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      10-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #23
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Agreed, but I think that is the place I am losing most of my time. I have from turn 1 - 10 pretty much nailed. The rest, not so much. Still thinking about Oak Tree, and Rollercoaster.
I think my least consistent turn is Oak Tree. Sometimes I nail it, sometimes I am wayyyy off. I also have trouble judging entry speed for nascar.
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      10-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #24
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I think my least consistent turn is Oak Tree. Sometimes I nail it, sometimes I am wayyyy off. I also have trouble judging entry speed for nascar.
Yeah, still debating what to do with Oak Tree myself. I mean, should I double apex or single apex? I really need my logger to work so I can look at some data. The last time out, I was braking after the 2 marker and trail braking into Oak Tree using the single apex line. But it might be faster still to do the double apex to carry more speed going into the first apex then brake hard for Oak Tree. I don't know.... For instructors, it is a balance between safety and speed but they always side with caution. I just want them to tell me the absolute fastest line because I believe in my car control enough to know I'll be OK. If not, no big deal mowing the grass. Isn't the first and won't be the last.

That entire portion from 1 through 4 I have down good. The line I take, I'm confident is about the best line available for my M3. The only thing is sometimes I carry a little too much speed into 4 (for the tire conditions) and end up understeering badly even with trail braking. No biggie there either because I'm only off the apex by about 2-3 feet when that happens, just ruins my lap time. So if you watch my 2:13 video down there, you'll see how I did the double input into turn 4. The first input was in anticipation of the understeer, the second was the correction when I was presently surprised that the car actually turned. LOL Which is what I hope to correct with once I pull the pins and get that extra camber. I should be faster in all of the slow corners. 2:10 should be mine!
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      10-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #25
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Anyone knows the links to these events?

Nov 10-11 Audi Club VIR Full - Normally fills early.
Nov 16-18 Carolina PCA

Nov 12-13 Trackdaze (already signed up)
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      10-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #26
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PCA - You need to join Club Registration.net

http://www.clubregistration.net/driv...?event_id=3912

Audi -

http://www.pcc-acna.org/index.php?op...temid=0&did=43
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      10-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #27
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Just registered with CHIN for 29OCT but they would only let me into the Intermediate group though... Boooo
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      10-24-2012, 08:34 AM   #28
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Thanks, Audi is already full, i will check the other one today


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      10-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #29
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Looks like Hurricane Sandy may cramp our style this weekend at VIR.

Although, I wonder how our M3s will handle down the front straight in 60mph crosswinds?


(maybe bring the snow tires)
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      10-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #30
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What happens if the event is cancelled due to weather, do you get a refund?
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      10-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #31
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How's the weather up there? I'll be there tomorrow afternoon.
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      10-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #32
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How's the weather up there? I'll be there tomorrow afternoon.
Guess I'll answer my own question. Damn you Sandy!

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      11-02-2012, 01:49 AM   #33
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Johnny, sorry you only got the rain. Here's a good lap from Sunday.

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      11-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #34
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Here's the final "Happy Hour" session from Sunday at VIR with all groups combined. I have armyav8tor riding shotgun because he was bored watching from pit lane. We ate up some black porsches in the climbing esses. I know the music is a little old-school but I thought Neil Peart's drums captured the mood quite well. Interesting how the music syncs up with the action...

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Bill, thanks for giving me a ride in your car. Good to have a few dry laps in even when I'm not driving. LOL



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Yo Sleeper, nice lap. Happy to see you got in a good one when it was dry. Sorry we did not get together during the event.
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      11-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #37
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Yo Sleeper, nice lap. Happy to see you got in a good one when it was dry. Sorry we did not get together during the event.
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Thanks, Doc. I think there's easily another couple more seconds to be shaved off next time. How did your new beast do? Maybe we can get together next time. I could definitely use your wise coaching!
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New beast is exactly that. With a lot of respect and caution, I did several sessions over the week end. Stock tires and brakes increased the apprehension level, but with mild fangs showing, I could not resist a little get up and go. Out of Oak Tree, third gear, up to fourth and before the end of the South Paddock, my heads up was showing 145. I quickly lifted and the vette gurdle the remainder of the back stretch.
Now to get ready for next year. Anybody wish to donate funds.
Happy holidays all.
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