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Old 02-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default TxMC round 2 @ MSR-Cresson

About 1 month away! Who's gonna man-up and try something new this year?
The event is Sat. march 12th, i believe we're running the 1.7mi. ccw configuration. This is a VERY fun and challenging track. You can register here:
http://www.nasaproracing.com/event/1203

So who's in?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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We have an issue. DE1, 2, and 3 are running the 1.7 as planned, so many people signed up for TT/DE4 that we're running on the 3.1.

NASA needs to get over their **** and run two TT groups, but this is what we're left with. How do you guys care to score this?
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We have an issue. DE1, 2, and 3 are running the 1.7 as planned, so many people signed up for TT/DE4 that we're running on the 3.1.

NASA needs to get over their **** and run two TT groups, but this is what we're left with. How do you guys care to score this?
Looking at the entry list I see zxtex and his LS miata got bumped back to HPDE4 likely due to licensing. If all the Unlimited guys, you, me, spoolin, and zxtex are in the same group it's no problem. It won't work if there's any unlimited guys running in HPDE 3.

I notice there's another TTA miata signed up. Who is that and what is his setup? Hopefully he'll join us for TxMC, and should be unlimited if running TTA. There's a couple more miata's running in HPDE4, but i'm guessing spec guys trying for comp lic. If they run TxMC as mod, that screws up everything...

So, if all unlimited cars are in TT/HPDE 4 and Street and Mod class are HPDE3 or lower there's no problem (other than comparing times/margins). Anything else and TxMC is screwed.

I'm gonna guess that the Friday happy hour will be on the 1.7 for the w2w guys.

They should just run everyone on the 3.1, but the w2w guys are whining. They could run all HPDE and TT on the 3.1 and w2w on the 1.7, but I'm pretty sure that won't happen either. That's the best for TxMC, but we have no voice (yet).

Having never run the 3.1, I'll be getting an education on the warmup lap Off to review film now.

clusterfuck fer sure.
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Are you the other TTA miata? Are you running TxMC Unlimited or Mod?
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Nope not me registered for hpde 3, I'm running in street class.
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That guy from DAL racing has an NSX that "races on TV" and I think this is one of the drivers. He signed up for the last race in Houston but no-showed.

I ran the 3.1 about 4-years ago for one session. Some bastard in a 996GT2 decided to take the "1.7 route", backed-up into traffic, and I almost hit him and went spinning. Then, he somehow overheated the car at the end of that session and poured anti-freeze all the way around the 3.1. So I have about 3-laps out there.
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Nope not me registered for hpde 3, I'm running in street class.
OK. Looks like your group will have the most clear track. Not sure if we've met, stop by and say hi, I'm the old senile guy in the black TTA #12 miata.
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well, i think all unlimited will be in tt. last events street class winner is in de4, but i can probably get him to run in three for a session to get a lap time since i can't get the de3 up into 4. i have dropped into de3/4 from tt a bunch of times when i missed a session due to car troubles, etc... and it wasn't a big deal. only thing is now you need to get a de3 sticker from that group leader in the morning. i shared a car last time and my buddy ran tt and i ran de3 and didn't have problems except for 1 grid guy told me i needed a de3 sticker but still let me out. easiest thing would be to say, "hey group leader, i bought extra sessions so i need a sticker to go out in de3"
i guess we'll just have to see what's up when we get there. oh, i doubt i'll be in TxMC. i'll probably be in a turbo crx since i can't seem to get spark in my miata still.
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That guy from DAL racing has an NSX that "races on TV" and I think this is one of the drivers. He signed up for the last race in Houston but no-showed.

I ran the 3.1 about 4-years ago for one session. Some bastard in a 996GT2 decided to take the "1.7 route", backed-up into traffic, and I almost hit him and went spinning. Then, he somehow overheated the car at the end of that session and poured anti-freeze all the way around the 3.1. So I have about 3-laps out there.
Looks like the DAL miata is no longer on the reg list? Our group is now up to 34 cars and I don't see spoolin on there either, but he says on other forums that he's in for saturday and working sunday.

