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Old 10-05-04, 04:52 PM
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And, you thought Fritz was fast...

J/K. Fritz you are damn fast, but you gotta luv this...

Hope the link works.


http://gscdownloads.com/GT3cupatVIR.wmv

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Old 10-06-04, 12:56 AM
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I really enjoyed watching that
how much power does the car have and what is the weight? Do you beat flynn or what?
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that car is hauling.... on Hoosier slicks. I imagine the igloo chest in the passenger area is for his cool suit and not for brewskies After the long straight he downshifts thru the gears from 6th to 2nd.... major braking zone... was cool to see. Gave me a great feel for VIR.... to bad I'm on the left coast and will probably never get to check it out.

Fritz.... are you going to stand for this?!?!?! j/k

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I've heard of modded RX-7s (FD) doing 2:07 - 2:10s, but low 2minutes is awesome. I suspect the Cup car is about 2400 lbs. For reference, I'm not sure if I've come across an FD below 2500 lbs (fully gutted).

Nevertheless, I expect some awesome vids from Fritz in the Spring when he works out some minor issues with Brad's old car.

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I timed him at rougly 2:03 for the lap. He would beat the pants off my 1979 1st gen - when I raced at VIR in July I turned a 2:09
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996 GT3 cup is 2500 lbs and 380 HP.
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Is that his seat moving around?
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Old 10-06-04, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by speedturn
I timed him at rougly 2:03 for the lap. He would beat the pants off my 1979 1st gen - when I raced at VIR in July I turned a 2:09
On a good day they can run close to 2 minutes flat. That must be one awesome 1st gen you have
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Originally Posted by rceron
J/K. Fritz you are damn fast, but you gotta luv this...

Hope the link works.


http://gscdownloads.com/GT3cupatVIR.wmv

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Awesome vid and love the title. Thanks for the motivation
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That thing pulls hard. Looks like he's been around that track a time or two as well
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The thing that is most curious is the gearing on the car. He rows through gears 2-5 extremely fast. Must be nice to have a 6 speed. Most FDs, except those with the 4.3 rear diffs, only use 3rd and 4th gear (with exception of 2nd gear out of Oak tree).

Fritz, I have not doubt you'll get 2:07 by next year.

BTW, where's the info on the 1st gen RX-7 that can run these times ?
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For anyone interested, the offical SCCA lap records at VIR:
http://www.ncrscca.com/Pdf/Track%20Records.pdf

Also from a VIR club member I know as of 2003:
GTP (enclosed cockpit, prototype racer)
Mandeville team, 800hp big block 1:43
400hp accura engine 1:51
Winston Cup historic stock car 1:58

Enjoy,
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damm he was flying...good video
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The close ratios in the transmission are a must for road racing, even more so if you race a rotary. If you try and race a ported motor with a stock wide ratio street transmission, then you will fall out of the powerband everytime you shift gears. Been there, done that. When you fall out of the powerband just 500 or 1000rpm on a ported rotary, it will feel like it takes forever for the car to pull back into the powerband. It seems like an eternity because you can watch the other cars pull away from you until you can get your ported engine back into it's powerband.
The Mazda factory close ratio transmissions had a 2.2 1st gear and a .89 fifth gear, pretty good ratios for a rotary. I ran one of those for many years; I still have it on the shelf.
I now run a G-Force GF-5R tranny, with a 2.0 1st gear and a 1:1 direct drive 5th gear; no power eating overdrive. It sound so sweet ripping thru the gears in this fast shifting tranny!

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Chris,
What have Paul Winter, Brad Barber and company run around VIR? ... or for that matter, didn't the Pettit SpeedGT car run there at least once?



Originally Posted by CrispyRX7
For anyone interested, the offical SCCA lap records at VIR:
http://www.ncrscca.com/Pdf/Track%20Records.pdf

Also from a VIR club member I know as of 2003:
GTP (enclosed cockpit, prototype racer)
Mandeville team, 800hp big block 1:43
400hp accura engine 1:51
Winston Cup historic stock car 1:58

Enjoy,
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I believe Brad has run under 2:10s and Paul as well. More like 2:07s for Paul, though this was in a car will full interior. I'd speculate that that Paul can run ~2:03s with a lightened car and slicks.

As for Pettit, the best time I can find at VIR is 2:05.8 during World Challenge qualifying in 2002. This was on shaved Toyo T1s tires.

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Nice vid, had me glued.I noticed you had a pool of water in the passenger footwell?
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(views it a second time, barely able to rip eyes away from the rushing scenery)

Yup - perhaps leakage from the brewski's ice chest?

Damn that is going my "Sweet - Track" collection - thanks for the vid.

I love the racing 996s - so pure.
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Here's the same guy driving at Rennsport Reunion II. The video is more "highly produced" by my friends at IMV Films, but still has some great track footage.

Maybe better to right click and save as.

http://p4.hostingprod.com/@gscdownlo..._Kid_Drive.wmv
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Nice video. I was just there a few weeks ago, crewing for a Grand Am Cup race. Our BMW E36 M3 with a stock engine (euro spec 3.2) on Hoosier DOTs runs 2:15s, IIRC...no, we aren't very competitive! Just offering a data point.
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It must be nice to have rich parents, that kid's garage was pretty rediculous.
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