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Any Sebring times to share? Would like to benchmark myself.

I typically do in the 2:40's. Very wide range of times depending on traffic.

(I always seem to be either waiting for a point by, or lifting a bit as I give one.)

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Any Sebring times to share? Would like to benchmark myself.

I typically do in the 2:40's. Very wide range of times depending on traffic.

(I always seem to be either waiting for a point by, or lifting a bit as I give one.)
I hear ya. Funny thing is, my personal best was with some traffic and 2 passes. No point by, but had to wait about a second or two for each point by. So I'm encouraged that next year, I'll be able to reach my goal of 1:19 at the NHMS road course😃
What's amazing is that the top NA Miatas can do it in 1:16!


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What's amazing is that the top NA Miatas can do it in 1:16!


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If you want to see how a safety crew fails, watch this. Bad flagging, bad tower calls, all around scary...putnam park.

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very scary.
Amazing??? Were they bored and looking to create some work for themselves??? Good move taking the rear, it would not have been pretty trying to get around the front !!!
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1:22.7 at Blackhawk. It was my last track day of the year a few days before I deployed so I had to get some times.

No times yet for Gingerman and Autobahn/North/South/Full

Sounds like I need to check out Grattan, sounds like a fun track!!!
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Bumping this up, and also have some new ones to add from this year. I moved across the country last winter, so a whole new set of tracks!

All of these are from my first time running each track/direction, so I figure there is still a little bit of room left for me to learn:

ORP CCW: best 1:56.8
OR CW: best 1:55.6
PIR: best 1:30.0
Ridge: best 1:55.8

On a side note, I am really impressed with the tracks here in the Northwest! ORP and the Ridge are both awesome tracks with really challenging layouts!

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If there is a thread like this, I couldn't find it.

Just thought it would be nice for everyone to post up their lap times at whatever tracks you normally run. Not trying to start any competition, but it would be nice to have some comparison points for similar cars.

Grattan (MI): Best 1:30.0, typical ~1:30.7
I hit 1:32.20 at Grattan a few weekends ago. I have similar mods to you but I'm on R888 tires. Saving up for a trailer so I can get my Hoosiers to the track. Will probably be able to completely waste that time on A6 compound

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Went to VIR last week. Second day to run the full course and first day of the Grand configuration. Stock '05 Elise on R888s.

Full was 2:20
Grand was 3:17

I think I run a 1:48 at summit's Shenandoah course but need to confirm with lap timer on my next trip. May run Summit Main next season.
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I'm slow - 2:13 range. Trying to break into the 2:0x area next season.

Better drivers can push a TTB-eligible N/A Elise to 2:03.xx and supercharged Elise/Exiges end up in the sub-2:00s at HPR. So I have a LOT of learning to do!

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^ That's not too bad for N/A Elise at HPR. My best at HPR in a stock '07 Exige w/grooved slicks was 2:07. If I raced more, I could improve ~2 seconds, but a sub-2min lap time (full course configuration) in a stock Exige S isn't possible. You'd need much more hp for the straight after turn 3 to get it there. Consider rosscarlson's 350+ whp Exige which sneaks in just below 2min - and he's about as good as amateur racers get!!!
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I hit 1:32.20 at Grattan a few weekends ago. I have similar mods to you but I'm on R888 tires. Saving up for a trailer so I can get my Hoosiers to the track. Will probably be able to completely waste that time on A6 compound

R888 tires on LSS wheels
Nitron singles
-2.5 deg camber all 'round thanks to Sector 111 and V2 Motorsports
Carbotech XP8 rear and XP10 front on stock rotors
Finally hit 1:30.00 this weekend. No changes to my car from last year either. Just getting better at driving
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Time to add my results.

2006 Elise (NA), track pack, 2bular exhaust, stock intake, stock rotors, CL RC5+ pads, Dunlop Direzza DZ 101 or 102 tires (460 TW) unless otherwise noted. Best times, unless otherwise noted.

