Monday, May 12, 2014

First Laps Around Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

These are the first laps on the finished pavement at Thompson Motorsport Park in Mark DaVia's 5-time winning OLOA Porsche 996 Turbo. Not that you need more than 40 HP for this speed but it's pretty cool to think that Mark took this awesome car to the new track. 

I have mixed feelings about the track and some concerns about its safety features (check the concrete wall on the inside of the bridge turn entering the old oval section at 1:49). But hey -- nothing beats having a track within an hour of Boston!

Also check this comprehensive write-up on Thompson. I will be driving the track in a month and will have a detailed review with onboard footage of fast laps. And at least one very hot lap...