PI - 9 and 10 November - Aust Supersprint Championship
Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:55 PM
Bit of an update on this event, Gordo and I both won our classes.
1:43.2 for me (PB) over 3 litre road reg and 1:49.2 under 3 litre road reg for Gordon.
A good day for the old Zeds.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:37 AM
Looks like it dried up to be a nice day. Unfortunately I couldn't make it down for a look in the end.
Good to see you driving the car down Sinisha. That is a gutsy effort when you are doing those times. I like the confidence of no stacking or mechanical problems. Ha Let's hope you can make it for Gordon's BBQ 8th Dec with your Zed this year Sinisha.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:00 PM
Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:16 AM
Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:05 PM
It's accurate enough that you get a good idea of where the track goes and what the corners look like, so when you do run there you have a fair idea of the lines and speeds and aren't floundering around in the dark for the first few times.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:31 PM
I did just that (as well as having driven it at "legal" speeds, the benefit of it being a public road), and found it benefitted me greatly. Still had a few problems remembering it all on the day, but I think without the "pre-event study" I would have floundered even more than I did.
It takes much more than one or two trips to a track to get it right, eg I've done Eastern Creek South 5 times now, every visit I've inproved my time a little.
Wakefield Park, I'm down to improvements of only tenths each visit, probably much like yourself at Lakeside, it takes a long time to get it right.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:57 PM
It was only one corner, but it had me spooked. I just couldn't get my head around the corner onto the start straight, yet where i wrote off a Sports 1300 at 120mph at the top of Bitupave Hill just before the turn in to the loop never phased me other than the next time I ran for the first drive past the spot where over 12 months later the fence had still to be repainted and I could still see the gouges in the concrete.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:10 PM
Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:22 PM
Coming on to the straight at PI I knew that it should be fast enough to require the full width of the track yet that never happened, weird. Never thought that I would benefit from following someone but no one would play in my group, either not fast enough or too fast. Anyway, 280ZXT featured in the photographer's display, maybe not fast but obviously pretty
Well that's sprinting for you... Door to door there's always someone wanting to play.......
Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:05 PM
Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:51 PM
Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:48 PM
a prior full spanner check of every nut and bolt.
Carefull marking of where each tyre belongs on each side of car, wash and inspect rims, use soapy water to look for air bubbles from cracks to rims.
All exhaust nuts, bolts and gaskets, all engine ancilliary mounted items, intake and exhaust to head,
Throttle returns, both of them,
Fluids, referring to chart when last done, full replace if reqd.
It's called insurance, at 245 kmh, it is required.
If you dont do it, don't play.
It's called the 20cent part syndrome. Carroll Smith's books are very explicit about this.
And no, not directed at you, richard, but a recomendation for everybody, but then again, what would I know.
Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:23 PM
Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:43 PM
Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:56 PM
Done by who?
In this case the Zed had a wheel alignment done for PI, on checking the other side the eccentric camber bolt was loose there too.
So all we Qld'ers know where not to go!
May be a good idea to come up with some sort of welded on"L" tab with a threaded hole for some form of positive lock screw.
Also two dabs of paint paen, one on eccentric head and another on parent arm.
We did this with rally cars ( cheapskate types) that insisted on using eccentric camber pins on front end..
Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:02 AM
I've uploaded my best lap with data see below.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:25 PM
Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:44 PM
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