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itaintegra31
08-05-2003, 11:06 AM
fresh pavemant, can't wait, and 2 practice sesions yea ha.........

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

racer_tim
08-05-2003, 04:32 PM
Don't count your chickens yet.

P.S. What broke on Tracy'c car?




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Tim Linerud
San Francisco Region SCCA
#95 GP Wabbit (Bent)
http://linerud.myvnc.com/racing/index.html

itaintegra31
08-05-2003, 04:35 PM
I have no chickens to count.....

She had some kind of overheating problem...

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

ITS240z18
08-05-2003, 06:02 PM
It's days like this that I want to throw in the towel - I don't know what broke, don't know how to diagnose and fix it. And, dammit, I was having FUN that last race, before the car broke. I adjusted my shift light and tach between sessions (because I was using a higher shift point that the former owner recommended), was having issues with them, and didn't notice that my temp guage was pegged. I'm not quite good enough to drive hard, keep track of traffic and flags, discern flaky guages, and keep track of general conditions, too. The car seems absolutely fine now, so I'm hoping it was just a stuck thermostat, but I haven't started serious troubleshooting.

If I make Sears Point, what should I expect with the repaving? Will the track be slippery?

itaintegra31
08-05-2003, 06:15 PM
Hi ITS240z18

nice to meet you, I have no clue as to the track conditions after paving, just smooth.......

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

racer_tim
08-05-2003, 06:48 PM
It might be smooth, but it also migh be real slippery, depending upon the sealer they use. We had LOTS of issues with sealers when we re-did the first 1.9 miles @ TH a couple of years ago.

Tracy, what kind of exhaust system is on your Z? It sounded like a showroom stock car. Might need to "open" it up a bit a let it breath. I was @ turn 6, and couldn't even hear your car.



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Tim Linerud
San Francisco Region SCCA
#95 GP Wabbit (Bent)
http://linerud.myvnc.com/racing/index.html

08-06-2003, 08:52 AM
Tracy, I noticed you knocked 6 seconds off your qualifying time during the race, thats great. keep at it, youll get faster and faster.

pavis
08-06-2003, 04:29 PM
Ron and Daryl: Great to meet you guys this weekend. Believe it or not I'd say the 1700 mile tow was worth it. Racing Laguna and Sears was fantastic (don't ever take these tracks for granted.... we're stuck with TMS and TWS here). Maybe I'll be back for Thunderhill next year?!

Pete Davis
Texas region
#42 - Monticello Vineyards Honda

itaintegra31
08-06-2003, 04:36 PM
Pete, it was nice to meet you also and I would look forward to seeing you at T/H next year. I noticed that your lap times came down a lot in the bonus race, even beat me after I said hello to the wall.

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

racer_tim
08-06-2003, 07:50 PM
Pete, how's the hood and the windshield?

I was the guy @ Turn 9 at Sears that re-attached your hood on the pace lap. I was @ turn 6 last weekend @ Laguna.

A couple of good possibilities on the job front. Traveling to Dallas next Tuesday-Wednesday for an on-site face2face interview.

Wish me luck so I can get the car fixed, and back on the track this year.



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Tim Linerud
San Francisco Region SCCA
#95 GP Wabbit (Bent)
http://linerud.myvnc.com/racing/index.html

itaintegra31
08-06-2003, 08:09 PM
I wish you all of the luck in the world, hope to see you on the track again soon...

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

08-06-2003, 11:31 PM
Pete it was great to have you out, see you next year I hope. Good luck Tim, Ron, did you see my best lap time for the bonus race?, 4th fastest, im fired up about that, already got the exhaust off and switching to a better year intake/carb to pick up some strait speed. also changing some rubber bushings to sperical to take some snap roll out of it, should make my slides more predictable.

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Daryl Brightwell
ITA RX7 #11
NORPAC
ITA RX7 #77
SOPAC

itaintegra31
08-07-2003, 09:58 AM
Daryl,
I noticed that, your times have really picked up since the first race at L/S.

I am going to try and make it to Button Willow for the next race and the one after that also, so hope to see you there.

Got to try and find out whats wrong with my car, never could get it back up to speed after I went off track in Qualifying, the fastest time I ran all weekend was my 4th lap in the first practice session.

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra

pavis
08-07-2003, 01:02 PM
Tim,
Sorry I missed you at the social on Friday. Actually it was my father who was driving at Sears who had the brain fade and didn't put the hood pins in. ( I only ran the ITX race).... add to pre-race checklist - engage brain before clutch.
I'm located in Dallas so let me know if you need anything when you're here.

racer_tim
08-07-2003, 03:00 PM
Thanks Pete. I also know a couple of Agilent folks, and some ex-Agilent folks there in Dallas / Richardson. Going out for dinner with them on Tuesday night.

The ex-Agilent folks are creating a startup called www.atektech.com (http://www.atektech.com), and have taken over the old NextNoc Data Center, and are planning on making a go in the MSP / hosting market place.

Glad you and your dad had fun on your "road trip"



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Tim Linerud
San Francisco Region SCCA
#95 GP Wabbit (Bent)
http://linerud.myvnc.com/racing/index.html

Chuck Davis
08-07-2003, 11:07 PM
Tim,

Thanks very much for your help getting the hod down and pinned. As Peter said I left by brain in the paddock. If you'll give me your e-mail I'll forward a stroy I wrote for our regional publication. You're in it.
[email protected]

Chuck Davis
ITA 24 Golf



Originally posted by racer_tim:
Pete, how's the hood and the windshield?

I was the guy @ Turn 9 at Sears that re-attached your hood on the pace lap. I was @ turn 6 last weekend @ Laguna.

A couple of good possibilities on the job front. Traveling to Dallas next Tuesday-Wednesday for an on-site face2face interview.

Wish me luck so I can get the car fixed, and back on the track this year.

08-07-2003, 11:14 PM
Ron, if your bringing a motor home down I can reserve you a spot right away before there gone, only twenty five with hookups, let me know quick.

itaintegra31
08-08-2003, 11:26 AM
Daryl,
Thanks but no motor home, are there any hotels, Motels near by??

You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you want.

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Ron Carroll
REC Motorsports Inc.
#35 ITA integra