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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »

Saturdays tend to be an odd day for me so I may or may not make it for that race, just on the back of the race we ran last night I can confirm the Dodge Viper GTS '02 was pretty good even in my hands :).

I think I managed a best time of 1'54.xxx which is pretty good for me at that track, there's definitely more that Viper can give as the one I ran was one I'd already modded so was mangled to fit the spec in terms of power removal / weight addition.  I had to add like 120kg or so to meet the 1400kg requirement but I did use it to set the car at a 50:50 weight distribution, not sure how much effect that had on the handling compared to a more normal set up but the car was amazingly stable.

I mean that in a good way though :), it was a surprisingly easy / comfortable car to drive.  The back end was firmly planted and almost impossible to break loose, the car handled like a dream up on the banks too and was extremely smooth through all the bank / flat transfers, even braking into that first turn was almost oddly unexciting. 

I'm sure a proper "built to spec" car (perhaps with a similar but not as excessive weight balancing) would have a few more seconds to give, particularly in the hands of a better driver as DRC isn't a track I'm especially good at.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2012, 04:33:34 PM »

to help us get a head count so we can see if we'll need two rooms, please post over at the thread below or if you prefer post here whether you'll most likely be there.  There is no participation limimt, well maybe like 22 or so if we do 11 in two rooms.

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3870984?tstart=0
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 04:37:01 PM »

I will be there.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 05:15:20 PM »

Right now I'm 50/50.  If I show up and there's room, great.  If I show up and it's full, no worries.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 11:31:40 AM »

look forward to racing with ya dude

wiz, not sure if we'll be full yet.  doesn't look like we'll definitely need two rooms, though we may be close to that 12-13 car trouble zone.  don't NOT come just because it looks like you'd be #12 or #13.  We don't have a problem making it two rooms of 6-7.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012, 07:17:40 PM »

I fell asleep on the couch.   :(

Did you have a good turnout?
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2012, 08:59:06 AM »

yea! it was a good turnout.  we had 8 after one guy had a power outage, which was unfortunate cuz he's one of the faster guys usually and the one I'm probably closest to in terms of friendly rivalry and skill level.

Cipriani ran away with it in a 458 and spent most of the race in the lead, even after pitting.

Thanks Dude and Cip for coming out!

seeing as we only had 8 participants, I don't think it's likely we'll run into the 12 person barrier on most weeks.  There are always some regulars who cannot make it some weeks.  Feel free to join people, whenever you feel like it.

I'll post specs here weekly.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012, 10:04:07 AM »

Thanks Ex this was a lot of fun.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012, 12:35:12 PM »

I can make this, this Saturday. I look forward to seeing you there.



Attn Rick, it's Daytona Road Course!

Damn...didn't see this until 3 minutes ago.
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Re: GT Saturdays (Grand-AM GT Class Street Cars; 1/28 3pm EST)
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2012, 12:48:56 PM »

I can make this, this Saturday. I look forward to seeing you there.



Attn Rick, it's Daytona Road Course!

Damn...didn't see this until 3 minutes ago.

That sucks, you might have given Cip a run for his money.
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Re: GT Saturdays (GT Academy GT-Rs 2/4 - 3pm EST)
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 10:39:28 AM »

updated OP with this week's specs...

we didn't hit the lag limit last week so if a few of you were hesitant to show up, feel free to swing by!

we'll be doing a few shorter races with random voting, so you never know where we might end up...

(hint, I'll be trying to get a snow or dirt track in the mix if I can)
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Re: GT Saturdays (GT Academy GT-Rs 2/4 - 3pm EST)
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 11:28:46 AM »

I might be able to attend tomorrow, but it depends on how long it takes me to change the oil in my car...and then wash my car as well  :D



to clarify I'm talking about my real car in real life 
« Last Edit: February 03, 2012, 11:31:06 AM by WolfpackS2k »
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Re: GT Saturdays (GT Academy GT-Rs 2/4 - 3pm EST)
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 02:04:22 PM »

I won't even go into how long it took me to change my oil the other day, nor how long I put it off.  I think I would get bitch slapped :(
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Re: GT Saturdays (GT Academy GT-Rs 2/4 - 3pm EST)
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 02:17:14 PM »

lol, sorry to hear that.  For a low slung car changing the oil on the S2000 is a piece of cake.  I don't even have to go under the car to reach the oil pan drain plug (can be reached while laying next to the car).  And I can change out the oil filter from the top side, reaching down in the engine bay.

I only use full synthetic Mobil 1, so I only change the oil twice a year.  Figure every 7500-10000 miles, though if I go to the track more often I shorten that interval, hehe.  :D
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Re: GT Saturdays (GT Academy GT-Rs 2/4 - 3pm EST)
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2012, 01:34:23 PM »

updated OP with this week's specs

it's kart racing with a different type of format than usual.  trust me, it WILL be fun, interesting, and competetive especially if we have a big group...

... SO COME ON OUT!

(plus, you'd be helping me test a race format that I plan to introduce to the masses in the near future)
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