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    When I am RD, my preference is to allow the pole...

    When I am RD, my preference is to allow the pole sitter to choose which side they start on and make it a point to discuss during the Saturday driver's meeting. I will admit not focusing on what...
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    I'm in!!

    I'm in!!
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    So with seven drops where does that leave the top...

    So with seven drops where does that leave the top three CMC??
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    I’d love to have s197s in cmc...but I’m not crazy...

    I’d love to have s197s in cmc...but I’m not crazy enough to Go down that road again. I’d like to make SI faster though...
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    I didn't keep the data so I cannot use it now to...

    I didn't keep the data so I cannot use it now to compare SI and CMC cars. We used it to compare between SI and between CMC cars and everyone was right on top of each other in terms of acceleration...
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    This isn’t about potential cheating. We didn’t...

    This isn’t about potential cheating. We didn’t see anything at the champs weekend that would lead to suspicions in either SI or CMC, quite the opposite actually.

    Aaron, was that before or after SI...
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    performance analysis

    Ok guys, time to get your thinking caps on!

    First, some data from Mid Ohio:
    SI lap record 1:38.0 (Dean Martin) but that is with 3.73 rear gear, not the 3.31 they're required to run now
    CMC lap...
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    So the hood is in College Station right? and...

    So the hood is in College Station right? and you're trying to get it to Houston or Austin? Why? lol
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    I have it on good authority that John Martin will...

    I have it on good authority that John Martin will be there so it’s on!
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    RCr season

    AI and CMC rules change season is open...details in the respective national forums...
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    NOLA Oct 19-20

    Who is going? I looked at the signup sheet this morning and there is no one from Tx AI or CMC so far... I want to go!
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    Cameras revisited

    Its been a while since we had a thread on cameras. One of the lessons learned from Champs is that we were only able to get video from about half of the cars involved in contact, so drivers really...
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    We've used GPS devices to compare cars and test...

    We've used GPS devices to compare cars and test rules for balance over the years. We're actually on the third generation of such devices with the AIM Solo2. Before that, NASA had Traqmate boxes, and...
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    Over the course of the weekend, we checked track...

    Over the course of the weekend, we checked track width, sway bars, air dams, restrictor sizes vs dyno forms, rear camber, strut tower supports, and dynoed four cars. I did not send any of the top...
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    Actually, CMC is not what I'm worried about given...

    Actually, CMC is not what I'm worried about given my experience at Champs this year, for several reasons. One, the top five cars in CMC were nose to tail for both races. Second, the AIM data showed...
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    Video killed the radio star

    Ok...so we know that modern cars ridiculously easy to tune. What do we do about it? How do we go about ensuring drivers are actually in a fair dogfight? Personally, I feel the very fabric of amateur...
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    Actually it was a firebird that won lol It was...

    Actually it was a firebird that won lol
    It was comforting to see the AIM data on the top 2 cmc cars showing negligible acceleration differences, if anything the quickest being the 2nd place car of...
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    What an awesome weekend. Have to congratulate all...

    What an awesome weekend. Have to congratulate all of the participants, we had tons of really good clean racing. Nasa did an awesome job live broadcasting...in a few days the videos will be posted for...
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    I don’t hit 5th at Hallett, which is the only...

    I don’t hit 5th at Hallett, which is the only place I’ve run since installing them. That said, with the lt1 and 3.42s I only used 5th at tws, which isn’t a thing any more. The ls has 500 more rpm,...
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    quiet you!

    quiet you!
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    Yep...walking the car up the hill sounds exactly...

    Yep...walking the car up the hill sounds exactly like it was at the California Super Speedway when socal nasa started running there back around '03. Parts don't fall off at 130, but at about 120 the...
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    Yeah, a bit bummed nobody from Tx will be there...

    Yeah, a bit bummed nobody from Tx will be there in a knuckle dragger class
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    Teething pains of NASA running there...

    Teething pains of NASA running there notwithstanding, it sounds like you guys had a great time and will be eager to go back for future events. That's excellent
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    interesting no, hadn't heard of it before. Is...

    interesting
    no, hadn't heard of it before. Is that the typical hyabusa engine?
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    Given the cost of f body third members, why...

    Given the cost of f body third members, why wouldn't you just have two complete axle assemblies? Seems like a lot less mess and the ability to have a complete ready to run spare at the track.
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