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Northern Rider
06-12-2012, 09:11 AM
Decided to step up a notch from lapping and actually compete in the GT series races, run under Gentlemen's Rules (no combat in the corners).

Mounted the camera on my helmet (bad idea - as my head bounced around). We held our own against mostly race cars on slicks and turned a lap of 1:26.842 on the 2.85 km short track. A chewed up LF tire slowed us down for the last half of the competition - our camber must have got knocked from - to + .

It was great fun! Enjoy the vid - can be watched in HD 1080 full screen format!



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ylwnana
06-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Thanks for posting! 40 min session? Your drivers side front never had a chance! Great video!

Northern Rider
06-12-2012, 03:34 PM
Thanks for posting! 40 min session? Your drivers side front never had a chance! Great video!

Thanks! Yep - 20 minutes of practise and 40 minutes of competition - plus I had run a week ago with my tire pressures way too low - by error. Road courses are very hard on tires.

Going to put 275's on the front and 285's on the rear - and see how that works.

CT-MSRT
06-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks! Yep - 20 minutes of practise and 40 minutes of competition - plus I had run a week ago with my tire pressures way too low - by error. Road courses are very hard on tires.

Going to put 275's on the front and 285's on the rear - and see how that works.

that will work, but the biggest thing is starting in the mid 40's for pressure. even a 245 will hold up with enough air in it.

Northern Rider
06-12-2012, 05:01 PM
that will work, but the biggest thing is starting in the mid 40's for pressure. even a 245 will hold up with enough air in it.

Mid 40's , you say? Is that cold? I have been starting at 39 to 40 psi cold.

joelvan
06-12-2012, 06:32 PM
looks like it's time for some adjustable upper control arms to put some neg camber into that baby. and racing pads,track wheels,slicks will help you lap times 4 to 6 sec a lap

CT-MSRT
06-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Mid 40's , you say? Is that cold? I have been starting at 39 to 40 psi cold.

yup, that is cold. Target around 50 hot.

also, joel's advise is right on for the camber. As far as the rims and tires, sry :(

Northern Rider
06-12-2012, 07:11 PM
looks like it's time for some adjustable upper control arms to put some neg camber into that baby. and racing pads,track wheels,slicks will help you lap times 4 to 6 sec a lap

I hear ya, Joel!

Done a lot of racing in a former life and you are dead right.

However, I am not prepared to make it a dedicated track machine. Still want it streetable. Maybe 2 degrees negative camber. It sure is tempting, though . . .


yup, that is cold. Target around 50 hot.

also, joel's advise is right on for the camber. As far as the rims and tires, sry :(

I'll punch the pressure up next time out, for sure!

lmhoward
06-13-2012, 07:44 AM
I have stock rubber bushings on my car so the alignment varies quite a lot on track. What really helped was wide rims with tires on the narrow side for the rims. i.e. 275/35/18 on a 10" rim. It's a good way to support the tire and help it stay flat on the surface even with insufficient negative camber and stock suspension.

Les

Northern Rider
06-13-2012, 09:51 AM
I have stock rubber bushings on my car so the alignment varies quite a lot on track. What really helped was wide rims with tires on the narrow side for the rims. i.e. 275/35/18 on a 10" rim. It's a good way to support the tire and help it stay flat on the surface even with insufficient negative camber and stock suspension.

Les

Good advice, Les! I am going to go with 10" rims all around - 275's on the front and 285's on the back. should have evverything set up by next week.

joelvan
06-13-2012, 05:39 PM
are you going to slicks? if not I have 2 sets of 285s streets for sale $500 per set they will fit all way around with spacers on front

Northern Rider
06-13-2012, 08:09 PM
are you going to slicks? if not I have 2 sets of 285s streets for sale $500 per set they will fit all way around with spacers on front

Joel - just ordered 1 pair of 285's from Tire Rack last night! But I still may be interested. Please Pm me with details. Thanks.

Northern Rider
06-16-2012, 02:08 PM
We are standing in 3rd place in the GT2 Catagory - 4 more races to go. Next one is next Friday.

Got some new shoes - Michelin Pilot Super Sports 285/35/20 for the back and 275/35/20 for the front - mounted on light ASA 20" rims.

Everything goes on Monday along with some more negative camber settings for the track.

Here are the new shoes:



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Northern Rider
06-18-2012, 03:58 PM
Here are some shots of new light wheels and fat Pilot SuperSports mounted (gotta catch those Stangs this Friday, at the next GT race - lol!)



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lmhoward
06-18-2012, 04:31 PM
I'd guess 2 to 4 seconds faster you'll be! (Yoda speak) Not to mention that the rims look real nice on your car.

Les

Northern Rider
06-18-2012, 06:28 PM
I'd guess 2 to 4 seconds faster you'll be! (Yoda speak) Not to mention that the rims look real nice on your car.

Les

That will work for me, Les! I am 2.3 seconds per lap slower than the fastest car out there in this series. We'll soon find out this coming Friday night.

