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Member Since 18 Dec 2014
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:19 PM

In Topic: Should a driver pay for damage to other cars in HPDE? W2W?

Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Obviously, I have been very far to the "don't even offer to pay" side of this argument. And I think I am right about that and the long term consequences of not doing so. But I do like the "pay for the weekend costs" idea. That should be affordable for anyone at the track and is a pretty nice gesture.


Yea, that's a nice gesture given that their weekend would be wrecked at a minimum. 


I guess I just shake my head at the guys tracking expensive cars which then freak out when someone does something as normal as dropping two off in front of them and kicking up some rocks into their car. It's a racetrack, not Cars and Coffee, man up about the risks.



I will say I give a wide berth to the guys with really $$$ cars, as we're not out there racing, and I want to give them an extra bit of space during a pass or following. I understand the economics of it, but you've got to accept the consequences when it comes time to pay the piper and "stuff goes wrong on track," as it is wont to do. 

In Topic: Should a driver pay for damage to other cars in HPDE? W2W?

16 June 2018 - 06:54 PM

#44 has no business being on track!


That dude is the epitome of Other Sports Beckon...

In Topic: 1992 Acura NSX - Oops, I did it again...

16 June 2018 - 02:57 PM

Can't that also be caused by the silicates in coolant getting in the crankcase? Like a very slow weep into the combustion chamber. My F20C1 did this in cyl 2 and moreso 3. Would shut down hot then it'd do a drip or two in the chamber. Caused some hard hot starts like 30-60 mins after shutting it down.

In Topic: 1992 Acura NSX - Oops, I did it again...

16 June 2018 - 12:55 AM

Bearings wearing? 

In Topic: My S2000 Review: Opportunity Screams

16 June 2018 - 12:30 AM

Am I the same driver? No, probably not. But at the same, I was already an intermediate/advanced DE driver with hundreds of autox runs under my belt. Which all means I'm nothing more than a weekend hack behind the wheel, but at the same time, the car just didn't speak to me in stock form. The control feel wasn't generally great, and the aircooled powerband just wasn't confidence inspiring. Meanwhile the S2000 felt *great* from the word go.


I'm sure an air cooled 911 brings about a lot of strong emotions for "the way cars used to be," but hey, there's lots of cars from that era that bring that same emotion.


I find as time goes on, I become less and less attracted to the idea of scratching that 911 itch. Maybe that'll change sometime in the future, but it's near zero now. Same with the idea of owning a Miata. Just doesn't do it for me (partly because I have to cut one up and be in a well mounted race seat to have a chance in fitting in one well). 



Now can you mod/change a car to completely alter its personality? Yes, my Nissan 240SX was the perfect example of that. It was a ho-hum car at best stock, but felt great on track after lots of time and $$$ was spent on getting it that way. I have no doubt they can drive absolutely superbly with some mods, but stock for stock, I've got a lot of Japanese cars from the late 80's to mid-90's JDM bubble heyday I'd rather experience myself. :)