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      02-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #221
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^^ That's a great picture.
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wwjd15 - Who took that photo? Was that the Cali Photography guy? I don't remember seeing any shots from that angle on the track.
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wwjd15 - Who took that photo? Was that the Cali Photography guy? I don't remember seeing any shots from that angle on the track.
That's because nobody is usually taking that line!
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wwjd--fantastic photo! All you need now is sponsorship decals on that bad boy.
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Where are all the SoCal track guys' times?? I only see Ricky posting

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      02-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #227
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^^ That's a great picture.
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wwjd15 - Who took that photo? Was that the Cali Photography guy? I don't remember seeing any shots from that angle on the track.
Yes, it's from Cali Photography. That's the apex at turn 1.

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wwjd--fantastic photo! All you need now is sponsorship decals on that bad boy.
Haha~~ waiting for someone sponsors me a SC kit


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Where are all the SoCal track guys' times?? I only see Ricky posting
Hmm, I just notice that.
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Hmm, I just notice that.
Maybe you are scaring them away with your ridiculously fast times
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My latest times. wish I at the track w guys this weekend!!!

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^^ james, you need to br back to track


Track/Course: Buttonwillow 13CW
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Track/Course: Laguna Seca
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Yes - the driver is a BIG part of a lap time - hence the Randy Pobst 1:42 in a "bone stock" car (im glad u believe everything you read in a "Car&Driver/MotorTrend" magazine) cough pads cough tires
Not to resurrect a dead horse, but...

Here's the video of Randy Pobst's 1:42.96 lap:



Sounds like crappy street tires to me. Brakes? Who knows? But he didn't seem to be be doing a lot of braking.

I did a 1:45.86 in a very heavy (3975 pounds w/driver) e90 M3 on stock suspension and street tires (albeit good ones - RS3s) at Laguna on Monday on a pretty sloppy lap. So I can definitely believe someone like Pobst could pull a 1:42.96 with a bone stock E92 M3 (probably 200+ pounds lighter than my car).
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      03-27-2012, 04:20 AM   #237
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Not to resurrect a dead horse, but...

Here's the video of Randy Pobst's 1:42.96 lap:



Sounds like crappy street tires to me. Brakes? Who knows? But he didn't seem to be be doing a lot of braking.

I did a 1:45.86 in a very heavy (3975 pounds w/driver) e90 M3 on stock suspension and street tires (albeit good ones - RS3s) at Laguna on Monday on a pretty sloppy lap. So I can definitely believe someone like Pobst could pull a 1:42.96 with a bone stock E92 M3 (probably 200+ pounds lighter than my car).
Nice find -- that was definitely a warm up lap, a hot lap and a cool down lap ... about the right amount for stock brakes not to fail. I'm sure they upgraded the fluid and pads.
He's got wicked follow thru 9 = pro driver balls
That's fast -- I did not have the same luck in my e90m3 at 3700 lbs with fuel and driver, AP BBK with mild race pads... I boiled the fluid = Motul 600. It was a bad day for me at 1:48
My biggest issue that day was handling/weight transition (corkscrew and 9) .. lost all the time there.
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Nice find -- that was definitely a warm up lap, a hot lap and a cool down lap ... about the right amount for stock brakes not to fail. I'm sure they upgraded the fluid and pads.
He's got wicked follow thru 9 = pro driver balls
That's fast -- I did not have the same luck in my e90m3 at 3700 lbs with fuel and driver, AP BBK with mild race pads... I boiled the fluid = Motul 600. It was a bad day for me at 1:48
My biggest issue that day was handling/weight transition (corkscrew and 9) .. lost all the time there.
I am inclined to believe that MotorTrend does these Laguna Seca tests using completely stock cars, including stock tires and brakes. Why? Well, if they were upgrading the brakes with track pads and fluids they would not be reporting brake fade in less than 1 lap for the 1M!

MotorTrend on the 1M: "Still, the brakes faded every time you really got on it. Especially on the track, where the stoppers felt good for less than a lap. This is surprising considering they're the same discs as on the M3, but we think we had to use them more frequently because of the car's unsorted behavior. Randy found that getting on the middle pedal in a hurry would exacerbate the 1M's constant understeering. Moreover, the brakes warped badly during our canyon run, the only car here to fail in any way."

http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...s_m_coupe.html

Also, I know they made a big to-do over the Corvette's factory optional race-spec tires when the Corvette was the fastest around Laguna Seca. Thus, I think they test with the tires that arrive on the car.

