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    Default SuperMiata Races at ACS, 8/14, 4 races.

    starting a new thread instead of general SuperMiata thread.

    4 races this weekend. first race grid was based on qualifying. but 2nd race was a reverse grid of 1st race. 3 rd race was a reverse grid of 2nd race....and so forth.

    noobs are catching up FAST !!!! fastest to slowest lap time delta used to be 10 seconds at season's first race. after implementing noob coaching, this weekend lap time delta is down to 3 seconds....

    rolling start - can't really do standing start with banked front straight.......

    noob, Scott in his first race, set fastest lap of the race. no he didn't win, came in 4th I believe...but that's hauling.

    12 SuperMiata to start. plus a couple of SE30 guys (they were really cool people, we decided to have them in the mix though with pos cars )....

    We had Zhong racing with us, his first w2w race. advantage of having Zhong, is like having a media director in house. videos are posted between sessions, instead of weeks..

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    emergency exit test.

    I did it with eyes closed exiting through door. - red car, 7 seconds
    Emilio did it with eyes closed and exiting through window. - orange car
    video is from Joe

    unfortunately we had 2 drives burnt to agony death....Alan and Ed. They took over 15 seconds.

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    If anyone was wondering why mine took 13S (orange Miata), I exited through the window, holding my breath, eyes closed after unplugging coolsuit. I didn't practice eyes closed window exit at all during the weekend. Fumbled for coolsuit plugs for probably 3-4s. In practice, I know I can simply shove myself out and they pop loose, as does my helmet radio plug, which is exactly what I would do in an emergency. Just didn't want to trash the coolsuit connectors. I think I can get that under 10s with a little practice. I'm around 7s out the door eyes open with coolsuit and radio.

    edit: Diving into T3 four wide at the start is awesome!
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    Emilio suffered 3rd degree burns over his face and arms. Women now weep at the sight of him.

    I've never tried this. I'd likely burn like the piece of white bread that I am. I bet I'd be delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    emergency exit test.

    I did it with eyes closed. - red car, 7 seconds
    Emilio did it with eyes closed and exiting through window. - orange car
    video is from Joe

    unfortunately we had 2 drives burnt to agony death....Alan and Ed. They took over 15 seconds.

    We do this at every AROSC race school. We test everyone with no hood on and get a time, then we black bag everyone and get a time. Then do it again and time. We also throw a couple wrenches in the mix, get in someone elses car and try it without studying the car and get a time. Then we give everyone 5 min to study all the cars on the grid and assign a car at random and get a time.

    Remember, fire does not descriminate!

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    Default photo finish

    had a confusing moment here.

    Joe (camera car) appear to be in front of the other car at chequered....
    but because Joe has his transponder at passenger compartment. Chris (the other car on the right) had it at front tow hook.

    Chris won.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    had a confusing moment here.

    Joe (camera car) appear to be in front of the other car at chequered....
    but because Joe has his transponder at passenger compartment. Chris (the other car on the right) had it at front tow hook.

    Chris won.....
    Been there...Done that! Note, make sure transponder is mounted as far to the forward as possible!

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    Good times...good times. I improved from a 2:07.5 on my 2nd hot lap of first session Saturday in a rental racecar miata to a 2:06.1 on the last lap of the last race on Sunday. Shaved 1.4s. Gawd, so hard to shave time in a momentum car. lol. Last race (Race #4) I did consecutive low 2:06s, each lap getting faster and faster. It was probably due to me trying to run away from Emilio and me chasing Emilio. lol.
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    I think next time we do fire drill...we all park in a circle facing in. Then all our in car cameras will catch everyone in their videos. Genius right?
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    Such a great time! I am absolutely hooked!! Thanks to Alex, William, and Emilio for helping me troubleshoot an overheating issue. My SD card failed, I am trying to salvage the video off of it, but I am not too hopeful. Is there a page where people are sharing the vids? I am not sure I have the right "Facebook supermiata page".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03 True Blue View Post
    Such a great time! I am absolutely hooked!! Thanks to Alex, William, and Emilio for helping me troubleshoot an overheating issue. My SD card failed, I am trying to salvage the video off of it, but I am not too hopeful. Is there a page where people are sharing the vids? I am not sure I have the right "Facebook supermiata page".
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    Saturday race 2. posted by Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
    I think next time we do fire drill...we all park in a circle facing in. Then all our in car cameras will catch everyone in their videos. Genius right?
    Three cold beers opened and on ground in center of circle. First three out get tasty beverage.
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    Musical beers?
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    That coconut sound as three drivers all hit their heads together while reaching for a beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    That coconut sound as three drivers all hit their heads together while reaching for a beer.
    The Three Stooges???
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    They all have their helmets and HANS....everything will be all right. Safety first. Always use protection...wait wut.

    Actually have all the beer cans unopened. Watching them open beers with gloves on = comedy.
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    Those who haven't seen my Race #2 - Race Start. I got unlucky and lucky. lol.
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    No unlucky there. Grabbing 2nd on the start will pretty much always result in the field going past. Maybe lucky that you didn't blow your engine up?
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