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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,023
Posted By Jim968
Regarding helmets US Race Gear is located in...

Regarding helmets US Race Gear is located in Cincinnati. That way you can try the helmet on before you buy to ensure perfect fit. They have great prices too.

http://www.usracegear.com/
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,596
Posted By Jim968
Very well said. There is also a saying that...

Very well said. There is also a saying that there are two types of race drivers, those who have crashed, and those who will crash. It’s pretty clear that the arm chair critics in this thread have...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jim968
Its critical to get your car dyno’ed on a Dynojet...

Its critical to get your car dyno’ed on a Dynojet for your calculations. Preferably find the dyno shop that shows up the track you want to run and have them do it. Having an accurate number before...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jim968
A few thoughts from someone who has competed...

A few thoughts from someone who has competed successfully in a NASA weight to power class, GTS in my case…

Whatever you do remember that you need to be near the minimum weight/power ratio in your...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 06-16-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By Jim968
That was part of Senna's style and how he would...

That was part of Senna's style and how he would get the car to dance on the ragged edge. Not something for amateurs or even most pros to be messing with.

The heel & toe part however, is text...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Jim968
That's what the inward knee bend is for. Try it!...

That's what the inward knee bend is for. Try it! I can easily get to 9:00 if I need to.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Jim968
Not surprisingly, Senna is doing it perfectly. ...

Not surprisingly, Senna is doing it perfectly. Furthermore, with slight modification that technique will work on any car, no matter how far apart the pedals are. To extend your reach to the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Jim968
I've seen your videos. You're an excellent...

I've seen your videos. You're an excellent driver who is ready to go W2W racing. I would argue that you would be safer racing W2W in a car with full safety equipment than instructing in a car with...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Jim968
Strongly agree. The Jefferson Circuit at Summit...

Strongly agree. The Jefferson Circuit at Summit has long been known to be unsafe due to the trees. You couldn't pay me to run there.

I've also dramatically ractheted up my safety equipment...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,023
Posted By Jim968
I ran in their advanced group last year. If you...

I ran in their advanced group last year. If you can run consistent unobstructed lap times in the mid 1:4X's you'll be fine. From your video it looks like you're right where you need to be.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,023
Posted By Jim968
In the situations you’re describing I always...

In the situations you’re describing I always instruct students to use the higher gear and then concentrate on finding the extra speed that will make the higher gear work. In your case 4th gear can...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Jim968
I think you’ll find that your nervousness above...

I think you’ll find that your nervousness above 80 mph goes away pretty quickly when you get out on the track. On VIR’s front and back straights 80 mph will feel ridiculously slow, and you’ll...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-01-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,630
Posted By Jim968
Evergreen6 described rev matched downshifting...

Evergreen6 described rev matched downshifting very well in his OP. You can add braking to the process with heel & toe. This comes in handy when you need to simultaneously brake and downshift in...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,630
Posted By Jim968
Don't downshift to slow down. That's what the...

Don't downshift to slow down. That's what the brakes are for. The purpose of downshifting is to be in the correct gear for whatever acceleration is coming up.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jim968
100% agree. This exactly what I want to see....

100% agree. This exactly what I want to see. Especially the weight reduction. Preferably no more than 3,500 lbs.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 04-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,292
Posted By Jim968
So you bought a car with the track package...

So you bought a car with the track package option, but have not taken it on the track, and are now you’re unhappy with it.

Before getting rid of it, why not take it to the track and find out why...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By Jim968
Yup. That's the problem.

Yup. That's the problem.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,179
Posted By Jim968
You must. I've been going there since 1997 and...

You must. I've been going there since 1997 and that's one of the faster times I've seen on street tires.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-19-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,179
Posted By Jim968
^^^^^^^^ Great times! Especially Mid Ohio.

^^^^^^^^

Great times! Especially Mid Ohio.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim968
Hawk race pads bed VERY quickly. No sanding...

Hawk race pads bed VERY quickly. No sanding required. A medium speed warmup lap is usually all it takes.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim968
You are 100% correct. DTC-60 and DTC-70 pads suck...

You are 100% correct. DTC-60 and DTC-70 pads suck on the street. They are a no compromise track pad. My view is if you're spending the time and money to track your car, why compromise on something as...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Jim968
Trust me. If you pursue this hobby long enough...

Trust me. If you pursue this hobby long enough sooner or later you'll need to be towed in. The tow guys will likely have something snip your zip ties off, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim968
I've always understood it to mean shifting well...

I've always understood it to mean shifting well below red-line which is slow like your granny. Not what you want in a race.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim968
Why did you choose a circle track pad for a road...

Why did you choose a circle track pad for a road course application? DTC-60 or DTC-70 is what you want for a road course.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim968
I'm not a fan of the HPS or HP+ pads for track...

I'm not a fan of the HPS or HP+ pads for track use either. However, you should try Hawk's full race pads. I've been using Hawk's DTC-70 pads on my race car for years with great success. Most of my...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,119
Posted By Jim968
I think you'll be fine with the manual, but why...

I think you'll be fine with the manual, but why not test drive both?
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Jim968
Rennlist.

Rennlist.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 03-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,063
Posted By Jim968
I would not consider a Z/28 for daily driver...

I would not consider a Z/28 for daily driver duty. It’s designed as a street legal track car that you can drive to the track and back. It will not be comfortable or practical as a daily driver.
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Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-23-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jim968
Same here, and I'm comparing against a very high...

Same here, and I'm comparing against a very high end Longacre gauge that I use for my race car.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 11,373
Posted By Jim968
+1 You are exactly right. Squillo's...

+1

You are exactly right. Squillo's ignorance on tax rates, tax credits, and how they work is astounding.
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