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I was always an XL until last year. Not being able to walk half of last year and back surgery added another X.
I completely understand, believe me.
I am looking at the positives. If I was a Small I would probably have to drive something like a Miata and I hate Miatas.
 
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@Black Boss are you guys allowed to use an auto blip module or does everyone just heel toe? Being a spec series I’m assuming the only thing you can change are tire pressures and alignment and maybe brake pads?
 
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Doood... they have spec brake fluid

@Black Boss are you guys allowed to use an auto blip module or does everyone just heel toe? Being a spec series I’m assuming the only thing you can change are tire pressures and alignment and maybe brake pads?
Car has rev match and it works very well. Minimum tyre pressures and max camber are specified and checked. A limited range of spring rates are allowed and damper settings are adjustable.
 
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Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
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Dang day late on a large shirt, I have not been on here as much since every day has been working with contractors to get things done from the tornado. So cool for Nick and great he is working with the great guys at Capaldi. Hopefully I can get a shirt the next time around as I will likely be awake by then. The one consolation I have is that I had the first roof replaced on the block and I will also be the first one with all the major issues repaired by next week when my deck gets done.

So cool to see Nick doing well and proud to have run with him on track a couple of times .................I have a very good image of what his tailights look like , ha!
 

ArizonaBOSS

Because racecar.
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@Black Boss way to stay out of the carnage at the start of Watkins Race 1. From the head-on video it looked like your car was involved (was looking at the hood graphic on the KohR car) but I was pleased to see that it wasn't the case during the yellow laps.

Any further information on the Nate Cicero incident? Mechanical, brake failure, "stuck throttle", or he just have the red visor down and forget there was a turn there?
 

steveespo

Lord knows I'm a Voodoo Child
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Cookeville TN
@Black Boss way to stay out of the carnage at the start of Watkins Race 1. From the head-on video it looked like your car was involved (was looking at the hood graphic on the KohR car) but I was pleased to see that it wasn't the case during the yellow laps.

Any further information on the Nate Cicero incident? Mechanical, brake failure, "stuck throttle", or he just have the red visor down and forget there was a turn there?
Brake failure on front caliper. Not the drivers fault. There was a reason, it wasn't a Ford or Watson QC issue, I will leave it at that. He was not injured, just sore.
 
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Very bad start formation caused the first carnage. I had to brake hard 150 - 200 feet from the start line to avoid rear ending the car in front.

Second crash was apparently Brake failure. Fortunately neither of the drivers were hurt.

Sad to finish under yellow, but I gained a spot on the first start, passing on the outside of T2, and another on the restart, passing on the outside of T1, moving from P4 to P2.
 

steveespo

Lord knows I'm a Voodoo Child
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Very bad start formation caused the first carnage. I had to brake hard 150 - 200 feet from the start line to avoid rear ending the car in front.

Second crash was apparently Brake failure. Fortunately neither of the drivers were hurt.

Sad to finish under yellow, but I gained a spot on the first start, passing on the outside of T2, and another on the restart, passing on the outside of T1, moving from P4 to P2.
Two very bold moves that kept the 58 out of trouble and got us moved up two places to P2. Our tame racing driver was on it this weekend. Testing at Road America with Northwoods Shelby club July 4-6, so all who are picking up their Team shirts and anyone else that wants to stop in and talk please join us in the garages those days.
 

ArizonaBOSS

Because racecar.
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I know this is a "spec" class, but it would be fun to see a dyno sheet for a DHR, if you guys get bored :)
Do these cars have air jacks?
 

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