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#681 AutoXGTR

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 08:32 PM

Well it doesn't look good for us in Hawaii. Our site is now cleared enough of parked rental cars to use but the Mayor has announced that we are starting a Tier system that may adjust every 2 weeks if the number of Covid19 cases on 7 day average and the percent of infected vs those tested is within a certain range. The lower the infection numbers the more things may open. However even at the highest level tier 4 the allowance for public gatherings such as autocross is limited to 25 total. This is to stop any large gathering of mass of people such as what young people did at beaches and parks both day and night when things opened up in June leading to a large surge in cases that took two months to reduce. As a result we are unlikely to have any chance to have motorsports until our numbers are literally undetectable and the pandemic is over.

 

We need to see better than Tier 4 which is under 20 cases per day on 7 day average and infection rate of less than 1% for 14 days. Given that we are also trying to open up tourism on Oct 15 I doubt that the possible influx of travelers will do anything but increase infection in the community and further escalate health concerns. There is a 14 day quarantine (must not leave their hotel or lodging room except for medical reasons) for those who travel to Hawai both residents and non residents but enforcement is a total joke with no way to monitor people. There is talk of a resort bubble being offered to tourist that allow them to move in and about a set resort and have to wear an electronic monitor on the wrist to keep them within the resort.


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 07:53 PM

Video from this Saturday.  I am on a streak of having a few bad events.  I am so frustrated at how far off pace I am this year (1.5s slower than my usual competitors).  I played with the front compression a little trying to get a little more turn in bite and perhaps the tires just aren't working for me.

 


Edited by White_turbo, 05 October 2020 - 07:54 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:50 PM

Video from this past Saturday compared to the two 997 GT3. Went back to my old setting in compression and rear sway bar and back on the GY Supercar 3. The car felt much better compared to the last few events. The front end felt more responsive and the rear is more stable everywhere.

Lost to the other SS cars by .1-.7 seconds. All things considered, closed down the gap by a lot compared to the last three events. Hope to put those bad events behind me and continue to chase them in 2021.


Edited by White_turbo, 13 October 2020 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 04:18 PM

Looks good, very aggressive on throttle. Sometimes there are very small differences that contribute to a run time so that you may gain or loose a little at any given point on the track. One of the things I watch for using my videos is car placement with respect to each turn. I try to use a minimal driving line with smooth arcs and early steering input. I try to avoid overdriving, overcorrection, using the brake any more than minimal, and stress progressive throttle.

 

Tire grip seemed to be better but that can vary with the course, your driving line and the weather at the time you drove. Certainly if it felt better and more composed that is an improvement.

 

Keep up the solid work. Stay safe


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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:07 PM

Probably the last event for the GTR in this weird 2020 season. This was an event hosted by a local car club so classing are different but I still ran against the usual GT3 and a couple of 718 GT4. Took 3rd behind a GT3 and the GT4 by .3 and .1 respectively. My fastest scratch time was .4 faster if I could just clean up the run.

Course had a lot of speed maintenance area especially the first half of the course that required a lot of partial throttle and modulation. The second part opened up a little bit but still required some patience getting out of the corner, otherwise, I would lose a lot of time if I tried to get on the gas too soon.

The tires still felt good but did have some chattering and skipping when the car pushed in corner entry. It reminded me of how the OEM run flats used to be. Not sure if that is due to the lack of side wall on the tire.


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:52 PM

Thanks for your video, good to see how your courses are. Totally opposite of what I get to drive.

 

Your times show that you are in the mix, very small differences allow one to pull ahead or not. Just a little push at corner entry can be something to adjust for. Key is to look for anywhere you may be overdriving and dial it back just enough to keep everything else in line.

 

Your competition is very solid, it may push you to keep working hard which can be a good thing.


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Posted 12 February 2021 - 03:31 PM

Our new 2021 season has started and we were able to get two events done under new COVID guidelines safely.

 

Since we have no idea if any of the planned dates will be honored we don't have any points for the season or awards. Each event is stand alone and mostly for practice driving.

As a result many of us have 2-3 yr old worn Race tires and will just have to cope with that limitation.

 

Event 1  1/31/21   80 drivers, 2nd on raw time overall, 7th on Pax overall, 1st in SM class with 5 drivers. Tight U turn course, one cross-over unable to keep turns as tight as required for 45 sec course

Event 2   2/7/21    76 drivers, 3rd on raw time overall, 10th on Pax overall, 1st in SM class with 4 drivers. Another tight U turn course with narrow finish, lack of tire grip on turns with old race tires

Event 3   2/28/21  91 drivers, 3rd on raw time overall, 8th on Pax overall, 1st in SM class with 6 drivers.  Drove in Wet and cool temps, some had drier conditions. 2nd raw time had new Hoosier A7 tires

Event 4   3/7/21    74 drivers, 2nd on raw time overall, 8th on Pax overall, 1st in SM class with 5 drivers. Cool conditions, race tires barely warm, able to lower my run time by 0.1 sec while on street tires during fun runs in afternoon based on knowing the driving line better.

Event 5   3/14/21  75 drivers, 4th on raw time overall, 13th on Pax overall, 1st in SM with 4 drivers. Heat 1 cool conditions and cold race tires. Others had warm conditions later in day. 30 sec course with some tight technical spots. 

Event 6   3/28/21  77 drivers, 2nd on raw time overall, 13th on Pax overall, 1st in SM with 5 drivers. Cool conditions and 30 sec course did not allow tires to warm much. Drove on street tires during fun runs to within 0.1 sec of race time.

Event 7   4/11/21

Event 8   4/25/21

Event 9   5/2/21


Edited by AutoXGTR, 01 April 2021 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 06:00 PM

2021 season starts up this weekend in NJ and the weather couldn't be better for early spring. Temp was into the high 60s and touched 70s briefly so condition was optimal.  It doesn't seem like people have forgotten how to drive over the winter.  The PAX competition was tough with STX/STR cars dominating the top 10s.  Only one SS car made it to the top 5 and was a 2020 GT4. I only managed coming in 19 PAX.  All my times were almost identical, but I wish I tried different things on course to see if time would improve, otherwise, the runs felt great in general. 

 

 

Comparison between a GT3 in the same class that was about 0.3 secs faster: 


Edited by White_turbo, 29 March 2021 - 01:09 PM.

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