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#1 Tomy AFX

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:01 AM

Bonjour !
Yes , it's the other name for Road america .  This track is also very suitable for marble racing !  :P

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View from the back of the grid , GTO-GTX cars in 1/43 scale .

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You have a shiftR joker with GTP class . GTO car lost his round and stay in place if the wooden marble goes off track... :partytime:<p>

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:05 AM

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exit T1 , just after the start.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:26 AM

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:02 AM

looks like GREAT FUN!
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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

That is one clever idea.  I'm really impressed.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:42 AM

Nice idea Francois! I've seen these downhill marble races, but haven't seen this variant. ;)

Next time Targa Florio! :D

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

Robert !  :rotfl:   but 24h Le Mans were done 2 times ( indoor )...

At home with a cold , I'm collecting facts about road america . The most interessant is that the circuit is the same since 1955 . So we can compare lap times through the years and see who's the fastest :rockon:   I add Q index for qualif time , otherwise it's best lap during the race .  I don't use the Indy car chicane after the carousel in this list .
-  2000 Franchitti Kool CART openwheel 1.39.866Q
-  2008 Werner/Lohr Audi R10 TDI ..........1.46.935Q
-  1993 Winter/Reuter Porsche 962 GTP...1.56.989Q
- 1973 Donohue Porsche 917/30 canam..1.57.518Q
- 1986 Van der Merwe/Bundy Corvet GTP.1.58.064Q
- 1989 Brabham Nissan GTP ZX-T............1.58.379
- 2008 Gavin/Beretta corvette C6R...........2.01.235Q
- 2012 Potolichio/Daziel Riley Ford DP......2.01.567Q
- 1980 Brabham lola T530 chevy canam...2.02.099Q
- 1974 Andretti Lola T 332 chevy F5000...2.04.74Q
- 1993 Brassfield Olds cutlass GTO..........2.05.696Q
- 1971 Hulme McLaren M8F canam...........2.08.137
- 1969 Hulme McLaren M8B canam...........2.08.4
- 1982 Field Lola T600 chevy GTP............2.08.85
- 1967 Mac Laren  Mclaren M6A canam....2.12.6 Q
- 1970 Cannon McLaren M10 F5000.........2.12.9 Q
- 1987 Newman Nissan 300ZX transam......2.14.655Q
- 1979 Gregg/haywood/Leven Porsche 935 2.14.979Q
- 1977 Gregg Porsche 934 transam...........2.15.310Q
- 1982 Devendorf Datsun ZX GTO.............2.18.64
- 1968 Hansen Lola T140 F5000...............2.19.5Q
- 1970 Follmer Ford mustang 302 tansam..2.31 Q

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

And for our race next saturday , The best qualif time during USSRC 1966 was Charlie Hayes McLaren 2.26

Also the 1967 Maclaren M6A pole : 2.12.6

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

CART was so badass at Road America. They had some of the best races there.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

#4 on the list

- 1973 Donohue Porsche 917/30 canam..1.57.518Q

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:29 AM

Yes , add a roof on the 917-30 and it could be a strong contender in 80's IMSA series !   :yikes:
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:49 AM

CART in the mid 90s was truly a golden era for American open-wheel racing. The cars were super fast and all the greats (greats during my life) were still running. Arie Lyendyke's record at Indy - 236.xxx miles an hour average over 4 laps in qualifying  :o  Mario and Michael racing together. Emerson Fittipaldi was still running till Greg Moore put him into the wall at The US500 at Michigan on Lap1 in Turn1 breaking his back ending his career. Greg Moore was to die 4 years later in 1999 at the California Speedway on Halloween. I was there. It was a bummer. The cars were hitting 260+ mph on the straights.

Sorry for the downer ending.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:24 PM

Absolutely. Early 90s IndyCar/mid/late 90s CART was great. There were sadly a few fatal accidents, as you mentioned Greg Moore. I was watching that race live on TV...

Back then Eurosport TV broadcasted most IndyCar and NASCAR races, so there was also a rising European fanbase. Those summer sundays were great with many races shown live. Back then played games like NASCAR Racing but more IndyCar Racing and later IndyCar Racing 2/CART Racing. On a sidenote Elkhart Lake was my favorite track, and back in 1999 or 2000 I beat Leandro Schmidt's (GPL alien) WR there for ICR2.

But IndyCar have done a great job recently with the format and going back to those old school tracks. And Road America ofcourse is the jewel in the crown.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:47 AM

View PostTomy AFX, on 12 December 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

-  2000 Franchitti Kool CART openwheel 1.39.866Q

To be pedantic that would be a Reynard 2KI. Back then CART teams used to be able to buy different chassis, not like todays generic Dallara DW12

Edited by Michkov, 14 December 2018 - 05:57 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

View PostRobert Fleurke, on 13 December 2018 - 04:24 PM, said:


But IndyCar have done a great job recently with the format and going back to those old school tracks. And Road America of course is the jewel in the crown.

Absolutely agree. All of the ingredients are there for another golden era.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:52 PM

Some pics taken from my visit to Road america in 2009 for the SCCA runoffs...  Total of 25 pics , 2 pics per day .

With more than 700 racing cars , we find them everywhere inside the circuit , the paddock is not big enough .

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Close racing in T5

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

The Run-Offs are great!
Regular people risking their personal cars in anger!
Love it!  :)


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:51 AM

Runoffs are the finale of the season . All the best drivers in regionals meets here .
Sometimes they call it " the olympics in motorsport" .

During the last week in September , autumn comes in Wisconsin .

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A nice cafe beside the turn3 .

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:47 AM

Stiff compettition in the last turn . Oldies allowed in some classes if they were imported in the usa .

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The Canada corner is the right place for the spectators .

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

the Mazda miata race in the turn 8

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extra - space added out of T 13

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