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SoCal 944 Challenge racing at BUTTONWILLOW Oct 13-14


Tim Comeau

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For Cup racers at Buttonwillow, CarboTech Performance Brakes will be offering a 30% off certificate for the winner and a 20% off certificate for second place for the Saturday Race.

 

CarboTech has proven to consturct a very effective race pad for 944's as shown in many races during the last 4 years of 944 Cup racing.

 

For more details on CarboTech, go to: http://www.ctbrakes.com/overview.html

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Also for Cup racers at BW, Apex Performance is offering discount certificates for the top 2 finishing positions with their choice of either a Hans - 20% off, or a Cool Shirt System- 25% off, provided there are 5 or more Cup racers entered for the event.

 

 

 

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No, it's correct Jim.

I'm trying to bring out the new black car, which is really a Spec car with a few mods that bump it into Cup. The mods were already done when I bought the car and some have been undone.

I've been trying to get the Cup class going out here for some time.

Someone has to go first just to get it in the books and show guys that it's ok.

We'll still be on the track at the same time.

Sorry to hear about your rib. Been there. Sucks to be you.......

Every cough, and worse....every sneeze.

Hope you feel better soon because we're at Buttonwillow again next month.

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Tim, I think your right as far as getting the Cup thing going to get a mix of cars out there. This may be just the thing to get more people interested in coming out. By the looks of how many people are in the HPDE group the spec class will be growing real soon! If the more experienced guys go out as Cup it may pull in some of the POC guys. Your doing the right thing from what I see. See you there, Rob

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I will act as your on site 944 Cup Director at Buttonwillow appointed by NASA and Dave Derecola, National 944 Cup Director.

 

I'm excited about being part of the Cup family and for the first time represent 944Cup at a So Cal NASA event.

 

Looking forward to a great weekend

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I will act as your on site 944 Cup Director at Buttonwillow appointed by NASA and Dave Derecola, National 944 Cup Director.

 

I'm excited about being part of the Cup family and for the first time represent 944Cup at a So Cal NASA event.

 

Looking forward to a great weekend

 

Mikael,

That was quite a state of the union speech. Are you getting ready for the Presidential elections.

 

See you on Saturday. If I bring beer, will you teach me a trick or two about b-willow? I don't know that track

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I will act as your on site 944 Cup Director at Buttonwillow appointed by NASA and Dave Derecola, National 944 Cup Director.

 

I'm excited about being part of the Cup family and for the first time represent 944Cup at a So Cal NASA event.

 

Looking forward to a great weekend

 

Mikael,

That was quite a state of the union speech. Are you getting ready for the Presidential elections.

 

See you on Saturday. If I bring beer, will you teach me a trick or two about b-willow? I don't know that track

 

Dont show him sh*t Mikael, hes fast enough.

I'll be there, if you need to get anything of your chest, I'll be listening.

 

And a sincere congrats, 944 Cup Director. Very nice.

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Glad to have Mikael representing the Cup in So Cal. BW should be a good introduction for some to the series out West. Look forward to working with Mikael and NASA/POC/PCA racers to bring about a full Cup Championship season in 2008.

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"Dont show him sh*t Mikael, hes fast enough. "

 

We shall see about that fast enough stuff. The only time its "enough" is when you are out in front and I haven't been there yet (except when I am the only one in the class)

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David et al

 

It's always a good idea to walk a track that is new to us. Especially Buttonwillow where some runoff areas may be just a click below F1 standards. I will be there Friday afternoon and will head out on my bike as soon as the track goes cold.

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OK, guys.

Here's some updates to the list.

 

Toby Salgado didn't get his clutch finished so he won't make this HPDE.

 

Sean Steele is still working on reindexing his rear torsions because he had way too much camber and was too low in the rear.

 

I'll be caravaning up there with Jackie Lu and Jim Hicks. We plan to shove off around noon and take 5 North all the way up.

My cell is 619.994.oh nine one nine.

 

See you guys up there.

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What a great weekend. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

 

Race school must be done to believe...what a head game they make it. Some of the most fun Ive had. The instructors were well rounded, good company and down to earth.

Not to mention well informed on all aspects of 'ones' driving. No matter what you did, they saw it. They mixed it up and made sure you knew what being 'in traffic' was all about.

 

I met Tim finally, but we never got in a good chat, and of coarse the lovely Jackie was burning up HPDE.

 

I'd like to thank David, Jim and Mikael for their advice, it was well recieved and I look forward racing with you.

 

Onward and upwards...

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Congrats Brad! You are legit and I can't wait to get on the track with you. From what times you were running, it looks like we will have some great battles. You are obviously a quick study as you are literally getting up to speed.

 

It must be that cheater car that you bought from Dilly

 

By the way, thank you for the Ace bandage. It worked better in the race on Sunday than my car. Had the car held up, it coulda' been the race of my life

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Big D,

I'm sorry you couldnt get it into gear, that stinks as you were running a great race up to then.

 

As to P.Dilly's cheater car, he said he took the over sized pistons out and put the originals back in.

 

Besides, 'seems stock to me...' !

 

Any idea why that switch under the dash makes it accelerate so much???

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By the way, thank you for the Ace bandage. It worked better in the race on Sunday than my car.

 

Shoulda put it on your clutch, instead of your ankle. AND...I'm glad it helped.

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Yes, we had a good time!

Had a little trouble with a trailer tire on the way there, but...

Like I said, the new black car wasn't quite ready safety-wise so I decided to assist in HPDE 3 with Jackie Lu, Jim Hicks, Robert and Rafi. We did a little lead and follow stuff and lots of talking.

I had never been through an HPDE weekend so that was something new for me. I like the format of driving, then meeting and explaining how you messed up and/or went off the track. Lots of learning going on.

We didn't have any big car troubles at all.

It was nice to see Per out there in his white 944 S2. He drove the 3 hour night enduro all by himself. Welcome to that club, Per!

I had a massive off 100 mph+ while instructing a newer driver in a 997 GT3. He came out of riverside and tracked out too far which set him up poorly for the kink and the suspension just couldn't handle a transition that radical. Glad we didn't roll.

The enduro was cool to watch and made me really want to get out there again! Many offs and huge dust clouds.....fast driving in the cool night air.

 

This was my first event driving a factory LSD-equipped car. I've always driven open diff cars. Much easier to drive. It baby sits you coming out of turns, no need to worry about wheel spin. Braking is much more stable, almost no drama compared to an open diff, which is always an eye opener under really hard braking. The car was more stable and easier to drive in mid corner as well. I felt like I could make a car equipped like this go much faster, but I also felt alot less challenged as a driver.

Made me wonder what my new Guard GT unit will perform like?

This new black 944 ran well, pulled hard, and had no problems during the weekend. I changed out one old Toyo for a slightly fresher one, but that's it.

As mentioned elsewhere, there were 3 cars running in the 944 Cup class. There were no cars entered in the 944 spec class, but there will be at the next event at Buttonwillow in 4 weeks.

Same great track! Finish those cars, get your licenses and come on out!

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