Colorado tracks first. I've run all these at least twice, except La Junta where I've only been once. I've run HPR as many times as all other tracks combined.
High Plains Raceway - 2:09.4 (Yoko A048 tires)
Colorado State Patrol facility - 1:13.4 (Yoko A048)
Pikes Peak International Raceway - ~1:09 (Yoko A048; timed from video, typical rather than best)
Pueblo Motorsports Park - 2:00.6
La Junta - 1:02.4

In 2014 I did a Portland trip, hit three tracks. These times are from my one and only visit to the tracks.
The Ridge Motorsports Park - 2:08.8
Portland International Raceway - 1:40.1 (with passenger)
Oregon Raceway Park - 2:10.0 (Morning ran CW, afternoon CCW. This was CCW)

In 2016 I hit three tracks in California. Again, my only one and only visit to the tracks. This trip was with the stock exhaust.
Thunderhill (3 mile) - 2:18.8
Sonoma - 2:10.9
Laguna Seca - 1:55.9 (with passenger; never had a lap without traffic)

In 2017 I went to Austin for my one and only visit to COTA.
Circuit of the Americas - 2:51.3

Speculation
At HPR, I know the difference between the Yoko A048 and the Dunlops is 4 seconds per lap. I'd say a passenger costs me 3 or 4 seconds. I have no idea what advantage the track pack gives me over standard equipment, but I suspect it's a slight advantage. Adjust the listed times appropriately for track length for what I might have accomplished with suitable tires. I think I've hit my limit at HPR, but for any track that I've only been to once, I think it's safe to say I could find some more time with practice.
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Posted this YouTube video primarily as motivation and something to review/watch when I revisit this track. Due to work and lack of life balance my trips to the track decreased from every ~6 weeks to every couple months at best in 2017. In 2018 I only made it to a track a couple of sessions. Because of that I am getting very rusty. Whenever I get back again I plan on beginning and practicing left foot braking which has a learning curve and will slow me down until I learn the technique. Anyway, the point is it seems like I will not be breaking my personal best times in the near future! So, I wanted to post this video which is a collection of my best lap times at the track I frequent the most. They will be my baseline for lap times going forward.

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Wheels - F:16x7 R:17x8
Tires - Hoosier R7 F: 205/45-16 R:225/40-17
Additional ~ -1deg camber in front Ohlin coil overs with Lotus Cup car valving and springs
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MSR-C 1.7 CCW - on vid @00:07
Counter Clockwise direction (normal)
Two heat cycles on tires ~73deg F
Lap time: 01:21.806

MSR-C 1.7 CW - on vid @01:42
Clockwise direction (backwards)
13 heat cycles on tires
~60deg F
Lap time: 01:21.855

MSR-C 3.1 - on vid @03:21
Counter Clockwise is only direction
22 heat cycles on tires
~50deg F
Lap time: 02:25:906

Hard to believe, but I have never run MSR-C's 1.3 configuration (CCW is only direction).



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Some corrections to my post above (Lotustalk does not allow me to edit my old post (#36))...

Car is closer to ~2300lbs with driver and gas.
Rear tires are actually 225/45-17
Also an update for 1.7CCW config - First time at a track in 2019. Only have driven this config once (in Julí18) since this video. New best: April 7, 2019 ~73deg F humid. One heat cycle on tires. Lap time: 01:20.86

See video's description and it's comments for updated info.


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MSR-C 1.7 CCW config: 1:15.2 for TT2 lap record 1970 lbs A7's everything done to car. Video is a different slower lap but representative.


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Hey Kevin, are the red lights on the left side of your steering wheel display warning lights?

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Hey Kevin, are the red lights on the left side of your steering wheel display warning lights?
Yeah, low fuel alarm I think. I am using the stock fuel sender so the readings aren't that useful. I probably have like 2G left when it says 10%

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