View Full Version : NASA TX Final Race Report 2004 TWS

12-28-2004, 08:10 AM
Here's the links for those interested, plenty of pics (5 MB or so download):


or Adobe:


12-28-2004, 09:01 PM
Mike, is your car 4WD?? :D You and Beau would make a nice pair. :D :D

BOC- Beau
12-29-2004, 08:47 AM
Very funny John. :rotf: If your not in the dirt you aren't trying hard enough. :D

12-29-2004, 09:00 AM
Not 4WD but perhaps it should be ;)

I'm pretty much a novice racer, didn't realize how much I had depended on the ABS until it went away. All I could do was hang on when I overcooked it into T3, then spent the next half-lap trying to figure out what in heck had happened to my brakes, lol. I really flat spotted those two front tires badly.

I learned that weekend to race without ABS.

12-29-2004, 10:06 AM
How where the brakes without ABS?? I would think it was tough not having any way to set the bias?

12-29-2004, 12:29 PM
The brakes seemed fine, TWS is a HP track so I was able to get around by using less brakes. It probably made me smoother overall in hindsight, but I really had to work not to lock up the fronts. I just don't have the "feel" for threshold braking and had become way to accustomed to ABS - jam on the brakes and let the ABS decide how to do it, lol.

If we'd have been at a more technical track I really would have been in a worse predicament. Either way, it was a good learning experience for me. I have two ruined Toyo's to show for my lack of knowledge, I just couldn't figure out what was wrong until too late for one pair of front tires ;)