Photos and videos from 5-25

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  • #1790
    Barry Twycross
    Participant

    Noone’s started a thread for this, so here’s our efforts.

    I’m not sure which of my laps will be the best thanks to quite a few cones. So here’s my fastest, which was a DNF thanks to the finish. I thought that finish was going to be trouble from the first time I saw the plan (53.696+2+DNF). http://btwyx.com/Movies/AxBMWMay13MaB4.mov

    And Cathy’s best (final) run (56.434): http://btwyx.com/Movies/AxBMWMay13MaCBest.mov

    I’m eagerly awaiting the results. Thanks to everyone who organised this, great fun as usual.

    #1791
    John Kim
    Participant

    Here’s my 6th/last and best run, about 53.5 or 53.55 seconds, class AA. From what I hear, 3 whole seconds behind Jeff R, so lots of room for driver improvement, maybe some room for tire improvement too (driving Conti ExtremeDW summer tires).
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiWYO_M_rt8[/video]

    My friend had a great time on his first AutoX (he came to ride in April), so thank you to all who coached him or gave him ridealongs, including Chu, Rodger, and others.

    #1792
    Dave Dunwoodie
    Participant

    Here’s one of my laps. 47.302 seconds.
    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJc7miXnOpk][/url]
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJc7miXnOpk[/video]

    #1793
    Eric Ries
    Participant

    My best time (51 flat) plus me losing it a couple of times.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPGwdrQZxc0[/video]

    #1797
    John Kim
    Participant

    I was wondering who was GoesLikeSchnell, now I know. Nice driving… both you and Dunwoodie are much smoother in the slaloms than I am. You’re also pushing the tires to squealing in all the tight turns and I was not (except when I was overdriving and plowing them). If I went smoother in the slaloms and closer to the traction limit in the turns, I could see getting down to 52 seconds. Still not sure how anyone gets down to 47 and change like DD.

    #1799
    Jeff Roberts
    Keymaster

    [quote=”LivesNearCostco” post=1469] Still not sure how anyone gets down to 47 and change like DD.[/quote]

    Dave is a great driver, no doubt. Other than having super tight lines and being smooth, I truly believe the LSD, and cable throttle, really plays a big part in why the E36 M3s are faster. We open diff folks are SOL on gription with one side of the car all loaded up and our crappy eThrottle just doesn’t respond like the cable throttles do.

    I’ve been struggling with getting power down forever. There has to be a suspension or tire pressure tweak to improve that. The right-hand hairpin after the 2nd slalom was really frustrating with all the wheel spin coming out of it.

    I’m thinking about a box of Dry Erase markers so we can all write our excuses on the trailer wall. 🙂

    #1800
    John Kim
    Participant

    Thanks, Jeff. But you are still 3 seconds faster than me. I have some excuses ready, but it seems to be mostly the driver. Both Jeff and Jared helped me go faster (my runs mostly got faster each time), but can I get Dunwoodie as a coach next time?

    As my first time coaching, Joe the Mustang driver was probably a good student for me. My mission as an instructor was pretty clear! When I coached Katherine in the blue Mini, I had very little to offer her.

    #1801
    Barry Twycross
    Participant

    [quote=”LivesNearCostco” post=1472]When I coached Katherine in the blue Mini, I had very little to offer her.[/quote]What ever you did worked. Cathy thought you were quite helpful and her next run was about 2.5s faster.

    #1803
    Justin Tsang
    Participant

    We were in the 47s with 168whp and street tires.

    #1804
    mack Tsang
    Participant

    Fast clean run.

    Coned one at the slalom in 47.119

    #1805
    Edison Tran
    Participant

    [quote=”justint5387″ post=1475]We were in the 47s with 168whp and street tires.[/quote]

    +1 I am more impressed by the stx built cars running times of the trailered rcomp cars

    But I’m bias since I’ve been driving the mini lol

    #1807
    John Kim
    Participant

    That’s great to hear. Makes me feel better about coaching. I think I only told Cathy two things: 1) Could go faster through the starting left-right-left chicane, and 2) Could get closer to cones in the slaloms. Maybe that’s worth 1 second, right? The rest of her time reduction was self-taught.

    [quote=”btwyx” post=1473][quote=”LivesNearCostco” post=1472]When I coached Katherine in the blue Mini, I had very little to offer her.[/quote]What ever you did worked. Cathy thought you were quite helpful and her next run was about 2.5s faster.[/quote]

    #1808
    Eric Lam
    Participant

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MlJipth4yc://[/video]

    Here is my final run. 47.7 +1 is my final time I think. It was hard to keep it clean out there.

    #1809
    Michael Kolesar
    Participant

    Here is my fastest run AA 50.662.

    Here is my excuse for being slow. My tires are worn/heat cycled out and they feel greasy.

    [video width=425 height=344 type=youtube]968hcR8-8ek[/video]

    #1810
    John Kim
    Participant

    Here’s my excuse for being slow — I’m slow!
    I’m going to pretend I didn’t see all those times in the 47s range until I can break 51 seconds on this type of course.

    [quote=”bimmer276″ post=1481]Here is my fastest run AA 50.662.
    Here is my excuse for being slow. My tires are worn/heat cycled out and they feel greasy.
    [/quote]

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