VIP Track Day Pleasurable
Very well, BMWofSanRafael and Sunwise Vehicle Group did it once more: they sponsored an additional VIP track day at entire world famous Laguna Seca, and it was a blast!

What a privilege to be portion of a neighborhood that this dealership actively nurtures. I honestly know of no other dealer team satisfying its faithful clients/enthusiasts like this. 🙏🤩

A lot of ///Ⓜ️ styles in attendance from all kinds of generations, tons of good new persons we met, and heaps of rubber deposited on the monitor.

Many thanks as nicely to the excellent people at Change Sector and Temperature Tech Laguna Seca for ensuring we experienced a harmless and pleasurable keep track of working day. I am still beaming from how a great deal exciting these activities are to go to!

Notes on my next observe working day (at any time) vs the very first:

  • Convert 1: eventually determined the appropriate phone pole to focus on in get to blast by way of it swiftly. So much I tallied 119 mph as my leading velocity by this convert and up to the crest, but with much more track time I assume I can best that
  • Convert 2: however not certain how to strike the right line, but i imagine a one apex with an eye toward the exit is the most effective
  • Turn 3: continue to way too straightforward to acquire way too broad and finish up receiving into the track rubber
  • Flip 4: this one’s remarkably easy to get mistaken, but acquiring it suitable enables for retaining great speed headed toward flip 5
  • Switch 5: demands competent path-breaking in buy to hit the apex proper, which I have not virtually mastered
  • Change 6: continue to my favored! Get it proper about the rumble strip and it slingshots you appropriate up the hill
  • Convert 7: this is extra a kink than flip, so my eyes just focus on the overhead steel lines as the landmark to get on the brakes and line up the correct aspect of the automobile in opposition to the rumble strip. Swiftest pace was 108 mph going up the hill
  • Convert 8: “the corkscrew” demands headed toward the 2nd tree to get the suitable line
  • Convert 9: yep, I even now dislike change 9. lol. It truly is off camber and never feels like I nail the tactic just suitable
  • Transform 10: a different preferred! Though I even now haven’t mastered it, receiving it appropriate is like another slingshot emotion
  • Flip 11: this just one sees me turning in far too early and neglecting to realize how slow a flip it truly is. Much more observe wanted…

Scorching lap
My ancient GoPro Hero 3 recorded some crappy video and sound, so I am going to share a superior lap from my first excursion to Laguna past December. I executed a minor superior this time about but nevertheless have tons to master.

1 much more substantial many thanks to BMW of San Rafael! I cannot sing their praises ample. Andy the GM, Artem and PJ (and Rommel) on the genius/sales aspect, and Tom in Service all have earned kudos for their candor and expertise. Severely, what a joy it is to do these items with a team like them.