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Are numbers required? Helmet question?


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I will be running at Gingerman for the July 19th weekend with the HPDE, and would like to know if numbers are required for HPDE drivers. Also, I have a closed face helmet with a snell 95 raiting, however it is an M instead of the SA type helmet. Is this accpetable?

 

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Dave

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Yes and yes - you should get your number assigmnet at check-in and an M-Rated helmet isok for HPDE, but NOT for wheel-to-wheel racing.

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What do most people use for numbers?

Usually tape or shoe polish. You can get fancier if you want.

 

Continuing w/ the dumb questions -

What type of tape works well? Masking?

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Stop by the GTS Challenge paddock area (near the gas pumps) and I'll be glad to give you some tape. I keep a variety of colors in the trailer. Look for the red BMW #22. Or just stop by and say hi.

Mark

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Stop by the GTS Challenge paddock area (near the gas pumps) and I'll be glad to give you some tape. I keep a variety of colors in the trailer. Look for the red BMW #22. Or just stop by and say hi.

Mark

 

I'll grab some tape from Home Depot or something. Someone recommended painter's tape. I'll need it for Auto-x numbers anyway.

 

I will stop in, if for anything, just to get into the shade.

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Continuing w/ the dumb questions -

What type of tape works well? Masking?

 

Either painters tape or you can use a light coat of wax nd colored duct tape or tape->jeans->door trick.

 

--chad

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I went to our local sign company and ordered some vinyl numbers. They cost about $50. I figure why not look good when ever possible.

 

jfranci3 & bmw22,

I'll be sure to look you up next weekend. I'll be in red 95 Mustang, #12.

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Continuing w/ the dumb questions -

What type of tape works well? Masking?

 

Either painters tape or you can use a light coat of wax nd colored duct tape or tape->jeans->door trick.

 

--chad

 

Are you on every board I'm on?!?!?!?

 

Hey, how did your brake pads hold up? specifically the rears.

 

Jon

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Continuing w/ the dumb questions -

What type of tape works well? Masking?

 

Either painters tape or you can use a light coat of wax nd colored duct tape or tape->jeans->door trick.

 

--chad

 

Are you on every board I'm on?!?!?!?

 

Hey, how did your brake pads hold up? specifically the rears.

 

Jon

 

lol, look at PC and join date, I think it is the other way around . I had basically a full set on the rear (stock compound), they now need changing. I finally got in my harbor freight caliper kit so I can change them. They are ok for the street but I wouldn't do another track day on them. The fronts had about 8K on em (stock compound) and I just changed them this past week to a Z compound.

 

--chad

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.....but the pads survived the weekend? I'm doing what you were doing last month - running around town trying to get spares. I'm trying to figure out how hard I've got to work.

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.....but the pads survived the weekend? I'm doing what you were doing last month - running around town trying to get spares. I'm trying to figure out how hard I've got to work.

 

Yes, Fronts had about 3/4 left and rears about 9/10 left when I started, I could have gone another 5-8K more street miles on them, though. Make no mistake about it though the track really ate them up . Oh and becareful, I faded the bullitts (fresh ford HD fulid) my 3rd time out, I decided to brake at the 250' at summit at 100 a few times .

 

--chad

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What run group will you guys be in?

I'm taking the "new" car out for group 2/3...I'll be the one bringing up the rear ~lol~

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What run group will you guys be in?

I'm taking the "new" car out for group 2/3...I'll be the one bringing up the rear ~lol~

 

I'll surely be leading the group 1 pack . What is the "New" car?

 

 

Side question - can I use the same painter's tape for my lights that I do for my numbers?

 

95 GT RR, Now that I've now hijacked your thread and taken it totaly off-topic, I'm gonna bring 'er back:

Can anyone recommend a helmet for me? I just need something in the budget catergory, simple paint job,etc. I will be using it for limited action in SCCA auto-x's, NASA HPDE's, and acting stupid in front of my friends. I'm looking for cheap yet offering decent protection. Thanks!

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Side question - can I use the same painter's tape for my lights that I do for my numbers?

 

95 GT RR, Now that I've now hijacked your thread and taken it totaly off-topic, I'm gonna bring 'er back:

Can anyone recommend a helmet for me? I just need something in the budget catergory, simple paint job,etc. I will be using it for limited action in SCCA auto-x's, NASA HPDE's, and acting stupid in front of my friends. I'm looking for cheap yet offering decent protection. Thanks!

 

Yes to the painters Tape.

 

For helmet. I got an SA2000 GForce Open face unit. I think it was around $150. Figure for instruction open face was better to yell though, and for autox easier to narrate to the passenger. Then when I start racing the helmet will have timed out and I can get a trick full face one.

 

--chad

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For helmet. I got an SA2000 GForce Open face unit. I think it was around $150. Figure for instruction open face was better to yell though, and for autox easier to narrate to the passenger. Then when I start racing the helmet will have timed out and I can get a trick full face one.

 

--chad

 

Yeah, I've been trying to decide communication vs. air bag to the face.

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For helmet. I got an SA2000 GForce Open face unit. I think it was around $150. Figure for instruction open face was better to yell though, and for autox easier to narrate to the passenger. Then when I start racing the helmet will have timed out and I can get a trick full face one.

 

--chad

 

Yeah, I've been trying to decide communication vs. air bag to the face.

 

I would be more concerned about debris vs airbag.

 

--chad

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I ended up getting a Bell Sport III. Full face, SA00 rated, probably more than I need.

 

Do I need to have the Snell certified stickers on the back? The one I bought doesn't have them.

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The Snell sticker that counts is the one inside your helmet. You may have to move the lining around to expose it, but it is there.

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The Snell sticker that counts is the one inside your helmet. You may have to move the lining around to expose it, but it is there.

 

I figured there would be one in there, but the helmet is pretty well lined. I tried tugging on the lining, but it didn't budge. Is there a trick to it, or is it a destructive test?

 

 

Would I be allowed to mount a camera similar to this: http://www.funkadelic.org/albums/cameramount/aac.jpg

My buddy has made one up that has been Autocross tested.

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Would you want to be the passenger in that car with that 1 inch square tube pointing right at your neck? Even if tech says the camera mount is OK, your instructor may refuse to get in until you remove it. I'm an instructor, and I wouldn't get in until it was removed.

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Would you want to be the passenger in that car with that 1 inch square tube pointing right at your neck? Even if tech says the camera mount is OK, your instructor may refuse to get in until you remove it. I'm an instructor, and I wouldn't get in until it was removed.

 

I see your point. The one I would be using is designed substantially shorter. The camera is closer to the headrest, but not too close.

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The Snell sticker that counts is the one inside your helmet. You may have to move the lining around to expose it, but it is there.

 

I figured there would be one in there, but the helmet is pretty well lined. I tried tugging on the lining, but it didn't budge. Is there a trick to it, or is it a destructive test?

 

 

Would I be allowed to mount a camera similar to this: http://www.funkadelic.org/albums/cameramount/aac.jpg

My buddy has made one up that has been Autocross tested.

 

Would I be able to run HPDE3 with that camera mount (no instructor)?

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