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22 minutes ago, Team Infiniti said:

You eventually get used to 12, not so much that lil bump in nascar 3 and the g force of 4

 

I have never become comfortable with 12......... 

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2 minutes ago, red0 said:

 

I have never become comfortable with 12......... 

I guess 4 wheel drifting @ 90mph isnt as fun in a FWD:P

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Do some cars have to lift in Nascar 3 then?

 

I have only run the infield kart track back in the 90s at Charlotte, never the car course. 

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3 minutes ago, red0 said:

Do some cars have to lift in Nascar 3 then?

We do not have to lift but often do to keep heart rate down.

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Just now, Team Infiniti said:

We do not have to lift but often do to keep heart rate down.

 

Sounds like me in 12 at RD ATL. I know I don't "need" to lift, but I still do. 

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2 minutes ago, red0 said:

 

Sounds like me in 12 at RD ATL. I know I don't "need" to lift, but I still do. 

Higher hp cars, or should I say, big cars, have to lift there.

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8 minutes ago, red0 said:

 

Sounds like me in 12 at RD ATL. I know I don't "need" to lift, but I still do. 

 

Only way to set a truly fast lap at Rd Atl is never lift after shifting coming out of 10B

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2 minutes ago, Burningham said:

 

Only way to set a truly fast lap at Rd Atl is never lift after shifting coming out of 10B

 

Yea, we were able to do that in 2017.

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11 minutes ago, Burningham said:

 

Only way to set a truly fast lap at Rd Atl is never lift after shifting coming out of 10B

Reading that made my pulse jump😮

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4 hours ago, Team Infiniti said:

Reading that made my pulse jump😮

 

I've never shifted in the shark...   (insider joke) :)

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13 hours ago, Jer said:

Hmmmm still less scary than 12 at Road Atlanta and 2 at Mosport!   

 

Just slow down a lot, it'll be fine.  :)

 

Don't take me wrong, turn 12 at Road Atlanta may be my favorite corner (even if I have to short shift there...). It is scary, but it's technical, and the driver can make a difference. At Atlanta, you feel in control (or at least you should); at Charlotte, there is not much you can do but hope nothing breaks on the car, otherwise it's going to hurt! Your brain tells you there is no way to make the corner at those speeds, but the banking allows you to defy physics! And like Ed said the G force is strong with that one...

I haven't had the chance to run at Mosport to compare. It is on our list of bucket list tracks, but behind Indy, Road America, Laguna, and Watkins(2).

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7 hours ago, Philippe said:

It is scary, but it's technical, and the driver can make a difference.

 

You speak the truth.  There used to be a black mark that you had to put your right tire on when you turned in so you could make the turn properly.  You have to hit the marks.

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I do a brain breathe entering 3 a lot.  In a Miata you just hold it to there floor though. It's fun.  I'm looking forward to the infield without the horseshoe.  Momentum is a blast.  

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I'm forecasting pre-event diff swaps and no shortage of blown engines if we are going to run 9/10ths of a "roval" with our throttles pegged for 1.49 miles per lap.

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3 minutes ago, lewisracing said:

I'm forecasting pre-event diff swaps and no shortage of blown engines if we are going to run 9/10ths of a "roval" with our throttles pegged for 1.49 miles per lap.

 

Yeah thats a mistake to run that configuration, in my opinion. 

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43 minutes ago, lewisracing said:

I'm forecasting pre-event diff swaps and no shortage of blown engines if we are going to run 9/10ths of a "roval" with our throttles pegged for 1.49 miles per lap.

 

except Daytona is bigger, also a 14hr race.  yes it has a bus stop, but you are running thru there at 70+ mph.

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1 minute ago, MoparBoyy said:

 

except Daytona is bigger, also a 14hr race.  yes it has a bus stop, but you are running thru there at 70+ mph.

 

I have driven both, turn 3 at Charlotte is a different animal than turn 3 Daytona simply due to banking. Bad idea to not run a chicane before there. The chance to get somebody seriously injured at turn 3 is heightened running the course laid out currently. 

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I hear you, Rodger.  However, we have run the Charlotte roval with no chicane before.  It went fine, in fact there were no crashes that I recall, but with the chicane there were A LOT of crashes.  Why?  Because people can manage to not run into each other with 4 lanes to use, but the chicane is a one lane deal and people get squeezed.  and barriers, if present, get hit.  

 

I think running with no chicane will be fine. 

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You guys sound like a bunch of [insert series] sissies! We have run that course a few times and nothing but big balls come out the other side. My car, known for granading parts did quite well here at Charlotte winning a few trophies. 
So if the BMW/Lexus crowd is afraid of a little bit of throttle usage, I can recommend Thompson Speedway, maybe Gingerman. There is always VIR south that is low speed.

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