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Frond
Mar 12, 2018


TrueChaos posted:

That event was run directly by the track.

They have one guy who's the only marshal, group assigner, waiver checker, tech inspector, tow truck driver, fire fighter, drivers meeting conductor (hint - this never happens!) and apparently boxing referee. He also doesn't have the authority to kick someone out.

Jesus Christ.

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Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Crustashio posted:

Ah, TMP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vreUlIu3-x4

I've heard so many stories about the lapping days some orgs run in ontario. No marshals, no rescue, no helmets, no licensing, etc. I'm pretty happy about how we run things in NS, at least for our local orgs track days. Licensing and time with an instructor required. And we will not hesitate to black flag and sometimes end someone's day.

CSCS is much better now.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Double Post.

Frond fucked around with this message at 05:55 on May 23, 2020

jonathan
Jul 3, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 30 days!


KillHour
Oct 28, 2007




When I went there, I pulled up to the pit exit and waited for the track marshal to release me and he was no-poo poo not there. He had gone to take a piss. When he came back, he was like "Oh, you're waiting for me? You can just go." He was like 19.

Semi-related: I'm thinking about doing Lemons next year. Anyone have experience? What's the best way to get started? I assume the answer to that is "Buy a hooptie on CL and get a cage put in," but I figured I'd check.

Ganondork
Dec 26, 2012

Ganondork


Lol, was that a WRX that understeered into the hay bales? Guess he should have saved up for some sway bars, those things understeer so bad.

TWSS
Jun 19, 2008


Frond posted:

CSCS is much better now.

Northern Speed ran their first event this weekend at TMP and they had no issues. The weeknight events almost always have some drama.

Diametunim
Oct 26, 2010


Alright stupid question. How often are you guys changing the oil in your track cars? After every track day, every other track day? Also does anyone have any reccomendations on a good set of pads for Heavy HPDE / Light street driving (Driving to / from events / the occasional hill country run) ? The pads on my Miata are almost shot. I actually like them quite a bit but I have no idea what brand they are so it's time to start looking for replacements.

First real track day in the Miata June 8th at MSR Cresson 3.1 super stoked. Brother is coming along in his gutted Integra too.

e: dust is no concern. I can literally clean my wheels and go for a 2mi drive and my wheels will be coated again.

Diametunim fucked around with this message at 17:17 on May 29, 2020

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




I've always changed oil before events whether it's a HPDE weekend or a full race weekend...endurance or sprints. Oil is cheap in the scheme of things.

I've always like Hawk brake pads, we ran the blues on our endurance car and they held up great while giving good stopping power. They're offer reasonable stopping power when cold for street use as well. They are pretty dusty so that's a downside.

TrueChaos
Nov 14, 2006




Diametunim posted:

Alright stupid question. How often are you guys changing the oil in your track cars? After every track day, every other track day? Also does anyone have any reccomendations on a good set of pads for Heavy HPDE / Light street driving (Driving to / from events / the occasional hill country run) ? The pads on my Miata are almost shot. I actually like them quite a bit but I have no idea what brand they are so it's time to start looking for replacements.

First real track day in the Miata June 8th at MSR Cresson 3.1 super stoked. Brother is coming along in his gutted Integra too.

e: dust is no concern. I can literally clean my wheels and go for a 2mi drive and my wheels will be coated again.

What generation miata? I've got an NB and run hawk HP+ fronts / DTC-60 rears for autox/street, and DTC-60's front/rear on track. If you're just starting out with respect to HPDE, you can probably get away with HP+ all the way around, but as you improve you'll want to move up. I moved up when I started fading HP+ in about 15 minutes on track. The only reason I keep the DTC-60's on the rear full time is that the parking brake adjustment is a huge pain in the rear end and I'm too lazy to mess with it every time, and the rears don't do enough for it to be an issue on street or autox.

honda whisperer
Mar 29, 2009



Changing every time is safe and easy. To come up with a real idea on need you'll have to track it and send a sample to Blackstone. Combine lab testing with an hour meter or careful notes and you'll know how many track hours you can run before changing.

NinjaTech
Sep 30, 2003

do you have any PANTIES

I was doing oil changes every other race weekend on a fresh engine with Redline 30WT in my 1.6 Spec Miata. Samples always reported very good levels when i got them tested.

BlackMK4
Aug 23, 2006

wat.

Megamarm

I change mine every 5 or 6 days, meh

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007




BlackMK4 posted:

I change mine every 5 or 6 days, meh

It took me a while to realize you meant track days.

Autoexec.bat
Dec 29, 2012

Just one more level


What interval would you recommend for my 89 Golf for autocross/track days, considering you have to pull hard on the rubber AC line (risking breaking it every time, thanks VW) to remove the filter and that it is in a hard to reach location?

Autoexec.bat fucked around with this message at 20:35 on May 30, 2020

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





KillHour posted:

It took me a while to realize you meant track days.

Have you seen how often the dude is at the track?

honda whisperer
Mar 29, 2009



Starting to build a track car. It's a 90 civic hatch that will be for track days to start and hopefully Honda challenge or something NASA.

Most of the NASA/SCCA hondas I've worked on just had their seats mounted to the factory mounts. I've had to drill those out to repair some serious rust and would like to tie the seat mounts into the cage.

Anyone have links to good examples of ways to do this? Total waste of time?

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




Here's how a friend did it in his VW. It seems like a good idea and fairly easy to implement.




Autoexec.bat posted:

What interval would you recommend for my 89 Golf for autocross/track days, considering you have to pull hard on the rubber AC line (risking breaking it every time, thanks VW) to remove the filter and that it is in a hard to reach location?
Same as anyone else, every event. I'd look at doing something about the AC line to get more clearance or flexibility so it's less of a pain to do.

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IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





I'd look at either a filter relocation kit, or do just oil changes more often and only do the filter every X miles.

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