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    Default Summit Point Track Day 420R

    This is from the Chin track day at Summit Point in WV last weekend, it's a lot faster than I expected and a real tire shredder, session was cut short by a bashed up but ok miata on turn 1.

    https://youtu.be/klZAeUjbIAs


    If anyone knows this track well let me know if my lines were ok?

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    That was a fun ride-along. I don't know the track so can't comment on your lines. But I think you need a wing! So many fast cars in your group with huge wings. Always a sign of great manliness.

    I saw you had a top speed of 127 mph, which is pretty fast for one of these little mobile barn doors. Never heard a Caterham described as a tire shredder, what tire were you running? I like your track set up (cage, shifter light, Aim Solo, great video with car/track metrics).
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    Great video. Love running with Chin. Will you be running with Chin at Barber in late October?
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    Thanks! It's a perfect track for a Seven. The tires I had on were Avon ZZRs, 13/6 front 13/8 rear. They are really great tires for street legal, though they tend to overheat and get greasy after half a dozen laps or so, I guess unsurprisingly so. I have a set of Hoosier slicks that I haven't broken out yet, same dimensions. The tire shredding was from the other cars - the grill, my helmet and cockpit was covered in it, the ZZRs vulcanized but did not shred, I guess the car is just not heavy enough to do that.
    The only concern I have right now is the steering column clamp, which seems to loosen up during the weekends. The design of the clamp doesn't seem to be great to me, it's a lot of torque on a tiny radius with a small clamping surface area. And that's with the camber set to a moderate level (2-2-2 on the washers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    Great video. Love running with Chin. Will you be running with Chin at Barber in late October?
    Unfortunately not, I'll be racing Champcar Road America Oct 24th, then Chin Daytona October 31st. Lots of catching up to do

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    You were having fun there. Cannot comment on your lines as I have not driven that track myself. Always been uneasy when I look at all the trees along the sides of the circuit. Is the deer problem bad there?

    I was surprised at your top end speed for a 420R, which tells me the track is a power circuit but you were holding your own nicely.
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    Wow, that's impressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    You were having fun there. Cannot comment on your lines as I have not driven that track myself. Always been uneasy when I look at all the trees along the sides of the circuit. Is the deer problem bad there?

    I was surprised at your top end speed for a 420R, which tells me the track is a power circuit but you were holding your own nicely.
    They warned about turtles and ground hogs, no deer, but after watching yellowss7’s video I’m surprised they didn’t mention it lol.

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    Autobahn, just outside Chicago has a special deer flag, if they see deer in the area they pity out the flag

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