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CoachMK21

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  1. Thank you Jerry! Always a pleasure to catch up with you at the track. Hope you get back on your feet soon!
  2. Hey Troy. If Alex doesn't buy it, I will. I'll be at PIRC too.
  3. I just watched that section with me and Andrew. At least the commentators didn't just openly say I was in the way. Just that I took a defensive line....a lot. As for the Doritos comment, they are the best...my favorite!
  4. I feel like I was a rolling road block last night. I qualified way higher than I deserved to be. I had a pretty solid lap with a draft from Gregg and the field was SO tight in qualifying. I know I was holding up several guys behind me. I just couldn't get in a good rhythm and drove way too defensively, which of course made me slow. Some really good close racing overall and I can't be too upset with a top 10.
  5. As sad as it sounds, last night was my first time taking laps at Mid-Ohio in iRacing. I did have 3 pace laps 6 years ago in my 350z. It took me up until the last lap of qualifying to feel like I knew what I was doing. And even then, I kept messing up the keyhole. I loved the close racing with Andrew, Gregg, Nick and Ian (for a short time). It's so hard to pass with a car that has terrible power and even worse torque. Especially when you're not aggressive. It appeared I made the correct pit strategy call when I leap frogged Gregg and Andrew, but then proceeded to drive like crap for 2-3 laps and then blow the keyhole and let them both by. Looking forward to next Wednesday.
  6. @Hugh Jass You can give them to one of the guys on the Ztek team, #253 Honda Accord - David, Jay or Gregg.
  7. I won't be at Mid-Ohio, but I will have local friends that will be. I'll make sure they'll be there and can accept on my behalf. Thanks!
  8. I really enjoyed this car and track. It was my first time at Mosport at the first practice session and the track is just awesome. I couldn't believe how far back I qualified with a 1:48.9 (16th). Moved up a few spots in the first 3 laps, then messed up my breaking into turn 8 and got some grass on the outside and spun in front of 2 others. Luckily, they avoided me. Lost like 4 spots from that. Then on lap 8 I was overaggressive into 2 and went wide again, but this time made it to the wall. Decided to just come to the pits for my fast repair, since I didn't want the potential of an overheating issue. Managed to move up from 20th after pitting to 13th, but somehow I ended up 11th at the finish. It was fun (at least for me) to be racing around the 3rd-7th most of the race, as I came out just behind the top 3 after my pitstop.
  9. I doubt ChampCar adjusts there credits with inflation, so I'd bet it's still $100 for 8 hours.
  10. It was pretty frustrating for me as well. Started P8 after not being able to put out a lap any better than 1.3 seconds off my best. I'm always cautious at the start, so I lost a couple spots pretty quick, then had an off that landed me back in 13th or so. I pitted on the same lap as Alex and had moved up to 2nd/3rd before rejoining in 9th. Moved up to 8th after Andrew's off he described above, but then I went off the next lap in the same spot, but had enough damage that I had to pit and get fixed up and rejoined in 12th, I think. Managed to get back to 10th overall. I didn't drive very well during the night, like I did on the practice night. I probably averaged 1-1.5 seconds slower a lap last night than before and I think the track conditions were pretty similar. Got down to a 2:14.0 after the sun came back up trying to chase down Clinton. Oh well, it was really fun and I agree the longer 2-hour races are great. I wish the field was larger, since I spent a lot of laps all by myself. Thanks for putting these on Team Hugh Jass!
  11. @RapidoSorry to bug you, but I was getting set up for tonight and noticed there wasn't a session showing up for tonight. Usually it's already there. Thanks!
  12. It was fun. All of us tried out best to not be in the led with mostly little mistakes here and there. I just lasted longer and never had a big off. That was my first real effort in the dark and I loved it. I can't really count racing with CC at Daytona at 10 pm as night racing. It's so well lit it might as well be day by VIR standards. You really had to focus and once the sun came up, driving was easy.
  13. @Rapido Will the practice round tonight also follow the above time schedule (6:30 practice, 7:30 qualifying and 8:30 race [2 hours])? Thanks!
  14. Live in California and have a tune on your car, get ready to fail SMOG. https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a37022836/california-ecu-tune-during-smog-checks/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_rdt&utm_medium=email&date=071421&utm_campaign=nl24386482&utm_term=AAA -- High Minus Dormant and 90 Day Non Openers
  15. That mount looks great, and cheap too. I may have to grab a couple.
  16. I have this roll bar mount for a 1" ball. I have a variety of arms, 3", 6" and a flexible one. with a 1" ball for the GoPro mount (like this one). I also have the same set up for an old phone running Harry's LapTimer with this phone holder. The holder works fine for the phone displaying data, but it's not steady enough to use it for video. I agree the website is difficult to find roll bar stuff, but Amazon has everything and usually easier to find if you search around.
  17. I'm sure one of the new tracks is Ozarks International Raceway in Missouri.
  18. Yea, I waited for the flag to be pulled. This is the in car of it. You can hear my radio when he says it's going to go green, then you see flagtronics turn green. It's hard to see the flagger from the video until it gets closer, but then you can see it was still double yellow. Also, I need to have it in 2nd for restarts...3rd is no good. Must remember that next time.
  19. Here is the video from our car, he splits between a cone and the yellow water barrels.
  20. Our camera caught a little mayhem in the bus stop about 45 minutes into the race on Saturday, several cars were involved, but also looks like damage was minimal due to the slow speeds.
  21. I'm curious if ChampCar did anything to your team when your 2nd driver did the very late pull into pit road during the very long caution? He missed the "commitment cone", but I know we're not NASCAR. Not trying to start trouble, just curious.
  22. I looked back at the 2018, 2019 and 2021 results to compare fast laps. Below are the number of sub 2:20 fast laps with the fastest lap in (). EC cars in []. 2021 Sun - 22 [7] (2:10.803 Tuttle #108) -- 86 with times 2021 Sat - 17 [5] (2:13.317 Sahlen's Mustard #943) -- 72 with times 2019 Sat - 17 [6] (2:11.526 Sahlen's Salt /Cayman - EC/ #945) -- 105 with times === 2:14.044 Tuttle #108 2019 Sun - 21 [7] (2:11.974 Sahlen's Salt /Cayman - EC/ #945) -- 97 with times === 2:13.864 GWR #991 2018 Sat - 24 [5] (2:15.279 GWR #991) -- 101 with times 2018 Sun - 2 [0] (2:17.600 RBank #981) -- 89 with times --- weather? Maybe 2:20 was "too slow" to compare, but the sub 2:20 times are fairly consistent. However, there were more sub 2:15 times this year than in previous years. Edit: Checked sub 2:15 times for the last 3 editions: 2021 - Sat - 6, Sun - 9 2019 - Sat - 4, Sun - 6 2018 - Sat - 0, Sun - 0
  23. We also had one in our blue Volvo and thought it worked well. Only once did I have a contradiction, but that was the fault of the turn 10 flagger holding out the double yellow while my crew chief and flagtronics were green. We shared a garage with the Flagtronics team and they were telling us some of the other potential features. I hope they can follow through on them, because if they do, the $150 price point will be "ChumpChange" for the things it can do.
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