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In Topic: Adc / Vor Gt 67 Mod, 69X Mod @ Interlagos, March 9, 2018

09 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

I hope you recover soon Dan.

Guys, I'm my father's caretaker now. I'm not going to use TS2 with him in the room with me. It will only cause confusion. I might have chances to race occasionally but don't be surprised by any future absences.

In Topic: Under Consideration

15 February 2018 - 06:57 AM

View PostMGL66, on 14 February 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

Our last experience with Targa convinced me that I'll never learn the whole thing!


If you want to, you will. It's been similar to other tracks for me. It took me 50 laps to get around it somewhat well, like any other track. That was 2 laps every Sunday morning for 6 months. Over the past two years, I've gotten to know it better. I rarely forget where I am on the track now and I can push some of the cars rather hard.

If time allows, I might want to participate.

In Topic: Too Bad No Video/but Good Read!

16 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

"The circuit feels narrow and twisty, the car bulky and intolerant of indecision."

That reminds me of the Ferrari 330 at Targa Florio.

"Things are coming together now I’ve had a handful of attempts, but it’s all hellishly edgy."

And that reminds me of the Mirage at Nurburgring.

Thanks for the interesting article Bruce.

In Topic: S20 Nurburgring

26 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

I apologize Rob. It's hard to do much worse than that. I'm pathetic and embarrassing.

I obviously can't handle the pressure. I've never been good in S1 and I'm worse on the starts. I've also been in a bad mood all morning. I wondered if I should have started at the back. I now know I shouldn't race in such a mood.

I'd like to retire. I haven't enjoyed racing on Saturday in a long time. I've always had misgivings about racing Saturday morning. I've almost quit racing on Sundays too.

I won't be around much for a while. I'd suggest Rob find another driver.

It's sad I suck so bad starting races here. This is one of my favorite tracks.

In Topic: S20 Silverstone

12 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

Congrats Rob, Gerd, and Micheal! I had something for Gerd and Micheal this time. One driving mistake and one math error screwed me.

That was fun. I don't often get that good a session in qualifying. It started a little ugly. However, I couldn't have asked for a better 2nd stint.

The race was good too. I drove consistently once I made it through lap 1. Micheal kept Gerd off of me in the early laps. Once they fell back about 5 seconds I relaxed a little. That didn't last long though. I could see Gerd could catch me if I didn't keep running good laps. I got worried when I passed the midpoint and I had used more than 1/2 my fuel. Then I clipped the curb at Abbey. That gave Gerd P2 and put Micheal not far behind me again. I may have avoided that mistake had I not starting thinking about fuel and trying to change the way I was driving. Even with the spin at Abbey, I may have been able to challenge Gerd later in the race if I had the fuel. Later in the race I got real worried. I started wondering if I could actually finish, and not just lose some power on the last lap. I started shifting at a lower and lower rpm and made many extra upshifts. That was just enough to finish. The second half of the race was very suspenseful for me. It wasn't until the last turn I was sure Iestyn wouldn't catch me.

I have my doubts I'll ever run a race without making a mistake. It was nice to have a shot at P2. Minus the two errors, Gerd would have had to work harder to get P2 this time.

Lapped traffic was good. I wondered why Bruce was driving off the track so much. At one point I thought he was being extremely polite. I didn't realize he had engine problems.

And that was great job on the race guys! There's very little damage in the mechanical report.

Thanks guys, see you next time.

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