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post #94 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by robains View Post
Major bummer Andy, would have been great to do battle again. But I've been there (back in 2011) so I know exactly how you feel. Morning seemed to be the magic time ... or maybe it was the coffee?

Race 1 was probably more fun for me, a mistake on the start gave Dave the T2 corner. I stayed with Dave and had a few opportunities to pass but was tentative ... Kevin got thru on me and I had a few other front lockups so settled for 3rd overall, 2nd in class.

Race 2 was lonely, but in a good way, no major mistakes. Brake pedal was feeling a little mushy so backed off to make sure I could bring the car home.

Thanks to all the Lotus Cup USA group/drivers, they put on a very high quality event, best event I've attended since I started racing back in 1999. I hope Robbie can manage to get more 105 db events there, it was such a relief to not have to mess around with sound.

Thanks to the DRS crew and Kris Valdez tuning for building me a great heart of this Turbo motor ... it's definitely different from my prior NA and SC motors. The motor did very well for it's first shake down.

This is my qual lap from Sunday, sorry for the crappy exposure, I didn't realize the GoPro has a Spot Meter setting (this is the first time I've used a GoPro), it was OFF Their were some other GoPro cameras attached to my car, hopefully they got some better video footage than what I have.

Lotus Cup USA - ROUND 4 - Sunday Qual Lap 3 - 1:34.053 - YouTube

A quick data check and looks like about 135 mph into T2.

Thanks again to everyone there, fantastic event at a fantastic facility.

Rob, what is the turbo pushing now?

That sequential is SICK!!!!

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