I don't know what it is with msr-c, but I've seen more fluids put on that track (and more cleanup delays) than any other. Last year an evo oiled down half the 1.7 race line and then a bmw at the pca tt did the exact same thing.

Ten TTA cars signed up and five in your class. Should be a blast.

EDIT: LOl at typin while spoolin is posting. See ya there..
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Yeah, I'm pumped. I've been working on trail braking on Forza all month because I know I need to reduce steering angle and trail brake harder. They way I back into 6, 9, and 10 at Hallett is how I need to hit Big Bend, Little Bend, Rattlesnake, and Buzzard Neck.
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Wow! Looks like fun. I only live about 7 miles from the track.

Unfortunately, I'm going to be doing my Baron refresher that weekend in San Antonio. Actually, that'll be fun too. 1040 cubic inches of 100LL sipping Continental.

You guys have fun. Maybe next year. Hopefully, my build will be done by then. Hmmm . . . are builds ever done?
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OK. Looks like your group will have the most clear track. Not sure if we've met, stop by and say hi, I'm the old senile guy in the black TTA #12 miata.
I think we met at the TxMC event at ECR. I'll have my car this time though minus the supercharger.
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I'm hoping to get out there this weekend, but no promises.
My car sits on a brand new set of AST's and I haven't even driven the car since I installed them over a month ago.
Jeff said I can use his car, but I haven't checked it over and I'm worried about blowing up the 5 speed.
I'm in the process of trying to help a local guy get his car finished and sorted for this NASA event, so I might not even have time to get mine ready.

Maybe I'll see ya'll saturday....
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Yes I signed up for TTS, then realizing I was not following procedure, asked them to move me back into HPDE4.

I did several laps in a CMRA endurance race in the back section as a circuit, albeit on a slightly slower machine, an NSR-50. It is going to be interesting doing it in the Miata. The toilet bowl should be fun.

Last count there were 37 entries between TT and HPDE4. Even on the 3.1 that is going to be a bit crowded.

I have a mushy brake problem I have not resolved. I have bled the brakes, over and over, and even replaced the master cylinder this evening with a brand new one. I bench bled it thoroughly. The pedal is firm until I start the engine and the brake booster get vacuum. Then it is so mushy the pedal can be pressed all the way to the pedal stop. There are no brake fluid leaks anywhere.
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Yes I signed up for TTS, then realizing I was not following procedure, asked them to move me back into HPDE4.

I did several laps in a CMRA endurance race in the back section as a circuit, albeit on a slightly slower machine, an NSR-50. It is going to be interesting doing it in the Miata. The toilet bowl should be fun.

Last count there were 37 entries between TT and HPDE4. Even on the 3.1 that is going to be a bit crowded.

I have a mushy brake problem I have not resolved. I have bled the brakes, over and over, and even replaced the master cylinder this evening with a brand new one. I bench bled it thoroughly. The pedal is firm until I start the engine and the brake booster get vacuum. Then it is so mushy the pedal can be pressed all the way to the pedal stop. There are no brake fluid leaks anywhere.
i would look at the brake booster check valve first, and then make sure you don't have a leak at the booster or hose.

right now TxMC looks like this. unlimited class runs 3.1 course. street class runs 1.7mi. track. hopefully any mod class entrants will all be on one or the other. there is one street class guy, matt, last event winner that is in de4. but he will probably have to run 1 session with the de3 group for TxMC. shouldn't be a problem, i've done it every event, the problem will be going up. if someone with an unlimited class car is in de3, he probably won't be able to enter TxMC because unless he get's promoted to de4 he'll be on the smaller course. that really sux. hopefully we won't be in that situation.

Jwags, you better be there with your car. especially if i'm gonna make it, there's no excuse for you! yeah, that's right bitches, i may actually be in my miata, and it may actually run right! keeping my fingers crossed. but i got it figured out tonight. i still have to get my ecu diode swapped out for the right one, but as long as nothing else goes wrong i'll be ready for battle. sux that i've never driven that track, but whatever, i'll just follow somebody for a session.
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lol @ 40 cars on a 3-mile track. Maybe it's time for a TT only day with NASA.
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