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      06-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Drives: 2017 F30 340i
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100 degree track day photos - NJMP Lightning

We had a nice group go out to NJMP Lightning with the PCA today - enjoy the photos! It was 100*F on the tarmac with full humidity. Absolutely sweltering. No limp modes or any cooling problems in our group though - 2x 335i (N55), 1M (N54), and a 325i (N52).

Lightning is a great track with - 1.9 miles, 10 turns; a "fast" time for a BMW is in the 1:20 range. Not uncommon for a 335i to hit 130+ on the front straight - stock tune!
The track was blistering due to the heat and tires overheated/chunked fast. My Hankook V12's were cooked as were turugara's RS3's about 10-15 min into each session. No problems with stock intercooler on my N55 (planning to get an upgraded one though).

This event was mostly P-cars, about 70% worth. A couple Lotuses, a Corvette Z06 (amazing vehicle), and the odd Toyota or two, including a turbo MR2 which just blew everyone's doors off. A good smattering of Bimmers including our four cars.

There's one pic you can see a P-car go off the track in front of me. Overall a phenomenal day and we had a ton of fun. There's a reason BMW is called the Ultimate Driving Machine.
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2017 BMW 340i (F30) - M Sport, Mineral Gray/Coral Red, 6MT; Dinan exhaust
Past: 2011 335i (E92) - M Sport, Le Mans Blue/Black, 6MT

Last edited by CJ421; 06-22-2012 at 09:32 PM.