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Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 11-06-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

It all comes out in the wash when a protest is filed. Sometimes the undeclared PIPs may be internal to an engine or tranny and not easily detectable by anything other than a dyno.



I have 2...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-31-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

Hmm.... Seems there are more than just 3 of us.
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

Actually there are a lot of people both in and out of OTA that agree with statement 1. This is whole basis of why Chin motorsport does not have the restrictions that we do. Here is a quote from one...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-30-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Splitter Diffusers

Do you have a picture of what you plan to do?
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-29-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

I think the issue can be expressed easily

1) most everyone agrees that a head on or frontal impact is more likely to happen than a roll over

2) head and neck restraints likely prevent...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-29-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

I think the whole issue revolves around relative risk as all motorsports carry risk. Even F1 drivers can die in competition despite the best safety devices in the racing world

I think most...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-28-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

Actually Scott, I believe NASA TT has passing during competition, something we have repeatedly avoided. Car to Car contact risk has to be much higher. I think our rules are much closer to HPDE than...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-27-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

The problem with the roll bar or cage decision is that in actual fact, we have very little evidence to go by other than anecdotal evidence. Kelly feels anecdotally that having a harness would have...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-27-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

I expected the harness issue to be the biggest point of discussion.

I feel that a high speed frontal impact is far more likely than a rollover in my car (Corvette) and likely the structure is...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-26-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Barker
Proposed Rule Changes for 2018

The CCC has been actively discussing potential rule changes for next year's OTA. Here is what we are suggesting so far.


1) Propose to allow Toyo 888 , 888R and RA-1 tires as zero PIP tires
...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-26-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: My first season with OTA

Jake, did you have fun ? My guess is yes

Did you become a better driver? My guess is also yes

OTA is a great place to do things that you only dreamed of before. You don't need to spend the...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-20-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Toyo Tires Announcement and Sizing Poll

The internet scuttlebutt (how about that for an old timer's phrase) is that the 285 RE-71R lasts for 4 hours of track use on a Corvette. That is enough for possibly 3 whole days!! Doubt the Rival S...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-20-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Toyo Tires Announcement and Sizing Poll

Actually, I do have experience with Rivals (rather than Rival S s) and no the 315s are not ideal sizes (actually a bit wide and would require the extra 2 pips for sticking out beyond the fender more...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-20-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Toyo Tires Announcement and Sizing Poll

The problem with doing this is that the baseline is constantly evolving and rather than keeping up, we will always be behind. Right now the RS4 and V720 are getting close to the RE-71R and even BFG...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-15-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Toyo Tires Announcement and Sizing Poll

A long time ago, the series had no tire rules and essentially if you didn't run Hoosiers, you couldn't win.

The classification of "street" tires vs "R" compounds vs "Premium R compounds" or Ubers...
Forum: Road Race Specific Forum 09-06-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Some interseting Information

Interesting for sure. It may be that a driver in an HPDE or other track event would be better off with a 3 point OEM belt in a frontal impact than with a 6 point harness without a HANS.

OTOH, I am...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Safety Considerations for HPDE/Time-Attack

Certainly don't mind if you don't have a reputable source of information but would be interested in other opinions.

My own is that a high speed frontal impact is more likely than a roll over in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Dave Barker
Safety Considerations for HPDE/Time-Attack

Most of us agree that going wheel to wheel racing on tarmac requires the best safety devices i.e roll cage, 5-6 point harness and HANS device.

OTOH, Ice Racing, Autoslalom,HPDE/Lapping days and...
Forum: Road Race Specific Forum 08-17-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Chump's in CASC

Sorry guys but I've got to say it. As a physician my observation is that at a Walmart walk-in you get exactly what you would expect at Walmart. Cheap and questionable but sometimes acceptable...
Forum: Autoslalom Specific Forum 07-26-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: OMSC Autocross July 29th @ CTMP DDT

Further info:

We would ask all autocross competitors to pit on the access road to the skidpad and not in the Time-Attack paddock. The area for the autocross will be well marked on the east end of...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-26-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Dave Barker
Time-Attack clerk training at DDT this Weekend

As you all know, the Ontario Time-Attack series is run completely by volunteers. It is great to get folks helping out in various aspects of the day including timing helper, grid marshal, and those of...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-26-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Last Minute Details for Events 3 and 4

Unfortunately no as the autocross competitors will be pitting there. OTOH, we will make every effort to make sure that competitors get a full cool down lap. The only reason (we hope) to ever use the...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-25-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Last Minute Details for Events 3 and 4

A couple of other considerations for the upcoming weekend:

OMSC will be running a club autoslalom on the skidpad and part of the parking lot at the DDT on Saturday which will take away some of...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-25-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Dave Barker
Last Minute Details for Events 3 and 4

So we are just a few days away from these events at the DDT. Here are a few check points you need to consider.

1) Are you registered on MSreg? Car classified? Paid already or at the track?
2) Do...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-24-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 94,314
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Requests for Base Car list updates here

Grant, when do you anticipate delivery and when would you be running it ?

At this stage, I am guesstimating Mod 3 :D
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