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10-30-2013, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Potomac-Greg

Some useful points in this video. :icon107: ...

Some useful points in this video.

:icon107:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbsEDVaPTCY
04-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,340
Posted By Potomac-Greg

Been a while since I visited. I'm partial to SRF...

Been a while since I visited. I'm partial to SRF (as a participant). It's everything you need, and nothing more. I trailer it behind the wife's SUV, and can carry two spare sets of wheels. Cobby...
01-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Potomac-Greg

We piss & moan about open faced versus closed...

We piss & moan about open faced versus closed face helmets, and 5 vs 6 vs 7 point harnesses. I feel like an old lady now.
01-22-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By Potomac-Greg

PCA, Audi Club, BMWCCA. Also check the schedules...

PCA, Audi Club, BMWCCA. Also check the schedules of the "private" HPDE companies like Trackdaze.
01-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By Potomac-Greg

So, does Audi stay in LMP or move to other...

So, does Audi stay in LMP or move to other venues? It's nice to have all the victories (for marketing purposes) but the competition was great. It is amazing to see how the economic crisis slowly...
01-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,726
Posted By Potomac-Greg

If you pay the extra money for full protection,...

If you pay the extra money for full protection, and you don't need it, then you win. If you save a few bucks and needed the full protection, then you lose.

Another benefit of full face is fire...
01-11-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By Potomac-Greg

The first car I learned heal-toe on was a 944,...

The first car I learned heal-toe on was a 944, and I was never really comfortable doing it on the street (where I practiced it) because the brake seemed to be too far off the floor in relation to the...
01-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,035
Posted By Potomac-Greg

I had no idea that you could go to PCA DEs...

I had no idea that you could go to PCA DEs without being a PCA member. Cool.
01-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Potomac-Greg

If it's all about fast lapping with no strategic...

If it's all about fast lapping with no strategic positioning, then maybe time trial / time attack is the proper venue.
01-05-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,035
Posted By Potomac-Greg

For DE usage, the Miata will be passing more cars...

For DE usage, the Miata will be passing more cars than pass it. And it's no slower than a 944 n/a or E30. Most DEs are a mix of cars, with a general tendency to have higher HP cars in higher run...
01-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Potomac-Greg

It's an interesting way of saying this. So if...

It's an interesting way of saying this. So if you are headed into a tight right-hander, you can move right to block the inside. Then it implies that you CAN move left, back to the racing line...
01-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Potomac-Greg

If you could dumb down to 15" the options (and...

If you could dumb down to 15" the options (and cost) get better and better.
01-04-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,789
Posted By Potomac-Greg

You could even hack off the front and build out a...

You could even hack off the front and build out a tube frame to carry a fiberglass nose. I'm not sure where that puts you in NASA/PCA/SCCA though.
01-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,533
Posted By Potomac-Greg

To my surprise, I have not found racing to be...

To my surprise, I have not found racing to be more time consuming than HPDE. Maybe that has something to do with going from a 944 for HPDE to SRF racing. Prep time is almost the same (and I can...
01-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,533
Posted By Potomac-Greg

At my SCCA school (3/2011) we had at least two...

At my SCCA school (3/2011) we had at least two people who had never driven on track, and I believe one of the two did not get the "diploma." The other guy was actually quite good and a safe guy to...
01-04-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,035
Posted By Potomac-Greg

The first Hyundai Genesis coupes are dropping...

The first Hyundai Genesis coupes are dropping into the teens price-wise. They are a solid platform (RWD, 2.0 turbo), especially if you want a car that can act as a spare street car.
01-03-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,035
Posted By Potomac-Greg

944 is a great learning car. As quick as an...

944 is a great learning car. As quick as an equally-prepped Miata, but with more room. And I think every kid (and a few adults) should learn to drive a non-ABS car

It could eat you up with...
01-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,533
Posted By Potomac-Greg

It's expensive to race. It's more expensive to...

It's expensive to race.
It's more expensive to race a production based car.
It's more expensive to race a 25 year old production based car.
It's more expensive to race a 25 year old, German,...
01-03-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By Potomac-Greg

Since all club racing events follow a similar...

Since all club racing events follow a similar format, think about joining NASA and attending a combined HPDE/Club Race weekend. You get to paddock with the racers and get a real sense of how a race...
12-30-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

Yeah, I looked into it. I have lots of friends...

Yeah, I looked into it. I have lots of friends in NASA and thought I might try it. But as you point out, you could be racing against a Daytona Prototype. With my race time limited as it is, I just...
12-30-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

No doubt, for pure racing, you can't beat Miata...

No doubt, for pure racing, you can't beat Miata and SRF. SRF is cheaper in the long run, but Miata gets you into NASA or SCCA races while SRF is just SCCA.

Also, anyone who does not hang out at...
12-30-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

5 speed, H-pattern, full synchro. I assume, like...

5 speed, H-pattern, full synchro. I assume, like the engine, it's a Ford Escort unit. The linkage is direct with a conventional shift knob to the driver's right, but there is no H-gate for the...
12-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

Good analysis on the Regional/National...

Good analysis on the Regional/National difference. I only ran Regional in 2011 and the front runners will either be National level drivers "slumming" or good Regional drivers with cars prepped to a...
12-29-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

SCCA Enterprises keeps the pricing relatively...

SCCA Enterprises keeps the pricing relatively fair. It's a low tech motor and costs $3,500 for a rebuild. Serious racers always seem to have a spare motor around. The people who can't resist the...
12-29-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By Potomac-Greg

Spec means spec. Dyno graph.

This graph shows the engines of the top three finishing cars at the SCCA Runoffs in the Spec Racer Ford class. (Note that the dyno is at over 5,000 feet ASL so numbers are low. Well, lower than...
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