Track day at Circuit Of The Americas

Here’s a little GoPro footage from a recent track day at COTA. While I have a lot of experience driving/racing off road, this is only my third time on a road track, and second time at COTA.

The first half of the vid is my very first session in the Red skill class, after getting bumped up by our instructor.

The first lap is a warm-up under Yellow. The green flag drops around turn 7 and the speeds pick up. Passing was only allowed with a signal from the driver in front.

This footage was from our second day on the track, and my car was pushing VERY wide on left hand turns. (You’ll notice that I end up on the outer edge of the track on every hard left).

I decided to pull into the pits to check the tread and discovered that a 12-inch portion of my P-ZERO tread had completely sheared off which ended my day. (Very lucky!)