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  1. At the Nelson 24 we tried the Dunlop ziii which was the 7th type of tire on our E30. After only a few stints in became clear that 8 dunlops would not be enough (5 lefts and 3 rights). We ended up finishing the race without dipping into our continental rain tires but this was only make possible by some time off the track repairing the car and by flipping tires around front back left right all over the place. Other than that the tires were great and by that I mean probably about as fast as an RS4. They were very flat spot resistant however with multiple lockups but no thumping all weekend. Earlier this year we ran the Yokohama A052 at Watkins Glen. These have been the fastest tire we have run yet. They seem to be re71r performance but never overheat. Watkins Glen is very easy on tires for us so this may not be accurate but I feel these tires last 10-20% longer than an re71r. They are very expensive. Our favorite driving tire has been the Yokohama aD08R, this tire lasts long, gives consistent performance, and is easy to drive. I estimate its life is 75% to equal to that of the RS4 but with better braking and excellent rain performance. This tire is also expensive. The continental extreme contact is surprisingly good and not that far off the pace from 200tw tires. We have not had the chance to run them in rain conditions that would really give them an advantage. They did not last for is because they chunked at tht shoulder (after 8 hours at mosport) The Toyo R1R has very unique driving characteriscs that a lot of us enjoyed. It is great under the brakes, not as strong at multitasking. It feels sloppy but puts down great laptimes. It has an odd reputation of being fast wearing but in our experience, if you are willing to run them bald they last as long as most other tires but furthermore endure abrassive tracks very well. These have been our best wearing tire at calabogie. I hope my humble opinion can help some others choose to or not to run a tire. Thanks
  2. Realistically I agree with you guys, safety is progress. My greater concern is for those that have not raced there, I don't want them to be scared away. The track is working too hard for people to not show up and enjoy it. That and even as a young guy it holds a genuine and nolstagic place in my heart for racing, like going to the grubby drag races with my dad and getting fries and spraying vinegar on them with a spray bottle.
  3. I personally see Nelson as a bucket list track. It is a badge of honor that only Amateur racers wear. These magazine snippets show some big names racing there but when they raced at Nelson they were coming into OUR arena. I would like to believe that when they left they had a real good time. In the world of glamorous, clean, and private race tracks Nelson is in some ways a breath of fresh air or maybe more of a hazing ritual to be in our sport. Whatever it is, I love it.
  4. 191 Correlates more with the performance I saw from the car. Changing 200tw tires every pit stop fits in the rules; a 274hp boxster does not. Confidence restored! We too were switching tires around nearly every pit stop; trying to make 8 Dunlop Z3's go 24 hours.
  5. I think Nelson hit it out of the park. $3 fuel... Which was available 24hrs are some of the first things that come to mind.
  6. Saw the pull but was not looking at screen and asked someone else looking at it, high enough that I was hesitant to share, maybe a Dyno issue? I was more curious why it happened, now I am curious if that number is real.
  7. Sounds like the boxster number I heard was fake news
  8. I only saw 1 of the cars get dynoed. Math did not add up for me. But not for me to judge.
  9. What was up with the Dyno following impound? Was it a protest?
  10. What weight oil do most of you guys run in your smallblocks for endurance racing?
  11. A machinest friend if mine swears by align honing the cam bearings for power and reliability. Cannot speak for it myself but his knowledge and experience has always been right. Just pointing it out because this is something you will not find in a crate motor.
  12. The series and rules has not put us in this place, the tire industry. Trying to make rules today will squander development for tomorrow. Tire prices will go up, not just because of inflation but look at the cars that will and are replacing our current generation, larger diameter wheels and wider tires. I would venture a guess that the majority of people simply follow the trend of the tire of the day, very few are maximizing their setup for a particular tire when the best teams are. There are more tire suppliers in this 200tw Motorsports category now than a few years back. Maybe we should focus our efforts on attracting more manufacturers to our niche rather than trying to change the rules.
  13. wd6681

    NS-2R

    Thanks! I overlooked to specify the manufacturer !
  14. Who has run the nankang NS-2R? Please inform the car and size. Tires were labeled made in Taiwan or China? Thanks
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