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I would like to add to what Jim said about the lappers. I was watching on the hill of the back straight and the corner workers where not paying attention to the leaders and only put the blue flag up once. I would say that they where apart of the problem with the lappers and sure hope they pay more attention when the runoffs come in 2016.

That being said as a driver we also have to pay attention to our mirrors so we don't mess anyone else's race. If you see a car in your mirror check your mirror again after the next corner and judge how much ground they gained on you. By doing this you should be able to tell when they will catch you and try and stay out of the racing line. Now if your in a battle with another car it is up to the faster car to find there way around,but if your by yourself try and move over to let the faster group by.
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Here is my video from the Saturday race

 

 

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That was fun to watch - nice job!

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Is zero oil pressure some new Ti-Speed tuning trick? :tipsy:

 

Watched Saturday's race from the esses - great show!


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Here is my video from the Saturday race

 

 

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Not that you need me to tell you this but great drive.  Amazing patience as well as controlled aggression.  The set up for the pass on Yiannis was outstanding!!


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I just had a question for Justin and Yiannis. I watched both of your videos and noticed that the cars must be setup diff.from each other because of the way each of you drove. To me it seemed that Justin's car is setup really loose and Yiannis is setup a little tighter.

So here goes !

Justin is this the way you like your car setup on the loose side or would you be faster if it was a little tighter ?

Yiannis do you think your lap times would be a little faster if the car was a little looser ?

If you guys don't want to answer with a post can send me a pm because I'm just curious ?

I would ask Jim these same questions but he hasn't posted any of his videos.
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It's complicated.  I wouldn't mind being even looser coming out of the keyhole and the carousel.  No matter how much cross I threw at the car, there always seemed to be some "scrub" coming out of the keyhole and carousel (The steering effort felt high like it was slowing the car.
). If I put any more cross in, I would have just had wheel spin in a lot of places on the track.

 

So I like my car set up on the loose side for keyhole and carousel, and would prefer it to be tight through some of the faster stuff.


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My video has only 1/2 to 3/4 of Sunday race. If you want I will post it.

IMO, You dont want the car 'tight" anywhere.. I set my car up to be neutral to loose everywhere. That is not tail wagging.. just loose side of neutral.

As Justin touched on Mid Ohio is its own animal... In order to get the car where you want it, you will get wheel spin. I was getting it pretty bad coming into madness and out of the key hole if I didn't baby the car and that causes loss of exit speed, which kills straight line speed.
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Mid-O is very hard to set up for. IMO much harder than most tracks. Cross numbers are much higher than most tracks. But like Justin says you can only go so far. If you set the car as loose as you want it for keyhole and carousel then its scary for the two high speed lefts. Taking a bit of camber out of the right front can help. Like Jim says its own animal. 


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Mid Ohio can be difficult to anticipate. I go there often, have a standard set up but rarely do I roll it off the trailer and not touch it. Something about that smooth pavement it is sensitive to heat and rubber and it makes big changes in how the car performs. If you are a set it and forget it guy you will have a hard time getting the most out of your weekend.

 

One of the interesting things about this track is being consistent. I have the track record for the club course and I could not event get close to my own track time last weekend.

 

I will say on some of the fastest laps i have turned there, it was scarey loose on the lefts, I do like loose and think a car on the loose side is the faster way around that track. IMO.


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