[duck]

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The color balance seems to be off on mine, not sure if it's my computer, or the video. Instead of red, it's purple.

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sean try going on the grand-am web sight they have the video posted on the main page.

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Nice...

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great video, does anyone know what camera was used?

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Really great racing, but I must admit to very much disliking being reminded of that damn 8 million RPM sound of the Honda as it drives past a Miata on the straight! Lord I hate that sound!
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