I am impressed though that the MotorTrend pro-driver sets his lap times with minimal seat time (maybe 30 minutes/10 laps?) in cars he has never driven before. In my personal car -- a 2006 Evo IX MR with just DTC60 pads and stock diameter R-S3 tires -- it took me six HPDE days at Laguna Seca before I matched the MotorTrend pro time of 1:47.9. http://youtu.be/vgAIInPmlzQ
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I am inclined to believe that MotorTrend does these Laguna Seca tests using completely stock cars, including stock tires and brakes. Why? Well, if they were upgrading the brakes with track pads and fluids they would not be reporting brake fade in less than 1 lap for the 1M!

MotorTrend on the 1M: "Still, the brakes faded every time you really got on it. Especially on the track, where the stoppers felt good for less than a lap. This is surprising considering they're the same discs as on the M3, but we think we had to use them more frequently because of the car's unsorted behavior. Randy found that getting on the middle pedal in a hurry would exacerbate the 1M's constant understeering. Moreover, the brakes warped badly during our canyon run, the only car here to fail in any way."

http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...s_m_coupe.html

Also, I know they made a big to-do over the Corvette's factory optional race-spec tires when the Corvette was the fastest around Laguna Seca. Thus, I think they test with the tires that arrive on the car.

I am impressed though that the MotorTrend pro-driver sets his lap times with minimal seat time (maybe 30 minutes/10 laps?) in cars he has never driven before. In my personal car -- a 2006 Evo IX MR with just DTC60 pads and stock diameter R-S3 tires -- it took me six HPDE days at Laguna Seca before I matched the MotorTrend pro time of 1:47.9. http://youtu.be/vgAIInPmlzQ
And you can go deeper still. The R-S3s are good for a couple of seconds over even some of the best stock tires and the pads are perhaps worth a second or more at a track like Laguna Seca.

And though Pobst and Angelelli are big-time pros, I think experienced time trialers like Billy Johnson could probably take it even deeper.

One thing I've learned over the years...there is always someone faster. Even when we think we've reached the limits of our cars, someone else has found a way to extend that limit...usually by rotating the car faster and getting on the gas earlier.
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Those are beatutiful pictures!!
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Those are beatutiful pictures!!
Thanks! Cost me a pretty penny to buy them. Here are some more.

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I am inclined to believe that MotorTrend does these Laguna Seca tests using completely stock cars, including stock tires and brakes. Why? Well, if they were upgrading the brakes with track pads and fluids they would not be reporting brake fade in less than 1 lap for the 1M!

MotorTrend on the 1M: "Still, the brakes faded every time you really got on it. Especially on the track, where the stoppers felt good for less than a lap. This is surprising considering they're the same discs as on the M3, but we think we had to use them more frequently because of the car's unsorted behavior. Randy found that getting on the middle pedal in a hurry would exacerbate the 1M's constant understeering. Moreover, the brakes warped badly during our canyon run, the only car here to fail in any way."

http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1109_2011_motor_trend_best_drivers_car/bmw_1_series_m_coupe.html

Also, I know they made a big to-do over the Corvette's factory optional race-spec tires when the Corvette was the fastest around Laguna Seca. Thus, I think they test with the tires that arrive on the car.

I am impressed though that the MotorTrend pro-driver sets his lap times with minimal seat time (maybe 30 minutes/10 laps?) in cars he has never driven before. In my personal car -- a 2006 Evo IX MR with just DTC60 pads and stock diameter R-S3 tires -- it took me six HPDE days at Laguna Seca before I matched the MotorTrend pro time of 1:47.9. http://youtu.be/vgAIInPmlzQ
And you can go deeper still. The R-S3s are good for a couple of seconds over even some of the best stock tires and the pads are perhaps worth a second or more at a track like Laguna Seca.

And though Pobst and Angelelli are big-time pros, I think experienced time trialers like Billy Johnson could probably take it even deeper.

One thing I've learned over the years...there is always someone faster. Even when we think we've reached the limits of our cars, someone else has found a way to extend that limit...usually by rotating the car faster and getting on the gas earlier.
Agreed
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