2016 East coast nationals Watkins Glen

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2016 East coast nationals Watkins Glen

Postby BADVENM » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:58 am

Looks like its at Watkins Glen September 22-25, 2016. I know its early but how many CMC'ers are in that area and how many think they may attend? We need four for a championship race.
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Postby Spencer » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:42 am

I will be there, and I would guess Joe S. who regularly runs in the NE would attend as well.

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Postby Den34 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:34 am

I will probably attend. The Glen has been one of my bucket list tracks for years.
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Postby t500hps » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:58 am

One of those tracks I'd love to run but never been......it's a year away but I expect to be there!

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Postby D. Francis » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:09 pm

Well... google maps says 24 hours each way from Houston.

It's gonna take a year to make that decision.
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Postby BADVENM » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:17 pm

Talked to a few Rocky Mountain CMC guys at our race event this past weekend. Sounds like 3 or 4 of them are definitely interested.

Anyone run that track before in CMC?
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Postby suck fumes » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:02 am

I want to go but not sure which class I'll run. Either CMC or AI. Brother in law lives in syracuse so it might work out.
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Postby Sidney » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:14 am

BADVENM wrote:Anyone run that track before in CMC?


Yes. I was there in 2011 in CMC1 and ran a 2:20.693. I found results from 9/14 with Spencer Black running a 2:17.462.

I would imagine there are more current results from 2015.

It was my absolute favorite track. Better than Road America, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, and VIR. The fastest track of all those. In CMC1 tune...I was hitting over 145 mph on the back before the bus stop. First turn was in 4th with a short shift to 5th before turn 2 and WOT all the way up thru the S's. I'd recommend balancing everything you can before that event as any minor vibrations end up being mind numbing due to the speed/rpm. This track seriously makes Hallett feel like an autocross course set up in a Wal-Mart parking lot!

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Postby Spencer » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:40 am

They repaved the whole track this year so NE did not have a race event in 2015.

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Postby blk96gt » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:43 am

I would love to do this, but seems like it would suck in my car since I have an overdrive 5th gear and there's not an option to swap the 5th gear out (T45). I've got 3.27's currently which is right at the limit in 4th on the front straight at TWS (~132 MPH CW, 5800 RPM).

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Postby t500hps » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:00 pm

blk96gt wrote:I would love to do this, but seems like it would suck in my car since I have an overdrive 5th gear and there's not an option to swap the 5th gear out (T45). I've got 3.27's currently which is right at the limit in 4th on the front straight at TWS (~132 MPH CW, 5800 RPM).


I run the same combo and have pulled 140mph at VIR.......not sure what the rpms were. I thought I read this combo maxes out at 142 or 144.

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Postby BADVENM » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:02 pm

What would an ideal gear ratio be on this track for a CMC Mustang running a road racing 5th gear?
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Postby Spencer » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:21 pm

I never hit anything near 145 at the glen. I usually see around 125-130 top speed.

https://youtu.be/BPER52NG4ZQ

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Postby suck fumes » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:01 pm

3:27's and a stock t45 top out at 143 in 4th in a cobra at 7000 rpm. The Gt is a little lower cause it wont rev safely that high. You could try but might end up spitting engine parts all over the track haha
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Postby t500hps » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:04 pm

Spencer wrote:I never hit anything near 145 at the glen. I usually see around 125-130 top speed.

https://youtu.be/BPER52NG4ZQ


Those phone based GPS timers sample only once per second and therefore usually don't record your actual highest speed.......but they also rarely show how slow you really were in the corners.


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