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#301 Posted : Friday, November 6, 2020 12:22:08 PM(UTC)
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Damn 🤬 that green stuff! Off to Sonoma.... 😉


Not much healthy looking green stuff at Sonoma, but have been exploring the outer limits that the circuit sits in using the Corvette 53. Best time so far is 1:47.190
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#302 Posted : Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:11:25 AM(UTC)
Hit my stride..... now 1:48:717..... (sound of jaw hitting floor).... 🤯
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#303 Posted : Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:27:42 PM(UTC)
Slight improvement. Now down to 1.46.832
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#304 Posted : Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:43:54 AM(UTC)
Threw in the towel on the Mercury. Just couldn't get it to behave well enough to enjoy driving it. Grabbed my E300 build for the '40 Deee-Luxe, swapped out the whitewalls for Race compound tires, plopped in a LS3, and noticed the PI was at something like A602. Well, fart. Spent the better part of an hour (most of my screen time for the day) fiddling with different minor build variations trying to get one that I could work with, and eventually settled on more-or-less what I started with sans Race transmission.

The Ford is eons better than the Mercury. It turns when you want it to, doesn't when you don't (mostly; it gets a bit squirrelier than I'd like under power), and is just a generally fun car to toss around. Not sure if it's really any faster, but its more professional demeanor certainly makes it more consistent.

Current best (and probably final): 1:45.5

Could easily hit high 1:44s, and I don't think 1:43s would be out of the question if I had enough time to really work on it.
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#305 Posted : Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:35:43 PM(UTC)
Really digging now but got 1:48:2xx for today in the Bel Air
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#306 Posted : Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:00:22 PM(UTC)
Decided to try build/ tune the car I'd been running myself - managed to knock 1.3 seconds off my previous best - 1:46.610 in the Chevy 150 sedan. Shared the tune for anyone who wants to give it a go.

That time has moved me up a couple of places on the LB - might just have to try a '40 Ford coupe tomorrow evening before the deadline, as that seems to be the car of choice further up the boards.

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#307 Posted : Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:04:18 PM(UTC)
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...might just have to try a '40 Ford coupe tomorrow evening before the deadline, as that seems to be the car of choice further up the boards.

Kinda surprising, too, given how dominant the 'Vette has been in previous HRR events.
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#308 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:29:01 AM(UTC)
For all who struggle at Sonoma, I've shared a new V2 version of the Ford 40 tune that uses a lighter, full grip build which got me a new PB of 1.43.8, around 7 tenths faster than V1 version.

Edited by user Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:57:11 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#309 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:30:32 AM(UTC)
Sounds like the tune for me Fifty, just about to fire up the box now and start my run(s) so will start with that tune and let you know how I get on, I always go handling over power if possible, just suits my driving style more.
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#310 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:44:26 AM(UTC)
Sonoma has always been my most challenging track. But now I have a healthy respect for it. It’s been a fun week (as it always is here in HLR). 👍

Official time.... HLR BURNINASPHALT....Sonoma GP..... Chevy BelAir...... 1:47:784...... 😎
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#311 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:01:46 AM(UTC)
Nice time Burnin, it's a fun track to drive for sure.

New time in Fifty's V2 Ford Coupe 1:45.685, having a break for some food and a bit of telly but hope to get another run in before the end.
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#312 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:02:10 PM(UTC)
Ford coupe tune shared. V2 Sonoma. A bit late but I struggle with these lower classes. Will do low 43s for me. Not perfect but it may suit some of you.
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#313 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:12:36 PM(UTC)

Leaving it at 1:43.355 in the vette. Challenging and fun with the off camber turns. ✌
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#314 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:04:36 PM(UTC)
Sonoma GP was good fun driving the majority of these cars, and it soon became clear that the 6.2L V8 conversion rules. For once the '53 Corvette failed to dominate, and the '40 Ford Coupe came out on top, although the Mercury Coupe and Bel Air pushed it close. The Ute has been strong in lower classes, but when I tried, it handled like a dog, cocking a leg on most turns LOL.


The final leaderboard:



Congratulations to our podium drivers!
1st place: HLR Bubba
2nd place: HLR Moss (not sure how that happened again!)
3rd place: minsons



For week 9 we are off to Texas to run some vintage sports cars at night.





Week 10
COTA West Night,
A700
Cars restricted to the Vintage Sport Coupe division.
Event will close on Wednesday, 18th November at 9pm UK time (GMT).

We will track your times here - HLC Leaderboard .

The Vintage Sport Coupes
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1969 FIAT Dino 2.4 Coupe
1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
1964 Aston Martin DB5
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
1961 Jaguar E-type
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1959 BMW 507
1959 Jaguar Mk II 3.8
1958 MG MGA Twin-Cam
1957 Ferrari 250 California
1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe
1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta
1952 FIAT 8V Supersonic
1948 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta

I doubt we'll be challenging the Lotus 340Rs or Alfa 33s, but some fun cars here that we've never raced at A class.
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#315 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:25:29 PM(UTC)
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Ford coupe tune shared. V2 Sonoma. A bit late but I struggle with these lower classes. Will do low 43s for me. Not perfect but it may suit some of you.


