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  1. 901 Motorsport brought #901 (red and white e30) and #903 (pink, white, black, green, rust e30) to AMP. The grand plan was to test all sorts of stuff on Friday, really dial things in at a track that suits our cars. Well, nope. We spent all of Friday trying to get the cars quiet enough to race, welding on all the mufflers that could be found in Dawsonville, GA. Subjectively our cars were quieter than most and we have never had sound issues, but maybe there was something about how the downturns reflected off the track? Felt like voodoo, but eventually we found a combo that got them quiet eno
  2. Something is goofy with Speedhive. The data is there. I got it to show all laps for a car and then it failed the next time. Seems hit or miss.
  3. Track told me they will close the gate at 7 Thursday night. So needed to be there prior.
  4. Another way to interpret this for LED is 4 light housings— I got a tech clarification since we have housings that have a divider between 2 groups of LEDs and they can look like 2 lights. What really matters is lumens. No more that 8000 and needs to have documentation.
  5. +1 on the Diode Dynamics. Best part is that you can actually aim them-- they shoot a rectangle of light instead of a circle. Less glare, more light where you want it. So much better than the lightbars that put 1/2 the light into the tops of the trees. 8000 lumens really isn't that much light on a race car IMHO so need the light to land in the right place.
  6. That is legal. Actually got a tech ruling in the knowledge base on the Diode Dynamic lights since we have gotten grief for the 12" bar, which has a separator and can look like two lights. They agreed that the 12" is one unit and all that really matters is lumens
  7. Yeah, I looked at the video which has a speed overlay-- showed 20 mph all the way down that crazy long pit lane. And the RPMs were also right for 20mph in 2nd gear. Must be tricky for the marshalls to call it when they don't have a speed gun-- two cars of different speed means one is either too fast or too slow.
  8. Bill, not sure I understand. I was going exactly 20mph (unless my AIM GPS was wrong). I passed the dude who was going less than 20. I was told I shouldn't have passed on pit lane. Maybe I misunderstood and they thought I was speeding since I went past the other guy. No biggie. Good to know on the rule.
  9. Not sure if this is the right forum but need clarity on pit lane rules. At Indy we completed our service, were going a calibrated 20mph in the left-most lane (20 was the limit), and rolled past a slow moving car that was poking along in the center lane. We were held for a little bit, told we couldn't pass in pit lane. I honestly cannot remember if it was green flag or yellow. If yellow I get the restriction to passing but not sure what to do with a car going 10mph below the limit. If green I think passing should be ok if speeds are ok. I cannot find anything in the rules either way.
  10. I though GBU drove very safely-- no divebombing, patient in corners. And they ran with their 10 zillion lux lights blazing (at least until they got crunched on day 1), which was really helpful. Could see them coming from a long way back. Think that is something that all the high-closing-speed cars should always run.
  11. 901 Motorsport brought car #903 in all her duct-taped e30 glory to play at Indy this year. She had finished 5th at the VIR 24 a month ago and we were excited to be at Indy to try to match or even better that result. Well, to lead with the punchline, we finished 5th. Both days. Consistency is good, I guess? First day we learned that the car was better on pace than we figured. Indy sure likes power but also rewards handling, and 903 has junkyard engine power but is a well sorted, well prepped, good handling car and able to run at the limit all day. On Saturday we ran as high as sec
  12. For those on the fence, and in case it matters to you, hotels are CHEAP! $79 for a Hampton Inn. I'm staying at the RV park by the track and paying more than that per night. Agreed that Indy really needs to open some of the gates to the pits (that was a bit much), but it is a really cool track that fostered fun racing, which is what this is all about. We brought two cars last year and neither had a clean run, but was worth every single dime. One car this year and super psyched to enjoy this great track.
  13. 901 Motorsport brought 2 e30s to VIR to play for 24 hrs (we hoped). #901 (red) and #903 (assorted shades of ugly). Started right near the back but as others have said, is a long race. The two cars were very even on speed, a little light on pure pace vs the Pinkies Out e30s, but able to run consistently hard so we settled in to try to run a mistake-free race. After the first stint we were running with 903 in 4th and 901 in 6th and would stay roughly in those positions +/- fuel stops for a long time. As darkness came we had our first hiccup. 903 suffered a fluky internal short in
  14. Sorry. Got confused and didn't want to sleep on the beach. So how do we sort it out? The supplementals say all camping is at Lake Lloyd Shores and Daytona says they are closed. Do we email Dana? Couldn't find a way to pay the $75 referenced in the supps.
  15. I called about camping and was told that only 150 RV spots were now available (no other camping) and I had to buy a ticket to the IMSA race, blah blah blah. I tried to explain, they got confused, I now have a different number for owner/driver RVs and will call tomorrow. Gonna be hanging with the Penske boys if they let me in. Will share what I learn.
  16. I watched you go through the esses with that hood up. You were hauling ass peeking through a mailbox slot. Was pretty awesome.
  17. Staying at the COTA RV spots on the back straight (at least I think I am-- they took my reservation). Is there going to be a way to get to the paddock from the RevLine RV park if the perimeter roads are closed?
  18. There was definitely oil (or maybe gasoline) down during that time. Both our drivers were whining about being able to see a rainbow trail around the track that was slicker than snot (full disclosure, I was one of those whining drivers). Turn 1, 3, 5 were the worst. Washed off eventually but was tricky under that yellow. 901 Motorsport #901, 903
  19. We run the Ecliptech on one of our e30s and it is great. Prefer it to the AIM dash on the other car, at least for shift light functions. Simple, light, durable. Brightness automatically adjusts and can get very bright, but dims enough for night. Like it.
  20. Raffle this weekend at AMP benefitting the American Cancer Society-- over $750 in prizes In an effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ChampCar, DiscoveryParts and Real Men Wear Pink have teamed up to raffle over $750 worth of prizes this weekend. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. · For a $20 donation you will get a pink magnetic ribbon for your car and 4 tickets to the raffle · Every $5 donation will also receive a raffle ticket To donate or buy ribbons, stop by Registration, the DiscoveryParts store, or the 901 Mot
  21. No, I never saw a point by in 902-- I was reading the positioning of the car for intent and read it incorrectly. 30 years of endurance racing at some pretty high levels and I just got it wrong. Hope you feel better. The third day is often the worst
  22. Realize this is the wrong thread but wanted to get this out there. I was in the 902 and turned the 112. So glad the driver is ok physically-- was a nasty hit and could have been worse. Totally my fault as overtaking driver. I misread the situation and feel terrible about ruining their day. FWIW on a Monday morning, here was my thinking. I had caught the 112 in 1. Coming out of the lower esses I stayed to the left and in the mirror so the 112 knew I was there. I was lapping a fair bit quicker so assumed when the 112 stayed right and didn't protect a little I thought it was
  23. Trying to interpret the latest and greatest schedule. I might have missed this but do we NEED the haulers to be there at 8:30am on Friday to get their parking assignments, and then move in starting at 9am? Or can we show up later? We have a garage so assuming we already have a parking spot assigned.
  24. Footage of the fire from the #902, starting around 4:00. Sad to watch.
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