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GGR #5

Postby grant » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:00 am

GGR #5 was a blast. Great course! Top 6 cars within a second of each other. No slouches ...GT3s seem unbeatable but 914s are in my sights now.

Wow! Tara is ripping fast in the GT3 RS! Dave set respectable time in gt4 too.

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Re: GGR #5

Postby psmith » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:08 am

For anyone interested, here are some pics from the last GGR event (including Grant's very zippy looking Cayman)"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/20266896@ ... 3672097992
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Re: GGR #5

Postby DaveMcG » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:27 pm

Excellent photos again Paul. Thank you for posting.
Wow there were so many fast cars and skilled drivers there on Sunday!
I may have been in 66th place this time, but at least I can say I claimed TTOD SUV. :nod:
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Re: GGR #5

Postby grant » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:10 pm

DaveMcG wrote:Excellent photos again Paul. Thank you for posting.
Wow there were so many fast cars and skilled drivers there on Sunday!
I may have been in 66th place this time, but at least I can say I claimed TTOD SUV. :nod:

One of the course worker favorites Macan GTS oversteering! ;_0
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Re: GGR #5

Postby DaveMcG » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:45 pm

Yes indeed. I found that 4100 lbs of Macan does not like to change direction very much. I certainly haven't figured out how to drive it yet. If you can provoke it enough with trail braking (although the ABS fights you) to get the tail out a tiny bit, you can stand on the gas and it will oversteer coming out of the corner. But that plan seems to fail more often than not.
It's tempting to try and tune out some of the understeer, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is my wife's daily driver, not an autocross vehicle.
Oddly enough, I found it to be a pretty exciting autocross vehicle. It's so big and tall, it doesn't look like it will be able to do as well as it does. On the plus side, it DOES offer an excellent view of the course while driving!
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Re: GGR #5

Postby mikey » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:56 am

Yea, Tara is a bad ass. See isn't afraid of that go pedal, for sure. Steve and Tara are a one two punch.
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Re: GGR #5

Postby WhuGmiT » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Hey DaveMcG -

As a fellow early taildragger driver, I agree. How the heck do you get the Macan to rotate? It is certainly a different beast!
Must admit that it pulled pretty good lateral on the skid pad ;^)


> Tara is a bad ass. See isn't afraid of that go pedal, for sure.
> Steve and Tara are a one two punch.
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Agreed Mike.
It is exciting and educational seeing them both on the course.
Lots of fast drivers in different cars to entertain us all with.
Grant and Ed are clawing their way to the top too!
A fun show to watch.


GGR AX#05 Prelim and PAX results are here in addition to raw time:
http://bbs.pca-ggr.org/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1279

I'll post the official results this weekend or early next week.

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Re: GGR #5

Postby grant » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:19 pm

My AWD Durango R/T power oversteers when I turn off traction control. More and more of sport SUVs these days have sport tuning with rear wheel bias but it still looks crazy in practice. I wish my Durango was ax legal as it's like a big muscle car and I can light up all 4 tires with that 5.7 liter V8. I'm always amazed at how good turn in is with Dodge as it feels like a sports car and doesn't push at limit. Just tucks in and turns . Step on gas with traction control off and rear end steps out a little. Crazy stuff. Just haven't seen many Macans driven like that GTS. That was truly fun to watch.

Second crowd favorite for my course working crew was mikes old car with that snarly 3.8 move around course. It's no longer the precise instrument Mike use to drive. It's like a big orange sludge hammer. What that car has lost in finesse it's gained in just raw crazy ground thumping HP. Almost feel sorry for that poor chassis being strained by that big lump of a 3.8. That car would make a great hillclimber now. Think Ed has some work ahead of him in taming that car . It's fast but looks really hard to move quickly in technical sessions as it's either on or off. Great fun to watch though! :dance:
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Re: GGR #5

Postby DaveMcG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:10 pm

I finally got around to uploading a helmet-cam video to YouTube, so you can see the great view of the course from high up in the Macan. I wish I could provoke a little throttle-induced oversteer like Grant's Durango. Is "more power" always the answer???
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: GGR #5

Postby mikey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:14 am

Can't wait to see Ed get a hold of that car. Should be a hoot.
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