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Subaru Impreza WRX STI: 2 Laps @ Mission Raceway

The camera mount that I put into the STI worked pretty well at the track. What you see here is 2 laps around the track at Mission Raceway. We were divided into groups and took turns being the lead car while the instructor sat beside us giving tips. This is the 3rd out of 4 runs we did during the afternoon (so I'm a lot smoother than I was at the beginning) and I'm following a 2006 STI right before it's my turn to lead.

A Day at the Track

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Whoo, hoo! I just completed my first track day! This was an event organized by Geremy from Specialty Subaru in North Vancouver specifically for Subaru owners. The instructors were from Driving Unlimited and I had an awesome time practicing techniques like heel/toe shifting and trail braking. Going down the straightaway hearing the roar of the boxer engine at full throttle had the theme music from Gran Turismo 2 playing in my head and put a huge grin on my face.

The event was held at Mission Raceway Park and started at about 8:30. There were 24 vehicles (including a few non-Subarus) registered for the course and once everyone signed the waiver....

...the instructors began explaining basic concepts about setting up the proper seating and mirror positions on our vehicles. They also explained the three warm-up exercises that we would be doing on the track.
Slalom: To practice our distance vision an instructor stands at the end of the slalom and signals when we need to skip a gate.Avoidance: …

Subaru Impreza WRX STI: Camera Mount Test

After buying this RAM mount for my camera, I finally installed and tested it out tonight. I was unable to put our digital camcorder on it because there wasn't enough clearance from the roof, but the Sony point-and-shoot fits well.

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