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post #1 of 26 Old 25th November 2002, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of my Beast's first track day @ Limerock

These were taken on Oct. 25th w/ Patroon Chapter BMWCCA. Wicked fun . There were no other M5's there, except for a late 80's one.









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LOOKING GOOD OUT THERE !

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Looks great ! Tell us how did she do ? How were the brakes for ex, or the engine temp ?



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I took it very easy in the beginning, but towards the end I started to let her go and she was AMAZING. The car is soooo smooth and so easy to drive fast. I was running in experienced class with a bunch of Z06's and 996's and at the end we were passing everyone except for some cars with slicks.

I was very easy on the brakes. I never felt any fade or anything, but I think that Limerock is easy on them for the most part with only one heavy braking area, that being turn one. But I tell you, they are VERY powerful. I could just put them on so deep into trail braking and the car would just eat it up!

I left DSC on, as it was around 32 F / 0 C and traction was very marginal. The DSC is great, but was constantly pestering me on accelaration over bumps and especially when the car got light going over the hill.

And the Engine Temps were fine, but they better have been considering how frickin' cold it was out there....

No one noticed, but I think that the number they gave me was pretty cool, too. check it out.

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The beast looked in fine form out there. Great LMB Pics. Looks like you had a blast!!

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I had so much straightline speed compared to the 3 series guys it was ridiculous. I had to be careful not to run into the back of them at the beginning of the front straight coming off the 80 (?) mph downhill! It's tough to be patient......

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Limerock is easy on them for the most part with only one heavy braking area, that being turn one.


Ahh Yes Sy
Going into BIG BEND can put your heart in your throat if you brake just a little too late......the beast looks quite at home at the Rock......I was lucky enough to see Bill Auberlen put a beast through the paces there it was AMAZING....he threw that thing around as if it were an M3.....just curious when you passed that 3 ....looks like you were just coming into the big straight..(The ONLY straight actually) is that correct???

Anyway looks like you had a blast and it is VERY refreshing to see a Beast run like IT SHOULD!!!! and not just cruise around the streets.....a little track time is a wonderful thing

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Thanks for the reply. I find it great you have the heart to take the beast to the track. I don't and that's why I bought my 2nd car

You mentionned you ran with experienced drivers are you a regular ?

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Great pics...and cool number...

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