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Old 09-19-2006, 02:46 PM   #11
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why is 3 miles long for SCCA? just curious
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:34 AM   #12
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WannaÂ’ bet every curve is perfectly banked? Looks like this track will really reward big horsepower. Time to park your SV650, racer-boy, and get yourself a liter bike!
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:32 PM   #13
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It's probably not what you think - but a run that takes 2-3 minutes to complete, and you have eleventy-five different cars waiting to take a run...........



Not to mention the timing nightmare that happens when you are staging multiple cars to run consecutively, and the guy in front spins-out (ARRRRGH!!! I was all set to make FTD!!!).



Mostly, just the frustration factor - not necessarily some safety issue. At the SCCA Nationals last year in Topeka, most of the "fast guys" had runs in the 30-40 second range, and they staged cars ~15-20 seconds apart (mem'ry here).



Plus, if you have a couple of "crossroads" that divide the track, you can have 2 courses going at the same time - easily 4 cars running at any given moment.
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:00 AM   #14
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so they don't run them all at the same time?



weird... those car guys such pansies
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:30 AM   #15
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Hey, hey, HEY! I'm one of them pans... erm, ah,..... Car Guys!



If they were competing directly against each other, it would be different. Competing against the clock is the name of the game, even in Pro Solo.
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