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  • Buttonwillow Apr 26

    I just signed up in HPDE 3 with a transponder.

    Weather looks fine: Linky

    /Magnus F.

  • #2
    Do they turn the system on for HDPE3?

    Both days or just one?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Just Sunday. I will come up Saturday evening and stay at the Super 8.

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        Cool.

        As written in the other Buttonwillow thread, the venerable Crusty Il Magnifico is losing precious bodily fluids. Hopefully a 24 hr. turnaround at the shop isn't impossible & it'll be ready to tow come Saturday. Fingers crossed!
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          Super8 booked.

          I'll Swing by the track on Saturday and drop off the Caterham and the trailer.

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          • #6
            It was good seeing you out there Magnus. I hope you got home w/ out too much trouble. The Gtapevine was clogged when I went through, mostly because f***king Eyewitness News was doing some report from the middle of the fricking road and all the Califory Gomers just had to slow down to eyewitness. Garsh, I aint-a never seeen nuthin like 'at afore. Pbbbbbt.

            See ya at the big track next month I hope.
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              I got home fine with not too much traffic.

              Overall a good day, although I am stuck in the 2.03-2.04 range on the track. Mike, our HPDE3 instructor said that it was time for me to do my HPDE4 checkout ride. I will probably sign up for some extra event so-far-secret weekend at WIllow springs big track in June. I will probably give that track, which I've shunned since the Mini-guy died there, one more shot.

              As a side note. I had a very brief conversation with one of the medics in the lunch line at BW yesterday and asked him about the fatality rate. He said that there had been three serious accidents in all Socal and (I think) Nevada this year, and no fatailities. I wonder if there is statistics available somewher...

              /Magnus F.

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              • #8
                How are the brake pads?

                Do you think the slotted rotors helped any?

                Doug

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                • #9
                  I did not go for slotted rotors; you can find stock ones (for $20/each) if you dig around a bit on mossmotors.com

                  The brakes held up fine. They were not properly embedded at the start of the first session. First they bit really good, then they faded a bit on me, causing me to spin out on Sunset. Once that little drama was over, they turned reliable. I haven't checked wear yet since I basically crashed into bed when I came home.

                  /Magnus F.

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                  • #10
                    I found them.

                    Part number 586-521, - $20.95 each.

                    I can get them slotted if you or anyone else is interested.

                    Doug

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                    • #11
                      I sure wish I found this very instructive document before I went to BW...

                      Turn by turn guide to BW #13 CW

                      /Magnus F.

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                      • #12
                        Good find, Magnus! "Stuck in the 2.03 - 2.04 range" isn't such a bad place to be - it's a very fast time!

                        Do these brake rotors work with the AP racing brakes? I could use some new rotors, but the APS rotors cost a fortune.

                        Justin

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                        • #13
                          The solid rotors won't work with the uprated brakes.

                          There are some blatchat posts about finding other sources but I don't think they came up with a good solution.

                          Doug

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                          • #14
                            Justin.

                            I compared some average speed and saw an interesting thing.
                            Each mph you increase in average speed on BW #13 shaves off 1.5 seconds from your lap time.

                            That shouldn't be too hard to achieve since I know that I am driving at 75-80% at lost mountain and that there is speed to save when braking for the dog leg at the bus-stop. I am also not drifting at all at riverside, but remain firmly planted, which is an indication that I am chickening out there as well.

                            /Magnus F.

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                            • #15
                              You are probably right, Magnus, that there is more time to be made at the high-speed sections, but I think you're wise to get there gradually! I'm very chicken of learning the limits of the high speed corners, but a little sense of self-preservation is a good thing!

                              I'm going to try to make it to the Speedventures event on May 9 at Streets of Willow. That's my favorite track, since it's relatively slow compared to BW and big Willlow.

                              Thanks for the info about the rotors, Doug. At least these cars don't go through rotors as fast as many cars.

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