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Sprint Boat Racing!

If you have never seen sprint boat racing, check this out! July 28th the sprint boats show up at Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles for the ASB Racing event. These things are insane. This racing sport is where a short little jet boat with a roll bar and running engines up to (or sometimes over) 1,000 horsepower go from 0 to 80+ mph in 3 seconds! The turn so sharp they often exceed 6Gs in force. The boat operates in 3 feet of water with the channels being only 15 feet wide. The driver and navigator are given the course layout the night before to memorize and then they attempt to be the fastest through the course!
Come up and see them! Plenty of fun for all. Food, bands and beer gardens combined with crazy racing. You can buy tickets ahead of time too.



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Line Lock & Launch Control (aka:Tire Slayer)


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After just over a year and 14,000 miles, it was time for some new tires on the Pony. The car came with Pirelli P Zero tires which I liked as long as it was hot out or the tires were hot. In the PNW that isn’t very often for a daily driver. I recently put some Michelin PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ tires on a 2015 Mustang GT LE 50 Year that we had installed a Whipple Super Charger sporting 725 horsepower. I really liked the way they hook up even in the rain. So far I have not been disappointed! They have great traction wet or dry even when they are cold. They are less noisy even though a lot of the reviews claimed they were loud.

So, here is a mini tutorial on using Line Lock and Launch Control on the newer Mustangs that have the Performance Package. I have had people ask how to use this feature so I decided to slay the old tires in the process of making these videos. *


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Here is a short video on selecting the Line Lock through the Track Apps.
A couple of things to note on the Line Lock that I have noticed and other people have mentioned. The first is when initializing the Line Lock it will sometimes fail and a message pops up and says to refer to the Owners Manual. I have found that it is usually from not pressing the brake pedal firmly enough. The second is you don’t have to wait the full 15 seconds before releasing the Line Lock. Just press the “OK” button and it will release.


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Here is a short video on selecting the Launch Control through the Track Apps.
Something to note on the Launch Control is after setting it up, if you rev the engine without flooring it (quickly depressing the throttle) it will rev past the limit set. The programming is expecting a quick full throttle actuation.

* The main video was made using a DJI Mavic Pro, a GoPro Hero 4 and a GoPro Hero 5. I used Final Cut Pro to combine the footage. The in car videos were filmed using my iPhone 7 Plus.

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