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Old 12-28-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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NASA TX Final Race Report 2004 TWS

Here's the links for those interested, plenty of pics (5 MB or so download):

http://www.shrackracing.com/06-sept-...CRaceRecap.doc

or Adobe:

http://www.shrackracing.com/06-sept-...CRaceRecap.pdf
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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Mike, is your car 4WD?? You and Beau would make a nice pair.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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Very funny John. If your not in the dirt you aren't trying hard enough.
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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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.
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How where the brakes without ABS?? I would think it was tough not having any way to set the bias?
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Old 12-29-2004, 01:29 PM   #6
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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
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