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  2. Talley

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    Nice job! On the power I never really noticed a loss of power. I wasn't pushing the car as hard as you guys though as it was my first time ever in the car and first time on any track so I was taking things slow. I might of dropped about 50hp or so but the car still pulled like a sum bitch. 03' cobra with a whipple 14psi making 577rwhp and probably around 3900lbs w/ driver and instructor One thing I did do was drop in a can of torco pushing the octane up to around 96. You may want to give that a try. I think the only thing saved me was the fact I was running about 5/10ths I would hit the straights hard and brake but rest of the time was pretty much granny mode by the way everyone was passing me
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  4. Shiiiit, Brian bailed? Glad it worked out. We'll watching man!
  5. So on Thursday morning we learned that our transport/ trackside support couldn't be there anymore due to a family emergency... Spent all Thursday calling everyone in the ole Rolodex trying to find someone to take the cars... no dice. Finally decided the best call was to find a 2 car hauler and Phillip take the cars himself from ATX. Thursday night he goes and sees one but it's too small Finally on Friday he hit paydirt and bought a hauler off of craigslist... he's rehabbing it at his shop and it'll be out the door Tuesday with my and his equiptment in it... been a whirlwind of a weekend man... racers pulling out all the stops to make it! Also, anyone wanna buy a lightly used 40 foot hauler?
  6. Quick question. Does the helmet and HANS fit together in the OG bag?
  7. txA&M08

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    Lap time: 1:52.25 CCW Car: 2013 Viper GTS Estimated total vehicle weight with driver: 3550 Estimated wheel horsepower: 580 (or about 300 in the summer Lol) Tire size and model: 345/30/19, 295/30/18, R888R Estimated ambient temperature: 93 Notes: Yellow run group. First solo event and first time actually timing myself. Used Harry’s with external GPS. The car has headers, cat-back and ECU tune, along with pads and fluid. Otherwise stock. This is my third event in this car since I bought it two years ago. I knew I wasn’t going to be very fast in the dead of summer so this was a kill-the-remainder-of-my-tires event. I mainly wanted to work on my braking and downshifting, which I did plenty of, but by the end of the event, I had come to the conclusion that only having race pads on the front (street pads on rear) and no tire left = very squirmy under heavy braking. The car felt obviously front-biased and a bit unstable, go figure. Hopefully a good pad in the rear will even things back out for the next event. Tires are toast so I’ll be back out in the fall on fresh meat. Side note: I couldn’t believe how hot water and oil were getting. I had oil up to 265 on the third session and had to dial back when a warning light came on. I think it was getting ready to go into limp mode. These late model American cars that make big horsepower (looking at you C7 Z06) seem to have such finicky tunes. My car will go 60-130 in the 6’s in cold air but then I can’t run away from an E46 M3 on the track when it’s 100 degrees. Amazing delta between full power and all timing pulled out.
  8. Yeah I need to do end plates and vent the hood. The wing has stripped (actually, missing) thread inserts and I didn’t get around to making something work prior to the event. A Miata dude came up to me mid-day as well and advised that I pull the weather-stripping off at the back of the hood, and remove the corner light in front of the intake to get some “cool air” in, and add a place to let air out. I joked that it should add 50whp+, and then my next lap was coincidentally a second faster 😂
  9. RAAAARGH DOUBLE POST
  10. Reminds me of one of many great scenes from Justified...
  11. Figured the car folks would like this one!
  12. Get some end plates on that rear wing and it will be much more effective too.
  13. N546RV

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    Every time I start to think I might be getting fast, some jackhole in a Miata enters my life and then exits it just as quickly. It's sort of like Halley's Comet but on a much shorter time scale. For my last session yesterday, a friend of mine who was running in blue rode along, since we'd been talking about different lines in a few places. In the course of that session, I got reeled in by an FR-S, and then I decided to try and push myself (and those world-weary RE71Rs) to at least sort of stick with him through bus stop/etc. Here's how that went (skip to 10:45 if the embed doesn't do it right):
  14. It was super fun. Then I got a chance to drive another members “similar to a Miata P/W” car, and feel what quality suspension and brakes can do.....and was over a second faster, in 3 laps, on street tires 😂 However, the time delta/$ spent that the Miata has produced over the summer is pretty fantastic. Happy customer, “Would buy again” lol
  15. Haha! This is how I feel every event 😉 It was nice to meet you, and see you out there!
  16. Me too, then tried DEDE and it was too weird.
  17. Very nice! Driving an aero car is quite a bit different isn't it? You'll notice really good initial braking force, but of course as the car slows you lose grip, so be aware... threshold braking requires you to actually lift off the pedal a bit. Otherwise you'll lock up as you slow. If you brake into a corner then have sudden lockup for apparently no reason, that's what's happening. Also the best way to tear off a brand new splitter!
  18. I am assuming you had an instructor. As long as you're listening and learning, I wouldn't worry too much about your current performance. We all started somewhere.
  19. Talley

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    yup agreed. Ya I wished I had a bit more push now for what I could and couldn't do. I kinda zoned in one certain things and now that I've actually been on the track and looking at other videos I can tell there is SO much I'm needing improvement on. Had a blast but ended up having trans issues which kept me from running my last session today. Gotta get this fixed asap!
  20. Lap time: 1:21:20 (AIM2) Date: Sept 15, 2019 Car: 2001 BMW M Coupe Estimated weight with driver: 3100 pounds Estimated RWHP: 290 Tires: midlife NT01s Estimated temp: High 80s and clear  2nd day on my only venture away from MSRC so far, so still learning how to adapt to a new track. Got a lot of help from the coaches this weekend and that really helped me learn it the right way without too much excitement. Still too tentative through the back section, but I’ll work on that next month when PCA is back here.
  21. N546RV

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    I completely forgot that I was going to try and find you to say hi! My weekend started off fun when I had a wheel speed sensor fail Saturday morning. I was able to find one in Lake Jackson and get it installed in time to make my next run session, but it was close. Then my HR director from worked showed up with her husband - she did one event last year, got the itch, but hasn't been back since. So I hung out with them for a while, and she ended up riding along with me in the last Saturday red session. Like @lobster said, hopefully you enjoyed yourself! Don't worry about the times and the brain overload, it happens. Just work on the fundamentals, keep your awareness up, and the speed will come. It hasn't stopped being fun for me yet.
  22. Track: Eagles Canyon Raceway 1.67 Rollercoaster -September 15, 2019 Lap Time: 1:22.1 (AIM Solo2) Ambient temperature: 85 degrees F Car: 2014 Subaru BRZ Estimated weight with driver: 2900 lb Estimated whp: 178 RWHP Tires: Bridgestone Hankook RS4 255/40-17 When temperatures drop so will times. I had a great weekend out at ECR with the PCA.
  23. Car looks super clean, glws. I hope you are still sticking around.
  24. lobster

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    But you got out there! Hope you enjoyed it
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