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bbaker480 last won the day on February 19 2020

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  1. This sort of thing is why I've been absent from the forum for the better part of the last year. An honest question about the budget for a race weekend was asked and the tire discussion has taken over yet again. I'll check back in on tech discussions in a few months when the 2022 BCCR comes out, until then you folks enjoy arguing over rubber!
  2. What car are you working with here? Even without sliders my car required the floor to be adjusted to get our tallest driver (me) under the roll cage so we built in enough room for basic manual sliders that conveniently ramp up as they go forward so the shorter guys not only get closer to the wheel and pedals but can see over the steering wheel.
  3. I like that idea, much quicker to have both batteries set up with a plug and just hot swap if needed.
  4. Nothing in our series is going fast enough to make downforce!
  5. Well, this is what I ended up with for my first league race tonight. Hoping to make it to the parts yard this weekend, used seats are all $20 and I'm sure they will be better than an Ikea chair.
  6. Like @wvumtnbkr said I bought it from them, and they want it back for a parts car when I'm done with it. Aside from a rear window regulator it's doing just fine though, so it might be a while.
  7. I'll have to drive the Subaru when I work with you guys or I'm worried I'll walk outside and find my Saab stripped for spare parts lol!
  8. I ended up with an Oculus Rift S. I haven't had the opportunity yet to drive with it because I'm still building my rig, but I have managed to punch the light on my ceiling fan twice goofing around with it. I'm throwing together a 2x4 rig to get dimensions situated and then ordering some 80/20 extrusion. Might as well dive in with both feet right?
  9. I have ventured down to help from time to time but it's hard to make the time for garage stuff when you are traveling. Since @wvumtnbkr moved my car has pretty much sat stationary waiting on someone to motivate me to work on it.
  10. What is the best bang for the buck VR headset right now? I'm back and forth between the HP Reverb G2 and the Valve Index based on reviews. Also curious how in VR you find buttons to access menu functions for pit stops and things.
  11. Bourbon, cigars, finished putting shelving in my basement (although I'm still sorting things to put back in totes), built/rebuilt a new PC, and spending WAY too much time playing Modern Warfare. This was my first time doing any sort of PC water cooling and I have a new GPU coming whenever EVGA gets around to shipping the 3080 FTW3 cards again, so I will be redoing the loop when that comes in and a waterblock is available. Disregard the extra 8 pin PCIE connector, when I put everything in the new case I decided to run the wiring for the 3080 instead of just doing 2x8. I plan on picking up a VR headset soon and getting back into iRacing as well. One thing that has really helped with the lack of social interaction working from home has been hanging out with people online. As much as I hate the amount of time I spend playing games now it is nice that I have friends that are open to jumping on and playing a few matches when we're all bored together. I also have been joining @wvumtnbkrand some others a night or two a week to hang out on Zoom. It's not drinking alone if you are talking with friends online right?
  12. 10 new teams is 40 drivers, plus probably a few more individuals who drove for existing teams with little wheel to wheel experience. I know when I went to novice school at my first event this was covered. I wonder how many of the, let's call them 50, new drivers at Pitt this weekend attended the online novice school? CCES made an effort during the event to correct the actions of these teams over the PA and visiting pit stalls. With the small percentage of people on the forum and Facebook I don't think anything we do here will help, and if they aren't here they likely aren't watching the drivers meeting or novice school videos either. I don't know that I have a solution aside from black flagging cars that have already been spoken to. That really isn't fixing the immediate problem because race control is busy getting the yellow resolved, not watching for gaps in the field. Pit lane volunteers are busy yelling at all of us to put visors down so it's not their focus. Maybe amend the rule book to put a push bar on each car?
  13. This last race at Pitt seemed to be worse than any other event I've been to for this. Chelsea was on the PA system several times asking people to get their drivers moving but it didn't seem to help. Watching the first 10 cars roll down the front straight behind the pace car and the rest of the field coming down the hill to the back straight at 20mph was mind boggling. I also watched quite a few cars come down pit lane at well over the speed limit and then fumble around for a 7 or 8 minute fuel stop. Is it possible we just had a higher than normal volume of new teams/drivers who skipped the online novice class?
  14. I think there has been some level of decreased participation from members of TAC and the BOD here because we seem to beat the same dead horses over and over and there are some that take that as an opening to slam either of these groups for decisions they disagree with. I highly doubt there is a single decision that they have made where EVERYONE agrees with them so it probably feels a lot like they have put a lot of time and effort into doing what is best for folks racing in the series but we, the forum members, are never satisfied. Also there is a BCCR for 2021 to review and these are the folks who would be doing that.
  15. More than once I have watched someone go over the wall to dive under a car and call for a wrench and the two pit boxes on either side of them are digging through toolboxes to help out. I don't think any of us want to win or lose because of off track action. I've ended up volunteering at a few events because none of my regular teams were showing up and you still end up finding people always willing to share information and/or a beer.
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