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Old 05-18-2018, 01:26 PM
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There's a Home Depot in Danville about 30-35 minutes from the track...if one needed to make a impromptu run to HDR for aero materials...
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Glad Ryan and for the most part the car is ok. Looks all superficial, can't get away from that too much with how much both the splitter and wing stick out. Y'all are there, fix and head back out!
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TMI also has most of a machine shop at VIR. Cozy up to the guys in the store that's in north paddock. I've seen them press out bearings for people mid-weekend in the past so they may be able to help out.
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Second of three times sessions and I botched everything. Hard wired transponder wasn't picking up. Swapped our backup rechargeable transponder in but it was on zero charge. So we had it on the charger before I went out and forgot to put it back on the car. Then I chucked it off in turn one after setting fast lap of all UTCC cars that session. But of course it wasn't recorded. In any case, NASA DQ's you for that session and the next two, if you go four off. Open practice and last time session in about an hour but I can't run them. As it stands now I am in the top 20. If the track does not get any faster in the last session, I will make the shootout tomorrow.

Splitter is bent up but I think we can bring it back to 95% original shape it'll just be even uglier. Unfortunately I broke the end plates and second element off the GT1000. So it will be way down on rear downforce but it might still be faster. We will see.
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DQ'd from 3 sessions for a single 4-off??? What the actual ****, NASA.
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That's not how they run normal TT so no idea where that is coming from.
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:08 PM
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Rain is a beyotch. I admire you guys for going out and putting down fast laps in the damp. Luckily it sounds like damage to both cars is fairly minimal.
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I spoke too soon. Only dq'd from the session with the four off. Sean is trying to jerry-rig my front end now so I can go back out.

Anyone near vir that wants to loan or sell me an APR GT 250 foil with 31" mount centers?
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that Nikon, however, is missing the rubber eye-piece...
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John had an idea. Our wing had the nutserts pulled out of either end so there's nothing to attach the end plates onto.
So so we went into town to a Fastenal and bought two 6' lengths of 1/4 20 threaded rod. Clamp the end plates on. No second element but we basically have a GT 250 again.
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What happened to session 3?

Nevermind, just checked my FB.



That's a first.
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Holy jeez
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Wow.
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Because the B group did not get their third session and AA group got the only dry track of the day, GRM decided to give us another opportunity tomorrow. Ryan and I both get another shot but it will probably be wet so we will be lucky to make the top 15 I think.
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Because the B group did not get their third session and A group got the only dry track of the day, GRM decided to give us another opportunity tomorrow. Ryan and I both get another shot. It will probably be wet so we will be lucky to make the top 15 I think.
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Bummer to see weather be such an issue. Best of luck today to both of you.
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Sonny is fine. 3rd in TTU while scrubbing A7's. We are 1st ir2nd fastest in the wet so that's ok too.

Irony is the only UTCC session today coincides with the vonlt real rain today. Dry before and after. So I won't get a chance to do anything. I'm not even going out today. No point. I won't go any faster than I did yesterday and only risk messing up Sonny's chances by bending it again.

Sonny has an excellent chance at podium in SU & TTU both days.
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We got Ryan back out finally. Big grins all around.
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Love this. Keep the updates coming Emilio. We are all living vicariously here: you and Ryan have built the Miatas we all want to build, you are at the event we all want to go to, racing against the cars we would all love to beat.

Results from this event could set a real real precedent for what this platform is capable of.
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