We were not planning to go to another trackday this soon (we went to two in December). But we knew a couple of people going and SpeedSF was giving a discount so....we spent our Sunday at Laguna Seca.
The weather was amazing. Weather forecasts said it wouldn't rain until later in the day, but we didn't expect it to be so sunny. It was beautiful trackday weather.
Some photos taken by our talented friend, Mike Lim:
Jon entered the SpeedSF Challenge again. His best time of the day was 1:44.5, which didn't beat his track PB at 1:44.1. He was bumped down out of the Flat Out Fast class and into the Pretty and Fast class. Good thing, because he won first place again.
The below incident caused some interesting conversations on the internet. Anyone local to the Bay Area that tracks, knows Laguna Seca has a 90db sound limit on most days (this is lower than the CA street legal limit). Trackday organizations can pay more to make the restrictions higher, but they usually don't. A popular solution are exhaust turn-downs, which many call "laguna pipes." These pipes are meant to direct sound away from the sound booth which is located after Turn 5 on the right. It is also pointed upwards (not downwards) because sometimes sound bounces off the concrete and thus may not be as effective.
Why it caught on fire? His intercooler pipe popped off, causing fuel to be dumped out of the exhaust and then it backfired.
Besides the flames, everyone had a good time. Our other customer, Jonathan, was having fun getting used to his Miata.
Zach was also having a good time out there. Our number plates are lookin' good!