Thanks for the props on the wheels. I was looking for light weight at a reasonable price - and the looks are a big bonus.

lmhoward
06-18-2012, 09:08 PM
When the tires get warmed up I think you'll find you can move your braking points forward with all the extra rubber on the pavement. Of course that means a lot more heat for the brakes, be ready for signs of too hot pads, just in case. I had to switch to a pad rated for 1800 with the extra grip. (still on street tires) Good luck.

Les

Northern Rider
06-19-2012, 05:34 PM
When the tires get warmed up I think you'll find you can move your braking points forward with all the extra rubber on the pavement. Of course that means a lot more heat for the brakes, be ready for signs of too hot pads, just in case. I had to switch to a pad rated for 1800 with the extra grip. (still on street tires) Good luck.

Les

Definitely should move up braking points! This track demands grip in the slow, sequenced twisty bits. Hoping we'll pick up more time there. I'm running a hybrid StopTech pad, so we'll see how they do.

Looking forward to this Friday!

Northern Rider
07-05-2012, 07:17 PM
We ran the 3rd race of the season a couple of weeks ago. No video this time as my cameraman (me) didn't turn on the GoPro properly. http://www.300cforums.com/forums/images/smilies/new/oops.gif

It was a fast and furious group of 23 cars on the short track, dominated by mostly pure 'track' cars - trailered in. However my street car held its own, despite one of the racing Stangs dumping all of its oil on the track 25 minutes into the 40 minute race. BBII never missed a beat and our lap times were very consistant.

Coming into race 3, we were holding down 3rd place in the large GT2 class.
At the end of the 3rd of 6 races, we managed to move up to a tie for 2nd place.

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Here is a reprint of the write up of the 3rd race from june 22nd, 2012, from the race organizer, Matt Edmunds:

June 22, 2012 – Ottawa Citizen Race Series: Event #3

The Grandstand:

Our third event of the season was another resounding success. With 23 competitors registered, running the Stadium Track made for some tight, busy, and intense racing. Many of the Event 3 competitors were MCO members and instructors who had already spent the entire day teaching and lapping, so with the track thermometer showing well over the 30 degree mark for most of the day and not a cloud in sight, the evening brought a welcomed drop in temperature to help the driver’s get through their 40 minute battle on the track.

The three Calabogie Mustang competitors fought hard as always, but with Chris Harrison retiring after breaking a sway-bar in the #49 Longhill Energy Car, which then lead to a punctured oil filter resulting in oil all over the track, the battle was on between Steve Bruder in the #08, and Harry Steenbakkers in the #55. After a hard fought battle with each other and all the other cars on the track, only 4 seconds separated the two after 41 minutes on the track. In the end it was Steve Bruder who stood on the highest platform of the podium for his first win of the season which also moved him into the first place spot in the points race with a total of 19 points. Chris Harrison and Jamie Steenbakkers follow closely behind, tied for second with 17 points each.

The GT1 Class was rocking this race and with 8 very competitive drivers and cars, and some of the most intense racing of the year. One of the best battles of the season came care of the Bernier Brothers. From start-line to finish-line, Shawn in his race-prepped BMW 325 and Chris in his race-prepped BMW 328, traded places countless times and battled right until the final seconds of the race where 4 seconds separated the two, with Shawn crossing the finish line first. That was of course the battle for second and third place, as Greg Van Dalen in the #41 Corvette Z06, schooled everyone completing 29 laps in 40:12.840 taking his first victory of the season by a margin of just under 20 seconds. This puts Greg in a tie with Chris Bernier for first place points in the GT1 Class with 17 points, followed by Shawn Bernier with 14 points. Another spectacular performance was put on by Mani Azeri as he jumped into the GT1 class this event with lap times dropping on average a staggering 4 seconds per lap over his event 1 and 2 results which landed Mani a 4th place finish in the GT1 class. One look at the GT1 podium picture put this entire series into perspective – you can’t fake that kind of excitement.

The GT2 Class showed some amazing action as always this race, and with only three retirements from the race (Yours Truly included), we had 8 other racers battling the heat and each other. Erwan James had a great comeback event after his Event 2 sway-bar failure in the #308 GTI and took his podium and victory of the year. Stephen Rocque moved up the ladder this race with a second place finish and his first podium of the season in the #708 Ford Merkur, while the last spot on the podium was taken by new comer and chump car driver Dan Corcoran in the #31 BMW 318. The GT2 points race is still lead by Mani Azeri with 18 points, followed by Erwan James and Patrick Irwin who are tied for second place with 16 points each.

Our next event is on July 21, 2012 – Qualifying at 5pm, Race at 6pm.
Be there to watch the action, or get in on the action yourself!

bob1964
07-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Job well done ...looking forward to more vids

Northern Rider
07-11-2012, 08:54 PM
Thanks Bob!

4th race is coming up in a week. Should have a new vid and updated results then.