I'll be in the vicinity on Sunday. I signed up for the Spokes autocross that will be at a new venue, the San Marcos Airport. You can see it from the clubhouse at H2R. It's off Hwy 21. Stop by there if you have time--I'll be there all day.I'm probably in.
Paging Mr. Bowman. Time to showcase your new seats.
Here ya go Chili... I'll get you the data via email so you can show me how bad my lines and speeds are. Only got up to 108mph out there.
Oh, thanks for the pointers James. Helped alot. Will probably help more once I get comfortable with the track. :up:
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Im going to disagree here a bit and say you should be all over that inside curb. You probably get a good 8-10 inches of extra track by using the curb. A good portion of the time Ive got part of a tire hanging off the curb a bit. Im really surprised I have not taken the cone out yet..I'd say turn in a bit later on Turn 1 and carry more speed, also get nearly on, but not on the inside curbing.
You're right about 1 - I *have* knocked the cone over before, BTWIm going to disagree here a bit and say you should be all over that inside curb. You probably get a good 8-10 inches of extra track by using the curb. A good portion of the time Ive got part of a tire hanging off the curb a bit. Im really surprised I have not taken the cone out yet..
I do have to say turn 1 still scares the crap out of me, I could probably still go a good 5mph quicker through that turn. Fastest Ive recorded was 96 at apex. Last few track events Ive been closer to 90-93mph though.
Since Ive looked over my data now Ill make a few notes here for you guys. I changed up my line a bit in 2 corners from last time I was at H2R.
I started coming out a bit further to the left after turn 1 (across the blend line) to get a better shot at turn 2. I ended up being a bit slower through 2/3 due to this, but I was a bit quicker down the straight as I lengthened the track a bit. The bottom line was I did not make up enough time on the straight to compensate for the time lost in 2/3. I would probably stick just to the left of mid track for entry into 2 as it was about 1.5 10ths faster.
I saw geezer doing a bit later turn in in turn 7 so I figured Id give it a try as well. Normally I turn in around the beginning of the curb on the left side of the track, he was turning in about 15-20 feet after that. For me this line ended up being a bit slower as well. Seems there is not a long enough straight after 7 to make up for time lost in the turn. For some reason the later turn in seems to help geezer but hurt me.
On March 27th I'm going to Jason Harts Driving school at H2R and we are really going to break down the track and figure out the fastest line. Hopefully Ill be able to break into the 1:25's at the point. Im so close I can taste it..
My data seems to back that up. As I found out the hard way, I need to brake at turn 8..You're right about 1 - I *have* knocked the cone over before, BTW
On 7, the later turn in works for me because turns 8 and 9 are essentially a "straight" for me as, if I do it just right, I can be accelerating that entire length of track. If I had to brake for 8, even just a little, I suspect the shorter physical line through 7 might be preferable.
This is something I'm going to bring up in class with Jason and see if we can find the fastest way through 8 in my car. Im also considering changing my line through 9 a bit. Instead of hugging the curve all the way around Im going to try and be out about a car width so I can make a straighter shot and 10 and extend my braking zone. Right now Im having a hard time getting the car down to the speed I need to turn into 10. If I can extend the braking zone I think Ill be able to carry more speed through 9.I think you coulda made it - you were REALLY close. Maybe try entering 8 wide so your entire arc through the turn is shallower.