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2017 Barber Thread

Postby zack_280 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Thought I'd start a Barber thread. This will be our (Chattanooga Tourenwagen Meisterschaft's) first WRL race. We've run quite a few races with Chumpcar, but we've generally had minor bad luck at Barber. We're hoping to lift the curse with this race. We all love this track and it's pretty forgiving for our relatively-slow-in-a-straight-line E30.

I think we'll be running in GP2, but we are going to be way underpowered. We haven't weighed the car in a while, but we are probably between 2400 and 2500 lbs and we need to be at ~2550 for GP3 or quite lighter or have a bit more power to be a contender for GP2.

Here's a recent pic of our car at NCM (if i interneted it correctly). #Aero
*photo redacted due to photobucket sucking balls now*

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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Fmcokc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:48 am

What's the track surface like at Barber? How hard is it on tiers?
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby zack_280 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:31 pm

It wasn't too bad on Yoko 205s for our E30 last year and it was pretty good on our 225 RS3s the year before. For our car, I'd expect to do the full weekend on a single set of RS4s, but the heat may play a factor.
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Doug1 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:48 am

Is this event at risk of cancellation?

It looks like we haven't exceeded 10 teams yet.
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby ABR-Glen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:36 pm

There are currently 19 cars registered in DLB. Considering it's still more than a month away I think you'll see several more sign up before the race.
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby weber » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:45 am

Is anyone looking for hotel rooms for Barber ...we have 3 available for Friday and Sat night.
Motor not in car yet and no shake down time scheduled before race. :evil: :evil:
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby ABR-Glen » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:05 am

weber wrote:Is anyone looking for hotel rooms for Barber ...we have 3 available for Friday and Sat night.
Motor not in car yet and no shake down time scheduled before race. :evil: :evil:
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WTF, your last race was in May and you have a professional mechanic on the team. I did 3 motor swaps in 2 weeks earlier this year and I'm just a desk jockey. New motor must be super cheaty... :shock:
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Burningham » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:18 pm

Burningham will be there with the Lexus SC300 for our first WRL race as well. Pretty sure we won't have the 944 at this race, so single car entry this time. We usually do ok at Barber since we know it so well. I am not positive on class since this is our first race, but if I figure it right we are a solid GP2 car.

As far as the tire wear question, the track is pretty easy on tires if you just don't overdrive the car. Turn 2 can eat tires up if you let it.

Looking forward to our first WRL race, I hope we have a few more cars sign up. 30-40 would be a better number than the 20 we have currently. We have put the word out trying to get some more local teams to sign up.
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby the5 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:40 am

we will be there in one of our GTO Mustangs! Looking to Take our 3rd Overall win in the South East!
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Burningham » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 pm

Well I don't think we have anything to hang with a GTO Mustang, but we'll give it our best shot by trying to be reliable and fast as we can.
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Re: 2017 Barber Thread

Postby zack_280 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Well, we'll probably be a little behind the pace in GP2, but we're hoping for consistency, reliability, and not doing stupid stuff. Based on our history, that's asking a lot. We definitely don't expect to be contending for an overall win. Glad to see Burningham and Basil Weenie are going to be there. Hopefully the legit competition will help us improve our racecraft. I've also heard others verbally commit who aren't signed up, so I'm hoping for a field of over 30 cars. 40 would be very nice.
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