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Old 09-27-07, 07:27 AM
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Congrats to Andy and Erik at SCCA nationals

you guys rocked SM2. congrats.
erik 1st and andy 3rd?
its hard for me to read the results.
any stories behind the scenes?
did you guys get faster raw times than daddio?
what rear sway bar do you run?

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Old 09-27-07, 06:46 PM
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Yeah I noticed that the three rotors ruled SM2. Congrats!
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I want vids and pics!
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Did Erik's co-driver come in 2nd? What about Andy's missus? That could be a 1-2-3-4 finish!

Congrats!
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SCCA.com has all the results under SOLO and the Solo Nationals header.

Those two FDs were tops at the Pro Solo also. SM2 and SM2L

Just from the times posted it looks like Andy in the 2 rotor FD (for sale btw) should have won but had cone trouble on day one.

B Stock is an RX-8 race. Top 10 cars or so after day one.
B Mod and BML has a 3 rotor Sprite tops.
Tom Elam is tops of E Prepared in his RX-3.

Those are the fast rotaries off the top of my head.
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Thanks for the Kudo's guys!

SM2 had to run first on a green course Tuesday AM and it had rained a few hours before. Not to mention the temperature was in the lower 50's and misting. I saw peak lateral G's of 0.89 on the MaxQData.com GPS, and normally see 1.35 on dry ashphalt, so you can see that grip was nonexistant. Randy, my co-driver, and I decided to run the Hoosier Rain Radial on the first runs to get a time in the books, as we thought the course would start to dry, and dry tires might be the ticket by the 3rd runs. Andy and Teresa went out on dry Kumho V710 on their first runs.
2nd runs we changed to Hoosier A6 dry tires and stayed with them until the end. Andy and Teresa switched to their rain tires Kumho V700 for the 2nd run, and then back to V710's on the last run. Unfortunately, Andy spun his last run.

2nd day we had good conditions, even though we ran 1st heat. It was still cooler, so grip just a little less than prime, 1.30 g's peak were seen on the GPS.
Andy, was able to show that the lighter 2-rotor may still be the ticket in SM2, setting the FTD by 0.266 over my best. Way to go Andy!!!! The time was about one second faster than Sias and Daddio in SM, which also ran 2 heats later.

Notable finish in SM2L was Beth McClure-Strelnieks, my wife and car owner :-), who ran the same heat as SM. She was able beat all but 2 (Daddio and Sias) of the SM cars on her way to the Championship.

The Pro Solo was one event that we would both like to forget. Both of our cars developed peculiar conditions that would cause the car to shut off after a few runs. Our car, luckily, was able to run good for the Saturday morning heats, and 1/2 of the Saturday afternoon heats. Andy's car started acting up in the Saturday morning runs, and was never fixed. The causes were later figured out after the event. Andy had a plug wire that failed after heat was generated and our car had a power cable that had rubbed through the insulation and would intermittently short. Simple but frustrating problems to diagnose, needless to say.

BTW, Andy's car is still for sale, but hopefully no one will buy it so that we can duke it out again next year.

And, Look for an article to appear in SportsCar Magazine on both of our cars soon to come...
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Originally Posted by 2MCHPWR View Post
you guys rocked SM2. congrats.
erik 1st and andy 3rd?
its hard for me to read the results.
any stories behind the scenes?
did you guys get faster raw times than daddio?
what rear sway bar do you run?
I believe Andy has gone back to a stock rear bar and increased rear spring rate.
We run the Racing Beat rear bar.
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Sorry I am late but I also wanted to send my congratulations to Andy and Erik.

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wow...just checked again.

So in SM2:
Erik Stelnieks - 1st
Randy Noll - 2nd
Andy McKee - 3rd
Mark Mauro - 5th
Teressa Neidel-McKee - 6th
Andrew Hecox - 12th

with Allen Densmore (Spank on this forum) 7th in his Z06

Jeff Kiesel in E-Mod got 1st w/ his 3-rotor Sprite! (poor Dan, he'll never get to run the Phantom till he gets that E-Mod trophy).

Good job everyone!
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Originally Posted by streldoc View Post
Thanks for the Kudo's guys!

SM2 had to run first on a green course Tuesday AM and it had rained a few hours before. Not to mention the temperature was in the lower 50's and misting. I saw peak lateral G's of 0.89 on the MaxQData.com GPS, and normally see 1.35 on dry ashphalt, so you can see that grip was nonexistant. Randy, my co-driver, and I decided to run the Hoosier Rain Radial on the first runs to get a time in the books, as we thought the course would start to dry, and dry tires might be the ticket by the 3rd runs. Andy and Teresa went out on dry Kumho V710 on their first runs.
2nd runs we changed to Hoosier A6 dry tires and stayed with them until the end. Andy and Teresa switched to their rain tires Kumho V700 for the 2nd run, and then back to V710's on the last run. Unfortunately, Andy spun his last run.

2nd day we had good conditions, even though we ran 1st heat. It was still cooler, so grip just a little less than prime, 1.30 g's peak were seen on the GPS.
Andy, was able to show that the lighter 2-rotor may still be the ticket in SM2, setting the FTD by 0.266 over my best. Way to go Andy!!!! The time was about one second faster than Sias and Daddio in SM, which also ran 2 heats later.

Notable finish in SM2L was Beth McClure-Strelnieks, my wife and car owner :-), who ran the same heat as SM. She was able beat all but 2 (Daddio and Sias) of the SM cars on her way to the Championship.

The Pro Solo was one event that we would both like to forget. Both of our cars developed peculiar conditions that would cause the car to shut off after a few runs. Our car, luckily, was able to run good for the Saturday morning heats, and 1/2 of the Saturday afternoon heats. Andy's car started acting up in the Saturday morning runs, and was never fixed. The causes were later figured out after the event. Andy had a plug wire that failed after heat was generated and our car had a power cable that had rubbed through the insulation and would intermittently short. Simple but frustrating problems to diagnose, needless to say.

BTW, Andy's car is still for sale, but hopefully no one will buy it so that we can duke it out again next year.

And, Look for an article to appear in SportsCar Magazine on both of our cars soon to come...
Erik is being very modest. He put the smack down at the Pro Solo, with his Saturday morning runs (1st heat!) PAXing him #1 for the event. Pretty amazing. He could have taken the rest of the weekend off if he wanted. :-) I struggled with the weird car issue where it would shut off and not restart, and had trouble accelerating. Cleaned filters, replaced fuel pump, replaced computer, replaced relays to coils/fuel pump, replaced crank trigger sensor, plugs. Checked a bunch of other things as a datalog of the car dying showed everything was fine right up to stalling. After the event was over, found one of my leading plug wires had a wrong resistance, so something was up with it. The resistance actually seemed to change alot (with temperature maybe), but would stay constant as long as you were measuring it, even wiggling it around. Weird. Come back later and it would read something else.

In any case, very frustrating to have that happen then, but even if the car had been perfect I would have had a very hard time getting even close to Erik's times.

As Erik said, the weather kind of sucked for Nationals first day. In retrospect, my 2nd run scratch time on Ecsta V700's (225's) actually wasn't that bad. But Erik was clearly doing well going back to race rubber so we put the normal 710's on for last runs. Started out well, and overshot first brake point and the run was over. Spin later was more out of frustration than anything else.

2nd day in the dry was obviously better, and it was still close between Erik and I. I wish we could have had more of that kind of competition the rest of the weekend, but sometimes things don't go your way and sometimes you suck.;-)

Erik also didn't mention he was awarded Solo Driver of Eminence for this year, which is a pretty big deal! Congrats Erik!

-Andy M.
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