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 Post subject: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 am 
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Had a nice weekend and good racing at Sebring . For our HP races;
Tim Pitts was a tiny bit faster on the straights and Mike could run up on him in brakes and middle off. They played brake light chicken into the hairpin and Tim went off deep and de beeded a tire , ending His race.

Sun ,Tim got a gap and Mike could run him down a little but a brake mistake let the gap increase towards the end . While Mike had a faster lap he still could not catch Tim , who put down a race full of consistent 2:41s
Tim was on the new Hoosier Pro radial 215 /13, medium fronts and soft rears.
Our Rocco was on (new) last years 215/530/13- S 75. x4 . Still have some life after 1 hrs of flogging .

Tech removed intakes to peek at the ports and intake. No issues any where for anyone AFAIK .
The new scales and tech area are really nice and consistent.
If we could get some racers to live cast from the cars , we could build a following maybe . IMHO. We should use some of the available technology. Chumpcar can get it done.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:36 pm 
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A big thanks to all the prod racers who quickly removed the intake manifolds so we could take a peek. We learned at this years Runoffs that we needed to educate ourselves in the tech tent on manifolds. We are going to build a photo file this year. Some really good racing by the prod guys. There was extreme carnage in a lot of the groups. I believe over 20 SRF3's had to be removed by wrecker, tilt bed or fork lift. A lot of folks went home with severely torn up cars. I believe most all the prod guys escaped with no more that a minor dented fender.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:05 am 
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FP Racer wrote:
A big thanks to all the prod racers who quickly removed the intake manifolds so we could take a peek. We learned at this years Runoffs that we needed to educate ourselves in the tech tent on manifolds. We are going to build a photo file this year.

Able to elaborate on this any more? First I'm hearing of it. Finding some questionable work where it shouldn't be? Or is it just a matter of training tech inspectors on the types of systems they might encounter, and where to focus their attention and what types of things to look for?

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
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Jim... The red Bugeye went home a whole lot shorter and with a mangled and pretty much destroyed hood. Don't know what he hit but he it it hard. Spitfire got pulled into the pit to inspect no damage that ruined his race. GTL race between Charlie and Paul was a barn burner.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:46 am 
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Bob Hess wrote:
Jim... The red Bugeye went home a whole lot shorter and with a mangled and pretty much destroyed hood. Don't know what he hit but he it it hard. Spitfire got pulled into the pit to inspect no damage that ruined his race. GTL race between Charlie and Paul was a barn burner.

Bob
Orange Bugeye driven by Charlie Guest? Didn't see a red one.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
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The very pretty orange Bugeye ran into the Spit avoiding a spinning Miata.
The "EP" Miata Qed at 2:44, jumped the start a little, went 2 wide in T5 and came across Mikes' bow to spin himself. As he went around, Mike tagged him in our oil cooler/grille . The damaged cooler reduced the oil supply ,and our car quit 2 turns post checker.
The Bugeye hit the Spit avoiding the Miata.

The MR2 from Texas was stupid fast but broke the LF hub. It had pace to win easily . Bill followed Tim around to learn the track and out paced Tim.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:21 am 
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Well, they kept it in the same team. The orange bugeye which I tried hard not to look at because of its' fiberglass rear and the spitfire were both with Gary Johnson. The bug eye was rented to Charlie Guest, a HP driver from the 80's and he is actively looking for a front runner HP car. He expresses interest in the VW convertible that almost won Daytona going backwards across the finish line. He's a nice guy and will bring some competition to HP. Charlie likes to win.

Kevin, I'll call you about the manifold deal. You going to Las Vegas?

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
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Jim, can't you reply to Kevin's request so everyone can know the program? transparency builds trust. thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm 
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Protech Racing wrote:
The MR2 from Texas was stupid fast but broke the LF hub. It had pace to win easily .


The MR2 should not be in H. 5% faster than any other H car at Sebring trap speeds. It's reliability and underdeveloped suspension are the only reasons it isn't blowing away the competition. At The Glen in 2018, while running old, worn DOT slicks, the car had 7 or 8 mph on Ron, and was only 2 mph slower than Charlie Campbell if I recall correctly. If the reliability issues get sorted out, there's a very clear overdog at RA this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Sebring was fun .
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Stiner0931 wrote:
The MR2 should not be in H.

Wait, the 4A-GE is in HP LP?

And the PAC was worried about a VW bus air-cooled-engined 914?

Damn.


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