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Round 7: Road America / Afternoon - Full Course (Jun 4)

PRL-Sammy H

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Race Length: 27 Laps
Start Type: Rolling
Fuel Amount: 60%
Track State: 25%
Clean Marbles: No
Weather: iRacing Dynamic Weather
Time of Day: Afternoon


We will use the Road America setup provided by iRacing.

Pre-Race Interview:
https://youtu.be/uRm4Q_VqrLQ
1. This is why I would never do moto racing. That and I'm a little too chunky to get on one of those things. What would be your thoughts when you come over the hill and see the pack in front of you have all just wrecked like that?

2. What are your thoughts on Ross Brawns' hiring of engineers in F1? 

3. Last week I asked about respect. Those who answered stated that it's something that is given, but can be lost due to actions over time. If that's the case, why don't we show everyone the same level of respect? Regardless of caring on in a conversation while at the store, fellow co-workers, your local gas station attendants, the people that hand you your food at the drive-thru. And most importantly, the person in the car next to you? Is it that we get so caught up in our lives that we forget that others just want to be treated the same way you want to be treated?
 

jeromef1

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Remember that we have a break week due to Memorial Day, next race here at Road America on June 4th.

For those who are available, we are hosting 2 x 4 hours' session on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th at 6pm EDT.
 

bige3dalejr88

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Pre-Race Interview is Up! 
Hope everyone enjoys the week break, or enjoyed it. Depending on when you read this. 

Do something nice for a complete stranger in the next couple of weeks. It doesn't have to be much. Maybe pay for the person behind you snack and pop at the gas station the next time your there. 
 

jeromef1

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Here is a replay file of my 2:15.0xx in the tonight's practice. I did a mistake at the end and could have done 2:14.xxx.

Here is a few points that I think are very important if you want to improve here:

1. Brake early and focus on corner exit. Those cars are powerful and you want to have the best top speed as possible at the end of the straight. This is how you'll gain time and defend yourself in race condition.

2. Avoid Tail-Braking. From my little experience on road with the B Cars, it's preferable to avoid Trail-Braking. I'm used to tailed brake in other road series, but I always spun while trying to do it with this car. Maybe I haven't figure out the best brake bias, but I think it's a good bet to avoid trail-braking. I am running 65.5 brake bias.

3. Throttle management. The track was hot tonight (108) so the car had a lot of grip for the first 2 laps, but decrease after that. This is why it's really important to be careful with the throttle on corner exit.

4. There is some corner where it is important to only tap a little bit the brake and not too hard. Corner 6 before Corvette panel, 7, 11 and 13.

Hope all of this will help!! Let me know if you need help. Feel free to post your replay file of a fast lap and I can make a quick analysis on it! I will be available to review that Monday to Thursday. Friday & Saturday I'm gonna at Mont-Tremblant for flag marshaling!
 

ColtonLayne

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Yeah the track tonight was rough but once I finally managed to have everything worked out on the track again I managed a  2.18 something so I'm happy with that for only having ran 15-ish laps tonight. Anyways here is proof that I came in and ran some laps just in case I don't make it to any of the other practices.






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jeromef1

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1. This is why I would never do moto racing. That and I'm a little too chunky to get on one of those things. What would be your thoughts when you come over the hill and see the pack in front of you have all just wrecked like that?
I cannot say how I would react as I'll never drive a bike, those 2 wheel engine are super dangerous and expensive. As a flag marshall, this is why it's super important to show the "Debris & fluid" flag to notice the drivers that the track isn't clean.

2. What are your thoughts on Ross Brawns' hiring of engineers in F1?
I think it's ok. What I don't want though, it's to see them limit the development and power to allow Honda to catch Mercedes & Ferrari. Honda just sucks with this technology and don't deserve to be in F1 I think.

3. Last week I asked about respect. Those who answered stated that it's something that is given, but can be lost due to actions over time. If that's the case, why don't we show everyone the same level of respect? Regardless of caring on in a conversation while at the store, fellow co-workers, your local gas station attendants, the people that hand you your food at the drive-thru. And most importantly, the person in the car next to you? Is it that we get so caught up in our lives that we forget that others just want to be treated the same way you want to be treated?
I did it! I was at a food drive-thru this week and pay the coffee of the person behind! The employee of Tim Hortons was very surprised :p
Also, this week I helped a lot Mike Taylor at Road America and I think it helps him a lot. With my help he ran 2:18.xxx instead of 2:22.xxx :) That's gonna be a fun race!
 

bige3dalejr88

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jeromef1 said:
Here is a replay file of my 2:15.0xx in the tonight's practice. I did a mistake at the end and could have done 2:14.xxx.

Here is a few points that I think are very important if you want to improve here:

1. Brake early and focus on corner exit. Those cars are powerful and you want to have the best top speed as possible at the end of the straight. This is how you'll gain time and defend yourself in race condition.

2. Avoid Tail-Braking. From my little experience on road with the B Cars, it's preferable to avoid Trail-Braking. I'm used to tailed brake in other road series, but I always spun while trying to do it with this car. Maybe I haven't figure out the best brake bias, but I think it's a good bet to avoid trail-braking. I am running 65.5 brake bias.

3. Throttle management. The track was hot tonight (108) so the car had a lot of grip for the first 2 laps, but decrease after that. This is why it's really important to be careful with the throttle on corner exit.

4. There is some corner where it is important to only tap a little bit the brake and not too hard. Corner 6 before Corvette panel, 7, 11 and 13.

Hope all of this will help!! Let me know if you need help. Feel free to post your replay file of a fast lap and I can make a quick analysis on it! I will be available to review that Monday to Thursday. Friday & Saturday I'm gonna at Mont-Tremblant for flag marshaling!

Hopefully we don't get 108 degree track for the race. Could make for some very interesting racing if we do though.

And in the draft, Canada corner could catch a bunch of guys out. Make sure to brake a little earlier if trailing behind someone.
 

SharkV

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MikeTaylor said:
i have a 60 min practice and 12 lap race set up now. its open so anyone can join.

You forgot to put the Mustang in...can't join cause I don't have the other cars
 
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