Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Loren » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Wet morning aside, this turned out to be a fantastic day, and a great event. Thanks!

The course was pretty awesome, if I do say so, myself. 8-)

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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby dylanmoore1 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:22 pm

Real fun event today! Here's my runs
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Loren » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:44 pm

Get that dangly distraction off your mirror! They shouldn't have let you pass tech like that.

Looks like you had some fun! :thumbwink:
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby dylanmoore1 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:09 pm

Yep, they had me take it off halfway through my runs. I'm just so used to it I didn't even think about it until it was pointed out :?
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby mymomswagon » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:15 am

I would drive that course an :infinite: number of times, it was so good :)

I stunk in the morning but redeemed myself timewise in the afternoon with a change in strategy and thanks to a tip from Steve.

Wife thought I should proudly display my morning session 'that guy' trophy, so I decided the china hutch would be good (until she notices it).

Hats off to Steve for stomping on M4 :salute:
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby aw614 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 am

Here is my 33.720
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Was there a preferred way to run the second loop around well before the finish? I ran it wide and also tight, but loss time that way, but also ran it wider and it "felt better", but it seems times were really close (within a tenth), not running trackaddict app so I don't know which sections I was faster in...

Having the continentals in the back was manageable, but made the rear end lose more grip at the limit and felt like they don't want to transition as fast as say the bridgestones do.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby jev61 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:34 am

Andrew, I went wider leaving the cross-over into the righthander than you did in your video.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby aw614 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:42 am

I screwed up that section in that run, the rear tires was doing some weird things and I nearly lost it there, my second run at 33.8xx, I went wider but felt it was too wide
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Kshader » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Damn I really wish I could’ve stayed the whole day, I never got a run that I was happy with but I did enjoy the course a lot. Congrats to Joe V for showing us how it was done in M3 Saturday. Still getting used to these Rivals, the more I drive them the more I wish they had a 245 RE71. Tons of outright grip but just isn’t as sharp as the Bridgestones were. Regardless the car looks friggin’ sweet with fatties all the way around :cool:
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Native » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:43 pm

Kshader wrote:Regardless the car looks friggin’ sweet with fatties all the way around
Indeed. :thumbwink:

That bit of sog early in the day just made the rest of the day that much better by comparison. Really nice. I'm gonna think that put everyone in a great mood and led to a really smooth event with a really interesting and fun course to drive. Many thanks to all of you who made that happen.
mymomswagon wrote:I stunk in the morning but redeemed myself timewise in the afternoon
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby ImpostorDan » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 pm

I drove the car in full angry mode... And found out ABS works when going backwards!

Really liked the course, best time I've had in a while.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby CaptainSquirts » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:05 pm

That was a great course. Glad to see ftd held from the morning, seems like everyone that ran in the morning and then fun runs did a nice amount better in the afternoon. Wonder if it was due to the dirt clearing up or people getting the course down, but anywho big improvements from a lot of people. Also damn Drew, freaking 0.052 from me, nuts! I thought I would've had a couple tenths on you but jesus :derp: .

Here's my 31.687 run.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Native » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:13 am

Thanks for the vids, y'all.
Always good to learn where I gave up time.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:51 pm

Kshader wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Damn I really wish I could’ve stayed the whole day, I never got a run that I was happy with but I did enjoy the course a lot. Congrats to Joe V for showing us how it was done in M3 Saturday. Still getting used to these Rivals, the more I drive them the more I wish they had a 245 RE71. Tons of outright grip but just isn’t as sharp as the Bridgestones were. Regardless the car looks friggin’ sweet with fatties all the way around :cool:
Where's the vid!
ImpostorDan wrote:I drove the car in full angry mode... And found out ABS works when going backwards!

Really liked the course, best time I've had in a while.
Dude you dropped over a second on the fun runs, tell us your secret!
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Kshader » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Where's the vid!
I haven’t even gotten the video off my gopro yet, too embarrassed to look at it :tears: Haha I’ll finally get the motivation before the end of the day tomorrow.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby aw614 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:10 pm

Kshader wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:Where's the vid!
I haven’t even gotten the video off my gopro yet, too embarrassed to look at it :tears: Haha I’ll finally get the motivation before the end of the day tomorrow.
I should be bugging you about not uploading that video!
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Kshader » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:08 pm

aw614 wrote:I should be bugging you about not uploading that video!
You usually are. It’s Andrew’s fault, everybody.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby ImpostorDan » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:36 pm

Kshader wrote:
ImpostorDan wrote:I drove the car in full angry mode... And found out ABS works when going backwards!

Really liked the course, best time I've had in a while.
Dude you dropped over a second on the fun runs, tell us your secret!
Mostly suck less - honestly, it's only the last two events that I've turned off traction control (solves the start-line throttle hiccup that was so proudly documented) - I still haven't checked the camber/alignment - but the car is generally understeery. I think the biggest item, I figured out the entry speed/braking on the inside turn around loop which let me setup far better on the tight exit turn around - without pushing, I was on the acceleration much faster across the offset slalom. I very much had it right on my last comp run but turned the car backwards going for broke at the finish.

In the end - I'm just getting to the point that I've had enough seat time to know the car's limits a bit.
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Twistin' and Turnin' at Lakeland - Dec 14

Postby Kshader » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:38 pm

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Alright here it is. This is my best run which was my third, a 32.8. My fourth run was going to be significantly faster until I got greedy on the big left hand turn. Carried too much speed and the car got out of shape, was pissed at myself for throwing away what started out to be a pretty good run and ended up going off course in my fury. Looking forward to more seat time with this new setup, the bigger Rivals have insane grip but I’m just not as confident yet with their less than precise feel.
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