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Hiro
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I'll do VIR with you Pat. 2 New tires and some Carbotechs and I'll be set.

[Edited on August 31, 2018 at 2:43 PM. Reason : .]

8/31/2018 2:43:36 PM

Hiro
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Registered in Blue Group for PCA event Nov 17/18th @ VIR (Full)

9/23/2018 3:03:10 PM

TKE-Teg
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Blue group FTW!

9/25/2018 9:13:12 AM

Hiro
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TKE-Teg and I participated in last nights' NASA 2 hour karting enduro at VIR. We totally kicked ass and took first place. 919 Karting Crew represent!



[Edited on October 7, 2018 at 9:04 PM. Reason : .]

10/7/2018 9:03:44 PM

Hiro
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New Personal best @VIR Full today in the '92 Civic: 2:26.15.

Should be able to hit 2:23 if I can pull a clean run and consolidate my fastest sector times together...


[Edited on November 18, 2018 at 11:21 PM. Reason : .]

11/18/2018 11:20:45 PM

Air
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Grand course on Saturday, but forecast says rain all day.

11/21/2018 9:46:39 AM

Air
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Yep, wet, cold, muddy, miserable. Even had ice in the AM.

DO not recommend

11/24/2018 8:56:25 PM

TKE-Teg
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^that sucks man, bad luck there with the rain.

17th & 18th we had ice both mornings. Thankfully Hiro & I's group didn't go on track until 9:30

Had a new personal best of 2:25.20 with an average speed of 86.7 mph. Little over 5 seconds faster than last year. Hit 140 a few times on back straight. Suspension upgrades helped out big time. If my downshifting wasn't complete garbage I could easily shed a few more seconds. Same if I had the balls to keep my foot flat on the floor for the entire front straight

Tires are the weak point at this time. Fronts are over 2 years old

11/26/2018 9:05:40 AM

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"Little over 5 seconds faster than last year."

Nice dude, that's a huge improvement.

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"Hit 140 a few times on back straight."

Oh...

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"Suspension upgrades helped out big time. "

They often do, but not as much as your driving and the temperatures may have.

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"If my downshifting wasn't complete garbage I could easily shed a few more seconds. "

Bet not, I'd be surprised the difference wouldn't be more than two seconds, if you're really terrible to begin with...

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"Same if I had the balls to keep my foot flat on the floor for the entire front straight "

Yea, I'd say so... But you could always make a # you're comfortable with your self imposed top speed and it'll make the improvement in the rest of your driving even more prevalent.

11/26/2018 11:45:41 PM

TKE-Teg
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^Haha, hitting a new high top speed is always fun. Of course, it's not all about just numbers. But still thrilling.

Weather conditions were almost identical to last year (same event as last year, same dates). Mostly sunny, temperatures within 10°F of one another.

With the down shifting, I spend a lot of time coasting and braking early. Of course if I were able to maximize that with proper shifting my tires probably would just go out earlier (2+ year old Michelins).

I kept my instructor for almost the whole event instead of going solo much because I wanted to work on smoothness and consistency.

11/27/2018 10:12:38 AM

Hiro
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Brakes and cooling ducts were a huge help. Before, rear drums were barely getting warm and hardly doing any work. It appears that the rear disks show heat in them (minor bluing). Brakes were MUCH better, fronts rotors looked fantastic (brake ducts did their job keeping them cool). Brakes are still not where I want them to be. I've replaced everything and the pedal still feels very soft, though I can lock the brakes up. Maybe it's just a 90's Honda thing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNpuJrpLyQ8

The telemetry exported from my phone is interesting ballpark; I had some issues with consistent GPS reception and video/data synchronization. I believe the car can do 2:20 and I'd like to see myself get there. I'm not as hard on the brakes as I could be and that's a confidence thing. Between that and improving my lines, I believe I can do it...

Shoutout to Ahmet for bringing the inspiration when he drove me around VIR in his Mini...


Credit to F&S Enterprises https://www.fandsenterprises.com/:








[Edited on November 28, 2018 at 11:05 PM. Reason : .]

11/28/2018 10:58:42 PM

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So this 92 Civic and a Cayman S with a yuge suspension upgrade are neck and neck?

I know nothing about track cars etc but is this the meeting pointing between an insanely low curb weight approach and a higher HP/higher $ approach?

11/28/2018 11:19:38 PM

Hiro
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It's the difference between a guy who is driving the piss out of his car compared to a guy with a nice car and respecting it.

I don't want to speak for him, but I doubt TKE-Teg is driving his Porsche nearly as hard as I am the Civic. I'm going 9.1/10. Driver skill and aggression equal, the Cayman S would own my 92 Civic...


[Edited on November 28, 2018 at 11:27 PM. Reason : .]

11/28/2018 11:21:03 PM

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Makes sense. I'd probably be a little lot more tenative with a beautiful car like that too.

11/28/2018 11:25:56 PM

Hiro
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TKE-Teg is a good driver... He's a smooth operator, even if he is a bit more cautious. I'd trust him behind the wheel in any of my whips.

[Edited on November 28, 2018 at 11:36 PM. Reason : .]

11/28/2018 11:35:14 PM

Ahmet
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When's the next track event? I'm getting the itch, bad.

11/29/2018 12:10:56 AM

TKE-Teg
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^not sure right now. But not in 2018.

Thanks for the kind works Hiro. You've advanced a lot as a driver as well!

