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Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 12-04-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Build Plans for 2018

I love the DTC-60 Pads, they have a great initial bite and a predictable and easily to modulate. You get excellent stopping power and can drive these on the street with a little care. They warm up...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 03-14-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Automatic transmission ?

Nick,

Good to see you back! I have run my car with the Automatic for the last couple of years. It works very well.
I have run in in full auto and also used the paddles to shift. In full auto it...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 03-14-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Thanks Ger!

Thanks for all the hard work time and expertise that you have lent to our series. Your work, professionalism and enthusiasm are not forgotten by everyone involved in the sport.

I look forward to...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 03-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By nowcritical
Re: 2017 Open House - April 1 - 11:30 to 2:30

Some of us don't use facebook. How do we stay in touch with the series?
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-31-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,036
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tires for 2017

The ZP is a very different tire. The sizes are limited and not many shops have the know how on how to mount these. But when you get the pressures and temperatures right they are amazing.

My 3 1/2...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-18-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,036
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tires for 2017

Dave,

I find the SC2 run flats closer to a slick or a race tire Vs an R compound. I find that the grip level is very close to Hoosier or Micheline slick. I think managing tire pressures and...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-18-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,036
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tires for 2017

You need to build heat into the tire to make it work. So out lap are generally spent braking to build more heat into the tire and generate grip. Once up to temp they work well. The Trofeo R is a...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-17-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,036
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tires for 2017

One item you need to watch for when ordering high-performance tires in the winter for delivery is the cold. Most high-performance rubber does not react well to being frozen during shipping across the...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-17-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,036
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tires for 2017

I found a new strategy for my Sport Cup 2 for last year where I only use them for track days and events and swap out to a normal street tire for everyday use. I ran over 32 track days on 2 sets. To...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-11-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Civic Si Rebuild

Grant,

The GP track is a lot of fun and one of the fastest tracks in the world. I have had my share of bad luck at the the track but it is not different then other tracks where issue can occur. ...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-07-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Last Minute Stuff for Events 3 and 4

Do we have access to Fuel and food at the big track for the weekend?
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 03-08-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Do you want to pay more for convenience?

I have had the fortune or unfortunate of using their services in the past. They are truly professional and top rate for caring about the car and the driver. I would be hard pressed to find a reason...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 03-04-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Pricing for the 2016 Events!

The pricing this year presents a much better value. We can use lapping to introduce lots of new folks to the sport. Should be a fun year
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 02-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,827
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Promotion, we need your help! Yes you!

Have we looked at promoting our sport as a step up from Auto cross? There is a large audience that already has the motor sports bug.
The event at TMP would be a perfect introduction to OTA for this...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 12-30-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Time to move on

Kelly,

Thank you for all the work, effort and energy you have put into our sport. I wish you a speedy return to motorsports and many more years of competition.

The time and energy you put into...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 12-03-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,687
Posted By nowcritical
Re: OTA Approved Rule Changes for 2016

I don't think that there is any more track time for competitors. I think there is less! Generally with the current setup we have 1 hour of lapping and 3 timed runs.

If we look at some of the...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-12-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By nowcritical
Re: New OTA Assistant Director

Greg ! Thanks for stepping up and helping out!
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,382
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Poll: Gauging interest in decreasing the number of classes

Im a fan of having less complicated class system, I think it is a barrier to entry for new competitors and hurts our numbers.
I think a NEW class would be helpful were you can show up and run for a...
Forum: For Sale - Racer to Racer 10-05-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,591
Posted By nowcritical
2000 Mazda Miata Supercharged

Im selling a 2000 mazda miata with the following.

Options.
Full leather interior.
Power windows and locks
Manual 5 speed
1.8 Engine with a Jackson Racing Super Charger, included Air to water...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-17-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,009
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Safety Setup

Grant,

If you are going down the path of safety is first then you need to run a roll cage or partial cage in your car. You need to anchor your 5 or 6 point harness to these items and then strap...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 08-23-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Tire choices after 7 events

I'm happy with my Sport Cup 2s. They are the most capable street tire that I have ever driven on at the track . If I used them for OTA only events I think a set would last the season. Drive them to...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 08-05-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,351
Posted By nowcritical
Re: WIL Calabogie OTA Event 5

All things considered , my lap time would improved but were hindered by overheating issues, and the fact that I have not driven at the track for over 6 years.

Still top 3 in FTD in a car that was...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-30-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,878
Posted By nowcritical
Re: information re Calabogie track day Aug.1st

Put a fresh tire set on the car today.

Woot!

Anyone who wants some help with low HP cars and the track feel free to ask!

:)
Looking forward to the weekend. I do hope that there is food at...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-13-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Sad news - Joe Smiley

Joe was a fixture at the track for a lot of us. He had a smile for everyone, kind words, he openly shared his racing experiences and time attack challenges.

I do hope that at his age I can still...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By nowcritical
Re: Event #4 unofficial results

Thanks for posting these! Really appreciated!
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