That leads to Turns 15 and 16. Great sight lines here. Mid-way through 15 is the pit in entrance. The concrete wall that is the barrier between the hot pits and the main straight begins about 3/4’s of the way through 15. It is protected by a significant stretch of soft barriers. While there are extensive run-off areas almost everywhere, the beginning of this concrete wall caught my eye more than once, even with the soft barriers. It is probably an unlikely place to go wide and off, but it is still a factor to consider. Turn 15 is about 270° of a left-handed circle and then cuts right into Turn 16. This is where you apply as much power as you can to set you up for a fast entry onto the lengthy front straight. With my car hitting 130+ mph I am sure that other powerhouses would be in the 160 to 180 mph range. That would be a fun ride.
This session at the Ridge Motorsports Park will certainly just be the first of many. From the amazing welcome at the gates to the track where the staff member greeted my wife and myself with a welcoming smile and a cheery personality through to the marshals who were outstanding at their work to the staff who kept the facilities clean and ready. I should mention here that the washrooms and showers were very well kept and supplied with all of the necessities. The Ridge Motorsports Park knows how to welcome and treat their guests. The new facilities that they have planned to be an impressive upgrade to an already good facility.
A huge thanks to The Speed Syndicate from Burnaby, B.C. for hosting this day and connecting me with Andy Roulston who provided all of the action photography. The Speed Shops focus on ensuring that their participants have an enjoyable day is great to see. The safety supports were all there. Tech check. Hydration station. Driver’s meetings. Marshals. Paramedics and ambulance. Flatbed. I look forward to attending another one of TSS’s track days. When you make the trek to RMP, take advantage of the local scenery. My wife and I did a few days camping at state parks before returning to Canada.
Photo Credit: Photos with no credit listed were taken by the author.