The Cayman rotates so easily. Makes me a bit nervous going through the uphill esses and the kink/dip part of the front straight. Additionally, I probably go about 10 mph too slow through Turn 10, mostly because that's where I wrecked my BRZ

Next time I'll probably have better tires but I don't want to go too sticky because then I may have oil starvation issues, and I don't feel like upgrading the sump right now.

[Edited on November 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM. Reason : ]

11/29/2018 12:55:33 PM

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Yeah... I'm pretty confident I had some kind of oil starvation going through Uphill Esses... Accusump is definitely on the list. Other Honda owners have noticed oil starvation issues in that section of VIR...

My civic would suffer intermittent power loss through that section at higher speeds with maintenance throttle (~50%) and motor turning 6-7k rpm. Symptoms were not replicated anywhere else on the track. I'm guessing I'm losing oil pressure climbing uphill, thus disengaging the VTEC cam. I may have to baby it up through that section until I can install the accusump 2019. I don't suspect electrical, and ruled out fuel with keeping the tank above 1/2 full. Never have a problem on the back or front straight... I don't have a way to see what my fuel/oil pressures are though

I might be able to do THSCC' annual Frozen Frenzy event in 2019 (VIR Full and VIR Grand Course). Usually that's in February... We will see.


[Edited on November 29, 2018 at 1:12 PM. Reason : .]

11/29/2018 1:05:35 PM

theDuke866
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have you considered running an extra half-quart or quart of oil on track?

11/29/2018 8:42:59 PM

smoothcrim
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Hiro you mentioned going 9.1/10, but in your video you brake on T1 before the markers even start. are you really that underbraked considering how light the car is?

[Edited on November 29, 2018 at 9:39 PM. Reason : .]

11/29/2018 9:31:42 PM

Hiro
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So the telemetery doesn't synch well with the video, part user error part bad cellular 1Hz GPS data capturing. For turn 1 I brake at the 5 marker (+/- 1/4 marker)... I could brake harder and possibly later like at the 4.5 or 4, but I just don't have faith in that brake zone for some reason. I've tried braking at 4.5, but I always feel uneasy about it like I'm overcooking the corner. Brake zones are a confidence thing that I don't quite have yet.

My brakes in the car has always felt soft. I don't know why, I've tried everything and have replaced everything. I also brake check halfway down the front and back straights to make sure I don't go into a brake zone at speed with no brakes. A good practice for any track day imo. It's an HPDE after all, not a race. It's the amount of pedal travel to the feedback that I receive that bothers me. Wish it was a lot firmer... I'll have to let Ahmet or Pat drive around and play with it.

I thought about adding oil... I may do the half a quart trick and see if that helps...4 qt system isn't a whole lot to begin with, so adding 12-25% more oil may be enough.

[Edited on November 30, 2018 at 12:59 AM. Reason : .]

11/30/2018 12:58:09 AM

smoothcrim
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t1 is the best place to overcook it. LOTS of runoff

[Edited on November 30, 2018 at 2:49 PM. Reason : also, you can take 1 REALLY wide and late]

11/30/2018 2:37:05 PM

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Quote :
"I also brake check halfway down the front and back straights to make sure I don't go into a brake zone at speed with no brakes. A good practice for any track day imo. It's an HPDE after all, not a race."


Fuck that. Hammer down!

11/30/2018 8:54:50 PM

Hiro
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Hammer is down... but the left foot makes sure there's still brake line pressure

11/30/2018 9:47:15 PM

theDuke866
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http://www.primal.racing/programs-and-experiences/1-day-racing-experience/

Discounts for multiple people signing up, if anyone wants to drive Radicals for a day at Road Atlanta.

12/2/2018 3:19:31 AM

smoothcrim
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im down. hell, lets do the full 3 day school

12/2/2018 12:11:43 PM

theDuke866
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easy there...I just had 2.5 weeks of zero work (and zero pay), prob another 2-3 weeks of the same coming up in the next month..and I'm about to buy an airplane. Oh, and I want to do an aerobatics school, too.

I'd rather start with the 1-day...then maybe do the 3-day school later.

[Edited on December 2, 2018 at 10:43 PM. Reason : ]

12/2/2018 10:42:49 PM

theDuke866
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Who has ever looked into running rental cars at track days? You can rent some pretty suitable stuff from lots of places nowadays--not just when Hertz gets a wild hair.

Avis and Budget rent Corvettes and Mustangs GTs (I think the Mustangs are manual, too). Enterprise does Corvettes and Boxsters. Hell, Hertz even rents C7 Z06s (for a fairly reasonable rate) or a 911 (for a much less reasonable rate), but their rental agreement specifically forbids operation on a racetrack, and says the insurance is voided if you are violation of the agreement.

My credit card (Chase Sapphire Reserve) offers up to $75k of primary insurance (i.e., you don't even have to file a claim on your regular policy). It has some restrictions, like you can't be in breach of the rental agreement.

[Edited on December 16, 2018 at 3:04 AM. Reason : i'm interested, but NOT in doing stuff on the sly, hoping to not get caught and not break anything.]

12/16/2018 3:03:41 AM

Air
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Why not just rent an actual race car? There are plenty of people/places that will rent you an actual race car if you have the budget and credentials.

Better credentials equals smaller budget required.

For example,
https://www.formulaexperiences.com/

12/17/2018 9:43:44 AM

theDuke866
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Yeah I’m looking around at those options, too. More resources to look at would be welcome.

12/17/2018 5:52:44 PM

theDuke866
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^^ yeah i've looked at that for VIR. Might be interested in splitting a bunch of those with some people. Trying to talk my dad into doing a few, too.

12/17/2018 11:37:19 PM

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