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  • 2011 NASA Championships

    The NASA Championships were a blast and I managed to get third place with a 1:37.2. TTB had very competitive cars and tight times aside from the 1st place C5 Vette (1:35.8), which beat 2nd (E36 M3 - 1:36.8) by a full second. 2nd through 6th were separated by 0.9secs. Of course the event was not w/o weather drama and issues with the car.

    Video from first session on Thursday, which was the first day of the event. Oh the fun in the damp! Watch 1:32 and 4:22.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVxB9KIUrxc


    The below Vimeo video wasn't my fastest lap but I only took video one session because of the probs I was having with the car and spent a lot of time in Tech (passed all seven times!). I was allowed to be 2515lbs but could only get the car down to 2560lbs before the event.

    At the beginning of the second lap the starter totally dies and is engaged. You can hear the motor being pulled down due to the starter load in the carousel and keyhole.

    The car needs some work (lower weight and more pwr - my weight/pwr ratio was 11.9 and the Vette and M3 were ~10.5; limit for class is 10.25) for next yr but overall a great event! Next yr the car will be allowed to weigh 2470lbs!

    http://www.vimeo.com/28997157


    Snapshots:



    Last edited by 240sxTTC; 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM.
    NASA Time Trials TT3


    BTW I work for Garrett

  • #2
    Nice! Were you running Hoosier wets in the rain? I used to run a FWD car and was O.K. with the rain. With the 240 I don't enjoy the rain at all, it is too stiff and I don't have a good rain setup.
    Chicago Region SCCA SM # 688 http://www.scca-chicago.com
    TSSCC SM # 688 http://www.tsscc.org

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    • #3
      Oh no.....I was on sticker A6's. It was like being on ice and so much so, most of the sticker was still on the tire after the session. I wanted to make sure I had a decent grid spot for the next session. I would have loved to have Hoosier wets but it only takes one dry session in Time Trials for Hoosier wets to be a waste of $1200.
      NASA Time Trials TT3


      BTW I work for Garrett

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      • #4
        congrats...

        saw you up on the podium...


        .....and our TTF 95 G20 managed 1st place in class!!!
        - 1995 Infiniti G20t 5speed track beastie for PTF/TTF
        - 1994 Sentra sr20de soon to be PTF/PTE
        - 1995 240sx SE 5spd (fun summer car)

        ~ ABS and traction control are for people who can't drive

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        • #5
          You too. Great job!

          We both made the advertising thread. For some reason my front tires are pointing the wrong direction.

          http://www.nasaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=47402
          NASA Time Trials TT3


          BTW I work for Garrett

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          • #6
            Congratulations 240sxTTC !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 240sxTTC View Post
              You too. Great job!

              We both made the advertising thread. For some reason my front tires are pointing the wrong direction.

              http://www.nasaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=47402
              NICE

              thanks for the link
              - 1995 Infiniti G20t 5speed track beastie for PTF/TTF
              - 1994 Sentra sr20de soon to be PTF/PTE
              - 1995 240sx SE 5spd (fun summer car)

              ~ ABS and traction control are for people who can't drive

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              • #8
                official results are up now for anyone interested..

                here is Group g:

                http://www.nasachampionships.com/pdf...%20Results.pdf
                - 1995 Infiniti G20t 5speed track beastie for PTF/TTF
                - 1994 Sentra sr20de soon to be PTF/PTE
                - 1995 240sx SE 5spd (fun summer car)

                ~ ABS and traction control are for people who can't drive

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