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Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  HWKII on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Just realized that I will be getting home in the middle of, if not after the end of, the Driver's Meeting... Sad

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Post  vkaifh on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:09 pm

in and on pole for now. I just couldn't resist clown

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  clacksman on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:12 pm

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Wallhugger60 wrote:Hope that'll be okay, Wall

No worries Wall, that'd be krek. Threw my the first time I saw it too. Darned 60 seconds per minute Razz

Complaining about 60 seconds per minute? Evil or Very Mad

What about miles, yards, inches, gallons and alike. For someone who grew up with the metric system this is living hell. affraid

Schools and public signs and what not went metric here in '70-1, in other words the 'official' change. Anyone through school before that taught their kids imperial at least as effectively as the schools taught metric.

Let's not tell them about metric time until they figure out the physical measurements based on 10s. Razz

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Post  Wallhugger60 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:24 pm

Yea, that sounds about right 70-71. They were really gonna push it. I was in 5th grade I think. Then ....nuthin lol. Ya started seein grams and stuff on food labels but that was it. Metric time? yer kiddin right?

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Post  Wallhugger60 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:27 pm

HWKII wrote:Just realized that I will be getting home in the middle of, if not after the end of, the Driver's Meeting... Sad

Then you best just hustle yer little hiney home then.Cool

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Post  clacksman on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Yea, that sounds about right 70-71. They were really gonna push it. I was in 5th grade I think. Then ....nuthin lol. Ya started seein grams and stuff on food labels but that was it. Metric time? yer kiddin right?

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Nope. But, like I said, get distances and weights in metric figured out first.

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Post  timneyb on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:55 pm

clacksman wrote:
Wallhugger60 wrote:Yea, that sounds about right 70-71. They were really gonna push it. I was in 5th grade I think. Then ....nuthin lol. Ya started seein grams and stuff on food labels but that was it. Metric time? yer kiddin right?

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Nope. But, like I said, get distances and weights in metric figured out first.

Problem with making metric time is the earth refuses to orbit the sun a number of days that is a power of ten. NASA should fix this.

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  HWKII on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:06 pm

NASA is too busy being the horribly deflated piniata of the American political process, there's no candy left inside, but they keep beating it and pretending the bits of tinsel and tissue paper can feed the starving.

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Post  AgentWD40_FL on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:36 pm

are you all in rooster's room?
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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  HWKII on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:48 pm

Nooooooo, gonna make it home about 15 minutes too late to race. Ah well, I will be testing in a lounge when you guys wrap up.

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Post  Forgetful on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:59 pm

HWKII wrote:Nooooooo, gonna make it home about 15 minutes too late to race. Ah well, I will be testing in a lounge when you guys wrap up.

K, I've removed your registration, but if you make it home early just PM me on the PSN.

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  HWKII on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:04 pm

Yeah, only got home about 5 minutes ago.

Would have just made it if not for the very old man who needed a lot of help with our website who called 5 minutes before the end of the day...

C'est la vie, going to put up my lounge for testing / practice porpoises.

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  Wallhugger60 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:25 am

Good race last night. Ran 25 laps before any problems. Had VK comin up and was tryin to hold him off, but tires were getting bad and I pushed just a little too much. Luckily I was right before pit lane and damage was minimal. I thought I had full breakin but turns out I was 6 hp lite. Don't know how bad that affected my times, but the extra hp might have hurt me more than helped lol. Glad to see a full division again, and glad to see Roo and no_affiliations and VK back out there. Laguna should be just as tough comin up.

Have a nice Easter, and I'll see you guys in practice next week.

The wife and I are heading to Vermont in the Z4 to see her brother. First good trip in it since we picked it up. Should be fun. Oh, and who lives close in case I need bail money Smile

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Post  vkaifh on Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:45 am

Good race and a lot of fun last night clap

I had bad luck in lap 3, when lag caused a collision with the car behind me. I was flying into the sand and ended up with a major engine damage. Luckily the pit wasn't far and as if the game tried to make up for it my pit stop was extremely short. But once all was set and done I was 36 seconds behind the lead.
I then tried to close the gap to the field and it was actually fun to see how I got slowly but surely closer. I drove consistently between 1'04.0 and 1'04.5 with 2 or 3 1'03s.

Good times Very Happy

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Post  clacksman on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:47 am

vkaifh wrote:... my pit stop was extremely short.

Tire changes were about 2 seconds for me in practice. Not sure why, maybe because pit lane here is too tight for the crew.

Having led the whole race it could be described as uneventful, but it sure wasn't unstressful. Very Happy

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Post  Forgetful on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:29 pm

Tire changes were quick for me too



Here's the vid. I didn't host, so it's a little laggy on anyone not painted Lava Orange Pearlescent, so it's mostly just video of me.

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Post  Forgetful on Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:31 pm

Updated for Friday the 13th

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Post  Wallhugger60 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:39 pm

Practice room will be up 7:30 to 8:00 pm tonight for anyone intersted for Fridays race. Very Happy

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Post  vkaifh on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 pm

Wallhugger60 wrote:Practice room will be up 7:30 to 8:00 pm tonight for anyone intersted for Fridays race. Very Happy

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I won't get home before Thursday night but plan to practice by myself Friday morning or instead of lunch. Would be nice if someone could post how tonight's practice went. Specifically I'm interested in how long the tires last and what a decent alien and a decent mortal time is. Very Happy


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Post  clacksman on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Tires will go 24 laps if you avoid drifting which gets harder with wear.

Fastest draft-free lap 1'39.068 (L3), splits 25.564 23.836 20.354 29.314
Following one was going quicker but ended with some draft. Draft-free splits 25.547 23.650 20.247

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Post  RackAttack on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Gonna start up an open lobby for an hour or so and practice, maybe do a few practice races if anyone joins.
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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  vkaifh on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:31 pm

clacksman wrote:Tires will go 24 laps if you avoid drifting which gets harder with wear.

Fastest draft-free lap 1'39.068 (L3), splits 25.564 23.836 20.354 29.314
Following one was going quicker but ended with some draft. Draft-free splits 25.547 23.650 20.247

Thanks for the info, as always highly appreciated. Thumbs Up!

I hope to have enough preparation time to not being a danger to anyone else. affraid Next week I should have more time to prepare. Very Happy

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Re: Lotus Esprit Trophy | Friday April 13 | Laguna Seca

Post  HWKII on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:58 pm

Any tips for braking without ABS? I find it difficult to feel my way through the braking phase, which I assume is the point Wink But, just the same. To the experienced guys, what's your advice?

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