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Old 06-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #16
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Hey guys have a great time. looks like a wonderful track!!!
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Good lucks guys. Josh bring me back some good info. Hahahaha

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Does anyone know what the official website is to this race? This is the Pre Worlds correct?

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Thanks for the picture Josh.
Hope to see you in Hong Kong for the Shepherd Cup end of this year.
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Good luck at the Pre-worlds Josh.

Btw: Congrats on your new venture with Shepherd, I'm sure you will do well. They sure are popular in Asia now.

Keep the news & the pics coming, I wish I was there.
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Does anyone know what the official website is to this race? This is the Pre Worlds correct?

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Yes thats correct. http://www.srcca.ch/index.php?id=276

It starts today (practice) till the 28th.
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Good luck at the Pre-worlds Josh.

Btw: Congrats on your new venture with Shepherd, I'm sure you will do well. They sure are popular in Asia now.

Keep the news & the pics coming, I wish I was there.
Hey snowy... come to HK for the shepherd cup. Dont worry, I have few spare Velox for you to drive.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:28 AM   #23
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Good morning everyone. At least for me (Rick is still passed out..lol). Yesterday, we logged a lot of laps which really has helped with my comfort level. More people were showing up at the track and I am sure there will be a few more today but I believe most are set to arrive tommorow.

One of the most interesting things about this track, is the weather. With being in the valley here, it's crazy to experience the weather changes. One minute it's sunny, warm and no wind and then the next you have big gusts of wind and clouds/over cast rolling through, a little chilly but minutes later it's gone again. Also, Rick and I were sitting on the back section of the track watching cars for a bit, with the sun out slight breeze and everything was looking good when we suddenly started to get rained on. Maybe just the winds from the mountains around carried some rain over and down onto us but for sure there was nothing in the sky around that looked like it would produce rain. For sure there was some precipitation around as the mountain to the north of the track had a ton more snow on it compared to when we arrived!!

I think with this weather/wind is the difficult part of this track. Patrick mentioned it which I later noticed a lot more - the wind that comes through the valley is basically a head wind for the car as you go down the straight. Calm winds and you are .2-.3 faster per lap. Heavy winds make you feel like you pulled the hand brake on the straight. Patrick was breaking in an engine running up and down the straight, in the normal direction it would not shift but when he ran down the straight in reverse it shifted immediatly. 5 minutes could be so much easier running in the other direction!!

I think they said the fastest laps ever run here were 20.0 and most being around the 20.2-20.4 range. After day #1, I was able to run a fastest lap of 21.0 so we still have quite a bit of work to do. The nice part though is I am being quite conservative with the engine so I have been running about 5-5:15 on a tank. I'm sure if we push the limits a bit more with the engine/clutch I can pick up a few tenths but at the risk of not making 5 minutes which I really rather not do. We have a lot still left to test so hopefully today/tommorow can be productive and get us closer to the pace we will need to run to be competitive at the WC.

Off to breakfast and then the track!!
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Josh, you are the man! Thanks a lot for taking the time an letting the rest of the world participate in your trip and the training sessions. You are really an enrichment for our sport and hobby. Keep up the good work!

All the best for the upcomming event

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+1 on that comment.

Team driver or not, without people like us buying stuff, there would be no use for team drivers.....

Unfortunately not all team drivers share this opinion with me....
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Looks like you guys are having a good time. Only 500 laps? Thats like 1hr of running in Mahomet
Good luck and have fun.
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Ice works well to wake Rick up
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Does anyone know if there will be a live feed somewhere?
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Thats Funny!

Calling Mr. Vessell, Calling Mr. Vessell.

Time to make the Donuts!!!!!!!!!!

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+1 on that comment.

Team driver or not, without people like us buying stuff, there would be no use for team drivers.....

Unfortunately not all team drivers share this opinion with me....
Come on Martin, buy a Velox and I share your opinion!
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