Sunday, January 16, 2011

VIDEO: A lap of Laguna Seca in a shifter kart

Driving a shifter kart on the iconic Laguna Seca circuit must be one of the things that a car nut would want to do, well watching this video is going to have to do it for some of us until we can save enough money to fly over and get a feel in real life.

Keep a look out for the corkscrew, even in a small cart and through a simple camera, this mind-blowing corner looks terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, video and full story after the jump


Told by jasonzbell 25 days ago

A lap around Laguna Seca Raceway during the first car/kart open track day with on 11/1/2010. Top speed here with a bit over 100mph. More can be had in the draft.
The kart is a 2003 Birel CR32SR, with a ~32hp, 125cc Honda Stock Moto engine (CR125), 6 speed sequential transmission. If ran with SKUSA, it would fall into the S4 Masters (Age 30+) category. 405lbs minimum weight, including kart, driver and fuel. Tires used are MG-FZ. I use 110 octane fuel and Maxima Castor oil along with Motul transmission fluid.
I borrowed this camera from a friend, so I was not sure what the optimum settings should be for this application. I know it was set to 720p, 30fps and the mic gain was about 15. The camera was mounted on top of the radiator.

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