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Offline DrJones

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Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:33:46 AM »
I thought some of you might like to hear about the results!
July 2&3 was the SCCA Toledo National Tour - Northern States Championship. The largest event so far this year with 354 competitors.

My co-driver and I competed in BSP.
After the first day I was leading the class by 0.367 ahead of Tim and .670 ahead of Corey Ridgick (came in 2nd at Nationals last year, should've had first IMO).
The second day I was able to add another 0.6 seconds to my lead. Tim had a hard time putting a good run together and fell to 3rd place.
Click here for Event Results

Overall on PAX index I placed 5th and Tim 28th (out of 354).
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On a different Index (the hot shoe SNAP rating) I took 1st overall and Tim 11th out of 354).
Click Here for Hot Shoe Factor results
You'll have to click on the SNAP RANK header to sort it.

Really happy with the results! I need to keep the momentum going upto and through Nationals!

« Last Edit: July 07, 2011, 07:38:36 AM by DrJones »
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 07:36:41 AM »
Still awesome to see a Kappa doing great in SCCA!  Keep going strong DrJones!
Just here to help a friend! :thumbs:
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 07:39:28 AM »
Way to go Dr Jones!!!
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 07:54:54 AM »
 Awesome job DrJones :yay: :yay: :yay: :award:

That one hell of a spoiler have there.

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 08:35:10 AM »
ONE of the fast Kappas is doing well, and at this point, it's Alex's. Great stuff Doc. I can only WISH that my issues were as simple as the slave problem you had. Hopefully it will be sorted with the result being you and Andy duke it out at the expense of the Evo's.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 08:37:44 AM »
Good job Dr. J.  Keep it up.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 09:10:48 AM »
ONE of the fast Kappas is doing well, and at this point, it's Alex's. Great stuff Doc. I can only WISH that my issues were as simple as the slave problem you had. Hopefully it will be sorted with the result being you and Andy duke it out at the expense of the Evo's.

It turned out to be the hydraulic clutch line abraided (spelling!) and started to leak.
Luckily in Street Prepared we can use any clutch line.
The quick, easy, and long lasting fix was to cut the crimps holding the rubber hose on the hardlines at each end and replace it with a stainless braided line using 0.125" compression fittings to attach it to the hard lines.
Total cost ~$20 and fixed while I waited (besides pulling the trans... I did that myself)
If anybody needs to go this route add about 4" of extra length the the braided line. It'll help with routing the line.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 01:15:04 PM »
Congrats! And great job in keeping the KAPPA platform alive! Kudos on your quick repair, best of luck during the rest of the season!
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 02:18:06 PM »
Care to fill us in on the spoiler? I was under the impression that aero mods weren't allowed in B-sp?
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 03:51:53 PM »
Spoilers are allowed. Wings are not.
difference is air passes over AND under a wing to create a pressure differential on the surfaces of the wing.
A spoiler only has air pass over it (more like into it). It works by creating a high pressure area INFRONT of the spoiler on the trunk lid.

Quick rules on Spoiler for SP is
No more than 10" from the body
Cannot be wider than the body
must fit within siloute of the vehicle when viewed from above.

more info can befound in the rule book.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
Way to represent, Doctor Jones!

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 04:33:00 PM »
Congratulations, hope you can take it all the way to the Nationals.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2011, 05:52:55 PM »
Nothing personal, but I hope Andy does that !!!!!!!!!!!!!  :poke:
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 01:01:47 PM »
I thought the Evos destroy kappas in Autocross..... What changed this year?
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 01:50:20 PM »
My be it come down to the drivers. :idk: :D
Here's to many rides with the top down, wind in your hair & the  hammer down.  :drag: :brnout: :drive:

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011, 02:07:17 PM »
Or there's finally been enough time put into tuning Kappas that we've managed to catch up. Have to think that with the Evo so many race teams used the car that it didn't take too long to figure out how to make it go fast. Only pro team to use a modified kappa for racing is the drift guys, and none of them are running setups that are even close to being stock.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2011, 03:15:10 PM »
Well, the only two most prepped LNF Kappas that are competing at a National level are Alex's and mine. HE is getting quicker and I have a fast co-driver. A great deal of the difference this year is a) better driving, b) prep levels, c) some mechanical issues that some Evos have had, and d) course designs. If the Nationals have courses that have equal parts of need for power and handling, Kappas could do REAL well.   
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 03:26:51 PM »
Cool. Glad we are ahead finally! Great job!
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011, 11:02:49 AM »
http://www.vimeo.com/27514305

over a month later I've uploaded a video. This is 3rd run saturday. the camera battery died sunday :(

Also, don't learn from my shuffle steer. It's a bad habit I picked up from driving the GXP with a Sparco Evo seat. with that seat i couldn't fit my hand between my leg and the wheel. This caused me to start to shuffle steer.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 11:07:49 AM »
Strange about the seats. When I put in my Kirkeys I ended up a few inches lower and further back so I have TONS of room now. I tilt my steering wheel all the way down when I drive.
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 11:13:42 AM »
Ok, so what then is the proper way to steer? I thought the idea was to avoid crossing your arms, so I started shuffling...then somebody else said "No, that's wrong."

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011, 11:19:38 AM »
One of these?

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 11:26:11 AM »
Strange about the seats. When I put in my Kirkeys I ended up a few inches lower and further back so I have TONS of room now. I tilt my steering wheel all the way down when I drive.

There's room with the Kirkeys I have in there now.

For a season or two I had a Sparco Evo seat. I'm also just over 6'4".

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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 11:59:08 AM »
Hey great showing!
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Re: Toledo Tour - Northern States Championship Results
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 12:16:50 PM »
One of these?

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