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TKE-Teg
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smoothcrim, wtf mate

2/25/2022 11:35:27 AM

smoothcrim
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tested out the r8 on supersports and it was junk. couldn't get decent tires for it or the lotus in time to cope with the forecast. looks like that was the right call based on weather for sunday. i'll be there for memorial day hopefully

2/28/2022 1:03:17 PM

TKE-Teg
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Weird to hear. PSS's have been great IME. Weather sunday was...unfortunate, but still fun overall.

What's Memorial Day weekend?



[Edited on March 1, 2022 at 10:56 AM. Reason : pic]

3/1/2022 10:55:28 AM

smoothcrim
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My PSSs were old. I did maybe 3 sessions and you could see all the oil seeping from the sidewalls turning the tire blue and while they were mostly predictable, I was doing maybe 5s/lap SLOWER on them than in the lotus. New ones might have been better but I couldn't find anything suitable for the r8 or the lotus in time.

memorial day is usually the "southern fried" thscc event at VIR

3/1/2022 2:42:31 PM

TKE-Teg
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THSCC isn't hosting that event this year (and is in question for foreseeable future as well). VIR decided to host a concert festival that weekend (lol).

3/2/2022 3:37:26 PM

smoothcrim
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well shit. any other thscc events this year?

3/3/2022 6:10:29 PM

TKE-Teg
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They're doing one at CMP and another at Roebling Road (at end of July ).

If I do another HPDE this year it'll probably be VIR (Full) in November with PCA.

3/8/2022 11:51:53 AM

TKE-Teg
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Final session on Grand Course

https://youtu.be/qThE-AEkKzE

3/11/2022 8:45:52 AM

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was the final session all run groups? looked like quite the speed differential at a lot of passes

[Edited on March 13, 2022 at 1:40 PM. Reason : c63 sounds rowdy. pulls deceptively hard when you can get enough space to keep it up in the revs]

3/13/2022 1:40:02 PM

TKE-Teg
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It wasn't. I just had the misfortune of lining up behind a lot of (slow) BMWs.

The fastest cars in my group (other than me) were the Supra (in video), a Bullet Mustang, 2 C5 Z06s and a Cayman GT4 with the engine punched out to 4.5 liters. I only saw the first 3 once all weekend, and never saw the Cayman. So I'm guessing we were all lapping at a similar pace.

There was also a 700 hp (so owner claimed) R35 GTR in my group, but he blew his engine in the 2nd session

3/13/2022 3:14:58 PM

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Man that was a lot of slow traffic. I think I would have just pitted and gone back out.

3/14/2022 12:07:37 AM

TKE-Teg
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I didn't think traffic was that bad. Seemed pretty average for an HPDE in my opinion. Was really only one jackass that was bad about giving me a point by. E36 M3, on another video of mine, waited from Spiral until T5 (on next lap) to give me the signal. I was on his ass the whole time. (FFS ) And the flaggers weren't giving him the blue flag, wtf.

3/14/2022 9:48:52 AM

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yeah you just started behind all of them, where you spent half your session working through them.

I try to make sure i'm right up front when there are a lot of cars and i'm one of the faster ones. It's also one thing that makes me hesitant to buy something really fast..I feel like it might be hard to get clean laps. It was hard enough in the lowly FR-S half the time.

3/14/2022 8:23:13 PM

TKE-Teg
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I was first car out in a few sessions, including this one:

https://youtu.be/RhKde09qT9Y

Was last session of 2nd day. Track is usually pretty empty by that point. Especially this day, when track was wet/damp all day.

3/15/2022 9:12:51 AM

smoothcrim
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anyone doing charlotte motor speedway with jzilla under the lights?

4/17/2022 9:47:01 PM

TKE-Teg
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Nah, but I'll be doing Lemons at CMP this coming weekend.

4/19/2022 8:44:20 AM

TKE-Teg
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Ugh, that fucking track is cursed! I swear!

Engine blew its head gasket and we only made it 90 minutes.

Last time I was there the Cayman's engine died.
Last time Lemons' team owner was there his (last) racecar rolled after being punted off track.

4/25/2022 8:29:34 AM

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better than the fire ants or having to sleep at the executive inn

I had many offs there, then I stopped letting my friends help me work on my bike..

4/25/2022 12:23:56 PM

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