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Old 12-14-2016, 03:48 AM
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What a weekend.

Saturday was the last MSCT Motorkhana for the year. We only had a small field of 22 due to another event locally so we managed to smash through 8 different tests (of two runs per test). After a long day and a lot of seat time I managed 10th overall.



Yes, that is a Dodge Phoenix parked next to me... it entered too. I'll link some more pics when I get access to them.

The cheap rear pads did not help one bit. The cable handbrake just sucks big time. We bought ANOTHER car a couple of weeks ago, a '91 Subary Liberty (I think you guys call it a legacy) for doing khanacross in, we're going to see how it handles a motorkhana too. Failing that I don't think I have any options left but to throw in a hydro.

Late last week it was announced that there would be one last private practice session at the track on Sunday. I had finally picked up the fixed up Enkei's from the wheel guy only on Tuesday so haphazardly had to find someone to mount the semi's last minute.



I had a couple of old centre caps off my 1st gen still which fit quite nicely.

My friend with their MR2 wanted to come out and play around with their tune and I had convinced one of the guys at work to come out (in their only freshly rebuilt Supra) and have a play too.



More on that RX7 later.



An earlier session for the day. Sorry about the shaky cam, my mount sucks. My best lap for the session (and the day as it would turn out) was lap 4.

After a few sessions in the morning to get a feel for the car again (which is running SOOOOO nicely now), I started hitting my PB again. It was time to change to the semi's. It had all come down to this, all the prep, all the time, all the money. Everything was crossed off my list. There was nothing left to do. No pressure.



I did a quick 5-6 laps to get a feel for things and get some temperature in to the rubber, then pulled in to check the pressures. There was about 10psi between the cold temps and the hot ones, so let a little air out and off I went again. At around 80% speed I was still lapping as quick as I was on the street tyres. A few more quick laps and back in to check the pressures again. The hot pressures were set to 28psi front and 26psi rear, the tyres were scrubbing nicely and weren't rubbing on anything. I headed back out for some full pace work.



This session is where things started going poorly. First of all, my phone (which was filming and doing the GPS tracking/timing) overheated from being in the sun and shut off. I ran a quick warm-up lap, then another 80% lap, then I was hard at it. First corner is a medium right hander (preceeded by "the hump" followed by a tight left. As I passed the S/F line I drifted over to the left to set myself up for turn 1. Normally I start braking before the hump as the car was too unsettled to brake after, but on the semi's a quick jab was all that was needed, around to the right then hard on the brakes for the left hander.

BANG!!!

There is the RX7 filling my rear view.

BANG!!!

How the hell did he hit me again?? I'm getting off the track.

So the story goes (according to him) that I cut him off coming past the S/F line and pushed him out into the grass on the left, without actually making contact. As we came over the hump he pulled in behind me and then when I broke for turn 2 he went straight into the back of me. I maintain that I did not deviate from my line (as I have been instructed) and that he should not have been trying to pass mid-corner in a practice session, he could have waited another 5 seconds and passed on the approach to the hairpin where it was safe to do so. As there are no flag marshals at practice there was no way for me to be signaled of their intent to pass, and the last time I spotted them was coming out of turn 7 where they were still quite a ways back. I had three CAMS officials back me up too.

At the end of the day the damage wasn't too bad. My rear bumper is pretty messed up, as are most of the brackets holding it on. There is a little steelwork deformation in the wheel well and the exhaust rearward of the rear wheels is pretty much scrap. The damage to his car was mostly superficial too.





It just didn't seem fun after that.

So fun times. Bring on 2017....

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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

What an @$$hole that guy was.

Enjoyed the story. Thanks for taking the time to share the adventures of a 4th gen Honda Prelude down under.

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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

That guy is a damn dickhole! Sorry that happened. Looks like a ton of fun before that, and your care still looks beautiful.
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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

Is it a viable option to use nitrogen in your tires?
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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

Dang, long time no updates.

^^ Not sure what you mean there. For what purpose exactly? I currently run about a 78% nitrogen blend, with around 21% oxygen and 1% of other stuff mixed in.
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Dang, long time no updates.

^^ Not sure what you mean there. For what purpose exactly? I currently run about a 78% nitrogen blend, with around 21% oxygen and 1% of other stuff mixed in.
That's what I was getting at Tas... a form of inflation in the tires that is less prone to temperature extremes in hot vs cool tread conditions... but as usual your are 22 steps ahead of anything I can come up with. You got this.
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Re: :::Tassievteclude::: Tassie's 1994 JDM BB1

Not at all mate, love to hear ideas on any little thing that could make a difference. I just don't think i'm in that sort of territory where I'm chasing fractions of a second per lap, my skill level is what is letting me down now.

For instance, I participated in another club day today, first one since 2014 I think. I've only been doing private practice for the last 12 months which while they're good for building skill and checking the car out, they're just not the same. I had a couple of guys give me a good run for my money in a DC2 Integra Type R. Started off in one session where one of them was ahead of me on the grid, had a ball keeping up with them but they missed a gear coming out of turn 3 which gave me the opportunity to pass approaching the hairpin. Surprisingly the big ol' girl actually managed to get them under brakes. The next session we started in opposite positions and I spent most of the time with a teggy filling my mirrors, they didn't have the power to pass though. The healthy competition pushed me to take another 1.7 seconds off my PB, I'm now down to a 1:10.4938 without changing much on the car at all. I spent the whole day still on the street tyres too, didn't see the need to bust out the semi's at that pace. Looking back at page one of this thread and I didn't think I'd ever get down to the 10's on street tyres and I didn't think I'd ever get much lower in the 'lude. Now I don't know what is possible.

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Now I think about it, there were only two issues for the day. 1) was obviously grip. On the street tyres I was struggling to not understeer under power, couldn't brake at 100% without locking up, and cornering speeds were kept low. Despite this I managed to drop times with cleaner lines and more precise braking. 2) was the JDM speed cut, I finally met it. The last 4-5 laps I did for the day I would hit the speed cut (cuts fuel at 180kph/112mph) pretty consistently just before braking into turn 6. Need that gone.

I also had one minor hiccup on the last lap of the day, part of the drivers side plastic inner fender liner thingy (the bit that joins on to the bumper) fell down, contacted the wheel and the road and basically wore down to the nub. Oh well, more weight saving.

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