Saturday, September 17, 2011

Top 20 Times From BMW CCA Boston Autocross - September 17, 2011

Top 20 cars on race tires

FTD went to the '07 911 GT3 RS a.k.a Kermit.

Top 20 cars on street tires

Full results from the event can be found here.

19 comments:

  1. Dang! I guess I coned on my 67.4 run. Was a bonus day though. Excellent weather, no snafus, and good times.

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  2. What an awesome day, still grinning! 67.4 would have put you on the street tires podium, Larry!

    So was going left faster or going right at the wall?

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  3. I still think right was faster. It was more fun and you had less chance to cone.

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  4. I agree with Mark. I think with the correct car/driver combo, left could have been quicker. But for most of us, right was the way to go.

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  5. I went left and Mark went right. Driving the same car, Mark was 3/10 faster than me. If right was faster by more than three tenths, that makes me the faster driver, hehe!

    Pretty sure Scruffy went left when he obliterated the field with an FTD 2 seconds faster than anybody else.

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  6. Left was my fastest. Hard to figure. 2nd run of the day was a re run with warm tires 64.349 +2. Stayed right and ended up with a 65.719 clean.
    First PM run on left was the clean 63.832. I think the second run was a 63.310 +1. Went downhill from there.
    Scruffy

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  7. I went left and think that was faster if done right. My 65.6 run there included a cone. It would have been a 63.6 and FTD. :(

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  8. It's a sign of a truly great course design when you have two vastly different options through a section of the course and 800 combined runs later we are still not quite sure which one was faster. Funny thing is, I had to call Scruffy when I was walking the course in the morning and ask him if he really meant to set up the cones like that because I thought left was clearly MUCH faster... You travel twice the distance going right.

    Can't wait to see Scruffy's next evil-grinned creation! Yes Sir, may I have another? And what ever happened to super-fast 20-degree slip angle sweepers, Scruff?

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  9. Christo
    ALL BMW courses have input supplied by Ralph, Rob, and myself. Ralph and I usually take turns with the overall basic idea. Last event was Ralphs theme. Saturday was my turn. Some of the blame/credit goes to him too.
    As for the course design Saturday? I was thinking of John Mac a lot when I drew it up. A lot of thought went into the split part because I wanted them to be so very close in time to each other. I lucked out and they were.
    Scruffy

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  10. Are you reading this, John? I hope they have internet up there. We miss you!

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  11. Where's my 66.8??!! Dang it. :) :) Glad to see the E30 was able to kill some. :) Looking forward to the next event where I'm officially in the competition. Bring it on! (Awesome job Scruffy. Great course) -SMIG

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  12. 66.8 is good for 5-th in the race tires category (6-th overall). That's really awesome for what is basically a stock car that will be officially eligible for antique plates in 2 years ;o) A REAL M3!!

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  13. Things are not always what they seem.
    I just opened the CAD model of the course. Anybody want to guess the difference in distance for each side?

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  14. Using the Pythagorean Theorem's a2 + b2 = c2, I'd say going right was ~ 1.5 times longer.

    CAD-aided course designs to make the two sides even? Whoa...

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  15. Nope. Youre out. Next guess please. Distance is from the second clamshell to the merge gate.

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  16. From the second clamshell to the merge gate was about 600 feet on the left and about 180 feet more on the right.

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  17. .895 seconds for the extra 180 feet going right!?

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