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  1. Dude, I run 110 leaded in my track car.. urgh. I burn $50 every time I go on track. (Good thing the fuel pumps stop at $9.999) HAHA... well I started with just the tip and a lil spit.. then it got sloppy.
  2. I was gonna start the shitpost responses with this one.... 😉 https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/alpinestars-komodo-gear-bag?sku_id=1287009
  3. https://www.amazon.com/OGIO-121009-36-Stealth-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B0041CE22U
  4. I can almost guarantee that's the kitchenette at an extended stay hotel.. (yep.. I see the Residence Inn logo now) BTDT. used the whole damn salt shaker on one meal!
  5. Shoes are a wear item- I usually get about 3 years out of a pair. usually the heel melts from exhaust temps, and then the glue holding the sole on starts to fail and the shoes fall apart. So far, I've had really good luck with the cheap G Force shoes (~$100 full price) and some mid-range Simpson shoes. I bought some Impact Racing on closeout once and the quality was incredibly poor. started coming apart after like 3 races so I chunked em and bought the Simpsons I'm on now. I watch for sales on race gear to find last year's closeouts on the cheap. Speedway Motors always has safe
  6. There is certainly time to be found in the organic part of my car + driver combo, but I identified several weak points in the car's setup and have been working on them to resolve an understeer issue that's driving me nuts. New control arms to correct the front geometry and a better chassis setup (alignment, corner balance) dropped ~2 seconds of my last trip to ECR (on the same tires no less), and I dropped the track record by over a second. After quickly reviewing data, there was at least another 1.5 seconds in that lap where I knew I messed up stuff. I flubbed T1 entry and lost a few tenth
  7. I usually start about the Tuesday before a race weekend and try to rebuild the suspension and do a chassis setup. Thursday last week was a 22 hr day (got to bed at 0430 friday morning, then up at 0700 for a meeting!) Friday was another 3hrs to pack the trailer and get on the road, then left my house near MSRH at 4pm to head north to ECR. Got to Decatur about 10pm. .. saturday set a new track record, so I guess all the effort paid off. 🙂
  8. Ya agree. I got the last one used for a great price in a package deal, so I no complain about the lens. 😉
  9. I've known about it for years, but never been there. the groups I play with don't use it and I don't get to the track 10 miles away enough, so I had little incentive to seek out additional groups/clubs to try it. I hate to see another track close though.
  10. oh NVM.. My bad. I just read your description wrong. I was *assuming* your MXP / bullet cam setup was using the internal memory in the MCP to store video data and just the bullet cam itself.. I missed the part about it being a smartycam bullet cam, which has its own external processor/memory and then connects to the AIM for data input, power, and control. Sorry bout that. I'm using an MXP and a 'normal' smartycam just like you have pictured and it works great. I wish I had the 81deg wider lens (Hint: 64deg lens is great for karting and a view out of the windshield, but not so
  11. Ummm, just a question.. does the new firmware in the MXP allow recording from the camera? when I bought mine ~1yr ago, the camera input was only for a reverse cam that shut off when you were in gear, but it didn't record. so just asking. 🙂
  12. Gives a new name to 'smashing your girl'....
  13. That's pretty much how it goes. for every hour I spend on the track in a sprint car, I spend about 4 in the garage prepping and working. plus the travel time and cost associated with it. while MSRHouston isn't my favorite track (by far), it's 10 min from the house so I can kinda skimp on trailer prep and run home if I need parts. plus sleeping in my own bed and eating food in my fridge.
  14. BRZ4Science has pretty much nailed the description. going from FWD to RWD is usually not terribly taxing to the driver, assuming you're going to something relatively low powered. I wouldn't jump into a ZL1 and expect to be immediately quick- there are just too many dynamics that change between a low powered FWD and a high power RWD. BUT.. going from a low FWD to a low RWD like a Miata, BRZ, etc.. no problem. I went from a torquey Maxima that could light the front tires up in 3rd on the track, to a ~120whp 240SX and was faster by my 2nd or 3rd day at the track despite a 20MPH differenc
  15. There's no rock in Houston area. it's solid clay here! haha. I would expect there's lots of work in the ports and whatnot moving around materials.. not quite the same, but they unload ships full of coal and aggregate materials every day. Austin area might have something, but it's the new San Francisco with cost of living to match..
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