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Charlotte Championship?? (NOT an official event thread)

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So I haven't seen it mentioned in the forums all weekend (and that has really surprised me since the trunklid of a particular car has garnered a lot of action).

 

So there is a red flag video on FaceBook that says we are going to have the Championship race at Charlotte this year.  14 hour, one day.  The week after the Road America race.  I have to admit that I don't love that track - maybe some of you can talk me into wanting to go.....

 

(if there is already a thread on this that I somehow missed, reply and I will do my best to delete this one or edit the title to indicate it is redundant)

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Just so long as we have REAL curbing on the back stretch this time and not cones to run into.  The continuously reconfigurable track layout in 2017 isn't good enough for a championship event.

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Per Mike. We will not be running any bus stops. It will be balls-wide-open NASCAR3 and the Tri-Oval. Bring your big boy panties.

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Check your brakes...  at least one slower zone to  protect us from blasting at 140+ into the zero run off turn 1 would be nice.  

 

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Huggy... big boy panties. 
We have done this track before with little issue. It hugely fun. I almost won this race twice. So you have a good chance of doing well in your little e30. 

 

Oh, and my top speed on the track was 124mph.
same for Troy.

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I have driven every configuration, and my favorite is with no horseshoe and no chicane.  What a blast!  I will be a hired gun for this one.  I just need a ride. 

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No chicane? Sweet! This place is best without one 😍

 

18 minutes ago, Huggy said:

Check your brakes

Charlotte has not really been a brake killer but it is a great idea to be on your toes (tows?)  Please dbbl check your wheel torque, we have been around awhile, at one point almost winning if it weren't for a 12th hr crash, never a wheel issue till getting complacent/half heat stroked @ charlotte in 16, properly checked our lug torque pre-race and forgot to check midday, hour 12  had the RF loosen.

 

Note to self: If/when we ever go back, need to do a serious checklist around 4th fuel stop/hour 10 ;)

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1 hour ago, Bill Strong said:

Huggy... big boy panties. 
We have done this track before with little issue. It hugely fun. I almost won this race twice. So you have a good chance of doing well in your little e30. 

 

Oh, and my top speed on the track was 124mph.
same for Troy.

 

Ill be there.  I was just hoping for the front straight kink to slow us down into one of the more dangerous turns I have driven.  

124 only? Thats slower than VIR, do you have to lift in Nascar3/4?

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1 minute ago, Huggy said:

 

Ill be there.  I was just hoping for the front straight kink to slow us down into one of the more dangerous turns I have driven.  

124 only? Thats slower than VIR, do you have to lift in Nascar3/4?

 

We did MIS in the Subaru with the SVX and the M50 powered e30. We did 142 mph in the Subaru. It was fun!

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We never lifted in the Miata and got to 128 coming out of 4.  At least that's what the speedo said so I'm going with it!

 

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2 minutes ago, Huggy said:

 

Ill be there.  I was just hoping for the front straight kink to slow us down into one of the more dangerous turns I have driven.  

 124 only? Thats slower than VIR, do you have to lift in Nascar3/4?

 

If you lost brakes going into T1, wouldn't you just continue on the oval? 

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1 minute ago, red0 said:

 

If you lost brakes going into T1, wouldn't you just continue on the oval? 

Once you blasted through the tire wall, yes.  theoretically.  😆

 

 

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Just now, Jer said:

Once you blasted through the tire wall, yes.  theoretically.  😆

 

 

 Is the tire wall to stop cars from missing T1 and colliding with cars going from the infield onto the oval? 

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Just now, red0 said:

 

 Is the tire wall to stop cars from missing T1 and colliding with cars going from the infield onto the oval? 

yes.  and to define the course.  But mostly safety I believe

 

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2 minutes ago, red0 said:

@Jer, having never run this course, is the layout I posted above the proposed layout for the championship? 

Unless they throw in the retarded horseshoe, yes.  

 

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1 minute ago, Jer said:

Unless they throw in the retarded horseshoe, yes.  

 

 

This track layout will be pretty freaking cool then, it will be a huge departure from the NCM course last year. 

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Maybe w're smarter.  It seems like we lose 1-3 cars every year there.  out of 70.  racing for 12 hours

 

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2 minutes ago, Huggy said:

 

 

Some cones instead of a wall could work :) ..................as long as a team doesn't crush them. 

i-d-hit-that-cone.png

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Someone would blast through and kill a car re-entering the oval.  

 

I think the Charlotte roval is the best in the country.

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Just now, Jer said:

Someone would blast through and kill a car re-entering the oval.  

 

I think the Charlotte roval is the best in the country.

 

It could happen, I just figured that was less likely to happen then a car hitting the tire wall head on with no run off when they lose brakes. 

 

If it was cones,  you could at least control your own destiny instead of just crossing your arms and going Danica on it. 

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2 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

Per Mike. We will not be running any bus stops. It will be balls-wide-open NASCAR3 and the Tri-Oval. Bring your big boy panties.

Since we're bringing our big boy panties I can assume the horseshoe is out as well????  please???

 

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