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      07-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #793
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I just came back from Lime Rock, finally broke into the 1:05's
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Agreed it was awesome last year (pic attached of our crew) ...
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Bump. This thread needs some life. Safe tracking to those headed out this weekend.

PCA RTR Watkins for me next weekend!
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this weather reminds me why I didn't sign up for mid-summer track days. I did two scorchers last year, the worst being a 1-day PCA event at Lightning ...105*F ambient with full humidity, in full sun. It was ridiculous and I got almost nothing out of it - I was too focused on trying not to [personally] overheat.
The car didn't have overheating problems, though, and I had the stock intercooler.
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I remember. I think you just had the rs1s installed and pss.
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don't know what you guys are talking about, going to Lightning on Sunday, accuweather says 87F
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All this heat got me thinking about the August race at NJMP. We're installing cooling system in the race car (for the driver!) Ice water pumped through a cool shirt will help tremendously.

Dan - congrats on the 1:05 and Lime Rock.

Have fun at The Glen Art.
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All this heat got me thinking about the August race at NJMP. We're installing cooling system in the race car (for the driver!) Ice water pumped through a cool shirt will help tremendously.

Dan - congrats on the 1:05 and Lime Rock.

Have fun at The Glen Art.
Those shirts do make a difference or so I've been told. Good luck in Aug, I'll see you then. My remaining schedule so far:

8/24-25 NJMP Light with CCA
9/20-21 Watkins with CCA (wait listed)
10/4-6 NJMP Thunder with PCA
10/19-20 NJMP Light with PCA
11/2-3 NJMP Thunder with PCA

I might start doing time trial end of this year or beginning of next.
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Those shirts do make a difference or so I've been told. Good luck in Aug, I'll see you then. My remaining schedule so far:

8/24-25 NJMP Light with CCA
9/20-21 Watkins with CCA (wait listed)
10/4-6 NJMP Thunder with PCA
10/19-20 NJMP Light with PCA
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I might start doing time trial end of this year or beginning of next.
Yo, I was thinking about this too. thinking to go into NASA TTC.
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Yo, I was thinking about this too. thinking to go into NASA TTC.
Looked at NASA but unless you build a car for TT to begin with in mind, the rules work against you most times. For me, I'd have to remove most of my BMW Performance exterior parts just because anything non-base trim is considered Aero mods. I'm going to run with EMRA. If things go well with EMRA might then consider other Time Attack events.
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Those shirts do make a difference or so I've been told. Good luck in Aug, I'll see you then. My remaining schedule so far:

8/24-25 NJMP Light with CCA
9/20-21 Watkins with CCA (wait listed)
10/4-6 NJMP Thunder with PCA
10/19-20 NJMP Light with PCA
11/2-3 NJMP Thunder with PCA

I might start doing time trial end of this year or beginning of next.
I'll be at The Glen on 9/20 for the Endurance race too.

I ran a 1:05 at Lime Rock last April. Went up for the day with a buddy of mine with his 2012 S4. He doesn't really like the way his car handles (too much body roll). I was taking the last turn flat-out by the end of the day. I really like Lime Rock!
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Watkins Glen was great 2 weeks ago. it is pretty large. i kept confusing two turns (7 & 8 i think). at the end of the boot i kept thinking the left was one turn ahead of where it really is, kept coming up over the hill on the wrong side think hmmm maybe i should get be over to the left!!

(best lap here)

Looks like the Aug Del val event is shaping up to be a good one! cant wait to see everyone there

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awesome day at Lightning today. This was the entire field, just 6 cars in my group.

Guess everyone got scared of the weather but it was mid-80s to low-90s and not a drop of water. Apparently yesterday was a different story.


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Looked at NASA but unless you build a car for TT to begin with in mind, the rules work against you most times. For me, I'd have to remove most of my BMW Performance exterior parts just because anything non-base trim is considered Aero mods. I'm going to run with EMRA. If things go well with EMRA might then consider other Time Attack events.
do you really have that many mods? I think you're allowed up to 20 pts for staying in the class. Did you get to sum up the exact points? I went through it and it turns out I can add coilovers, ARBs, camber plates, intake, header, cat delete, AND still drop some weight before I'm close to the TTC threshold.

Also I think the current TTC track records are reachable, at 1:17.7 Light & 1:32.3 Thunder (and 1:04.0 LRP). On top of that your car's base class starts at TTD, so you can have good amount of mods if you bump up to TTC. Meanwhile TTC and TTD records seem pretty much the same.
http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Tra...1_articleid/10
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btw, my instructor from this past DE is the 2012 NASA-NE TTD Champion.. now I don't feel as bad for being called a pussy and that I suck all weekend long.
http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Pas...1_articleid/55

There are some good info on his website: http://winhpde.com/
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do you really have that many mods? I think you're allowed up to 20 pts for staying in the class. Did you get to sum up the exact points? I went through it and it turns out I can add coilovers, ARBs, camber plates, intake, header, cat delete, AND still drop some weight before I'm close to the TTC threshold.

Also I think the current TTC track records are reachable, at 1:17.7 Light & 1:32.3 Thunder (and 1:04.0 LRP). On top of that your car's base class starts at TTD, so you can have good amount of mods if you bump up to TTC. Meanwhile TTC and TTD records seem pretty much the same.
http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Tra...1_articleid/10

Actually I don't have that many mods. But my specific car model is TTD +7 points. I've done the numbers over and over and end of day what kills is all the BMW performance parts (ie bumper, diffuser, etc). That alone adds to 11 points in Aero trim. I could stay in TTC but again I wouldn't be very competitive b/c those 11 points in Aero are non-functional. I should be using that towards tires and REAL aero.

The whole NBT (non-base trim) rules for NASA sucks. If your M3 came with a lip spoiler which was not part of the base trim, that little piece of abs plastic counts as "Aero."
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Hey Guys looking for some critique Watkins Glen

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any tracks that a rookie with a stock car can go to gain experience? I live on the NJ/PA border
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Any track is great place to learn with good instructions. Not njmp in Millville, nj is a good place to start. Check out Motorsportreg.com for any clubs that might be running. A few of us will be running with del Val chapter of bmwcca at njmp August 24/25.
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wouldn't mind some criticism, comments, advise, etc







also i think i need to try a diff go pro mount, they way it is now it shakes a lot and have a funny effect on the video
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NJMP in Millville, NJ is great for beginners - short, slow, flat & smooth track with a lot of run-off areas.
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Just signed up for a few more. Here's my schedule:
8/24-25 (Sat-Sun) DelVal CCA - NJMP Light - white intermediate
9/19-20 (Thu-Fri) PCA Sch - NJMP Thunder - white intermediate
10/5-6 (Sat-Sun) PCA Del - NJMP Thunder - white intermediate


Didn't sign up yet but most likely will:
10/19-20 (Sat-Sun) PCA NNJR - NJMP Light
11/2-3 (Sat-Sun) PCA Sch - NJMP Light & Thunder


and then next year I'm going everywhere except NJMP..

Dan, if your WGI wait-list falls thru, take a vaca and join me in Sep
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Hey Art, you're looking pretty good. Your shifting/steering seems very smooth. One critique is leaning and tilting your head - stay upright as much as possible, and keep your head square with your shoulders. This will improve your perception of the car's movements.
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