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Vinnieb

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    '94 Poopra

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  1. I'll be there and telling anyone who will listen that i know you! Not sure how theyre dispersing paddocks but I'll try to swing by and say hi.
  2. Spent some time borrowing data from some top 1% SM guys. I see this split second of 20% throttle, typically right after turn in, before apex, in the split second before they're finished scrubbing speed and are about to get back onto full throttle. Talking to my data dude (Scott Adams) he sees the same thing, and talking to those drivers they do it conscientiously in order to stabilize the platform headed to apex before full throttle. Its literally a split second and its a tickle of the throttle. And its right at the point where I am losing the 1mph and .1 sec. ... We had def
  3. 2020 goals above. Got a top 10 in super tour. NASA Nationals was cancelled. Definitely didn't win a race at every NASA TX weekend. Did improve data use. WRL team went away, unfortunately. Call it a wash lol. In 2020's weird year I still managed a NASA regional and SCCA Divisional championship, which I was really happy with. 2021 for me is 100% All about 2 weekends. NASA Championships at Daytona and Runoffs at Indianapolis. Goal is top 5 at NASA, top 10 at SCCA (frankly, thats a stretch goal, but doable I think.) Driving wise, I want to focus on the 20% throttle tip in m
  4. I will be there, and we will likely have a 5ish car spec miata contingent from Texas rolling out on 2 big trailers out of Austin and Houston. I am also planning on going there memorial day weekend to practice.
  5. Hah, yeah I feel odd talking about other people on public forums, especially since this isn't a spec miata centric one... but yeah, Trevor can still get it on par with any SM driver in the country, IMO. He's way underrated nationally. I was flagging TWS right after you. 09-12 That list is quite the blast from the past. Trevor and Gale who are still as good as anyone in this region. Haldeman whose as good as anyone in the country. F4 Driver and Global MX5 Champ in Timo and Niko. NASA national champ with Ross. Couple future pros with Poland, Udell, and Stacy. I would have loved
  6. Yep but looking at data versus the guy who was smoking us all this weekend, I've gotta do more. All of the time was being lost under braking. Looking at speed trace- were braking at same time, same min speed at corner, but my speed is coming down at a sharper angle looking at Long G's I'm braking .2 gs harder than him. Definitely need to be softer and lighter on brake to roll more speed through the braking zone. I think trailbraking is gonna have alot to do with it. And for the record I am (at least I thought I was) a very competent and deep trail braker.
  7. See if that critical understeer is still present at MSRH. When we were at ECR on Toyos, everyone was throwing the kitchen sink at their car trying to correct understeer. Raising rear ride heights like monster trucks, adjusting bars that hadn't been touched in 2 years. It was just a track thing. Was worlds better on Hoosiers, but I am straight up dreading gong back on Toyos in a couple weeks.
  8. Yep! Check bearings after every session... Back straight is actually pretty busy for us, if you coordinate well leaving T10 you can get a bump in, and if not T11 is the best passing zone on the track so its a pretty hectic straight! T8-9-10... all I know for sure is to cheat waaayy right all over the rumbles at 9. Even if i get back track right before 10, if I track too wide the chassis to too upset and I scrub momentum diving into 10. Sometimes when I got that right it was magical. I take T8 way differently than most because I come into it really hot and apex earlier than most, u
  9. ECR continues to frustrate me... Didn't practice. showed up on Saturday morning having to do some little stuff, ended up finding a broken LR caliper I had to replace, no big deal, got on track for practice on time on garbage pile scrubs, only about 2-3 seconds off pace, feeling pretty good. Qualified P3. One guy is smoking the field but amongst the rest, we're all pretty tight. In the race I went out in P3, we got a gap, and then weirdly the car just got crappy. Binding up like crazy, couldn't trailbrake, just a mess. Got passed for P3, and on that same lap I was running r
  10. Hey how does everyone feel about scrubbing tires on out laps. ...damn miatas! Not gonna lie between the wasted session/day and weather, i'm okay with not having gone. Was feeling some real FOMO earlier this week.
  11. I was there on Saturday night! Missed your race but watched the later ones. I'm smitten. Like, been looking for donor cars and rule books smitten. Its 15 minutes away from a friends house so I think we're gonna make a habit out of this... will you be there in a couple of weeks?
  12. Is the AIM Solo portable? I might grab that off of ya. Next Cedar Creek meet!
  13. Drivers Edge is out there this weekend.
  14. What a race. Love being patient in T9 and then getting to eat people at T11 as a result.
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