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      01-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #93
That's what she said...
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Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
What is the event on Feb 1-3? Judging by the amount of equipment you're bringing it sounds like a full race rather than an HPDE? If it's just an HPDE, there's no way you'll need several sets of any of that -- 2 sets of brakes and tires max.

I was so bummed out when Driver's Edge locked this down to solo-qualified and Advanced run group (is that just Red or Yellow + Red?) At my last TWS CCW event my instructor asked whether I'd like to work on moving up to Yellow or going solo and I picked Yellow. I got cleared for Yellow on TWS CCW but I'm not solo yet -- and CotA isn't allowing spectators so I can't even go there and catch rides!

Oh well, I guess it's at least happening at all after their initial blanket refusal.
1-3 Feb is with MVP.

PM me your full name and email address and I can add you onto the guest list for Driver's problem. You can come and hang out. Did you call Rick? I'd x2 check that. Not sure, but I didn't think there was such a distinction between being yellow and being solo when I made the jump from blue to yellow. In yellow, don't you run at least half of the sessions solo?

I think brakes will take a beating from T12 coming off the back straight all the way to T19. I don't think there's another stretch of track in Texas that will beat them up that bad. TWS, I'm topping out at about 135-140mph but I'm only coming down to about 100mph either direction while in the braking zones. And then you're carrying a lot of speed through the next couple of corners so your brakes can cool and recover. COTA, I'm guessing I'll top out at similar speeds but I guess I have to bring the car down to about 40mph-50mph. So you're on it for harder and longer (that's what she said). Then you've got a bunch of slower, tighter turns. I would think that you'll keep building heat in the brakes until you get through T20...or until your dust boot on your calipers catch fire.

I started this weekend on 2 day old PF01s which were 11mm thick and I vaporized them in 7.5 sessions. And this was at MSR Cresson 3.1.


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