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Old 06-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #61
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Turn 10 is getting alot of action at the end of the day
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:38 PM   #62
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It is the sealer its been causeing issues today maybe all this heat is getting the oil out?!
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Yeah! That one is always busy, but it is my FAVORITE turn to work at TWS (Texas World Speedway)!
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It is the sealer its been causeing issues today maybe all this heat is getting the oil out?!
Hard to say, but it's not likely unless it's wet as I mentioned. It usually gets more traction when it's hot...
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Hard to say, but it's not likely unless it's wet as I mentioned. It usually gets more traction when it's hot...
Tom, the tar snakes in T1 are slick. They are fresh and weeping so much that they are shiney/wet looking. Coming out of hot-pit road at the start of the first session after lunch it swirmed the tires everywhere. The morning it wasn't even noticeable but as the track temp got higher as the ambient air temp did, the fresh sealer is soft and slick. There is couple "lanes" between the long strips of sealer. It's not the fastest line but it's the safest and they are closer to the apex than the "normal" race line where you start inside pretty close and drift out towards the yellow stripe and then bring it back in for T2. You just have to stay inside pretty much the entire T1.
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Very slick... and much slower line holding the inside. All in all, great day at the track.
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Very slick... and much slower line holding the inside. All in all, great day at the track.
I can't remember this many crashes in a long time. Hats off to the TWS (Texas World Speedway) crash truck crew, EMS, and RideSmart staff for keeping the delays very brief while attending serious get-offs.
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day was GREAT!!! had a blast, and yeah the sealer was pretty slick. if you were on it your tires just slid right off. Not that big of a deal but made the corner slightly uncomfortable, I never quite got my confidence up through there.
go wide or go inside, its two longs runs a few feet apart running parallel to each other and to the yellow line coming out of pit row.

Gryphin, I guess that was you in turn six then, I saw you taking pics, did you get any of the dark red sv650s in group one. number 20, all black komodo leathers and black helmet.

oh and I don't want to sound like a jerk or like I'm getting a big head, but I thought it was totally cool that I got smoothest rider for group one on my first track day ever. it really caught me off gaurd because I didn't think i was doing that good.
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Tom, the tar snakes in T1 are slick. They are fresh and weeping so much that they are shiney/wet looking. Coming out of hot-pit road at the start of the first session after lunch it swirmed the tires everywhere. The morning it wasn't even noticeable but as the track temp got higher as the ambient air temp did, the fresh sealer is soft and slick. There is couple "lanes" between the long strips of sealer. It's not the fastest line but it's the safest and they are closer to the apex than the "normal" race line where you start inside pretty close and drift out towards the yellow stripe and then bring it back in for T2. You just have to stay inside pretty much the entire T1.
Yeah, I talked to Dirk who said they sealed the cracks instead of sealing entire areas like normal. He said that they were un-even and upset the bike in turn 1&2 especially.
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i just want to give everyone out there in the level 2 and level 1 groups i noticed you guys droping off the gas going into turn 6 and drifting WAY wide, i noticed a few people almost run off because of it, if you guys would of just stayed in the gas you would of made the turn
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i just want to give everyone out there in the level 2 and level 1 groups i noticed you guys droping off the gas going into turn 6 and drifting WAY wide, i noticed a few people almost run off because of it, if you guys would of just stayed in the gas you would of made the turn
i wasnt scared, that was my favorite turn by far, at the last session of the day my knee touched through there. Were you taking pics? I was the black r6 with orange numbers.

scared the out of me the first time it happened

btw that was the most fun i've had in quite awhile, definitely will be back again to visit TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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i wasnt scared, that was my favorite turn by far, at the last session of the day my knee touched through there. Were you taking pics? I was the black r6 with orange numbers.

scared the out of me the first time it happened

btw that was the most fun i've had in quite awhile, definitely will be back again to visit TWS (Texas World Speedway).
i dont remember exactly whom it was just it know it happened in both of those levels.
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i just want to give everyone out there in the level 2 and level 1 groups i noticed you guys droping off the gas going into turn 6 and drifting WAY wide, i noticed a few people almost run off because of it, if you guys would of just stayed in the gas you would of made the turn
Yea I was one of those guys that drifted a few times. But I got the hang of it in the other turns and finally got that turn by the end of the day. slavick one of the level 1 instructers said I did awesome in the other turns. He said I took them real smooth. Just not turn 6.
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Yea I was one of those guys that drifted a few times. But I got the hang of it in the other turns and finally got that turn by the end of the day. slavick one of the level 1 instructers said I did awesome in the other turns. He said I took them real smooth. Just not turn 6.
yeah it wasn't till the end of the day that i felt good about turn 5/6
I really liked 3 and 4, and 13, 14, and 15
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lol yea everyone seemed to dislike turn 6...i had 1 wreck and 2 run offs and like 2-3 offroad adventures
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I really liked 3 and 4, and 13, 14, and 15
Yea same here. I think my favorite turns were 10, 11, 12 those turns I had down.
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lol yea everyone seemed to dislike turn 6...i had 1 wreck and 2 run offs and like 2-3 offroad adventures
yea I thought I was about to a little offroading myself for a minute there!!!
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T6 is a very difficult corner to master. Setup is the key, the sealer patch is not that confidence inspiring for the noobs...it's takes a few trackdays for the average rider to get the line down, muchless the confidence to take T5 and T6 at speed. Same with T8 and T9 (aka: 8a and 8b to us racers)
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Did you see that guy on the Ninja 250 gettin` it sideways

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Did you see that guy on the Ninja 250 gettin` it sideways

hehehehe..
oh you mean the guy in group 1 [i didn't see him till the end of the day] that would blow past me on the inside of a turn after I've already started braking to set up for it and then slam on his breaks and mess up my line because he ended up going much slower than I would have.

yeah I saw that guy a few times
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