Spring Nats

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Re: Spring Nats

Post by steverife » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:22 am

You might not like the class for whatever reason, but given when the class was introduced, the numbers have been really good. There have been at least 11 in open every event that I've ran and ladies have made a class at all but maybe 2 events.

...and there'd probably be a lot more, but the kits have been out of stock for most of the time the class has been around.
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Re: Spring Nats

Post by John Brown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:28 am

I would have to think that if another tire had been chosen, that would make a huge impact in numbers..
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Re: Spring Nats

Post by steverife » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:40 am

Probably not this year, only because there was only a very small window when kits were available....

I'm actually kind of warming up to the Falkens. The car was fine in Lincoln, there are super cheap, and wear looks good. Several STX folks were blown away by my number of runs and how even the wear on the car was...

I also think that it will make me a much better driver when I move to something else.

If Rick wasn't stubborn and would admit that his PAX number was based off the car being on Bridgestones or Rivals, I'd be good...
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Re: Spring Nats

Post by steverife » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:58 am

Another thing with speed creep...

A lot of you guys aren't working course much, if at all, any more. It has gotten scary the last few years. Cars on street tires slide forever and last few years, we've commonly been getting the slowest cars at the event up to 65 or 70 mph. In the last couple years, cars have hit the cooler in my station twice. And then in higher classes, you have monster speed discrepancies. Day 1 at the tour, Randall was about 8 seconds faster than the car in front of him. We are hitting cap in this events and sending tight intervals, so if you are working finish, cars are sometimes just a few seconds apart.

As a sport, we need to be mindful of that. I don't want to see someone get hit by a car.
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Re: Spring Nats

Post by jcox07 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:16 pm

I dont want to see anyone hit either, but fast course can be made safe, it is not that hard to do especially at Lincoln and going fast safely is fun. Flowing courses are fun at any speed, but when it is gas and roll gas and roll gas and roll with no gas for more than 2 to 3 seconds, that isnt fun.
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