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I think they always have a professional photographer at the KYPCA HPDE at Putnam Park Road Course in Indiana. I've purchased all the photos of my car at my first HPDE and yesterday my second. The big difference is that my wing/spoiler is up on most of the more recent HPDE, so I guess I was maintaining higher speeds and the photographer was in better positions (I like the first idea best). There are 10 turns on the course with Turn 10 being the most important Type 1 turn as it leads to the longest straight in front of the pits/grid. Here are two pics, one of Carmen the Cayman hitting the Turn 10 apex with her inside front tire almost getting a little air (classic Porsche picture if it had) and then exiting the turn at higher than 78 mph with the wing/spoiler up. While still a rookie, I can't tell you what these do for me.
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Nice photos! How did your laptimes compare between your first and second outings?

Is that an instructor in the passenger seat?
 

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Nice photos! How did your laptimes compare between your first and second outings?

Is that an instructor in the passenger seat?
Indeed, that is my instructor in the passenger seat, and a man that fit my personality to a tee. Otherwise, he probably would have rung me by the neck a couple of times!

They make a point of not timing HPDEs but from my dashcam footage I could get a feel for it. The course is 1.88 miles with 10 turns and one long straight. I'd have to check the first one again, but I seem to recall my best time was in the neighborhood 1:55 and getting up to 103 mph in the straight. The last HPDE, I got to about 115 mph in the straight, and the fastest lap I recorded was 1:35. I somehow didn't record my last set of laps, which should have been my fastest. I'm not passing a lot of folks.
 

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Indeed, that is my instructor in the passenger seat, and a man that fit my personality to a tee. Otherwise, he probably would have rung me by the neck a couple of times!

They make a point of not timing HPDEs but from my dashcam footage I could get a feel for it. The course is 1.88 miles with 10 turns and one long straight. I'd have to check the first one again, but I seem to recall my best time was in the neighborhood 1:55 and getting up to 103 mph in the straight. The last HPDE, I got to about 115 mph in the straight, and the fastest lap I recorded was 1:35. I somehow didn't record my last set of laps, which should have been my fastest. I'm not passing a lot of folks.
Nice! That's a big improvement over your first experience.

1) Did you leave the electronic nannies on?
2) Experiment with tire pressures? [Edit] Just noticed your other thread. Seems like you did
 

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Nice! That's a big improvement over your first experience.

1) Did you leave the electronic nannies on?
2) Experiment with tire pressures? [Edit] Just noticed your other thread. Seems like you did
1) I asked my dealer mechanic when he was doing the pre-DE inspection if I should and he said not to worry, the car will sense you are driving in a track situation and effectively put it in Sport nannies for you. I didn't really believe that until a Porsche professional driver took me on a ride in a Cayman S and his nannies were not turned of, but we did a lot of cool things like drifting through half of a 400-foot sweeper before lining up the following straight and then shooting down that like a cannon ball.
2) Based on pictures of my car in turns in the previous DE, I just left my pressures to normal 28 psi for my 18" P Zeroes. I am thinking of taking off a pound the next time, but in my current photos, they don't look too far off the mark.

So, really, that's two less things you really have to worry about.
 
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Look forward to seeing pics from your next track outing!
Yours is definitely sooner than mine! ;-) So definitely would like to hear about yours. I'm such a rookie and others seemed to be catching on faster than I was. I fear I'm too cautious and what I hope to do next June is just relax, stay smooth, and become more consistent so I can edge up the speed with confidence. I'm still growling "Faster, faster!" at my dashcam videos, even though I was going much faster than my first time. Hoping third time is the charm.
 
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Yours is definitely sooner than mine! ;-) So definitely would like to hear about yours. I'm such a rookie and others seemed to be catching on faster than I was. I fear I'm too cautious and what I hope to do next June is just relax, stay smooth, and become more consistent so I can edge up the speed with confidence. I'm still growling "Faster, faster!" at my dashcam videos, even though I was going much faster than my first time. Hoping third time is the charm.
Unfortunately my 718CGTS is still in its break-in period so I will be taking my M4 to a trackday next month. Looking forward to taking the 718 to the track in the future though.
 
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