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About jktx

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    San Antonio
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    E92 M3

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  1. We braved the coronavirus and the bumps to get one last day in at Harris Hill before the repave. Needed to make sure that the car was running well after some changes we made. For reference the car is just under the ST3 threshold - we would have to add a little bit of weight to get it into the ST3 as we are at about 9.7:1 right now. 2009 BMW M3, full race build, 371 peak whp (346 average), 3370 lbs I'm sure the car has more in it but I was at my physical abuse limit - and likely my talent limit as well.
  2. That was a fun weekend. Been working through some new build bugs but we were able to get it going for qualy on Saturday and managed to get P2 in T1. Unfortunately our issues popped up again and we weren't able to make it to the grid for the race. The guys were able to get it going for Sunday's race and was able to finish 2nd in class & 12th overall. Glad to get my inaugural sprint race out of the way! We were the grey M3 that usually had the hood up in the garage if anyone saw us. We are getting there!
  3. 2009 M3. Really looking forward to it - definitely ought to be interesting (especially being at COTA). Still will likely need more time to get the car dialed in but still should be a lot of fun. Ha, will do - and thanks!
  4. The unpaved lots are going to be nasty again this year - be careful pulling off the paved or base roads. Even if it doesn't rain much more between now & then there is still going to be a lot of stuck cars. Just nasty ugly ground out there. Also why the bumps are showing up on track. Not defending their decision not to pave all of the lots - I hate parking in them too - but to pave that much more area would be tremendously expensive - and with how bad the ground is out there and the very low usage of those lots they would likely fall apart very quickly
  5. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm so social media ignorant that I had looked on their page but didn't see anything. Didn't realize they had group discussions... 🙂 I was able to find a seat but definitely appreciate the response!
  6. Anyone know of any teams looking for a driver for the weekend? Was hoping to have my E92 M3 ready but not quite going to make it in time. Have my SCCA full comp license and have logged 2,000+ miles out there in the last year. Thanks!
  7. Exactly my thought - really does look ideal. The hefty pre-order discount is why I jumped in early - would definitely want to be 100% sure about it at the current price. My understanding is you can use the other shirts with it as well. I'm assuming that is what people that are currently using it are doing - but that would assume that the shirt issue is not just limited to my order.
  8. I have one waiting to go into my M3 as part of the current build. Please note that everything I'm about to say has come from them - and they have been very up front about the issues that have come up. They have been very stand up and done a very acceptable job on the customer service side. The original cooler that went out apparently used too small a gauge wire on the power - causing some units to get hot. Sounds like some of these were secured directly to the floor board and catching that heat too. At first they were going to replace the cords - but they ended up replacing the entire unit & sent you a shipping label to return the original one. The owner actually called while this was happening and explained what they were seeing. Also suggested to maybe leave a gap between the floor and the bottom of the cooler. He also gave me a nice discount on any of their cool shirts which was certainly appreciated but not necessary. Down side on this is that it has been a couple of months since I ordered it & haven't seen the shirt yet. He did mention that were looking at changing up the shirts a bit - might be the reason for the delay but I'm not sure. Since I don't need it anytime soon I haven't pressed them on it - will give it some time. All in all the theory sounds great but not sure about the execution yet. I haven't talked with anyone running the 2nd gen version. As an early adopter of their system I honestly figured there was a decent chance of issues at the beginning - a lot going on with this system. For me it was worth taking the chance since I knew I had quite a bit of time before I would need it. I have been very impressed with their customer service - in my opinion they have been great about communicating and attempting to fix the issues. Now if the fixes worked - that I don't know yet.
  9. Awesome first time! My coolant temps were up there too in June out there in my M2. On the back straight felt like I could go faster if I got out and pushed, ugh.
  10. For an open trailer 20' is nice in that you have room in the front of the trailer to add lockable storage underneath a tire rack. Being able to keep your stuff locked up & out of visibility is huge - as is not having to load & unload each time you use it. I personally would try to go 20' if you have the room to store it. An enclosed 20' seems like it would be pretty tight and maybe a little awkward with a vette inside it. I could be wrong but it seems like you might be somewhat limited in storage at that size. Enclosed is awesome though - I just made the move to 28' enclosed & very happy I did. My opinion would be that want to go longer than 20' if possible though. I'm coming out of a 20' open Featherlite 3110 - awesome trailer. They pull great & should last a long time. Removable fenders are very nice too for getting in & out of the car. Higher initial cost but they hold their value unlike a lot of trailers. I like the utility & size of the open 20' for getting around the city that I haven't decided if I'm going to sell it yet. Seen some pretty cool setups with steel trailers too though.
  11. First time with NASA also - that was a lot of fun. Really enjoyed the step up in atmosphere & energy vs a typical HPDE. Liked the racing environment, all the awesome builds & teams, well run event, & good people. Also got checked into TT - looking forward to running in some future events. Is it normal for a low turnout in TT3 though? Only one entry this weekend... And was also warned to watch out for someone named lobster in a white corvette when I run TT...
  12. How does Friday work - is there a set schedule? Thanks!
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