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Old 03-05-2019, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by erko1905 View Post
I'll be there this weekend as well - I was more concerned about the temps to be honest, but it's too late now as it snowed the day I thought I could put the Toyos back on, so with the tires I'm taking there, I'll likely be the fastest guy if it snows.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:06 PM
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In my experience jersey drys quickly compared to a lot of other tracks I've been to and unless you are getting a long period of rain I usually say on dry tires.

Here is the last time I was there in the rain in 2016. It poured down for about 15-20mins then stopped before our race and decided to stay on drys.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:42 PM
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Just so I make sure I understand, you guys are going to be at NJMP this weekend, with weather in the mid 30s maybe, for a Chin DE, and at least Erko will be running snow tires? I find that I both respect and pity you in equal measure. Must be a challenge to find the right tire pressures at cold or slightly less cold. You, sirs, are nuts (and I say that with all due respect). Can’t wait for the post weekend pictures and a report. See y’all in spring.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:52 PM
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Just saw emails from MSReg asking for instructors and offering a discount for drivers. I too think that this weekend might be a little too "ambitious" to get out there, hopefully it warms up and you guys have a blast. Pack a sweater or 4
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Just so I make sure I understand, you guys are going to be at NJMP this weekend, with weather in the mid 30s maybe, for a Chin DE, and at least Erko will be running snow tires? I find that I both respect and pity you in equal measure. Must be a challenge to find the right tire pressures at cold or slightly less cold. You, sirs, are nuts (and I say that with all due respect). Canít wait for the post weekend pictures and a report. See yíall in spring.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by wmond View Post
Just so I make sure I understand, you guys are going to be at NJMP this weekend, with weather in the mid 30s maybe, for a Chin DE, and at least Erko will be running snow tires? I find that I both respect and pity you in equal measure. Must be a challenge to find the right tire pressures at cold or slightly less cold. You, sirs, are nuts (and I say that with all due respect). Canít wait for the post weekend pictures and a report. See yíall in spring.
Iím running RE71Rís regardless of the weather. On a normal summer track day I start at 24 and end up at 33. Takes a lap to get some heat into them.
This weekend, Iím gonna start at 28 and see where they go. Donít see it being a problem. Temps will get into the 50ís both days with sun on Saturday.
My little 981S is gonna love those cool temps.
Nothing crazy at all. Just gotta know when the tires are warmed up. Nothing crazy about it.
You get so much track time with Chin that pitting in for a few minutes to adjust pressures early on is not really even noticeable as lost track time.
Weekend is gonna be awesome. I just gotta dig my trailer out of the 5 foot high snow bank my plow guy put it in. No biggie.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Santi View Post
Just saw emails from MSReg asking for instructors and offering a discount for drivers. I too think that this weekend might be a little too "ambitious" to get out there, hopefully it warms up and you guys have a blast. Pack a sweater or 4
Pretty sure those emails were for scda on lightning. Chin has a decent roster of instructors and drivers.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DTMiller View Post
Pretty sure those emails were for scda on lightning. Chin has a decent roster of instructors and drivers.
Got the same emails. Itís for lightning. The Chin Thunderbolt event looks pretty full. Lots of pent up demand. Looks like temps will get to 50+ both days. Sunday still looking 50/50 with the precip, but Iím hopeful.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank 993 C4S View Post
With heavy rain and standing water T1 is a rim shot. Stay off the curbing everywhere. Stay half a car width of the T3 curbing and watch the potential river running across between T3 and T4. Stay a car width off T4 curbing. T5 is a rim shot. T9, the entry into the Octopus is a rim shot. Take T10 on the outside. Watch the river right as you go back on throttle coming out of T10. Stay off the curbing going through T11 a/b (the Esses). Stay one car width off the T12 apex.

NJMP has done a lot to improve drainage over the years and it has been better every single time I've been on track in the rain.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:31 AM
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So the temps at Lightening will be in the 30’s and at Thunderbolt it will be 50+. That’s amazing, I never knew NJMP was that large!
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabs1542 View Post
So the temps at Lightening will be in the 30ís and at Thunderbolt it will be 50+. Thatís amazing, I never knew NJMP was that large!
Thereís a toxic waste dump under Thunderbolt that affects temperature and humidity. Stretches all the way to Finish Line Pub and ends right before T-1 at Lightning. Also the reason why Thunderbolt dries much quicker than Lightning after it rains. Also why Thunderbolt has more grip than Lightning. Those toxic gases rising up through the track surface really adds tons of traction. True facts.
My machine sheís a dud and Iím stuck in the mud, somewhere in the swamps if Jersey...
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:41 PM
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Is anyone bringing Hoosiers or similar? I've got RE-71Rs on my OEM 20" wheels, and bought a used set of 19" wheels with R7s mounted. Was hoping to try the R7s out this weekend, but not sure if it will be warm enough.

Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:47 PM
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I never run Hoosiers or any slick tire under 40/45 deg F. I have cracked them before below those temps. So it really depends on the temperatures.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CrazyFast View Post
Is anyone bringing Hoosiers or similar? I've got RE-71Rs on my OEM 20" wheels, and bought a used set of 19" wheels with R7s mounted. Was hoping to try the R7s out this weekend, but not sure if it will be warm enough.

Any thoughts appreciated.
I'm using RE71Rs this weekend at NJMP....
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:19 PM
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I'm using RE71Rs this weekend at NJMP....
... and that's why I need the R7's!
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:29 PM
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... and that's why I need the R7's!
WTF are you talking about? You kick my a$$ every lap. You setting me up or something ?
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