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Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-15-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Rule Changes for 2019

At issue is the new Michelin Sport Cup 2R which is rated at 150. We suspect it performs very well. Also since SCCA increased their requirement to 200, there are few tires sitting at 140.

If you...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 01-01-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Rule Changes for 2019

Nitto is a subsidiary of Toyo tires. In the past the NT01 was basically a different tread pattern variation of the RA-1 although now it may also have a different carcass. It is possible that now it...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 12-19-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave Barker
Rule Changes for 2019

Folks, the CCC and OTAO have not finalized all the rule changes for next year but here is a precis of most of them;

RULES

1) The definition of zero PIP street tires has been changed to those...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 11-07-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Classing System 2018 data

Thanks for the great analysis. Nice to know we are on the right track.
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 11-02-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

You were happy with the concrete barriers in the runoff area at the end of the main straight or have they been moved?

We had felt it was only appropriate to run the track(s) clockwise.
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 11-01-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

Any idea of the average lap times on the various tracks at Grand Bend? I do remember running the Mod circuit and is was pretty short. At least at Shannonville we have no shortage of track and I...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-31-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

I think the issue we have is that HP is rated on street gas but if cars can gain power by running race gas, how do we classify them? As Craig has mentioned, given that we don't look at the type of...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-30-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

Another topic which has been brought up for discussion:

It seems some OEMs now have ECUs smart enough to run on high octane race gas and to get some performance improvement from the use of this...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-29-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

Yes, I need a proof reader. Lets start at 1:30 (apparently we have the room from 1 PM on)
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-28-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

Now we have time and place. Sat November 3 /2018 at Dave and Busters in the "Midway" room

https://www.daveandbusters.com/locations/canada-vaughan


Even if you can't make it, please feel free...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-15-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

At this stage, we are not looking at Grand Bend. Historically, it has been our least attended venue despite the attractions of the town. Also there are a minimal number of configurations that we can...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-14-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By Dave Barker
Competitors' meeting Nov 3, Topics for Discussion

The organizing clubs and Car Classification Committee are planning to have our yearly competitors' meeting on Nov 3, i.e the same day as the OTA banquet, time and place still pending.

Things went...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 10-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Hankook RS4 optimal temps/feedback

Need to know a few things. Type of car (drive configuration), weight, camber measurements and how hot did you do your cool down lap?

Off hand, I would think your front pressures are a bit high.
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 09-03-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: WIL: OTA weekend at SMP

Have been trying to get Kevin to get a more reliable, less "on the edge" competition car for a few years. I know the answer in the past has always been "Miata" but more recently Grassroots...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 08-31-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: WIL: OTA weekend at SMP

1) Rain and old NT01s worn down to "slick" status don't mix well

2) The bright side of spinning at turn 13 is that a) I got to show what to do when you have 2 wheels off the track i.e go...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 08-21-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: SMP Supplementary Regulations

I think we may need a second clerk for both days.
Forum: For Sale - Racer to Racer 08-14-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Dave Barker
Toyo R888R, Set of 295/30-18s

Used for 2 OTA events, one lapping day at MIR and a few laps at the DDT, all driven by a slow old guy.

Build date is 4517 i.e. they are fresh

$850 for the set. Presently off rims and stored...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 07-02-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: WIL: DDT Weekend

Finally got around to looking at the Aim Solo data from this year, last year and the year before so here goes:

1) It is very disappointing to go slower in each subsequent year i.e. 1.5 seconds...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 06-27-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Brakes went weirder

Yes, putting a proportioning valve downstream of the ABS box worked very well on my 4 th gen Camaro and eliminated 95% of the rear axle hop. The car stood on its nose under heavy braking but was easy...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 06-07-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: What you need to know for Events 2 and 3

No, the one tech sheet works for both days. Assuming you don't make any significant off track excursions, you should only need to be teched once for the weekend.

BTW, the weather looks good so at...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 06-04-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: What you need to know for Events 2 and 3

More stuff:

Windshield banners and door cards will be available for those who haven't picked up theirs yet.

Also bring at least one copy of your approved PIP schedule (preferably two)

Don't...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 06-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Dave Barker
What you need to know for Events 2 and 3

So the OTA season marches on to the Driver Development track at CTMP on Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10.

Most important is get yourself registered on MSReg, get you car classified and read the...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 05-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 135,469
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Requests for Base Car list updates here

For a real PI( performance index ) we need curb wgt and OEM crank hp. Also are there any differences suspension wise from this car and the other 2018s?. T
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 04-30-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,612
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: Registration for 2018 OTA Events

This event is being organized by OMSC. We hope to use the lower west side kink on Saturday as well as the kink at the east end of the top straight. On Sunday we hope to remove the lower west side...
Forum: Time Attack Specific Forum 04-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Dave Barker
Re: TMP Lapping April 21

I'll be bringing my beater which is both winter AND summer.
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