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Old 05-24-2015, 01:48 AM   #1
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Super freaking awesome to meet and hang out with Bundy this week. If any other members of this site are near Lincoln Nebraska....come out and watch us battle tomorrow and Monday.
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turbo vs supercharger, round 2 GOGOGO



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I am impressed that Bob's car does equally well at TT and open track events.

Now onto to the statement of you both being the fastest on this site........
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His car does everything its beautiful.
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turbo vs supercharger, round 2 GOGOGO




And we still don't have the answer. My car was faster at the Pro....Bob's car was faster at the tour.

It looks like the Super vs Turbo battle will rage on

I will say the difference in performance between the two cars was very small. Two TOTALLY different approaches to arrive at effectively the same place.

It was cool meeting and hanging out with Bob. Looking forward to continuing the battle at Solo Nationals in 3 months.
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I'm sorry for this, but what hood is that on your car Eric? I like it! Or is it custom? The vents look subtle yet effective.

Both cars look great!
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Had a blast my first time really venturing out of the Northwest reagion for solo competition. Met up with the real competition in SSM. Started the weekend well opening session at the Pro friday taking the early lead and actially overall top pax of the event for a while then faild to improve the next two sessions dropping to 4th in class. Can't say i did bad just got beat by good driving. 8th overall pax was 4th in that stacked class. The crummy weather for us on day 1 of the tour screwed Strelenieks out of a shot by him not having a co driver. I managed to put in a decent run switching to dry tires as the course got about 20% dry they were faster than wets and got a slight lead heded to day 2. Day 2 was awsome as well. Having the guy that has like 12 national championships in the class set up a wager on who would be top time and then beat him on the first two runs before a timing error gives him a re-run so he could put one together was hard for me to comprehend. While Randall was runing slightly faster than me each run closing the day 1 gap. It was really fun competition.
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I'm sorry for this, but what hood is that on your car Eric? I like it! Or is it custom? The vents look subtle yet effective.

Both cars look great!
The hood is a OEM hood that has been fully gutted and a set of "RunCool" hood louvers installed in it.
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Having the guy that has like 12 national championships in the class set up a wager on who would be top time and then beat him on the first two runs before a timing error gives him a re-run so he could put one together was hard for me to comprehend.
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I see we are confusing "fastest" with "quickest"
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I see we are confusing "fastest" with "quickest"
I dont know it could be a year for a Miata in SSM. its been pretty much an all RX7 show with one Corvette till a Lotus won last year.

Lots of speculation however that the Lotus might be the ringer car for the class I don't think anyone actually built one for the class till last year though. The Lotus has some very distict advantages. such as weight distribution low cg and Factory Aero that can't be duplicated effectively on other cars within the rules.

I think these two miatas have the highest level of SSM potential that has been put into a miata yet. The black one is more of a purpose built autocross car and the white one sort of slipped into converting it to a dedicated autocross car as an afterthought. Performance levels are close and it will come down to driving I think.
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I dont know it could be a year for a Miata in SSM. its been pretty much an all RX7 show with one Corvette till a Lotus won last year.

Lots of speculation however that the Lotus might be the ringer car for the class I don't think anyone actually built one for the class till last year though. The Lotus has some very distict advantages. such as weight distribution low cg and Factory Aero that can't be duplicated effectively on other cars within the rules.

I think these two miatas have the highest level of SSM potential that has been put into a miata yet. The black one is more of a purpose built autocross car and the white one sort of slipped into converting it to a dedicated autocross car as an afterthought. Performance levels are close and it will come down to driving I think.
The Lotus guy is from the Utah chapter. Having ridden in his car and watched him all day long...wow, ridiculously well balanced car. It also cost 90k altogether though so...

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The Lotus guy is from the Utah chapter. Having ridden in his car and watched him all day long...wow, ridiculously well balanced car. It also cost 90k altogether though so...
I thought Matt was from georgia.
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I thought Matt was from georgia.
There are several of them in process and yea I think Your looking at ~90 K to do it right with A. I Lotus. I suspect my car is 35~40k not including my labor or development time but I don't even want to run the numbers. It's probably about the cheapest of those within reach of the pointy end nationally maybe besides yours.

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I'm still slumming in the under 30k range. A lot of that though is due to seeing what other people have already struggled with and not doing that. But I'm not so sure its going to cost 90k to do the lotus. If you start with a salvage title car, engineer and fab your own parts where it makes sense and dont care what it looks like you could probably be fast enough to win for 60k.
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This is the guy I'm talking about, maybe it helps if you recognize his car. Supercharged and a 20k transmission(dubious of the tranny price myself)





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I dont recognize that one. If those pics has ssm on the side I'd question the tranny price because the shifter is clearly in, but 20k for a sequential for a mid engine car doesnt seem too crazy, especially with air shifters. I think thats what the Doctor is running.
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Really nice guy too

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Ryan Johnson, of Draper, Utah, made the most of unfavorable weather conditions late on Friday afternoon and scored the SSP National Championship. His margin of victory, in his No. 59 Ryno Management Inc\Blackwatch Racing Lotus Elise, was a scant 0.192-second, but it was enough to earn the title.
“I really didn’t come with the highest of expectations, just to try my best,” Johnson said. “It started with the ProSolo. Tom Berry has been beating me by a second each day of each Pro this year. To be really close with him here, I started to get it in my mind that I might have a chance. Just focused on driving the best runs I could.
“This really means a lot. That’s why we keep coming. You begin to think it’s elusive after the eight years I’ve come to the event. It just is good to finally get to the top.”
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I dont know it could be a year for a Miata in SSM.
I was just giving you guys a hard time.

AutoX cars aren't "fast" they are "quick."

Bonneville cars are "fast."
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