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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  gonzosti on Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:40 pm

Looks like a close points race within all the classes....
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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  ceo1 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:53 am

Looks like if everyone can keep it up, we will place in all 3 classes. Good job!
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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  catgut on Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:35 am

Great way to race everyone! I'm very glad to see club participation up especially with newer members cheers

Some of you guys are tearing it up like you've done this before Shocked keep up the great driving.....Iron Chef doesn't just cook, he can drive consistently and looks very determined as well afro dayummmmmm!!

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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  07GDJ25 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:02 am

I think we're gonna do good in Race 3 bounce We should be ready for that one Rolling Eyes It'll be a fast run tongue
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Post  GuamSTI on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:02 am

My suggestion is be there early print the registration forms and I will tech your cars and you can go after that so you have time to find your line. Practice is not just knowing the course it is also finding the fastest line for your driving style and what is the fastest speed you can take portions of the course. Wink
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Post  gonzosti on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:25 am

GuamSTI wrote:My suggestion is be there early print the registration forms and I will tech your cars and you can go after that so you have time to find your line. Practice is not just knowing the course it is also finding the fastest line for your driving style and what is the fastest speed you can take portions of the course. Wink

Thanks Jay...Makes getting there early worth it...
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Post  ceo1 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:48 am

Yeah for sure! I've never seen anything like this course before. I will TRY and wake up on time for the next one... Sleep But a dude as ugly as me needs ALL the beauty sleep he can get! pig Even if it's not working. Embarassed
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Post  catgut on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:29 am

I think lots of practice needs to take place on the infield turns. Aside form a proper line to maintain your speed (momentum) you need to feel for your tire's limits on these turns most especially because they are off-camber and slope towards Navasca slalom. This is what messes with your head in this area of the course (any course at that parking lot) and your speed judgment is thrown off when you try to initiate a turn and the car slides out/understeers much sooner than you anticipate. That right sweeper in the infield is the one that's going to determine your tire pressure/sidewall roll-over point I think; looks fast and that left front tire is going to do alot of work this next course! Rotate your tires people! Get the best outer tread on your front tires (especially left) and manage your tire wear so as not to prematurely kill your tires' shoulders...make 'em, last the whole series!

Note: with that off-camber portion of the parking lot, you are at least on a 2-degree disadvantage for camber depending on how much body roll your car has and how hard you take those turns. Even with my alignment specs I just break even and am back to stock mechanical advantage because of this, every little bit counts Wink my recommendation is to turn that WHOLE infield into a long sweeper from the time you pass the intersection....careful! Lots of speed and you will have to straighten the wheel quickly & smoothly to brake in a straight line before 90-degree right hander. Trail braking before the 90-degree may cost you an oversteer correction situation which you break your line and waste time correcting...maybe coast is best here, depends on your car's balance & your skill. Having a passenger to keep body roll to a minimum on that sweeper may be a strong consideration...remember left side is heavier; driver, battery, off-camber (fuel on one side), other fluids....do what you can to offset this or manage your traction wisely.

This is where you drive smart: take other flat areas very quick and smooth to try and make up your losses at the off-camber areas because you inherently have to slow down and take those turns more conservatively to keep a smooth line. Late brake, coast instead of brake when you can, accelerate early and smoothly so as not to break traction and upset your suspension and lose time gained.

Early is better but don't kill your tires before the main event!

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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  07GDJ25 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:43 am

catgut thanks a million for the info...could you change the color of your font...it's freaking my eyes out Shocked
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Post  catgut on Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:53 am

^^^^np 07GDJ25, anytime I can help I will try. I have a copy of the next course that I'm still working on to interpret the "line" and will show accelerate, coast, and brake points that I would use based on observation but of course that could change on the course in actual practice.

I'll email it to everyone who has an email addy in the contact info thread; don't want to post it because others that have public access to our forum can see this too Shocked don't want the competition getting an edge right!?!

Color....hmmmm. It's been pretty hard to choose one to set me apart lately since the new forum background; blue kills my eyes in 2-words, green helps but still is a problem 'eh? I guess for the sake of all, WHITE is what I'll make it for now....no individuality I guess Sad

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Post  07GDJ25 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:36 am

Soory catgut, you can keep in green if you want, I'll adjust silent My e-mail is sgw368@yahoo.com
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Post  ceo1 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:13 am

Dude, Sunday can't get here fast enough!! That course is looking good! bounce
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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  trekz11 on Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:29 am

wazup people??? we are officially back and not going on deployment again till feb. next year... lol! cheers
unfortunately got duty today but i will see you all tomorrow for # 3 baby. bounce
man i cant wait for tomorrow... any plans after the race? im off monday so anything's a go for me. Wink
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Re: 2009 Monsoon Race Series

Post  catgut on Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:51 am

Hi all,

I just emailed the course map with my "line" and other braking point suggestions etc. to those I have seen at the recent series by using the email addresses in the contact info thread.

Check it out and let me know if is helps you. I'll try to answer as many questions as possible to assist those that need some clarification or have general questions. I didn't post for obvious trolling reasons Wink pirat

Some areas are left blank for you to interpret the slalom and start/finish for example.

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Post  cabrez99 on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks Jesse for the course map.
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Post  gonzosti on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:49 am

Right on J....Thanks.... cheers
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Post  GuamSTI on Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:57 pm

I just did the course layout today and there are some changes to the drawing for safety reasons.
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Post  GuamSTI on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:04 am

Race #5, November 8 last race of the I-Connect Monsoon Series. Let's come out in full force and as much of the SCG members whether you race or not helping out and supporting your fellow members is appreciated. Bring your family and friends.

See you all!
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Post  cabrez99 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:21 am

Yup, Nov 8, take this as a early notice so that you can make adjustments to your schedule to come out and give your full support not only to our fellow memebers, but also our sponsor. This is the last race of the monsoon series, so lets come out in full force. Very Happy
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Post  07GDJ25 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:41 am

bounce Very Happy cheers Shocked Razz Twisted Evil Arrow Suspect tongue affraid drunken scratch lol! ....Shooto pig
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