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dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/11/22 8:57 a.m.

It was great meeting you yesterday! Thanks for helping create such a welcoming event...my son and I had a blast and really enjoyed it. Everyone couldn't have been nicer and we especially appreciated the ride alongs folks gave us (and my son's buddy who was spectating). The only downside is that I didn't get to ride in your kart! I was working on course while you were driving. Maybe next time!

Is this Friday night a test and tune at Gainesville Raceway? Maybe we'll come watch!

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/11/22 2:32 p.m.

Glad yall came up and enjoyed!  Yea, bummer yall werent in my heat, hopefully next time you can jump in!  It gets high scores for passenger enjoyment. 

Yep, this friday night. Going to make a decision based on forecast mid-day friday to load it... or not! 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/13/22 12:57 p.m.

Aidan always gets great shots... here are a few:

 

codriver getting it ^

codriver's very tight entry to green cone element^

my broader entry....

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
7/13/22 2:09 p.m.

Did he cone it???

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/13/22 2:14 p.m.

In reply to jfryjfry :

nope! 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/14/22 11:23 a.m.

Put together an side-by-side comparison of my best run and my co-drivers. As always, there was more time to be lost out there.

Still, happy that i put down 3 runs consecutively that each would have been FTD. Certainly never done that before! 

youtube link

Today i am going to load the truck and mate the trailer and plan on at least towing it down to Gainesville tomorrow. Then its all up to the weather (and tech!)... 

 

 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/18/22 4:31 p.m.

finally!

My first time back at a drag strip (in the drivers seat) since running a nearly stock S10 in college more than 15 years ago! It was the kart's first trip!

My kiddos even got to go watch.... and cheer!!

Not bad overall, was hoping for low 12s, only got down to 12.6 and that was on my second pass. Ran pass 1 at 22psi, which rose to around 25psi after my second run. 

Dropped tire pressure after that run and then got decent traction on my street tires, but induced much tire or axle hop in 1st and 2nd gear.. that persisted for passes 3-5, even less throttle, still shook like crazy.. 

Wasnt going for wins, but did walk away 5-0!

I doubt i will get back before the GRM $2k challenge, but atleast i remember how to drive straight and i have some idea where to set the tire pressure. 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/18/22 4:32 p.m.
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/8/22 3:39 p.m.

Ran with Central FL (CFR) on Daytona's kart track on Sunday. Put a heat cycle on the A7 scrubs for the first time.. Grip was good, but my times (comparatively) werent any better. Some of that has to be attributed to it being my first time on this surface whereas the drivers i compare too run here a couple times a year.... And... we almost exclusively stayed in the 2400-3600 RPM range. that aint the happy zone for the engine at all! 

Didnt FTD... A few formula cars and a GT3 finished just ahead of me, raw times. 

Had a blast though! 

 

 

 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/8/22 4:56 p.m.

Always good to see you! It's very different running in the other direction. Hopefully, you'll get a chance to get that a try sometime

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/9/22 7:45 a.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Likewise! Will definitely try to make one Daytona event a year and from the looks of it, the other direction may be a bit quicker! 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/10/22 8:41 a.m.

youtube link

Video includes Buck and my best runs of the day. The speed plot suggests i was a smidge quicker on the few parts of the course that allowed for acceleration. 

Enjoy! 

I have about a month between events now.  No real plans. May try to finally put a 'walk around' video together describing the modifications made over the last 5 years (almost to the day i started strppping it)!

 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/20/22 7:39 a.m.

 

If just one photograph could completely sum up an entire event; this would be the one. 

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