You're not the only one, I was having a good time running your tune Barny, managed a new PB and would have jumped a few places on the LB, just about an hour too late though!

1:45.147 in your tune, was having such a good tussle with Mr Pinstripes's ghost lost track of time - to be fair I did realise I'd missed the deadline but, I was so close on way too many laps, I just couldn't leave it there!



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#316 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:59:35 PM(UTC)
Not likely to get a ton of time on this one, so I'm going to have to roll in something easy to get sorted. Thinking either an XK120 or a 911. Maybe the MG or the Mark II, since I'm not at risk of winning a livery I won't ever use anymore. E-Type's out for sure. It's a crime how uncooperative that car is.
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#317 Posted : Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:27:57 PM(UTC)
Spent time today in my 550 getting comfortable with the track... CRAZY FUN under the lights and moon over Texas.... currently 1:45:xxx 😎
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#318 Posted : Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:44:04 PM(UTC)
Letting my wife pick my ride right now (with two caveats of "no 356" and "no E-Type"). Will edit once I get a few laps in.

Ferrari Dino. Wouldn't have been my first pick, or even my seventh, but turns out it's a pretty solid little car hopped way up to A-class. Still working on getting the gearing sorted, but I think my initial setup's good enough that I'll be the limiting factor. Won't be one of the leaderboard contenders (watching those 550s just knife through the esses is downright eerie), but it's not a total slug, either.

Current best: 1:44.xxx

Edited by user Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:09:30 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#319 Posted : Friday, November 13, 2020 1:08:37 PM(UTC)
I have to say, I don't know this track very well. So I'm learning the track as I go,

Mr P must have improved a chunk from his last post as I just set 1:43.106, which is just behind him on the LB's with his current time of 1:43.047

Found a random a class tune for the Maserati and been running that, seems to work pretty well for now. Just need a bit more track time, to know when to push and almost as importantly when not to.
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#320 Posted : Friday, November 13, 2020 1:43:25 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DamMe2006 Go to Quoted Post
I have to say, I don't know this track very well. So I'm learning the track as I go,

Mr P must have improved a chunk from his last post as I just set 1:43.106, which is just behind him on the LB's with his current time of 1:43.047

Found a random a class tune for the Maserati and been running that, seems to work pretty well for now. Just need a bit more track time, to know when to push and almost as importantly when not to.


DamMe I'll share my 550 tune for the wheel guys to try later tonight, so that maybe tomorrow for you.
P.S. I'm using per car DOR of 65 in game DOR 900.

Edited by user Friday, November 13, 2020 2:12:26 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#321 Posted : Friday, November 13, 2020 3:06:25 PM(UTC)
I'm not super-familiar with CotA, either, at least not in the context of competitive hotlapping. I mostly use it to sort out lateral weight transfer issues, as the first half of the track is effectively one giant slalom course and it does an amazing job of highlighting any issues (such as Ferraris that get terrier-excited and wag their whole back half enthusiastically all over the track whenever you try to change directions).

Still tinkering with the gearing and the suspension. Not having an easy time getting a gearset that works well through the esses but doesn't need to up-and-down-and-up-and-down through the angles. Also trying to rein in the abovementioned oversteer. It's not unmanageable, and is fairly easy to recover from when it does get loose, but it's still slowing me down quite a bit.

Gunning for somewhere in the 1:41 range this time out. Should be feasible with a bit of work, but we'll see.
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#322 Posted : Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:28:22 AM(UTC)
Played with a few cars and setups before deciding to stick with the Ferrari Dino.
Powered by a tune from RP Miguel - 1:42.868
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#323 Posted : Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:13:14 AM(UTC)
AARRGGHH!!!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡😡 Instead of green pads they are now red and I was ROBBED of 44s last nite..... 😳
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#324 Posted : Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:25:00 AM(UTC)
Think I settled on a gearset I can work with. Have it sorted where 2nd takes me from the first hairpin through the esses, first takes me from the second hairpin through the angles, and I only hit third on the main straight. I bump into the rev limiter a few times, but not so bad where I think a shift would make more sense. Still tinkering with the suspension. If you can keep on top of it it's not a bad drive, but if the rear gets away from you it's wag-city, and there's not much you can do besides slow down, get it back under control, and try again next lap. I think the car'd be happier on less grippy tires, but I have zero wiggle room to tinker. A700 pretty much maxes it out without a motor swap.

Current best: 1:42.4xx



Technically, the car my wife picked out was highlighter yellow, but it was a little retina-searing for my tastes so I switched it out for the dandelion yellow. Still bright and cheerful, but less ALL SHOUTY CAPS! about it.
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#325 Posted : Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:53:14 PM(UTC)
Still in the Dino, found another couple of tenths - 1:42.522
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