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Bob Forrest: NASA - HPDE, October 27 & 28, 2001
National Auto Sport Association (NASA)
"High Performance Driving Event", Sears Point, CA
A fabulous time was had by all! Weather held out and we had a terrific turnout for the NASA HPDE (high performance driving event) at Sears Point on Saturday/Sunday. Many Team3S members had done this before - a couple were doing HPDE for the first time. We were joined by Team3S Admin Geoff Mohler's Speedtoys folks, many of whom we have run with at previous events.
Our Team3S cars were just plain IMPRESSIVE! Sears Point is a really complex
track, and misleading in it's difficulty. After a slow start on Saturday
for ALL cars (damp weather Friday night, lots of construction dust to get
rid of, cold track, cold tires...), our cars really began to shine out
there, and by Sunday, even 'turbo conservatives' Jim Berry ('93 TT) and Ann
Koch ('94 TT) were eating up Porsches and Vettes pretty easily. Of the
non-turbos, Kurt Zobel ('96 3000GT NT) proved finally that his car probably
IS faster than ours ('94 Stealth NT) - I didn't run next to him, but HE was
able to keep up with Geoff, although G had a passenger, and he *was*
filming. But I know that I can't keep up with Geoff! Eileen *did* manage
to pass Kurt once or twice in our car, so *maybe* our cars are pretty
similar after all... Nice car Kurt! My WRX buddy came around for about 4
seconds and then went to run in Group 4 with some other friends who were at
the track that day - just as well, since we had run out of parking spaces...
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