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Non-event. Can take just about any line I want through turn 2 and make it stick.

110 mph going into 3 as verified by GPS logging. Don't know the speed going into turn 2 off hand but I'd wager around 105 mph, the miata really doesn't pick up much in the upper reaches of 4th gear.

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Non-event. Can take just about any line I want through turn 2 and make it stick.

110 mph going into 3 as verified by GPS logging. Don't know the speed going into turn 2 off hand but I'd wager around 105 mph, the miata really doesn't pick up much in the upper reaches of 4th gear.

I hear you, I think you guys may have actually pulled me a bit between 2 and 3. One session you guys were glued on my arse for a good 5-10 laps. I think we hit 111 or 112 when drafting slugworks.

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I lift. Just a little, just to settle the front end, then hammer down again. We don't have a speedometer, but the math says we're doing 115MPH+ through there.

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I lift. Just a little, just to settle the front end, then hammer down again. We don't have a speedometer, but the math says we're doing 115MPH+ through there.

On Friday, I was impressed by the looks of your car. On Saturday and Sunday I was like, holy crap the Binford car has some legs!

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As Jon said the VW will do it flat any line you want. Traqmate data showed peak of about 107 entry down to ~104 at exit and 110 before 3. It was a bit hairy finding out for the first time it would do it flat on the inside line with someone right next to you :blink:

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I was trying to push the pedal through the floor all the way to turn 3. Our speedo says 105 but everyone know how reliable those are. Hauling into turn 3 is my favorite part of the track. I had a couple of pucker moments the last hour on sat when the 99 hit the brakes in 2. I am getting pumped just thinking about it. I can't wait for Iowa.

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On Friday, I was impressed by the looks of your car. On Saturday and Sunday I was like, holy crap the Binford car has some legs!

Thanks. That's its party trick. We played lots of "You out-corner me, I out drag-race you." with other cars running similar lap times.

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Not sure how close our speedometer is, but in the Aurora I'd usually touch off 120mph just before 2, lift momentarily, and carry through 2 at 110 or a little under. I'd carry through without lifting, but my balls aren't quite that big just yet...

-matt

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What is your speed going into 2, what is your speed before braking going into 3?

Car:FWD Aurora

Like Matt, I hit 120(passing and laughing like a madman),lift entering #2 ,to the floor at the apex and up to 115 before braking for 3.Then watch the good guys go a lot deeper and pass me on the inside like I was standing still

Great fun.

Coming soon to an Errora near you-Big Brakes.

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Flat from 13 to 3. If I didn't have a good enough line I would have back off the throttle a little sometime to keep from understeering off the track and sometimes the backend would come out also.

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Between 2 & 3, we are under constant attack from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 3 legged deer. This year we did not hit any wild life, the deer running at my car was quite exiting however. I would have never thought a 3 legged deer could be so quick and agile!

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In the #88 Golf, I'd be flat from Turn 13 til I shifted into 5th just before Turn 2, where I'd hold the throttle at about 90%. I tried full-throttle through 2 and never found a difference in speed or lap time between flat-out and 90% throttle so I voted to conserve fuel. The car felt incredibly stable either way and I could take pretty much any line I wanted through there (and I had to get creative if I got stuck behind a few cars...) I know I hit 110mph just before braking for 3.

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Between 2 & 3, we are under constant attack from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 3 legged deer. This year we did not hit any wild life, the deer running at my car was quite exiting however. I would have never thought a 3 legged deer could be so quick and agile!

I have good video of our turtle friend on saturday I'll post it when our AV guy get done.
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