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BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby M20_fever » Tue May 31, 2011 5:31 pm

Awesome day! I took 2nd in class and beat my personal best by 2 seconds running a 1:34.4! The upgraded suspension and brakes made a world of difference, the car was so planted I could barely get it to step out even when I tried. I can't describe the feeling of having the car floored going through a hard sweeping turn at 80MPH. I quickly realized I need to get some real racing seats with side support because there were times the only thing keeping me from flying over into the passenger seat was the death grip I had on the wheel. :twisted: I'll be getting a bunch of pics in the next week or so, sadly no video since I forgot my camera...I have another event in two weeks at Autobahn Country Club south track, can't wait!
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby Yoshi » Tue May 31, 2011 6:03 pm

I always forget my camera. If I remember it, I forget to turn it on >_<

Yea racing seats help more than you think. They are an absolute must. What suspension you running again?
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Postby M20_fever » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Basically spec e30, HR race & billy sports, otherwise stock.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:02 pm

That's so awesome tony!!!! Glad that you enjoy that setup! I know I do! And I totally understand what you mean with the seat issue... Lol! Can't wait to see pics!
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Postby M20_fever » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:43 am

Hoping to get pics shortly. I already have another points race coming up next weekend down in Joliet at Autobahn Country Club.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:40 pm

I want pics!
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Postby M20_fever » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:54 pm

Me too! Still waiting for the photographer to finish editing and uploading them...
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby taprad1 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:08 pm

Get a shroth harnes like mine. They work great and will hold you in place. A good 5 point harness and a Harness bar are better if you have the money to spend.
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Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm

I wish I had the cash to gets nice seat... It sucks trying to fight that all the time...
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:12 pm

taprad1 wrote:Get a shroth harnes like mine. They work great and will hold you in place. A good 5 point harness and a Harness bar are better if you have the money to spend.


So that harness you run really holds you in the seat better than OE belts? I couldn't even figure out how your harness worked being hooked to the rear seat belt like that, I'll have to do some research on that setup.
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby taprad1 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:40 pm

Yeap, They do hold you in. No more bracing for corners, just stab the pedals and drive. They will save your ass too. Wrecked my focus at well over 70 and only walked away with some bruses. I would not have been so lucky with stock belts.

http://www.northstarmotorsports.com/pro ... oductID/33

You may want to go with a full harness, they are only good for one crash. I still have the 5 point out of my focus, but wouldn't trust them in a second crash. You can find chreaper ones at jegs or some of the drag sites. They run about 100 bucks. A harness bar helps too. Some seats will colapse in a crash. BMW's are supposed to be good. I have one, again from my focus. I jsut have not had a chance to put it in.

http://www.racinglab.com/nrg-harness-bar-u-47.html
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:21 am

Great info. There is no points for safety equipment right?
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby taprad1 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:57 pm

Yeap, no points for that. You can even cage the care and there are no points.
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:07 pm

A cage is definitely in the plan, probably next year though. I'll look into a harness until then because I can't stand having to hold myself on the seat.
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Re: BlackHawk Farms Raceway 5/30/2011

Postby M20_fever » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:09 am

Finally got my pics!

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some of those pics are of my personal best lap, it was loads of fun!
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