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Old 10-30-2007, 08:40 AM
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Congrats on a good race!
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:51 PM
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Stupid google videos is still waiting to "approve" my videos and then I'll be able to post them. Obviously I need to spend some time melding the Traqmate data into the video to get a really nice output for the hotlap I would like to post of the track in my qualifying session for the wiki page.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:40 PM
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Boooya finally got the video!! Only took 2 days for google to approve it. But of course it was classified as car porn.



Overall fun race but with little passing and nothing for position. I just couldn't match the speed of the TR8 down the straights and the rest of the track I could draw him in but not get by. We finished like 2 seconds apart but our lap times were 2 hundredths apart. I was running through all the things I told Sterling Doc to do in the same situation but just couldn't get anything to stick. The power difference on the straight is insane.

Comments on driving and line are much appreciated.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:05 PM
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Nice job! the only thing I spotted was your shifting could be a tad faster. As far as the power of your 4cyl to that V8,... a header and legally reworked DME (ECU) might get you there.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:25 PM
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DVD-quality video of...

John's saturday race

John's sunday race

(WMV format, 640x480, 2Mb/sec bitrate)
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:07 PM
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Nice job! the only thing I spotted was your shifting could be a tad faster.
Agree shifts could be faster but the throw is about 6 feet long as well. One thing that I personally know I need to work on is driving a consistent line through turns 2 and 5,6 on the track. 2 was hard as the car coming off the mild banking there was just all over the place because of the lack of shocks in the car which Rob is going to fix over the winter but really makes the car jittery. But 5,6 I just cock up to many damn times. My lap times were all within 0.2 of a second of each other during the race when I wasn't in traffic so that was good but to me it just means I could be going faster tying it all together.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:16 AM
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Agree shifts could be faster but the throw is about 6 feet long as well.
That's fair......... my VW is even worse. SCCA ITx rules don't allow for any changes in the shifter other than a bend to the lever so we're stuck with the longish throws.
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Bad thing was I found out big time that the 9X4 without an LSD likes to spin the rear inside tire.
Welcome to my world John. My RSA has no LSD either, I've been spinning tires for so long now that I've gotten used to it.
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.. and gotta thank Jim Lill for the vinyl. The pumpkin car looked great!
Gee, I am "Vinyl Cutter to the Stars" now........... when are we gonna see pix???
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:15 PM
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The much asked for and promised pictures of the great pumpkin on track are below. A couple other IT cars and a 944SP1. Enjoy!!
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