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Old 06-10-2017, 09:50 PM
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WIL TMP event #1

The OTA series is well run and is going to have a great following for 2017
Was great to see so many new faces

The time spent on my car over the winter was worth every hour and every dollar.

A clutch style 1.5 diff is the best mod to make in a FWD

I hate applying decals trackside

I will never be as fast as Corey, but I have so much fun.

Winning your class if fun, I will try to do it again!

The Volunteers are the key to success in our series.

Now hopefully I can keep the Civic shiny for the rest of the season.

Looking forward to DDT in July, yes I am skipping the GP track! Although I may come out and volunteer.

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:45 AM
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1. Very good battles in many classes in 2017 add to the fun.
2. Outstanding group of new folks is great to see.
3. Really like the window banners, really sharp IMO.
4. Event #1 is an organizing nightmare that was well managed by the OTA team lead by Gary V. Thanks to everyone.
5. Fun fact, 3x the water was consumed than at the rainy May 27 event by the same # people.
6. Fun fact #2, we have issued more OTA licenses in 2017 already as in all of 2016 by year end.
7. Stephen works tirelessly on the #2 car and it is worth it. Boy is he fast.
8. Many thanks to Christine and Lynne for help at registration. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Necessary for insurance reasons.
9. Thanks to everyone who read the emails and were well prepared for the event. It gets easier from now on since the paperwork is done.
10. On to the premier OTA event at CTMP-GP. Not to be missed.
11. Personally, I now have a solid through away event.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:14 AM
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#1: The Hungry Man breakfast at the motel actually solves that issue; I didn't eat again until 10pm.

#2: Rally people are awesome and always lend a hand, even on their birthday. Thanks Zoltan and Donovan!

#3: If you own a Honda and bring crew, it's probably more for social reasons.

#4: The best preparation effort can be waylaid by worn threads from bleeding your calipers too often. Again, rally people saved my ass! Thanks, CanJam! Duane gave up time with a newborn to rush me a new caliper.

#5: Canadians don't mind a good queue.

#6: Christine and Lynne were a huge help at registration! Wonder what their husbands would owe them for every event?

#7 Troubles with new tech are solved by old fashioned hard work. Thanks Perry, Ghanim, Matt and Joanne!

#8: People miss the social aspect of TV results. Hrmm!

#9: I think that I'd rather finish half a second off first place than a tenth. That was frustrating!! But my best OTA finish ever.

#10: Looks like the start of a great season!
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:16 PM
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1: I absolutely LOVE Ohlins shocks.
2: At 3320+ lbs, my RX8 can really use a diet.
3: Point #2 is throwing stones in a glass house, since I contribute about 280 lbs to that number...
4: Taking a stock car and optimizing your upgrades one at a time really is the key to a successful OTA build.
5: My car was a lot slower last year, when it didn't have all those stickers on it. Maybe they do make you faster...
6: It was great to see so many new faces! Really filled-out the grid and made for some intense class battles.
7: The organizers and volunteers always seem to make every event work extremely well, regardless of the amount of chaos. Well done!
8: It's especially nice to see the cars that I've worked on perform well out on the track Now I just need to catch up to them.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:16 PM
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Two more:

#11: My fastest laptime had my lowest front straight speed: 199km/h. FTD list guys, what did your data show? Highest was 205.

#12: How did those two passing zone cones coming out of turn 5 survive when they were on the racing line? If I didn't have a splitter, I'd have knocked them off track myself in the last practice.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:49 PM
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#12: How did those two passing zone cones coming out of turn 5 survive when they were on the racing line? If I didn't have a splitter, I'd have knocked them off track myself in the last practice.
Agreed!! Honestly, if I was able to carry more speed through those corners I'd have killed them for sure. Maybe a good note for future events.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:50 PM
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I just figured it was a construction zone.. LOL

They were definitely in the racing line!!
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:55 PM
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#12: How did those two passing zone cones coming out of turn 5 survive when they were on the racing line? If I didn't have a splitter, I'd have knocked them off track myself in the last practice.
They weren't even close to being in my line. The apex marker through the chicane however...
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:21 PM
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Two more:

#11: My fastest laptime had my lowest front straight speed: 199km/h. FTD list guys, what did your data show? Highest was 205.

#12: How did those two passing zone cones coming out of turn 5 survive when they were on the racing line? If I didn't have a splitter, I'd have knocked them off track myself in the last practice.
Wow that's fast. Murders my front straight speeds... I was getting up to 185km/h in practice and heats 1 & 2 but only went up to 181-182 for heat 3 (where my fastest lap was). Maybe there was a headwind? Or my car was heat soaking? Or I was braking too early? I don't know...

Here's a video of my 3rd heat. First time trying a helmet mounted gopro so the angle isn't the best. https://vimeo.com/221357119

WIL...
1. RE71R's are sticky!
2. Everyone else probably realizes this too! Might as well call this year "Spec RE71R"
3. Great turnout at TMP compared to the last 2 years - lots of new cars keep it interesting!
4. Organizing was top notch despite all the chaos of being the 1st event with a lot of new people.
5. Decals are a little annoying to get applied but they do look much better!
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:01 AM
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Re: WIL TMP event #1

WIL TMP #1 (and my first ever time attack event!)

1. No matter how many YouTube videos you watch, your first couple laps you will brake early for turn 1.

2. The stock tires that come on the BRZ are as bad as everyone says they are.

3. Bringing your mom and grandma to the event is great because they'll bring you lunch.

4. I had to time my nervous pee breaks so I didn't miss out on any track time.

5. Getting up to 153km/h isn't as impressive as I thought.

6. I have no idea how PIP works or how to class my car. So it'll stay stock until I figure that out.

7. Every single person I talked to was extremely helpful with any questions I had, which was very reassuring.

8. Turning your A/C off while on track didn't change my lap times, although my fastest lap was while it was off.

9. Breaking the 90 second lap time may not mean much to anyone but me, but first time at TMP and only my second time on a track with the BRZ I'm pretty happy with it


Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers, and anyone who helped me with any questions I had! Looking forward to the next event!
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:40 AM
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Re: WIL TMP event #1

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A clutch style 1.5 diff is the best mod to make in a FWD

Grant
Which diff did you get?
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:33 AM
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It's a Cusco RS 1.5

Worth every penny spent on it
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:02 PM
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Re: WIL TMP event #1

WIL event 1 TMP (first time attack)

1. Good turnout of various types of cars
2. Well organized event. Ran with almost no delays
3. New slicks are better then 3 year old slicks
4. Think I need to reduce my aero
5. Brakes need upgrading from stock

TOP SPEED. 99mph. On both straights.
As per Harry's lap timer.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:46 PM
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Re: WIL TMP event #1

1) Even though I am not a fan of TMP, it is always good to be at the track

2) Having a second year with my Aim Solo lap timer/data logger at the same track using the same tires is a great instructor

3) Being 2.4 seconds slower than last year on last year's Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s (which still have a fair bit of tread left) is a good indicator they are heat cycled out rather than wearing out like the RE-71s. Very disappointing. I certainly hope it is the tires that have aged faster than I have !!!

4) The decals package looks great. After trimming the windshield banner I have not really lost any forward visibility.

5) Gary Vernon does a great job as organizer and Gary Wood does a great job as registrar. I have had to organize the first event a number of times and it is clearly the most difficult to do, especially at a track like TMP with virtually no facilities.
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